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Set back for Irish Junior and Youth Boxers in Warrington

Eng v Ire teams in Warrington, Courtesy Hook & Jab-Facebook

By Michael O’Neill

As we reported on Wednesday Ireland had a narrow 6-5 win over England’s in their Youth & Junior international on Tuesday but the second meeting of the teams at the Eagles Sports & Social Centre in Warrington on Wednesday night had a less than happy ending for the Irish girls.

The England team gained a convincing  9-2 victory on the night which indicates that there needs to be much more training and sparring for the Irish girls before the forthcoming EUBC European Youth & Junior championships July 2nd to 10th in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia.

Undoubtedly the Irish coaches and team manager will also have seen significant room for improvement. Irish women’s boxing (at all levels) needs much more funding and without that – and in the current year –  it is difficult to see us progressing on the International stage.

Mary Geraghty and Mary Kate Nevin had their hands raised in victory from last night’s 11-bout Youth and Junior card.

Team manager Bernie Harold believes the potential of the team has yet to be realised.

She said: ”This trip has been a great learning experience for everyone. The experienced boxers showed the progress they have made in the past months and some of the debutantes were a real revelation.

“The strength and depth of this team has yet to be revealed. The objective of this trip was achieved in that all the boxers experienced top class competition and showed they are equal to the task.”

Both sides trained before the double header at the Hook & Jab club in Great Sankey, Warrington.

Jimmy Payne and Gerard McDaid were working Ireland’s corner in the two Internationals.

England v Ireland Warrington

April 19th

Youth

48kg: Elizabeth Bools (England) beat Caitlin Fryers (Ireland) 4-1

51kg: Chloe Watson (England) beat Orinta Ringyte (Ireland) 4-1

54kg: Maisey-Rose Courtney (England) lost to Mary Geraghty (Ireland) 1-4

60kg: Saidi Thomas (England) beat Marguerita Nevin (Ireland) 4-1

69kg: Olivia Hussey (England) beat Shannon Reilly (Ireland) 4-1

63kg:Gemma Richardson (England) beat Katelynn Phelan (Ireland) 3-2

Junior

48kg:Savannah Stubley (England) beat Daina Moorehouse (Ireland) 4-1

50kg:Courtney Scott (England) beat Nicole Clyde (Ireland) 5-0

52kg:Jessica Williams (England) lost to Mary Kate Nevin (Ireland) 1-4

54kg:Elise Glynn (England) beat Leah Richardson (Ireland) 5-0

60kg:Jessica Zelanzko (England) beat Aoife Ginty (Ireland) 5-0

England v Ireland Warrington

April 18th

Youth

48kg: Elizabeth Bools (England) lost to Caitlin Fryers (Ireland) 0-5

51kg: Shauna Leigh-Taylor (England) lost to Orinta Ringyte (Ireland) 0-5

54kg: Courtney McCarthy (England) lost to Mary Geraghty (Ireland) 0-5

60kg: Harli Whitwell (England) lost to Marguerita Nevin (Ireland) 0-5

69kg: Olivia Hussey (England) beat Shannon Reilly (Ireland) 5-0

63kg:Gemma Richardson (England) beat Katelynn Phelan (Ireland) 5-0

Junior

48kg:Simran Khan (England) lost to Daina Moorehouse (Ireland) 0-5

50kg:Courtney Scott (England) beat Nicole Clyde (Ireland) 5-0

52kg:Jessica Williams (England) lost to Mary Kate Nevin (Ireland) 0-5

54kg:Elise Glynn (England) beat Leah Richardson (Ireland) 5-0

60kg:Jessica Zelanzko (England) beat Aoibhe Ginty (Ireland) 5-0

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