Sick Aoife O’Rourke forced to settle for silver at European U22s | FULL RESULTS


The nine-fighter Irish team will return home to Dublin from the European Under-22 Championships with one silver and one gold medal to show for their week’s work in Romania.

Earlier today Dealgan lightweight Amy Broadhurst had secured gold with a win over Francesca Martusciello but Roscommon middleweight Aoife O’Rourke was unable to attempt to join her after she was withdrawn from her 75kg final.

The Castlerea puncher was due to face top Turkish fighter Busenaz Surmeneli in the final but had to cede a walkover to the double underage World and triple European champion.

An unfortunate illness meant O’Rourke had to pull out but the reigning Elite Senior light heavyweight champion will return from her first big international meet with a silver.

European U22 Championships – Full Irish Results

March 25th
Last 16
51kg Niamh Earley (Ireland) lost to Aikaterini Koutsogeorgo (Greece) 0-5
57kg Shauna Blaney (Ireland) lost to Nedkova Ivanova (Bulgaria) 1-4

March 26th
Last 16
52kg Conor Quinn (Ireland) lost to Maksim Stakheev (Russia) 1-4

Last 32
91kg Kevin Sheehy (Ireland) lost to Felix Kuhne (Germany) 0-5

March 27th
Last 16
75kg Gabriel Dossen (Ireland) beat Hambardum Hakobya (Armenia) 4-1
56kg Jordan Moore (Ireland) lost to Eusebi Jitaru (Romania) 0-5

March 28th
Q/Finals
48kg Shannon Sweeney (Ireland) lost to Mari-Emi Todorova (Bulgaria) 0-5
60kg Amy Broadhurst (Ireland) beat Esra Yildiz (Turkey) 5-0

March 29th
Q/Finals
75kg Gabriel Dossen (Ireland) lost to Giorge Kharabadze (Georgia) 1-4

S/Finals
60kg Amy Broadhurst (Ireland) beat Belinda Limuka (France) 5-0
75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Ireland) beat Carlotta Paoletti (Italy) 5-0

April 1st
Finals
60kg Amy Boadhurst (Ireland) beat Francesca Martuschiello (Italy) 5-0
75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Ireland) v Busenaz Surmeneli (Turkey)

Irish squad

Female
48kg Shannon Sweeney (St Anne’s)
51kg Niamh Earley (Ryston)
52kg Conor Quinn (Clonard)
56kg Jordan Moore (Glasnevin) (Team Captain)
57kg Shauna Blaney (Navan)
60kg Amy Broadhurst (Dealgan) (Gold)
75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Castlerea) (Silver)
75kg Gabriel Dossen (Olympic)
91kg Kevin Sheehy (St Francis)

IABA President: Dominic O’Rourke
Team manager: Anna Moore & Paddy Osborne
Head coach: Dmitry Dmitruk
Coaches: Eoin Pluck, Thomas Murray, Valerie Hamilton
R&J: Philip Rooney

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Joe O'Neill

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