IABA Press Officer Bernard O’Neill
Katie Taylor and Sinead Kavanagh opened their European Championships accounts with impressive wins in Rotterdam, Holland today.
But Laoise Traynor bowed out of the tournament following a 21-2 reversal to tough Welsh welterweight Lauren Price.
Taylor, who is aiming for her fifth European title on-the-trot, beat German lightweight Julia Irmen 15-7 to set up Tuesday’s last-16 contest with Italy’s Romina Marenda.
Kavanagh, who boxes out of the Drimnagh BC, posted an 18-9 decision over Viktoria Kebikava of Belarus and will meet English middleweight Savannah Marshall tomorrow.
Taylor, Kavanagh, Katie Rowland, Michaela Walsh, Ceire Smith, Lynne McEnery and Kelly Harrington will be involved in last-16 bouts on Tuesday.
Kilkenny light-heavyweight Laura O’Neill has received a bye into Wednesday’s 81Kg quarter-final where she’ll meet Tinea Naga of Hungary.
Thursday is a rest day at the Championships. The semi-finals and finals will be decided on Friday and Saturday.
European Women’s Championships (Topsportcentrum) Rotterdam, Holland
October 17th (Preliminaries)
60Kg: Katie Taylor (Bray) beat Julia Irmen (Germany) 15-7
69Kg: Laoise Traynor (Bray) lost to Lauren Price (Wales) 2-21
75Kg: Sinead Kavanagh (Drimnagh) beat Viktoria Kebikava (Belarus) 18-9
October 18th (Last 16)
48Kg: Lynne McEnery (St Pauls) v Lynsey Holdaway (Wales)
51Kg: Katie Rowland (Geesala) v Nicola Adams (England)
54Kg: Ceire Smith (Cavan) v Csilla Nemedi (Hungary)
57Kg: Michael Walsh (Holy Family) v Sandra Kruk (Poland)
60Kg; Katie Taylor (Bray) v Romina Marenda (Italy)
64Kg: Kelly Harrington (Corinthians) v Martina Schmaranzova (Czech Republic)
75Kg: Sinead Kavanagh (Drimnagh) v (Savannah Marshal (England)
81Kg Laura O’Neill (Paulstown) v Tinea Naga (Hungary)
Irish squad European Women’s C’Ships Rotterdam, Holland Oct 16th/23rd
48Kg: Lynne McEnery (St Pauls)
51Kg: Katie Rowland (Geesala)
54Kg: Ciere Smith (Cavan)
57Kg: Michaela Walsh (Holy Family)
60Kg: Katie Taylor (Bray)
64Kg: Kelly Harrington (Corinthians)
69Kg: Laoise Traynor (Bray)
75kg: Sinead Kavanagh (Drimnagh)
81kg: Lauragh O’Neill (Paulstown)
Team manager: Anna Moore
Coaches: Pete Taylor, Zaur Antia, Damien Walsh
Physio: Mary Louise Ryan