Aoife O’Rourke has received a bye in the European Games.
The draw was unseeded, and will see several of the athletes receive byes. O’Rourke will now be in the ring for the first time on Tuesday June 27 in the round of 16.
The following are the Irish draws:
50kg – Daina Moorehouse (IRL) Bye
54kg – Jennifer Lehane (IRL) V Sara Cirkovic (SRB)
57kg – Michaela Walsh (IRL) V Olga Pavlina Papadatou (GRE)
60kg – Kellie Harrington (IRL) V Miroslava Jedinakova (SVK)
66kg – Amy Broadhurst (IRL) V Milena Matovic (SRB)
75kg – Aoife O’Rourke (IRL) Bye
51kg – Sean Mari (IRL) Bye
57kg – Jude Gallagher (IRL) V Javier Ibanez Diaz (BUL)
63.5kg – Dean Clancy (IRL) V Arsen Chabyan (AUT)
71kg – Dean Walsh (IRL) Bye
80kg – Kelyn Cassidy (IRL) V Mindaugas Gedminas (NOR)
92kg – Jack Marley (IRL) Bye.
The boxing tournament starts tomorrow from noon Irish time. Three boxers are in action, Women’s -60kg Kellie Harrington (IRL) v Miroslava Jedinakova (SVK).
12:30 – Men’s -57kg Jude Gallagher (IRL) v Javier Ibanez Diaz (BUL) and 1pm – Men’s 63.5kg – Dean Clancy (IRL) v Arsen Chabyan (AUT).
While, today at the European Games, Ireland took victory in Division 3 of the athletics in Poland.
The competition doubled up as the European Team Championships, with 44 athletes named on the Irish team.
The Men’s and Women’s 200 metres kick-started the Irish success on the final day of competition. Bandon’s Phil Healy, one of two team captains for finished second in the women’s race in 23.79 seconds.
“It’s mad to think that I’m team captain” explained Healy. Its 10-years since I made my senior debut and got my first Irish vest at the Team Championships in Dublin. I’ve come a long way since. It’s a wonderful team and it’s a privilege to be captain.”
Mark Smyth produced a clinical performance to win the Men’s 200m in 20.66. The Raheny Shamrock man eased up before the line, clearly savouring every second of his victory.
“It was nearly as fast as my Indoor PB. I probably could’ve beaten it if I didn’t celebrate so early” explained Smyth.
“I’m just happy to be part of this Irish squad, just doing my bit and getting the maximum number of points possible.”
Sophie O’Sullivan, daughter of Olympic medallist Sonia, impressed to win the Women’s 1500m in 4.27.96. It was O’Sullivan’s first senior international.
“It was what I wanted to do, get the points for Ireland and do my part to get them into the next division” explained O’Sullivan. “I did the job so I’m pretty happy. It’s exciting to be back in the Irish kit, it’s been a few years”.
Meanwhile, Eric Favors, who traces his Irish roots back to Ballina, won the Men’s Shot Put throwing 20.28m.
“I’m very happy” declared Raheny Shamrock star Favors. “I’m glad to have been able to put our team into a better position to win. I did what I could do.”
There were also wins in the field for David Cussen (Men’s High Jump) and Ruby Millet (Women’s Long Jump). Meanwhile, Ireland’s 4x400m Mixed Relay team rounded off the event with a comfortable victory crossing the line in 3.17.16.