Boxing: Michaela Walsh takes Gold for Ireland in Wittenburg against Russia and Germany

Michaela Walsh (gold), Joanna Lambe (silver), Clare Grace (silver) and Alanna Audley-Murphy (bronze) finished in podium positions in Wittenburg, Germany on Sunday.
The quartet were part of a seven-strong Ireland team taking on Germany A and B and Russia in a Round Robin tournament.
Ireland wound up an intense weekend of boxing with a meeting against Russia where Callan’s , Clare Grace recorded a win over Saadat Abdulayeva.
Audley-Murphy, who along with Walsh will represent Northern Ireland at the Commonwealth Games this summer, was in against London 2012 silver medallist Sofya Ochigava and gave a fine account of herself over four, two minute rounds against the former World Elite champion.
Irish team manager Maura Campbell praised the performances of the Irish team in Germany.
Irish women’s boxing is sponsored by Quick Park of Dublin Airport.
Elite Round Robin – Germany/Ireland/Russia (Germany)
March 28th Germany B v Ireland
51kg Ceire Smith (Ireland) lost to Pinar Yilmaz (Germany)
54kg Michaela Walsh (Ireland) beat Azize Nimani (Germany)
57kg Joanna Lambe (Ireland) beat Sandra Atanassow (Germany)
60kg Alanna Audley-Murphy (Ireland) lost to Tasheena Bugar (Germany)
64kg Moira McElligott (Ireland) lost to Irina Schönberger (Germany)
69kg Clare Grace (Ireland) lost to Nadine Apetz (Germany)
75kg Sinead Kavanagh (Ireland) lost to Andrea Strohmaier (Germany)
March 29th Germany A v Ireland
51kg: Ceire Smith (Ireland) lost to  Sarah Bormann (Germany)
54 kg: Michaela Walsh (Ireland) beat Ornella Wahner (Germany)
57 kg: Joanna Lambe (Ireland) beat Sandra Peczkowski (Germany)
60 kg: Alanna Audley-Murphy (Ireland) beat Nina Meinke (Germany)
64 Kg  Moira McElligott (Ireland) lost to Martina Schmoranzowa (Czech-Guest)
69 kg: Clare Grace (Ireland) beat  Carlota Hansen (Germany)
75 kg: Sinead Kavanagh (Ireland) lost to Sarah Scheurich (Germany)
March 30th Ireland v Russia
51kg Ceire Smith (Ireland) lost to Sayana Sagatayeva (Russia)
54kg Michaela Walsh (Ireland) lost to Tatiana Zrazhevskaya (Russia)
57kg Joanna Lambe (Ireland) lost to Zinaida Dobrynina (Russia)
60kg Alanna Audley-Murphy (Ireland) lost to Sofya Ochigava (Russia)
64kg Moira McElligott (Ireland) lost to Anastasia Belyakova (Russia)
69kg Clare Grace (Ireland) beat Saadat Abdulayeva (Russia)
75kg Sinead Kavanagh (Ireland) lost to Yaroslava Yakushina (Russia)


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