Boxing European Youth Championships

BREAKING: Leitrim's Déarbhla Rooney wins Semi-Final

Manorhamilton fighter wins tough semi-final against Russian on 3-2 split decision

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BREAKING: Leitrim's Déarbhla Rooney wins Semi-Final

A delighted Déarbhla Rooney jumps for joy as the result is announced

Leitrim's Déarbhla Rooney will fight for a gold medal on Wednesday at the European Youth Boxing Championships in Roesto degli Abruzzi in central Italy after the Manorhamilton fighter sensationally won her semi-final.

Up against the impossing Valeri Radinova of Russia in a tough and bruising semi-final on Tuesday afternoon, Déarbhla won the fight 3-2 on the Judge's scorecard, with three judges giving her the win 29-28 and the other two scoring it 28-29 for the Russian. 

Déarbhla will fight Slovakia's Jessica Triebelar in the Final on Wednesday after the Slovakian saw off her Germany opponent 29-28, 30-27, 29-28, 29-28, 29-28.

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