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Ireland's Ciara Ginty wins boxing silver at the Youth Olympics

Ginty adds silver to go with bronze won by Donegal’s Michael Gallagher in Nanjing.

Ciara Ginty (in red, file photo).
Ciara Ginty (in red, file photo).
Image: IABA

CIARA GINTY WON silver for Ireland at the Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China this morning.

Ginty, from Geesala BC in Mayo, lost the lightweight final on a unanimous decision against America’s Jajaira Gonzalez.

Ireland’s 2013 World Junior champion was under pressure from the opening bell and took a count during the second of four two-minute rounds.

Her silver medal adds to what has already been a successful tournament for the Irish team, managed by Stephen Connelly and coached by Billy McClean.

Donegal’s Michael Gallagher won bronze in the heavyweight division while Cork middleweight Christina Desmond just missed out on a bronze medal in a box-off.

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