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Katie Taylor secures her first European Games medal after another masterclass

Michael O’Reilly also progressed to the last-4 this morning, but Darren O’Neill was left disappointed by a split decision defeat.

Katie Taylor is declared the winner against Ida Lundblad Taylor's hand is raised after her victory this morning. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Updated at 10.30

IRELAND’S KATIE TAYLOR eased into the semi-finals in Baku this morning with a victory over Ida Lundblad of Sweden.

The world number one, aiming to claim gold at the inaugural European Games, eliminated her 19-year-old opponent by unanimous decision 10-9, 10-9, 10-9, 10-9, meaning she is now assured of at least a bronze medal.

Next up for the Bray boxer is a last-four bout with Azerbaijan’s Yana Alekseevna, who will have the advantage of fighting in front of a home crowd on Friday.

Laois native Michael O’Reilly got the better of Alijaz Venko of Slovenia in his middleweight quarter-final, winning all three rounds — 10-9, 10-9, 10-9.

Meanwhile, Irish heavyweight Darren O’Neill lost out by split decision to Gevorg Manukian at the quarter-final stage. The Ukrainian took the first round in a tight contest but ONeill fought back to claim the second.

And while one judge gave the final round to the Kilkenny man, the other two saw it differently.

Darren O NEILL

Brendan Irvine is also in action later today. The 19-year-old is up agianst Dmytro Zamotayev of Ukraine in a lightflyweight semi-final at 3pm.

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