Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Rachel Lawless who represented Ireland at the European Senior Cadet Championships in Romania

AFTER winning her weight category in the National Championship in extraordinary fashion, Rachel Lawless, through her performances, was selected to represent Ireland at the European Senior Cadet Championships in Romania.
The Portlaoise Flyweight Senior Cadet Boxing champion’s preparation for these championships was excellent. She participated in numerous training camps in Dublin and Dungarvan.
Prior to departing for Romania Rachel was appointed team captain by the team management, a distinction and honour she gracefully accepted.
Her opponent in her first contest was the talented and favourite to win the competition, Sophie Mizzoni from Italy. The contest was boxed at a very high intensity with both boxers giving their all. Going into the last round, the contest was level. However, in the end Rachel lost out by the narrowest of margins on a split decision.
This was a huge disappointment for the Portlaoise boxer. However, the Italian got to the final out-pointing England and Russia on her way. Her opponent in the final was Bonzana Grovnicko from Montenegro who won final on a 3/2 decision.
Rachel will take great heart and confidence from this outcome. She lost out to the Italian on a split decision in the European Championships, and the Montenegro girl she boxed in the Golden Girl Cup in Sweden last year.
Rachel is a very talented young boxer. She has undoubtedly huge potential and her coaches and mentors will make sure her potential is fully realised in the sport she loves.
The club wish to thank her parents Ray and Eimear for their support in every way and her club and national coaches for their contribution with her development.

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