Dearbhla Rooney claims silver medal at European Championships

Leitrim’s Dearbhla Rooney will take home a silver medal from the European Youth Championships in Italy.

After impressively winning through three rounds, the Mullies youngster was beaten in her bantamweight final by Slovakian Jessica Triebelova this afternoon.

Rooney lost out on the scorecard of all five judges, despite another spirited showing, against a much taller opponent.

Later on, Sligo’s Dean Clancy will fight in the flyweight final.

His fight against Ivan Price from England in the second fight in the evening card, which gets underway from 5pm Irish time.

There has already been an Irish gold won today, with Bray’s Daina Moorehouse beating a Russian opponent in the featherweight decider.