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Friday 18 August 2017

Golden girl's Euro delight

 

Daina Moorhouse with her gold medal
Daina Moorhouse with her gold medal

Mary Fogarty

Bray boxer Daina Moorehouse has won gold in the European Youth Boxing Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria.

At 15, Daina was one of the youngest members of Team Ireland. She was nonetheless selected as team captain for the championships.

The rising star of boxing is a resident of the Heatherwood estate off the Boghall Road in Bray. She has just completed her Junior Cert at St Kilian's Community School. Her proud parents Melissa and John joined her in Sofia, Bulgaria.

She defeated Ukranian champion Viktoria Fabuliak last Thursday in the quarter final. On Saturday, Daina faced Russia's Diana Ermakora and secured her place in the final.

On Sunday she defeated England's Simran Kaur in the final.

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