Castlerea’s Aoife O’Rourke defeated in Istanbul

Castlerea boxer, Aoife O’Rourke has narrowly lost her first round of the Women’s World Boxing Championship in Istanbul against Naomi Graham of the USA. In what was a very tightly contested fight, the young Irish boxer fell just short and lost out on points in the end.

Today’s defeat comes just 3 days after her sister, Lisa O’Rourke, won her preliminary round, defeating Mbabi Brigitte of the Democratic Republic of Congo  Lisa’s next bout is on Friday when she takes on Moronta Hernandez of the Dominican Republic.

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