Lisa O’Rourke ruled out of Nationals with injury

Castlerea’s world boxing champion, Lisa O’Rourke, has been ruled out of the National Elite Boxing Championships with a broken thumb.

O’Rourke sustained the injury in a sparring session and was forced to undergo surgery in the run up to this weekend’s event.

The Tarmon fighter was due to compete at welterweight and a potential showdown with fellow world champion Amy Broadhurst was highly anticipated.

Broadhurst was recently shortlisted for the RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year Award while O’Rourke was nominated for Young Sportsperson of the Year.

O’Rourke was also recently nominated for Whoop sponsored ‘Young Athlete of the Year for 2022’ by Hersport.ie. Members of the public can vote for Lisa by visiting https://awards.hersport.ie/