O’Rourke sisters in quarter-final action tomorrow

Castlerea sisters Aoife and Lisa O’Rourke are both in quarter-final action this afternoon at 75th Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament in Bulgaria. Pic: Brian Farrell

Boxing sisters Aoife and Lisa O’Rourke from Castlerea will both be in quarter-final action tomorrow, Thursday, at 75th Strandja Memorial Tournament in Bulgaria.

Aoife O’Rourke was victorious over Lovlina Borgohain from India on Monday in the 75kg division after Borgohain got disqualified in the final round due to a deduction of three points during the fight.

Aoife will face Poland’s Elzbieta Wojcik in tomorrow’s quarter-final, who she defeated in the semi-final of the European championships last summer on her way to winning gold.

On Tuesday, her younger sister Lisa, who was fighting for the first time since winning gold at tournament in Poland late last year, defeated Thailand’s Janjaema Suwannapheng in the 66kg division and will fight Poland’s Aneta Rygielska in the quarter-final

The two O’Rourke sisters will feature in the afternoon session tomorrow which begins at 12 pm Irish time.