Christina Desmond, Jacqui Lynch and Ciara Ginty guaranteed Ireland at least three bronze medals following quarter-final wins at the AIBA World Youth and Junior Championships in Albena, Bulgaria.

Desmond, Macroom BC, beat Chinese welter Shi Yazhuo on a unanimous decision to advance to Friday’s 69kg Youth semi-final.

Earlier Lynch and Ginty assured Ireland of at least Junior bronze medals following split and unanimous decisions over the Ukrainian pair of Zoriana Boikiv and Karyna Takara in the light-fly and lightweight classes.

Niamh Ball, Amy Broadhurst and Ciara Sheedy had to settle for a top-eight finish after losing out to China, USA and Australia.

Desmond, Lynch and Ginty will be in action in Friday’s semi-finals as today is a rest day at the tournament.