Amy Broadhurst guaranteed herself a second successive medal at the European Under-22 Championships in Vladikavkaz,Russia.
The Dundalk lightweight, a gold medallist at the 2018 European U22s, beat Hungary’s Kinga Mezovari in the 60kg quarter-final and will be taking home at least bronze.
Mezovarai took a count from a short range combination from the Irish Elite champion in the first round.
From that point on, Broadhurst's backhand dominated the contest. The defending champion will now meet France’s Fatia Benmessahel in the semi-finals on Friday.
Meanwhile, Niamh Earley bowed out on a 4-1 split decision in the 51kg quarter-final versus Giovanna Marchese today, and Aoife O’Rourke, the Irish female captain, was beaten on a unanimous verdict by Russia’s current Olympic Youth and World Youth titlist.
Irish male captain Gabriel Dossen and Adam Hession are in quarter-final action Wednesday.