Aoife O'Rourke is guaranteed to win at least a silver medal after her middleweight semi-final against Russian opponent Anastasia Shamonova at the European Women's Elite Championships in Madrid. 

The Roscommon native outclassed Shamonova, the current World and Olympic Youth champion, winning on a split decision with one of the five judges awarding the fight to the Russian.

O'Rourke now progresses to tomorrow evening's final against Poland's Elzebieta Wojcik.

Earlier, Dundalk's Amy Broadhurst had to settle for bronze after losing by unanimous decision to Mira Potkonen in their 60kg semi-final on Friday.

Broadhurst overcame Russian Anastasiia Beliakova on Wednesday to guarantee herself a medal but she came up short against the experienced Finn Potkonen, who defeated Katie Taylor at the Rio Games in 2016 and beat Kellie Harrington en route to gold in the last four of the 2018 European Elites.