Amy Broadhurst is one of five Irish athletes who have reached finals at the European Women's Boxing Championships ©Getty Images

Five Irish boxers have reached finals at the European Women's Boxing Championships in Budva - a record for the country.

Olympic champion Kellie Harrington is among them at under-60 kilograms, getting the better or Kosovo's Donjeta Sadiku on all five scorecards at the Mediterranean Sport Center.

Czech boxer Lenka Bernardova beat Lithuania's Ana Starovoitova to set up a final showdown with the Tokyo 2020 gold medallist.

Light-welterweight world champion Amy Broadhurst is another Irish fighter through to a final.

Broadhurst, who is also a Commonwealth Games champion, was a unanimous victor over Croatia's Sara Beram.

Caitlin Fryers at under-50kg, under-70kg boxer Christina Desmond and Aoife O'Rourke at under-75kg are Ireland's other finalists.

Desmond and Fryers were both unanimous winners.

Broadhurst will face Mariia Bova next, one of four Ukrainian finalists.

The International Boxing Association (IBA) has controversially suspended the Ukrainian Boxing Federation - blaming "Government interference" - but Ukrainian athletes can still compete under the country's flag.

After Ireland, Ukraine can boast the most finalists.

Twelve countries are due to be represented in tomorrow's 12 finals.

Athletes from Russia and Belarus are now allowed to compete in European Boxing Confederation (EUBC) events under their own flags, following the new IBA policy that contradicts an International Olympic Committee recommendation and comes despite the war in Ukraine raging on.

However, the EUBC had closed the entry lists for the European Women's Boxing Championships before that call was made, so Russian and Belarusian boxers are absent from Montenegro.