10 Team Ireland boxers contest European Junior Championship Semi Finals

8 Team Ireland boxers contested the second day of Quarter Finals on Saturday and 10 Irish boxers are gearing up to box Semi Finals today.

In QFs, 44-46kg Alfie Jordan opened proceedings, against Alexandru Censusa of Moldova – he is through to today’s semi finals following a 5-0 win, 30:27, 30:27, 30:27, 30:27, 30:27.

3 bouts later, at fly, Calvin Doyle took on Mihal Daniel Irofte of Romania and is likewise contesting today’s semi-finals following a 4-1 split decision win – 28:29, 28:29, 29:28, 28:29, 28:29. Welter Tadgh O’Donnell claimed a 5-0 win over Armenia’s Agrishti Hakobyan – 27:30, 27:30, 27:30, 27:30, 25:30. Heavyweight Adam Olaniyan met home boxer Vincenzo Guida in bout 14. The decision, in favour of the Italian, proved controversial – Adam gave two standing counts in the first round. Two judges final scores at the end of the three rounds were tied, and judges were asked to choose a winner. They chose the Italian boxer. The final scores were: 29:27, 29:27, 28:29, 28:28 *, 28:28 *.

In Ring A’s evening session, light fly Jamie Collins was second between the ropes, and recorded a RSC R1 over Serbia’s Admir Kamensnicanin. Four bouts later, feather Callum Carragher contested against Azerbaijan’s Mahammadali Gasimzade, and his tournament ends following a 5-0 decision for his opponent – 27:30, 25:30, 26:30, 26:30, 27:30.

Over in Ring B, light bantam John Harty was in action in Bout 4, against Greece’s Kostantinos Sarigiannidis – he boxes again, today, by virtue of a 5-0 win – 30:27, 30:27, 30:27, 30:27, 30:27. Light welter, Cillian Reilly Lennon me Atrmenia’s Marat Mikaelyan – and is also in action again today, following a 5-0 win – 27:29
28:28 *, 28:28 *, 27:29, 28:28 *

Today, 10 Team Ireland boxers vie for finals berths:

The tournament, being contested by 353 boxers, is being hosted by the Italian Boxing Federation in Montelsilvano. The competitor nations are: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Scotland, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and Ukraine

Monday is a rest day and all finals will be boxed on Tuesday.


Ring A, afternoon session – here

Ring B, afternoon session – here

Ring A, evening session – here

Ring B, evening session – here

Team Ireland Squad

Male Boxers:

1. 44-46kg Alfie Jordan (Olympic L)

2. 48kg Jamie Collins (Drimnagh)

3. 50kg Calvin Doyle (Olympic L)

4. 52kg Johnny Harty (Portlaoise)

5. 54kg James Kelly (Holy Trinity)

6. 57kg Callum Carrager (Tredagh)

7. 60kg Ryan Jenkins (Olympic L)

8. 63kg Cillian Reilly (Jobstown)

9. 66kg Tadhg O’Donnell (Four Kings)

10. 70kg Charlie Valbergs (Cherry Orchard). Team Captain

11. 75kg Dylan McShane (St Pauls A)

12. 80kg Jack Teggart Weatherall (St Pauls A)

13. 80+kg Adam Olaniyan (Jobstown)

Female Boxers

1. 44-46kg Sophie Curley Gray (Dealgan)

2. 50kg Grace Conway (Tredagh)

3. 52kg Carlagh Peake (Ballyhaunis)

4. 54kg Niamh Keogh (Olympic L)

5. 57kg Siofra Lawless (Liberty)

6. 60kg Ava Henry (Docklands) Team Captain,

7. 63kg Kayleigh Whelan (Avona)

8. 66kg Sarah Murphy (St Brigids L)

9. 70kg Jodie Byrne (St Teresa’s)

10. 75kg Mary McDonagh (Sliabh Luachra)

11. 80kg Shauna Crehan (Dunboyne)

Team Manager

Martin Fennessy


1. Ralph McKay

2. Liam Cunningham

3. Paul O’Toole

4. Linda Morgan


Philip Hollowed

Drawsheets are available here

Day One results are available here:

Day Two results are available here

Day Three results are available here

Day Four results are here

Session 18 B results:

Session 19 A results:

Session 20 A results

Session 22 B results:

Competition schedule