Eoghan Quinn recorded his second win in 24 hours to book his ticket into the quarter-finals of the European Schoolboy Championships in Zagreb, Croatia today.
But 2015 European Schoolboy silver medallist Steve Cairns, who also won Sunday, was controversially beaten on a unanimous decision by Russia’s Maksim Demenenko at the last 16 stage.
Quinn saw off Italy’s Matteo Ferraro in impressive fashion. Jerome Lonergan-Gartland also advanced, the Tipperary prospect beating Bulgaria’s Krasimer Dzhurov over three rounds.
Thomas Donovan pulled out all the stops but was edged out on a split decision by Ignas Liaudanskis of Lithuania tonight and Shane O’Gorman was beaten by Serbia’s Nermin Ajetovic in a close 50kg bout.
Six Irish boxers, led by team captain Gerard McDonagh, will be in action tomorrow in Zagreb.
McDonagh, Paddy Myers, Francis Maughan, Jason Irwin, Matthew Tyndall and John Sweeney are between the ropes.
European Schoolboy Championships Zagreb, Croatia
Preliminaries (last 32)
44.5kg Eoghan Quinn (Ireland) beat Kros Ermas (Bosnia & Herzegovina) 3-0
46kg Steve Cairns (Ireland) beat Severin Yordanov (Bulgaria) 3-0
(1pm session, Irish time – last 16)
38.5KG Jerome Lonergan-Gartland (Ireland) beat Krasimer Dzhurov (Bulgaria) 2-1
44.5KG Eoghan Quinn (Ireland) beat Matteo Ferraro (Italy) 3-0
(5pm session, Irish time – last 16)
40KG Thomas Donovan (Ireland) lost to Ignas Liaudanskis (Lithuania) 1-2
46KG Steve Cairns (Ireland) lost to Maksim Demenenko (Russia) 0-3
50KG Shane O’Gorman (Ireland) lost to Nermin Ajetovic (Serbia) 0-3
41.5KG Ger McDonagh (Ireland) v Mikail Harmanci (Denmark)
52KG Paddy Myers (Ireland) v Shilov Aleksander (Russia)
54KG Francis Maughan (Ireland) v Rakitin Ilya (Russia)
59KG Jason Irwin (Ireland) v Gramos Berisha (Kosova) v Jason Irwin
62KG Matthew Tyndall (Ireland) v Kofan Maksym (Ukraine)
76+KG John Sweeney (Ireland) v Timur Avdoian (Russia)
July 27th Q/Finals
38.5KG Jerome Lonergan-Gartland (Ireland) v Kiril Kladovikov (Russia)
44.5KG Eoghan Quinn (Ireland) v Cameron Whyte (Scotland)
76KG Thomas Doherty (Ireland) v Russia or Croatia
65KG William Hayden (Ireland) v Nazar Karaka (Belarus)
July 28th Q/Finals
72KG Jamie Edwards (Ireland) Voevodin Andrei (Russia)
76+KG John Sweeney (Ennis)
Team Manager: Paddy Gallagher (Maynooth)