Steven Donnelly (blue) in action

Ireland improved to 15 wins at the International Elite Round Robin in the opening session of Day 2 of the tournament at the National Stadium today.


Stephen McKenna, George Bates, Ken Okungbowa and Stephen Donnelly recorded wins in Dublin. Rio Olympian Donnelly also won last night, as did Ken Okungbowa in the heavyweight class.


Conor Jordan dropped a unanimous decision to Salah Abrahim in the opening bout of the session and Dean Gardiner and and Wayne Kelly lost to Russian duo Artyum Solslekkov  and Altay Dyakonov on 4-1 and 5-0 split and unanimous verdicts.


Note. Children (U/14) with adults (€10) are admitted free for today’s and this evening’s sessions.


Ireland meet a top class France side tonight. Boxing begins at 7pm. Russia take on Italy this afternoon.




International Elite Round Robin National Stadium Dublin



Ireland B v Germany (+ Russia) 11am


49kg Salam Abranim (Germany) beat Connor Jordan (Ireland) 5-0

56kg Stephen McKenna (Ireland) beat Dominik Hirsch (Germany) 5-0

60kg George Bates (Ireland) beat Artur Brill (Germany) 5-0

64kg Altay Dyaronov (Russia) beat Wayne Kelly (Ireland) 5-0

69kg Steven Donnelly (Ireland) beat Wladiuri Frunsorger (Germany) 5-0

91kg Ken Okungbowa (Ireland) beat Nikolas Weizman (Germany) 5-0

91+kg Artyum Solslekkov (Russia) beat Dean Gardiner (Ireland) 4-1



Russia V Italy (+ Ireland) 3pm


49kg Federico Serra (Italy) v Vasil Egorov (Russia)

52kg Manuel Cappa (Italy v Slava Tahrarakov (Russia)

75kg Assunta Canfora (Italy) v Grainne Walsh (Ireland)

56kg Rafaeke Di Serio (Italy) Nazir Balaey (Russia)

60kg Guiseppe Canonico (Italy) v Gabil Mamedov (Russia)

64kg Paolo Di Lernia (Italy) v Vitali Dynaisev (Russia)

60kg Tesa Irma (Italy) v Kellie Harrington (Ireland)

69kg Vincenzo Areccnia (Italy) v Artem Zaitsev (Russia)

75kg Salvatore Cavallaro (Italy) Dima Vesterenro (Russia)

81kg Federico Aalonaci (Italy) v Georg Kyhitahvil (Russia)

91kg Simone Fiori (Italy) v Ilia Kvasnirov (Russia)

91=kg Guido Vianario (Italy) v Ivan Veriasov (Russia)


Ireland v France (7pm)



52kg Brendan Irvine (Ireland) Vlad Kudoyashov (Russia)

56kg Kurt Walker (Ireland) v Jordan Rodriguez (France)

60kg Patrick Mongan (Ireland) v Sofiane Oumiha (France)

64kg Sean McComb (Ireland) v Wahlid Hambi (France)

69kg Dean Walsh (Ireland) v Christian Dezel (France)

75kg Emmett Brennan (Ireland) v Bengoro Bamba (France)

81kg Michael Frayne (Ireland) v Diabira Mamadou (France)

91kg Darren O’Neill (Ireland) v Paul Omba Biongolo (France)

91+kg Martin Keenan (Ireland) v Djamili Dini Aboudou Moinze (France)


Extra bout Box-Off

49kg Emmett Brennan v Liam Glennon




International Elite Round Robin National Stadium Dublin

April 28th

Ireland B v France (+ Italy, Germany, and Russia) (2pm)
75kg Christina Desmond (Ireland) beat  Assunta Canfora (Italy) 5-0
60kg Kellie Harrington (Ireland) beat Flora Pili (France) 5-0
56kg Jordan Rodriguez (France) beat Stephen McKenna (Ireland) 5-0
60kg Sofiane Oumiha (France) beat George Bates (Ireland) 5-0
64kg Wahlid Hambli (France) beat Wayne Kelly (Ireland) 4-1
69kg Steven Donnelly (Ireland) beat Artem Zaitsev (Russia) 4-1
75kg Artur Beck (Germany) beat Bengoro Bamba (France) 3-2
81kg Diabira Mamadou (France) beat Michael Frayne (Ireland) 5-0
91kg Ken Okungbowa (Ireland) beat Paul OmbaBiongolo (France) 5-0
91+kg Dean Gardiner (Ireland) beat  Djamili Dini Aboudou Moinze (France) 4-1


Germany v Italy (+ Ireland and Russia) (5.30pm)

49kg Salah Abrahim (Germany) beat Federico Serra (Italy) 4-1
51kg Carly McNaul (Ireland) beat Roberta Mostarda (Italy) 3-2
56kg Raffaele Di Serio (Italy) beat Dominik Hirsch (Germany) 5-0
60kg Guiseppe Canonico (Italy) beat Artur Bril (Germany) 4-1
64kg Gabil Memedov (Russia) beat Robert Harutyunyan (Germany) 4-1
64kg Paolo Di Lernia (Italy) beat Dmitri Polianski (Russia) 3-2
69kg Vincenzo Arecchia (Italy) beat Christian Dezel (Germany) 5-0
75kg Salvatore Cavallaro (Italy) beat Brian Hellwig (Germany) 4-1
81kg Federico Antonaci (Italy) beat Ibragim Bazuev (Germany) TKOI3
91kg Simone Fiori (Italy) beat Nikolas Weizmann (Germany) 5-0
91+kg Guido Vianello (Italy) beat Artem Suslenkov (Russia) 5-0

Ireland A v Russia (+ Italy)

49kg Vasili Egorov (Russia) beat Blaine Dobbins (Ireland) 5-0
52kg Brendan Irvine (Ireland) beat  Tamil Galonov (Russia) 4-1
52kg Manuel Cappai (Italy) beat Vadim Kudriakov (Russia) 5-0
56kg Kurt Walker (Ireland) beat Bakhtovar Nazirov (Russia) 4-1
60kg Patrick Mongan (Ireland) beat  Vladimir Nikitin (Russia) 4-1
64kg Sean McComb (Ireland) beat Vitaly Dunaystev (Russia) 5-0
69kg Sergei Sobylinskii (Russia) beat Dean Walsh (Ireland) 3-2
75kg Emmett Brennan (Ireland) lost to  Petr Khamukov (Russia) 0-5
81kg Anthony Browne (Ireland) lost to  Georgii Kushitshvii (Russia) fight stopped after Khamukov suffers head wound in first) RSCI1
91kg Darren O’Neill (Ireland) lost to Evgeny Tischenko (Russia) 2-3
91+kg Martin Keenan (Ireland) beat Ivan Veriasov (Russia) 4-0




April 29th

Ireland B v Germany (11am)

Russia v Italy (3pm)

Ireland A v France (7pm)

April 30th (10am)

Ireland A v Germany

Russia v France

Ireland B v Italy

May 1st


Ireland A


49kg Blaine Dobbins (St Josephs, Derry)

52kg Brendan Irvine (St Pauls)

56kg Kurt Walker (Canal)

60kg Patrick Mongan (Olympic)

64kg Sean McComb (Holy Trinity)

69kg Dean Walsh (St Josephs/St Ibars)

75kg Emmett Brennan (Glasnevin)

81kg Anthony Browne (St Michaels, Dublin)

91kg Darren O’Neill (Paulstown)

91kg+ Martin Keenan (Rathkeale)


51kg Carly McNaul (Ormeau Road)

60kg Kellie Harrington (St Marys)

75kg Christina Desmond (Fr Horgans)

Ireland B


49kg Connor Jordan (St Aidans)

52kg Thomas McCarthy (Brian Dillons)

56kg Stephen McKenna (Old School)

60kg George Bates (St Marys)

64kg Wayne Kelly (Ballynacargy)

69kg Stephen Donnelly (All Sainst)

75kg Michael Nevin (Portlaoise)

81kg Michael Frayne (St Marys)

91kg Ken Ogunkbowa (Athlone)

91kg+ Dean Gardiner (Clonmel)


51kg —

60kg —

75kg Grainne Walsh (Sparticus)