Irish captain Thomas Carthy, Eugene McKeever and Geoffrey Kavanagh bowed out of the European U/22 Championships on unanimous and split decisions in Braila, Romania this afternoon and evening.
Carthy and Kavanagh were aiming to join their Glasnevin BC team-mate Jordan Moore in the last-eight on Saturday, but both had to accept second best against Ukraine’s Vitalii Pakuliak and Hungary’s Adam Hamari in the super-heavy and heavy classes.
Elite Schoolboys Squad Training is on this Sunday, March 19th, for all last season’s Boy 1 and Boy 2 Champions plus Cadet Champions at those ages in the High Performance Gym at the National Boxing Stadium starting at 11am.
Boxers are asked to have full training gear with them for two sessions. Dinner will be served between sessions with training finishing at approximately 3:30pm.
The Irish Athletic Boxing Association extends its deep sympathies to the Kiernan family following the death of Dominic Kiernan.
The late Mr Kieran was a distinguished stalwart of Irish amateur boxing at Club, County, Provincial and National level.
He served as President of the Wexford CBS, President and Secretary of the Wexford Board and Secretary of the Leinster Council.
Cork lightweight Eamer Coughlan is guaranteed at least bronze at the Pavlyukov Youth Memorial after a perfect day for Team Ireland in Anapa, Russia.
Coughlan, Irish captain Aaron McKenna, and Paddy Donovan won this morning to complete a Black Sea hat-trick.
Coughlan, a World Junior silver medallist who is becoming involved in more thrillers than Jamie Conlan, beat Georgia’s tough European Youth silver medallist Otari Naveriani, who also wasn’t shy about coming forward, in an all out 60kg war of attrition to book his ticket into the last-four.