Kevin Sheehy, with St Franics BC coaches Ken and Jimmy Moore


Martin Keenan advanced to the last-eight of the Liventsev Memorial in Minsk, Belarus tonight.

The Rathkeale BC super-heavyweight beat Dmitry Makarevich on a unanimous decision in the last bout on the program at the 18 nation tournament.

Earlier today, Regan Buckley went out on a unanimous decision to Nodari Barbaigze of Belarus and Eugene McKeever was edged on a split by Barbaigaize’s compatriot Yauheni Marachauk in a bout the Irish corner of Michael Carruth and Eoin Pluck believed could have gone either way.

Keenan will be back in action tomorrow along with Jordan Moore, James McGivern, Brett McGinty and Kevin Sheehy.


Liventsev Memorial Minsk, Belarus


October 9

Last 16

52kg Regan Buckley (Ireland) lost to Nodari Barbaigze (Belarus) 0-5
69kg Eugene McKeever (Ireland) lost to Yauheni Marachauk (Belarus) 2-3
91kg+ Martin Keenan (Ireland) beat Dmitry Makarevich (Belarus) 5-0

October 10


56kg Jordan Moore (Ireland) v Bekzat Makzhan (Kazakhstan)
64kg James McGivern (Ireland) v Belarus or Italy
75kg Brett McGinty (Ireland) v Belarus or Georgia
91kg Kevin Sheehy (Ireland0 v Robertas Jakulys (Lithuania)
91kg+ Martin Keenan (Ireland) v Paul Omba (France)

Irish squad

52kg Regan Buckley (St Teresa’s BC)
56kg Jordan Moore (Glasnevin)
64kg James McGivern (St Georges)
69kg Eugene McKeever (Holy Family)
75kg Brett McGinty (Oakleaf)
91kg Kevin Sheehy (St Francis)
91+kg Martin Keenan (Rathkeale)
Coaches: Michael Carruth, Eoin Pluck
R&J: John Mongan