A top of the podium finish in Russia at the Pavlyukov Youth Memorial led to a top of a podium position at the St Patrick’s Day celebrations for Galway’s Kieran Molloy and the Oughterard BC yesterday.
Ireland finished in joint 5th spot with Georgia in the medals table at the presitgous Memorial, known as the mini World Championships, in Anapa earlier this week.
Russia, who used 57 boxers, Cuba, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Ireland and Georgie, in that order, commanded the top positions.
Molloy, whose name is spelt МАЛЛОЙ Киеран in the Russian alphabet, claimed gold and Michael Nevin took home bronze from Anapa. Team Ireland were in training camp and competition with Russia, Cuba, Kazakhstan, Scotland and the world’s top boxing nations in Russia.
Please see below attachments for tournament stats.
Pavlyukov Youth Memorial Anapa, Russia March 11/15
Preliminaries (last 16)
52kg Shane Flavin (Ireland) lost to Ruslan Sinicyn (Russia) 1-2
64kg Kieran Molloy (Ireland) beat Tyler Jolly (Scotland) 2-1
56kg Aaron McKenna (Ireland) beat William Stuart (Scotland) 2-1
56kg James McGivern (Ireland) beat Mamapali Nursuit (Kyrgyzstan) 3-0
60kg Paddy Donovan (Ireland) beat Hamraous Loures (France) 3-0
69kg Michael Nevin (Ireland) beat Aybek Akylkbekuulu (Kyrgyzstan) 3-0
75kg Kevin Kehoe (Ireland) beat Jack Gipp (Australia) 3-0
56kg Aaron McKenna (Ireland) lost to Denis Darilov (Russia) 1-2
56kg James McGivern (Ireland) lost to Sanatali Taltaev (Kazakhstan) 0-3
60kg Paddy Donovan (Ireland) lost to Artem Butaev (Russia) 1-2
64kg Kieran Molloy (Ireland) beat Dmitry Zubko (Russia) 3-0
69kg Michael Nevin (Ireland) beat Vladimir Tolozyam (Russia) 3-0
75kg Kevin Kehoe (Ireland) lost to Lenar Perez-Fransua (Cuba) 0-3
81kg Brian Kennedy (Ireland) lost to Sergey Murashey (Russia) 1-2
64kg Kieran Molloy (Ireland) beat Danis Gabdrafikov (Russia) 2-1
69kg Michael Nevin (Ireland) lost to Oleg Matveychuk (Kazakhstan) 0-3
64kg Kieran Molloy (Ireland) beat Damien Sifonte-Lescay (Cuba) 3-0
52kg Shane Flavin (Paulstown)
56kg Aaron McKenna (Old School)
56kg James McGivern (St Georges)
60kg Paddy Donovan (OLOL)
64kg Kieran Molloy (Oughterard) (Gold)
69kg Michael Nevin (Portlaoise) (Bronze)
75kg Kevin Keogh (Marble City)
81kg Brian Kennedy (St Marys D)
Team manager: Gerry O’Mahony
Coaches: Billy McClean & Fergal McKenna
Physio Orla O’Rourke
R&J: Larry Durand