Team Ireland recorded a trio of wins on Day Two of the European Youth Championships in Sofia, Buglaria today.
400 boxers, from 40 nations, are competing in the tournament.
Tommy Mc Donnell met Zaur Gahramanov of Azerbaijan in a 63.5kg in a preliminaries contest – the Irish boxer claimed a 5-0 win in a contest in which both boxers were tied on points after the second round.
Cruiserweight Nathan Ojo contested against Italy’s Paolo Caruso in the afternoon session; Ojo put in a valiant performance in his European debut, but the 5-0 decision went to his opponent.
48kg Patsy Joyce boxed out of the blue corner when he secured a unanimous decision win over Armenia’s Tovmaysan Tumas
Super-heavy, Bernie Cawley, contested against Ukraine’s Oleksandr Zelenskyi – it wasn’t to be for Bernie on this occasion, following a 5-0 decision in favour of the Ukrainian boxer.
60kg Jason Nevin was the 5-0 victor in his bout against England’s Nelson Birchall and progresses from the last 32.
Middleweight, Joshua Olaniyan contested against Serbia’s Rastki Simic, and came out the wrong side of a unanimous decision.
Another bumper day of action for Team Ireland awaits on Day Three, with 7 boxers between the ropes in all.
In the afternoon session, beginning at 12pm, Irish Time:
48kg: Georgia McGovern V Neely Burke of Scotland
51kg: Adam McKeena V Amin Mammadzada of Poland
54kg: Shakira Donoghue V Amelia Milewska of Azerbaijan
67kg: Jim Donovan V Mekhman Namazov of Georgia
In the evening session:
57kg: John Donoghue V Azif Bayramor of Azerbaijan
80kg: Ryan Murphy V Halil Dogru of Turkey
92kg: David McDonagh V Arianit Krasniqi of Germany.
The tournament is being live-streamed by the EUBC and links for Day Three’s afternoon sessions have been released:
Ring A, Afternoon Session:
Ring B, Afternoon Session:
Live-stream links for Day Three’s evening session will be issued by the tournament organisers on Saturday.
Team Ireland Squad:
48kg: Georgia McGovern, Setanta
48kg: Patsy Joyce, Olympic
50kg: Katie O’Keefe, Kanturk
51kg: Adam McKenna, Holy Family
52kg: Esther Lambe, Setanta
54kg: Shakira Donoghue, Templemore
54kg: Gavin Ryan, Ratoath
57kg: Yasmin Meredith, Corinthians: Team Captain
57kg: John Donoghue, St Michaels Athy
60kg: Jason Nevin, Olympic
63kg: Winnie McDonagh, Neilstown
63.5kg: Tom McDonnell, Docklands
66kg: Gabrielle Mongan, Whitechurch
67kg: Jim Donovan, Our Lady of Lourdes
70kg: Laura Moran, St Annes
71kg: Bobbi Flood, Cabra: Team Captain.
75kg: Emma Keating, Paulstown
75kg: Joshua Olaniyan, Jobstown
80kg: Ryan Murphy, Neilstown
81kg: Dearbhla Tinnelly, Clann Naofa
81+kg: Cliona Darcy, Tobar Pheadair
86kg: Nathan Ojo, Esker
92kg: David J McDonagh, Olympic
92+kg: Bernie Cawley, St David’s, Naas
R & J:
Draw sheets for all Team Ireland boxers are available here
Day One Session results are here
Session 5 results:
Session 6 results
Session 7 results
Session 8 results