Ireland’s talented young boxers begin their quest to upgrade their guaranteed bronze medals to at least silver at the European Schoolboy Championships in Zagreb, Croatia today.
Cain Lewis, Francis Maughan, Patrick Collins, Jason Irwin, William Hayden and Jason Myers are between the ropes.
Today’s semi-finals will be decided over two sessions beginning at 1pm and 5pm (Irish times).
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All six Irish boxers weighed-in this morning and are eager to get proceedings underway, according to team manager Paddy Gallagher.
“The boys are all ready for action in what should be a very exciting day,” he said.
Irish boxing entered the tournament with a record of having medalled at every European Schoolboy Championships since the inaugural tournament in Rome in 2003.
The class of 2016 maintained that proud sequence this week with six medals secured. The colour of those medals will be decided over the next 24 hours.
Team Ireland are due to arrive home via Dublin Airport via Frankfurt at 11.05am on Monday morning (Terminal 1).
European Schoolboy Championships Zagreb, Croatia
Preliminaries (last 32)
44.5Kg Eoghan Quinn (Ireland) beat Kros Ermas (Bosnia & Herzegovina) 3-0
46Kg Steve Cairns (Ireland) beat Severin Yordanov (Bulgaria) 3-0
38.5KG Jerome Lonergan-Gartland (Ireland) beat Krasimer Dzhurov (Bulgaria) 2-1
44.5KG Eoghan Quinn (Ireland) beat Matteo Ferraro (Italy) 3-0
40KG Thomas Donovan (Ireland) lost to Ignas Liaudanskis (Lithuania) 1-2
46KG Steve Cairns (Ireland) lost to Maksim Demenenko (Russia) 0-3
50KG Shane O’Gorman (Ireland) lost to Nermin Ajetovic (Serbia) 0-3
July 26th – last 16
41.5KG Ger McDonagh (Ireland) lost to Mikail Harmanci (Denmark) 0-3
52KG Paddy Myers (Ireland) beat Shilov Aleksander (Russia) 3-0
54KG Francis Maughan (Ireland) beat Rakitin Ilya (Russia) 2-1
59KG Jason Irwin (Ireland) beat Gramos Berisha (Kosova) 3-0
62KG Matthew Tyndall (Ireland) lost to Kofan Maksym (Ukraine) 1-2
76+KG John Sweeney (Ireland) lost to Timur Avdoian (Russia) 0-3
July 27th Q/Finals
38.5KG Jerome Lonergan-Gartland (Ireland) lost to Kiril Kladovikov (Russia) 0-3
44.5KG Eoghan Quinn (Ireland) lost to Cameron Whyte (Scotland) 0-3
52KG Paddy Myers (Ireland) lost to Anton Georsiev (Bulgaria) 1-2
76KG Thomas Doherty (Ireland) lost Vasily Kaverin (Russia) 0-3
54KG Francis Maughan (Ireland) beat Olekski Dentsenkov (Ukraine) 2-1
65KG William Hayden (Ireland) beat Nazar Karaka (Belarus) TKO2
July 28th Q/Finals
48KG Cain Lewis (Ireland) beat Daniel Salerno (Italy) 2-1
43KG Jonathan Hughes (Ireland) lost to Maksym Havryliuk (Ukraine) 0-3
56KG Patrick Collins (Ireland) beat Giuseppe Recuderoi (Italy) 3-0
59KG Jason Irwin (Ireland) beat Ageev Nikitin (Russia) 3-0
68KG Jason Myers (Ireland) beat Valentin Laurentiu (Romania) 3-0
72KG Jamie Edwards (Ireland) lost to Andrei Voevodin (Russia) 0-3
July 30th S/Finals
48KG Cain Lewis (Ireland) v Vlasiuk Maksym (Ukraine)
54KG Francis Maughan (Ireland) v Matej Hlaca (Croatia)
56KG Patrick Collins (Ireland) v Alexandru Badea (Romania)
59KG Jason Irwin (Ireland) v Giacomo Micheli (Italy)
65KG William Hayden (Ireland) v Viktor Kashin (Russia)
68KG Jason Myers (Ireland) v Ryan Dickens (England)
38.5KG Jerome Lonergan Gartland (Clonmel)
40KG Thomas Donovan (Olympic)
41.5KG Gerard McDonagh (Glen) cpt
43KG Jonathon Hughes (Jobstown)
44.5KG Eoghan Quinn (St.Johns Derry)
46KG Steven Cairns (Loughmahon)
48KG Cian Lewis (Ballymun) (Bronze, at least)
50KG Shane O’Gorman (St.Malachys)
52KG Paddy Myers (Sligo City)
54KG Francis Maughan (St.Marys Dublin) (Bronze, at least)
56KG Patrick Collins (Baldoyle) (Bronze, at least)
59KG Jason Irwin (Castleblaney) (Bronze, at least)
62KG Matthew Tyndall (Monkstown Dublin)
65KG William Hayden (Crumlin) (Bronze, at least)
68KG Jason Myers (Titans) (Bronze, at least)
72KG Jamie Edwards (Crumlin)
76KG Thomas Doherty (Baldoyle)
76+KG John Sweeney (Ennis)
Team Manager: Paddy Gallagher (Maynooth)
Coaches: Igor Khmil (Smithfield), JP Kinsella (Monkstown),Eoin Pluck (Arklow), Brian Barry (Riverstown) R&J: Martin Fennessy (Clonmel)