Brendan Irvine bowed out of the Strandja multi-nations in Sofia, Bulgaria today.
The European Games silver medallist was beaten on a unanimous decision by Italy’s 2008 Olympic bronze medallist Vincenzo Picardi after three close rounds.
Wayne Kelly is between the ropes in the afternoon session, followed by Gary Cully and JP Delaney this evening.
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67th Strandja Multi-Nations Sofia, Bulgaria
60kg Shauna Browne-O’Keeffe (Ireland) lost to Kinga Siwa (Poland) 1-2
60kg Gary Cully (Ireland) beat Tymur Beliak (Ukraine) 2-1
75kg Christina Desmond (Ireland) lost to Qian Li (China) 0-3
91kg Kiril Afanasev (Ireland) lost to Gevorg Manukian (Ukraine) 0-3
91kg+ Thomas Carthy (Ireland) lost to Mirozhidjon Abdullave (Uzbekistan) 0-3
52kg Brendan Irvine (Ireland) lost to Vincenzo Picardi (Italy) 0-3
60kg Gary Cully (Ireland) v Haeju Choi (Korea)
64kg Wayne Kelly (Ireland) v Fatih Keles (Turkey)
81kg JP Delaney (Ireland) v Nikoloy Sekhniashvili (Georgia)
52kg Brendan Irvine (St Pauls)
60kg Gary Cully (St Davids)
64kg Wayne Kelly (Ballynacargy)
81kg JP Delaney (Emerald)
91kg Kiril Afanasev (Smithfield)
+91kg Thomas Carty (Glasnevin)
60kg Shauna Browne-O’Keefe (Clonmel)
75kg Christina Desmond (Fr Horgan’s)
Coaches: Zaur Antia, Billy McClean, Jimmy Halpin
Team Manager: Joe Hennigan
Physio: Julianne Ryan
Analyst: Alan Swanton
R&J: John Mongan