Wayne Kelly and Michael Nevin are in action in the last-eight of the Chemistry Cup in Germany this morning.
The Portlaoise BC pair meet the Ukraine and India in Halle.
George Bates, Kieran Molloy, Conor Quinn and Kurt Walker are also between the ropes today in the quarter-finals.
Day 1 will be decided over three sessions beginning at 11am, 2.30pm and 7pm (Irish times).
Joe Ward, Kiril Afansev and Dean Gardiner box Thursday.
45th Men’s Chemistry Cup Halle, Germany June 19/24
Last 16 (1st session, 11am)
64kg Wayne Kelly (Ireland) beat Artur Badalian (Ukraine) 5-0
75kg Michael Nevin (Ireland) lost to Vikas Krishan (India) 0-5
Last 16 (2nd session, 2.30pm)
60kg George Bates (Ireland) v Artur Bril (Germany)
69kg Kieran Molloy (Ireland) v Richard Meinecke (Germany)
Last 8 and 16 (3rd session, 7pm)
52kg Conor Quinn (Ireland) v Umar Bajwa (Germany)
56kg Kurt Walker (Ireland) v Omar El Hag (Germany)
64kg Wayne Kelly (Ireland) v Kastriot Sopa (Germany)
81kg Joe Ward (Ireland) v Mehmet Nadir (Germany) or Pavil Silygan (Russia)
91kg Kiril Afanasev (Ireland) v Lucian Kohne (Germany)
91kg+ Dean Gardiner (Ireland) v Angel Gomez-Larduet)
52kg Conor Quinn (Clonard)
56kg Kurt Walker (Canal)
60kg George Bates (St Marys)
64kg Wayne Kelly (Portlaoise)
69kg KIern Molloy (Oughterard)
75kg Michael Nevin (Portlaoise)
81kg Joe Ward (Sparticus)
91kg Kiril Afanasev (Smithfield)
91+kg Dean Gardiner (Clonmel)
Head coach: Zaur Antia
Coahes: Michael Carruth, Philip Keogh, Paul Thompson