Dean Clancy and Adam Hession are through to the finals of the European U/22 Championships in Roseto, Italy.

But Jack Marley bowed out this evening.

Clancy won the first round 10-9 across the board and never really looked back from that score, the Irish champion seeing off the challenge of Italy’s Matteo Ara with a bit to spare this afternoon.

Hession advanced on a walkover after Polish bantam Pawel Brach failed to show up for their 56kg semi-final.

Marley was down in the first round of his heavyweight clash with Georgia’s Artyan Yardanyar but fought back bravely to take one of the judges with him in the second round and four judges with him in the final frame.

But it was not enough to stop Yardanyar earning a unanimous decision.

Clancy and Hession are now guaranteed at least silver.

European U/22 Championships Roseto degli Abruzzi, Italy

June 17

Last 32

63kg Dean Clancy (Ireland) beat Pete Novak (Czech Republic) 5-0

69kg Kieran Molloy (Ireland) beat Dan Krotter (Germany) 4-1

June 18

Last 32 and 16

52kg Sean Mari (Ireland) beat Hamza Mahmood (England) 4-1

51kg Niamh Earley (Ireland) lost to Romane Moulan (France) 1-4

63kg Dean Clancy (Ireland) beat Nenad Javanovic (Serbia) 5-0

75kg Gabriel Dossen (Ireland) lost to Moreno Fendero (France) 0-5

June 19

Last 16

52kg Sean Mari (Ireland) lost to Petre Cosmin (Romania) 0-5

56kg Adam Hession (Ireland) beat Gabor Virban (Hungary) 5-0

69kg Kieran Molloy (Ireland) beat Eric Tudor (Romania) 4-1

81kg Kane Tucker (Ireland) lost to Raphael Monny (France) W/O

91kg Jack Marley (Ireland) beat Dariusz Lasotta (Germany) RSC3

June 20th

Last 16

91kg+ Gytis Lisinskas (Ireland) lost to Vincenzo Fiaschetti (Italy) 1-4


60kg Ellie May-Gartland (Ireland) Lost to Peige Richardson (England) 0-5

June 21st


56kg Adam Hession Ireland) beat Bashir Bajwa (Germany) 5-0
63kg Dean Clancy (Ireland) beat Lounes Hanraoui (France) 3-2
69kg Kieran Molloy (Ireland) lost to Harris Akbar (England) 0-5
91kg Jack Marley (Ireland) beat Andrei Zaplitni (Moldova) 5-0

June 22nd


56kg Adam Hession (Ireland) beat Pawel Brach (Poland) W/O
63kg Dean Clancy (Ireland) beat Matteo Ara (Italy) 5-0
91kg Jack Marley (Ireland) lost to Artyan Yardanyar (Georgia) 0-5

June 24


56kg Adam Hession (Ireland) v Artur Bazeyan (Armenia)

63kg Dean Clancy (Ireland) v Ahmad Shtiwi (Israel)

Irish squad

51kg Niamh Earley (Ryston)

60kg Ellie May-Gartland (Clonmel)

52kg Sean Mari (Monkstown)

56kg Adam Hession (Monivea) (Silver, at least)

63kg Dean Clancy (Sean McDermott) (Silver, at least)

69kg Kieran Molloy (Oughterard)

75kg Gabriel Dossen (Olympic)

81kg Kane Tucker (Emerald)

91kg Jack Marley (Monkstown) (Bronze)

91kg+ Gytis Lisinskas (Celtic Eagles)

Team Manager: Tara Mari

Coaches: Eoin Pluck, Damain Kennedy, James Doyle

Physio: David Cooke