Mary Geraghty, Pierce O’Leary and David Oliver Joyce bowed out of the European U/22s in Russia today.

Geraghty and O’Leary were beaten on unanimous decisions by Scotland’s Victoria Glover and Wales’ Mike McDonagh in the feather and light-welter classes in Vladikavkaz.

Joyce, who won yesterday, was the last Irish boxer in action this afternoon in a firey scrap with Russia’s Beslan Khamzaev who was awarded a 4-1 split verdict.

Following an explosive opening round, Joyce’s shots were the cleaner and more regular in rounds two and three,particularly near the end of both frames.

Massive performance from the Irish Elite champion.

Geraghty was involved in a close and tactical three-rounder with Glover and O’Leary and McDonagh battled each other all the way down to the final bell before the Welsh light welter had his hand raised in a fight which could have gone either way.

Gabriel Dossen and Paddy Donovan are in action tomorrow in the 2nd and 8th bouts on the early session which begins at 12pm (Irish time). Vladikavkaz is three hours ahead of Ireland.

European U/22 Men’s and Women’s Championships Vladikavkaz, Russia March 8/17

March 10

Last 16

57kg Mary Geraghty (Ireland) lost to Victoria Glover (Scotland) 0-5
60kg David Oliver Joyce (Ireland) lost to Beslan Khamzaev (Russia) 1-4
64kg Pierce O’Leary (Ireland) lost to Mike McDonagh (Wales) 0-5

March 9

(Last 32)

60kg David Oliver Joyce (Ireland) beat Oleg Chulkyacheyev (Ukraine) 5-0
69kg Paddy Donovan (Ireland) beat Sam Wagensvela (Netherlands) 4-1
75kg Gabriel Dossen (Ireland) beat Andrei Vreme (Moldova) 5-0

March 8

(Last 16)

60kg Amy Broadhurst (Ireland) beat En Gizem (Turkey) 5-0
64kg Shauna O’Callaghan (Ireland) lost to Chelsey Heijnen (Netherlands) RSC2

March 11

(Last 16)

69kg Paddy Donovan (Ireland) v Vakhid Abbasov (Russia)
75kg Gabriel Dossen (Ireland) v Florin Simion (Romania)

March 12


51kg Niamh Earley (Ireland) v Giovanna Marchese (Italy)
60kg Amy Broadhurst (Ireland) v Kiga Mezovari (Hungary)
75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Ireland) v Anastasiya Shamonova (Russia)

March 13


52kg Adam Hession (Ireland) v Rotyslav Bilototskyi (Ukraine)

Irish squad


51kg Niamh Earley (Ryston)

57kg Mary Geraghty (St Anthonys)

60kg Amy Broadhurst (Dealgan)

64kg Shauna O’Callaghan (Clann Naofa)

75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Castlerea) Cpt


52kg Adam Hession (Monivea)

60kg Davey Oliver Joyce (Ballymun)

64kg Pierce O’Leary (Dublin Docklands)

69kg Patrick Donovan (OLOL)

75kg Gabriel Dossen (Olympic) Cpt

Team Manager: Stephen Molloy

Head Coach: Dmitry Dmitruk

Coaches: Anita Just, Philip Keogh

R&J: Stephen Kelly