Dylan Duffy and Keith Flavin bowed out of the European U/22 Championships at the quarter-final stage in Braila, Romania today.

The results bring Ireland’s competitive interest in the tournament to a close.

Duffy, in against Yaroslav Khartsyz, countered well, particularly in the latter stages of the second round, against the constant aggression of the Ukrainian, whose work, whilst being untidy, impressed the judges enough to earn a place in the last-four.

Duffy also had a good third, while Khartsyz won the first, but the Ukrainian got the nod on a 3-2 split. Flavin was unlucky to be on the wrong end of a unanimous decision to Paulo Di Lerna.

The Italian light-welter, lively and constantly moving forward, had his moments. Di Lerna’s cumulative work basically took the day, but Duffy, when he established the distance, found the target with the majority of the cleaner punches throughout.

Ireland won five bouts in Romania.The squad are scheduled to arrive home at 10pm on Wednesday evening via Dublin Airport.



European U/22 Championships Braila, Romania March 14th/22nd

March 14th
Last 32

75kg: Keylan Cassidy (Ireland) beat Armen Minasyan (Armenia) 5-0

March 15th

Last 16
52kg: Jordan Moore (Ireland) beat Andry Tyshkavenko (Ukraine) 4-1

Last 32
56kg: Kurt Walker (Ireland) beat Adrian Powal (Poland) 4-1

March 16th

Last 16
69kg Eugene McKeever (Ireland) lost to Vitalii Tereshchuk (Ukraine) 2-3
91kg Geoffrey Kavanagh (Ireland) lost to Adam Hamari (Hungary) 0-5
91kg+: Thomas Carty (Ireland) lost to Vitalii Pakuliak (Ukraine) 0-5

March 17th

Last 16
56kg: Kurt Walker (Ireland) lost to Raffaele Di Serio (Italy) 1-4
60kg: Dylan Duffy (Ireland) beat Romano Marengo (Netherlands) 4-1
64kg: Keith Flavin (Ireland) beat Mikhail Baisiakov (Belarus) 5-0
75kg: Keylan Cassidy (Ireland) lost to Salvatore Cavallaro (Italy) 0-5
81kg: Brian Kennedy (Ireland) lost to Polneikis Kalamaras (Greece) 1-4

March 18th


52kg: Jordan Moore (Ireland) lost to William Cawley (England) 0-5

March 19th

60kg: Dylan Duffy (Ireland) lost to Yaroslav Khartsyz (Ukraine) 2-3
64kg: Keith Flavin (Ireland) lost to Paulo Di Lerna (Italy) 0-5

Irish squad

52kg Jordan Moore (Glasnevin)
56kg Kurt Walker (Canal)
60kg Dylan Duffy (Pegasus)
64kg Keith Flavin (Paulstown)
69kg Eugene McKeever (Holy Family Drogheda)
75kg Keylan Cassidy (Saviours Crystal)
81kg Brian Kennedy (St Marys Daingean)
91kg Geoffrey Kavanagh (Glasnevin)

91+kg Thomas Carty (Glasnevin) cpt

Team Manager: Paddy Osbourne
Coaches: Zaur Antia, Pat McDonagh
R&J: Philip Rooney