Ireland will be in the thick of the action on Day 1 of the European Junior Championships with eight members of the 13-strong squad between the ropes on Day 1 of the tournament in Albena, Bulgaria this afternoon.


Jude Gallagher is the first out versus England’s Paul Cemeron in the 46kg class.

Boxing begins at 2.30pm (Irish time) today.



European Junior Championships Albena, Bulgaria September 18th/25th

September 18

Preliminaries (Last 32)

46kg Jude Gallagher (Ireland) v Paul Cameron (England)
52kg Dean Clancy (Ireland) v Nazar Fadzeyeu (Belarus)
54kg Brandon McCarthy (Ireland) v David Gvasalia (Georgia)
57kg Mikey Stokes (Ireland) v Luca Filip (Croatia)
63kg Peter Vrinceanu (Ireland) v Luca de Chiava (Italy)
66kg William Hayden (Ireland) v Jaba Tchumbashvili (Georgia)
70kg Jake Tucker (Ireland) v Gyula Varga (Hungary)
80Kg+ Cathal Crowley (Ireland) v Aleksei Dronov (Russia)

September 19th

Last 16

48kg Patrick McCarthy (Ireland) v Owen Paton (Scotland)

September 20th

Last 16

50kg Myles Casey (Ireland) v Madalin Popescu (Romania)
75kg Gavin Rafferty (Ireland) v Emir Buyukdas (Turkey)

September 21st

Last 16

60kg Callum Walsh (Ireland) v Racz Kristopher (Hungary)
80kg Thomas Doherty (Ireland) Sahin Ergul (Turkey)


Irish squad

46kg Jude Gallagher (Two Castles)
48kg Patrick McCarthy (Tralee)
50kg Myles Casey (Rathkeale)
52kg Dean Clancy (Ballinacarrow)
54kg Brandon McCarthy (St. Michaels Athy) Cpt
57kg Mikey Stokes (Athlone)
60kg Callum Walsh (Riverstown)
63kg Peter Vrinceanu (Crumlin)
66kg William Hayden (Crumlin)
70kg Jake Tucker (Holy Trinity) V/Cpt
75kg Gavin Rafferty (St. Cianans)
80kg Thomas Doherty (Baldoyle)
80+kg Cathel Crowley (Spartan)

Team Manager – Peter Brady
Coaches – Billy McClean & Dmitri Dmitruk
R&J – John Casey