European Championships wins for Hession & Clancy

Adam Hession and Dean Clancy have both recorded second round preliminaries wins at the European Championships today.

 57kg Adam contested his second bout of the tournament against Belgium’s Vasile Usturoi and won through to the quarter finals following a dominant 5-0 victory. Judges scored the bout 28:29; 27:30; 27:30; 27:30; 27:30. Paris Olympian, 63.5kg Dean Clancy had a bye to the second series preliminaries, and contested his opening bout against IBA boxer, Abdul Fawaz Aborode -and came away with a UD. The final scores: 30:27; 29:28; 30:27; 29:28; 30:27. Adam and Dean will both box their quarter finals in Wednesday’s evening session.

Not to be for 71kg Eugene McKeever – fresh from yesterday’s excellent performance against Polish opposition, Eugene met Azerbaijan’s Ailyev Sharkan. This was a testy bout from the off, and the 4-1 decision went to the Azerbaijani boxer. Judges scored the bout 30:27; 27:30; 27:30; 28:29; 28:29.

401 boxers from 38 federations will contest the championships. The draw takes place on April 18th; April 26th is a rest day, and finals will be boxed on April 28th.

Prize money will be awarded in all weight categories, from quarter finalists to champions. Those finishing at the QF stage will receive $1,000; bronze medalists will be awarded $5,000 apiece. Winning silver means a $10,000 award, and champions will get $15,000.

Of Team Ireland boxers yet to open their accounts a the tournament, reigning lightweight Olympic champion and Paris Olympian, Kellie Harrington, has a bye to the quarter finals – she’ll face either Italy’s Rebecca Nicoli or Turkey’s Ozer Gizem in a bout for a podium place on Tuesday. Team flag bearer, 66kg Lisa O’Rourke, also has a bye, and will contest her quarter final on the same day, against Slovakia’s Jessica Triebelov. Lisa’s sister, double Olympian Aoife O’Rourke is also in quarter final action on the 23rd, contesting against the winner of the preliminary bout between Hungary and Poland.

Day Five

Three boxers are in action on Day Five. 50kg Shannon Sweeney opens her campaign against Russia’s Geliusa Galieva at the preliminaries stage on Monday. She opens proceedings in Ring A’s Evening Session. Double Olympian, 57kg Michaela Walsh meets France’s Sthelyne Grosy in Bout 7 of the same ring and session. 54kg Niamh Fay will begin her championships also against Russian opposition, in the form of Karina Tazabekova. Niamh is in action in Bout 6 of Ring B’s Evening Session.

Afternoon Sessions at the tournament begin at 2pm, Irish time – while Evening Sessions get underway at 4.45pm

Programme

Watch

Ring A

Ring B

Team

50kg Shannon Sweeney, St. Anne’s BC, Mayo

54kg Niamh Fay, Phoenix of Ballyboughal BC, Dublin

57kg Michaela Walsh, Holy Family GG, Belfast

60kg Kellie Harrington, St. Mary’s BC, Tallaght, Dublin

66kg Lisa O’Rourke, Castlerea BC, Roscommon

75kg Aoife O’Rourke, Castlerea BC, Roscommon

51kg Rickey Nesbitt, Holy Family BC, Drogheda

57kg Adam Hession, Monivea BC, Galway

63.5kg Dean Clancy, Sean McDermott BC, Leitrim

71kg Eugene McKeever, Holy Family, Drogheda

92kg Jack Marley, Monkstown BC, Dublin

Draws are available here

Day One results are available here

Day Two results are available here

Day Three results are available here

Session 9A results

Session 10B results

Session 11A results

Session 12B results