Niamh Earley and Shauna Blaney bowed out of the European U/22 Championships in Targu Jui, Romania at the last 16 stage this afternoon.

Earley lost to Aikaterini Koutsogeorgo of Greece, the current Strandja multi-nations finalist, after three close rounds in the flyweight class.

Blaney and Nedkova Ivanova was equally as tight with neither feather dominating a see-saw contest before the Bulgarian got the nod from a majority of the judges.

Conor Quinn is in action tomorrow versus Russia’s Maksim Stakheev for a place in the last-eight.

Irish captain Jordan Moore (date now yet confirmed, according to draw sheets) is in against Romania’s Eusebi Jitaru who beat England’s Peter McGrail in the 2017 European U/22 final on a 3-2 split decision in Romania.

Limerick heavyweight Kevin Sheehy faces Germany’s Felix Kuhne. Click here for today’s results and Monday’s schedule.

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European U/22 Men’s and Women’s Championships Targu Jiu, Romania March 24/April 2

March 25th

Last 16

51kg Niamh Earley (Ireland) lost to Aikaterini Koutsogeorgo (Greece) 0-5
57kg Shauna Blaney (Ireland) lost to Nedkova Ivanova (Bulgaria) 1-4

March 26th

Last 16
52kg Conor Quinn (Ieland) v Maksim Stakheev (Russia)

Last 32
91kg Kevin Sheehy (Ireland) v Felix Kuhne (Germany)

Date to be confirmed

56kg Jordan Moore (Ireland) v Eusebi Jitaru (Romania)

March 27th

Last 16

75kg Gabriel Dossen (Ireland) v Hambardum Hakobya (Armenia) or Edin Avdic (Austria)

Q/Final (Dates to be confirmed)

48kg Shannon Sweeney (Ireland) v Mari-Emi Todorova (Bulgaria)
60kg Amy Boadhurst (Ireland) v Esra Yldiz (Turkey)

S/Final (dates to be confirmed)
75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Ireland) v Carlotta Paoletti (Italy)

Irish squad


75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Castlerea)
60kg Amy Broadhurst (Dealgan)
57kg Shauna Blaney (Navan)
51kg Niamh Earley (Ryston)
48kg Shannon Sweeney (St Annes)


52kg Conor Quinn (Clonard)
56kg Jordan Moore (Glasnevin)
75kg Gabriel Dossen (Olympic)
91kg Kevin Sheehy (St Francis)

IABA President: Dominic O’Rourke
Team manager: Anna Moore & Paddy Osborne
Head coach: Dmitry Dmitruk
Coaches: Eoin Pluck, Thomas Murray, Valerie Hamilton
R&J: Philip Rooney