Waterford middleweight Keylan Cassidy is the only Irish boxer in action at the European U/22 Championships in Braila, Romania today.

The Irish champion meets Armenia’s Armen Minasyan for a place in the last 16 in the evening session which begins at 5pm (Irish time). Romania is two hours ahead of Ireland.


At least three Irish boxers will be between the ropes on St Patrick’s Day.

Ireland arrived in Braila last night and are eager to get proceedings underway, according to Irish head coach Zaur Antia.


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


March 14th

Last 32

75kg: Keylan Cassidy (Ireland) v Armen Minasyan (Armenia)

March 15th

Last 16

52kg: Jordan Moore (Ireland) v Anry Tyshkavenko (Ukraine)

Last 32

56kg: Kurt Walker (Ireland) v Adrian Powal (Poland)

March 16th

Last 16

69kg Eugene McKeever (Ireland) v Vitalii Tereshchuk (Ukraine)

91kg Geoffrey Kavanagh (Ireland) v Adam Hamari (Hungary)

91kg+: Thomas Carty (Ireland) v Vitalii Pakuliak (Ukraine)

March 17th

Last 16

60kg: Dylan Duffy (Ireland) v Romano Marengo (Netherlands)

64kg: Keith Flavin (Ireland) v Mikhail Baisiakov (Belarus)

81kg: Brian Kennedy (Ireland) v Polneikis Kalamaras (Greece)


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