European Schoolboy, Junior and Youth champion Michael Nevin and coaches

European Schoolboy, Junior and Youth champion Michael Nevin Nevin and coaches

Michael Nevin will be officially crowned European 2015 Youth champion in Kolobrezg, Poland today.

The Portlaoise BC welter will receive a walkover after Azerbaijan’s Ismayil Huseynov withdrew with an injury.

Nevin now has the unique distinction of winning European Schoolboy, European Junior and European Youth gold medals – and he’s still underage for Youth boxing next year.

Nevin won four bouts in five days en route to the 69kg final, including a semi-final victory over Russia’s current AIBA World Youth champion Bibert Tumenov.

Stephen McKenna and James McGivern are in action in today’s finals. Both boxers are guaranteed at least silver, while Willie Donoghue and John Joyce will be bringing home bronze.

McKenna, Donoghue and Joyce will bid adieu to their impressive Youth careers this weekend as all three are slated to make their debuts at the Irish Elite Championships at the National Stadium over the next two weeks.

Boxing begins at 2pm (Irish time) today. Please click here for today’s program.

Today’s finals bring the curtain down on Ireland’s international campaign for 2015. Our boxers has won medals in every international tournament entered over the last twelve months.

Click here for all results so far this year (except the National Elites which are taking place at the National Stadium in Dublin)


*Team Ireland are due to arrive home at 12.40pm on Sunday afternoon via Dublin Airport.*

Flight-details (Ryanair FR1909 29NOV Gdansk Dublin 1045 1240 – Terminal 1)




European Youth Championships, Kolobrzeg, Poland

November 21st

75kg John Joyce (Ireland) beat Andreas Kayzourakis (Greece) 3-0

November 22nd (Last 16)
52kg Willie Donoghue (Ireland) beat Kiril Rusinov (Bulgaria) 3-0
75kg John Joyce (Ireland) beat Anton Stselmakhau (Belarus) 1-2
81kg Cormac Long (Ireland) lost to Aleksandr Khalayeu (Belarus) 0-3

November 23rd
56kg Frankie Cleary (Ireland) lost to Sandor Tar (Hungary) 1-2
69kg Michael Nevin (Ireland) beat Heorhi Varashylau (Belarus) TKO3

November 24th (Last 16)
60kg James McGivern (Ireland) beat Rasmus Bergman (Finland) 3-0
64kg Adam Kelly (Ireland) lost to Artur Prygoga (Ukraine) 0-3
69kg Michael Nevin (Ireland) beat Djessim Boulefkhad (France) 3-0

November 25th Q/Finals
49kg Stephen McKenna (Ireland) beat Deiv Puodziunas (Lithuania) TKO3
52kg Willie Donoghue (Ireland) beat Adniry Tyshkovets (Ukraine) 3-0
60kg James McGivern (Ireland) beat Karol Kowal (Poland) 3-0
69kg Michael Nevin (Ireland) beat Muhammed Abdrilrasoon (Finland) 3-0
75kg John Joyce (Ireland) beat Ben Whittaker (England) 2-1

November 27th (S/Finals)

49kg Stephen McKenna (Ireland) beat Hamset Shadalaow (Germany) 3-0
52kg Willie Donoghue (Ireland) lost to Akash Tuqir (England) 0-3
60kg James McGivern (Ireland) beat Temiran Khangishev (Russia) 2-1
69kg Michael Nevin (Ireland) beat Bibert Tumenov (Russia) 2-1
75kg John Joyce (Ireland) lost to Dzhamal Makhudov (Russia) 0-3

November 28th (Finals)

49kg Stephen McKenna (Ireland) v Ruslan Rustamov (Azerbaijan)
60kg James McGivern (Ireland) v Denis Gashi (Germany)
69kg Michael Nevin (Ireland) beat Ismayil Huseynov (Azerbaijan) W/O


Irish Squad

49kg Stephen McKenna (Old School) (Silver, at least)
52kg Willie Donoghue (St Michael’s Athy) (Bronze)
56kg Frankie Cleary (Olympic) cpt
60kg James McGivern (St Georges) (Silver, at least)
64kg Adam Kelly (Ballynacargy)
69kg Michael Nevin (Portlaoise) (Gold)
75kg John Joyce (St Michael’s Athy) (Bronze)
81kg Cormac Long (Rathkeale)

Team Manager: Brian Wallace
Coaches: John Conlan, Dmitry Dmitruk, Michael Mongan
R&J: Sadie Duffy