Willie Donoghue booked his ticket into the quarter-finals of the European Youth Championships in Kolobrzeg, Poland this afternoon.
The St Michael’s Athy flyweight, an ex AIBA World Junior champion, convincingly beat Bulgaria’s Kiril Rusinov on a unanimous decision.
“It was a masterclass in counter-punching from Willie,” said Irish team manager Brian Wallace.
Donoghue’s St Michael’s Athy team-mate John Joyce, who won yesterday, and Limerick’s Cormac Long will be in action later this afternoon.
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European Youth Championships, Kolobrzeg, Poland
75kg John Joyce (Ireland) beat Andreas Kayzourakis (Greece) 3-0
November 22nd (Last 16)
1pm session (Irish time)
52kg Willie Donoghue (Ireland) beat Kiril Rusinov (Bulgaria) 3-0
4pm session (Irish time)
75kg John Joyce (Ireland) v Anton Stselmakhau (Belarus)
81kg Cormac Long (Ireland) v Aleksandr Khalayeu (Belarus)
56kg Frankie Cleary (Ireland) v Sandor Tar (Hungary) (Last 16)
69kg Michael Nevin (Ireland) v Heorhi Varashylau (Belarus) (Last 32)
November 24th (Last 16)
60kg James Mc Givern (Ireland) v Rasmus Bergman (Finland)
64kg Adam Kelly (Ireland) v Artur Prygoga (Ukraine)
49kg Stephen McKenna (Ireland) v Deiv Puodziunas (Lithuania) (Last 8)
52kg Willie Donoghue (Ireland) v Adniry Tyshkovets (Ukraine) or Adam Pluskowski (Poland) (Last 8)
60kg James Mc Givern (Ireland) v Rasmus Bergman (Finland) (Last 16)
49kg Stephen McKenna (Old School)
52kg Willie Donoghue (St Michael’s Athy)
56kg Frankie Cleary (Olympic) cpt
60kg James McGivern (St Georges)
64kg Adam Kelly (Ballynacargy)
69kg Michael Nevin (Portlaoise)
75kg John Joyce (St Michael’s Athy)
81kg Cormac Long (Rathkeale)
Team Manager: Brian Wallace
Coaches: John Conlan, Dmitry Dmitruk, Michael Mongan
R&J: Sadie Duffy