James McGiven, pictured, meets France’s Rio 2016 silver medallist Sofiane Oumiha in the preliminary rounds of the Feliks Stamm multi-nations in Warsaw, Poland today.
Thomas Carthy is also in action against a French opponent, Djamili Dini Aboudou Moinzeland, and Kieran Molloy faces Norway’s Jamshid Nasari.
Both of Ireland’s French opponents today competed at the Elite International Round Robin at the National Stadium last weekend.
Limerick bantam Myles Casey received a bye into the last-four and meets Poland’s Jaroslaw Iwanow on Friday.
Ireland and France departed from Dublin for Warsaw after last weekend’s Round Robin at the National Stadium.
Feliks Stamm Multi-Nations Warsaw, Poland
60kg James McGivern (Ireland) v Sofiane Oumiha (France)
69kg Kieran Molloy (Ireland) v Jamshid Nasari (Norway)
91+kg Thomas Carthy (Ireland) v Djamili Dini Aboudou France)
56kg Myles Casey (Ireland) v Jaroslaw Iwanow (Poland)
56kg Mylese Casey (St Francis)
60kg James McGivern (St Georges)
69kg Kieran Molloy (Oughterard)
91+g Thomas Carthy (Glasnevin)
Team manager: Francis Keeley
Coaches: Dimitry Dimitruc and Jimmy Halpin