Ireland’s young guns recorded a hat-trick of wins on Day 1 of the European Junior Championships in Kaposvar, Hungary today.
Edward Donovan and Adam Dempsey recorded two wins on the trot and Pierce O’Leary took the early route to victory.
The Dublin Dockland’s BC ace forced Georgia’s Genuri Jgerenai into three standing counts in the first round and the bout was stopped.
“The team were outstanding today and we’re delighted with the hat-trick, said Irish coach Billy McClean,
“We have another big day ahead of us tomorrow. Three of our boys are in against Russian national champions and we know just how tough they can be. But for now were delighted with an excellent start.”
The draws are not yet available online.
European Junior Championships Kaposvar, Hungary
57kg Edward Donovan (Ireland) beat Deievdas Bogbanovicus (Lithuania) 3-0
63kg Pierce O’Leary (Ireland) beat Genuri Jgerenai (Georgia) TKO1
75kg Adam Dempsey (Ireland) beat Fillip Knor (Czech Republic) 2-1
46kg Terry Donohue (St Michaels Athy)
48kg Brandon McCarthy (St Michaels Athy)
50kg Callum Walsh (Riverstown)
52kg Martin McDonagh (Glen)
54kg Barry McReynolds (Holy Trinity)
57kg Edward Donovan (OLOL)
60kg Michael Delaney (Olympic)
63kg Pierce O’Leary (Dublin Docklands)
66kg Jack Conroy (Mullingar Elite)
70kg Kane Tuker (Holy Trinity)
75kg Adam Dempsey (Achill)
80kg Michael Walsh (Holy Family D)
80+kg Zenja Jelisejenkovs (Castlebar)
Team manager: Ferdie Whelan
Coaches: Billy McClean, Philip Keogh, Tony Davis
R&J: Paul McMahon