Irish squad

Team Ireland arrived home from the European Schoolboy Championships in Valcea, Romania via Dublin Airport this morning.

The Boys in Green claimed ten medals at the tournament and maintained Irish boxing’s proud legacy of having won medals at every European Schoolboy Championships since the inaugural tournament in Rome 2003.

Families, clubs and friends gathered at Dublin Airport to give the squad a big welcome home.

Pat Ryan, President of the IABA, Fergal Carruth, IABA CEO, and Stephen Connolly, IABA National Registrar, attended today’s homecoming.

Ireland’s ten medallist from the 2017 European Schoolboy Championships

The IABA President hailed the performances of the young Irish squad against some of the top boxers in the world in eastern Europe and praised what he described as the immeasurable contribution of Ireland’s clubs and clubs coaches after another impressive international outing.

“The entire squad performed magnificently in Romania and represented Ireland with pride in a very competitive competition. Each and every one of the boys gave it absolutely everything and can be very proud of their performances,” said Irish team manager Peter O’Donnell.

Stephen McElhinney, Paddy Gallagher and Liam Brereton were working Ireland’s corner at the 15th edition of the European Schoolboy Championships in Valcea. Larry Durand was the Irish R&J in Romania.

Irish boxing has now won 89 medals at the European Schoolboys Championships this century and are within striking distance of the ton – 100 medals.

Irish squad 2017 European Schoolboy Championships Valcea, Romania.

38.5kg Michael Donoghue (St Michaels Athy)

40kg Brooklyn Saunders (Ballybough)

41.5kg Jake Charles (Mullingar Elite)

43kg Cory Byrne-Dunbar (St Aidans)

44.5kg Cahir Gormley (Maydown Olympic)

46kg Patrick Sweeney (Olympic)

48kg Shamie McDonagh (St Pauls Wat)

50kg Patrick Donovan (Olympic)

52kg Cain Lewis (Ballymun)

54kg Sean Roche (Donore)

56kg James Whelan (Dublin Docklands)

59kg Eoghan Lavin (Ballyhaunis)

62kg Danny McHugh (Two Castles)

65kg Aaron McElligott (Cashen Vale)

68kg John Ward (Brosna) cpt

72kg Sean Walsh (Trojan)

76kg Darragh Farrell (St Josephs Edenderry)

80kg Jordan Ward (Bay City)

90kg Thomas McDonnell (Crumlin)

Team Manager – Peter O’Donnell
Coaches – Stephen McElhinney, Paddy Gallagher and Liam Brereton
R&J – Larry Durand

Irish Medallist At European Schoolboy Championships 2003/2017

Rome, Italy 2003

70kg David Joyce (Gold)

50kg Carl Frampton (Silver)

52kg John Joe Joyce (Bronze)

54kg David Oliver Joyce (Bronze)

57kg John McDonagh (Bronze)

66kg Keith Boyle (Bronze)

Siofok, Hungary 2004

40kg Willie O’Reilly (Gold)

68kg Stephen O’Reilly (Gold)

65kg Darren Cruise (Silver)

38.5kg Ryan Brady (Bronze)

52kg Paul Broadhurst (Bronze)

Tver, Russia 2005

52kg Darragh Power (Silver)

48kg David Joe Joyce (Bronze)

56kg David Joyce (Bronze)

59kg Bernard Roe (Bronze)

68kg Tommy McCarthy (Bronze)

Nikolayev, Ukraine 2006

43kg Anthony Upton (Bronze)

54kg Tommy Kiely (Bronze)

56kg Fergal McRory (Bronze)

Portsmouth, England 2007

44.5kg Michael O’Reilly (Gold)

48kg Michael McDonagh (Gold)

56kg Joe Ward (Silver)

40kg George Bates (Bronze)

50kg Christy Joyce (Bronze)

52kg Chris Mulally (Bronze)

62kg Ray Ginley (Bronze)

68kg Daniel O’Brien (Bronze)

Novi Sad, Serbia 2008

54kg Dylan Carr (Bronze)

Anapa, Russia 2009

56kg Victor Medvediuc (Bronze)

59kg Gerard Whitehouse (Bronze)

Yambol, Bulgaria 2010

41.5kg John Joyce (Bronze)

50kg Wayne Kelly (Bronze)

72kg Michael Gallagher (Bronze)

Grozny, Russia 2011

48kg John Joyce (Gold)

44.5kg James Cleary (Silver)

76kg Matthew Burke (Silver)

52kg Tiernan Bradly (Bronze)

54kg Craig Bonney (Bronze)

59kg Lewis Crocker (Bronze)

65kg Sean Conroy (Bronze)

68kg Keelan Sexton (Bronze)

Anapa, Russia 2012

46kg Oliver McCarthy (Gold)

48kg James McGivern (Gold)

52kg Michael Nevin (Gold)

50kg John Sweney (Silver)

40kg FRancie Stokes (Bronze)

56kg Kieran Molloy (Bronze)

59kg Brett McGinty (Bronze)

65kg Darragh Murray (Bronze)

72kg Nevan Fannon (Bronze)

76+kg James Clarke (Bronze)

Dublin 2013

46kg Aaron McKenna (Gold)

59kg Jordan Myers (Gold)

40kg Barry McReynolds (Silver)

43kg Sean helan (Silver)

48kg Jamie Harty (Silver)

50kg Jason Harty (Silver)

54kg Paul Ryan (Silver)

41.5kg Dominic Bradley (Bronze)

65kg Leon Gallagher (Bronze)

68kg Jordan Joyce (Bronze)

Keszthely, Hungary 2014

41.5kg Brandon O’Brien (Silver)

46kg Barry McReynolds (Silver)

40kg Luke Hurley (Bronze)

48kg Michael Delaney (Bronze)

62kg Kane Tucker (Bronze)

76kg Michael Walsh (Bronze)

76+kg Tom Gavin (Bronze)

Anapa, Russia 2015

40kg Steve Cairns (Silver)

43kg Brandon McCarthy (Silver)

65kg Ethan McGuckin (Silver)

76kg Michael McDonald (Silver)

68kg Francis Quinn (Bronze)

Zagreb, Croatia 2016

65kg William Hayden (Gold)

68kg Jason Myers (Gold)

48kg Cain Lewis (Bronze)

54kg Francis Maughan (Bronze)

56kg Patrick Collins (Bronze)

59kg Jason Irwin (Bronze)

Valcea, Romania 2017

46kg Patrick Sweeney (Silver)

50kg Patrick Donovan (Silver)

59kg Eoghan Lavin (Silver)

40kg Brooklyn Saunders (Bronze)

41.5kg Jake Charles (Bronze)

44.5kg Cahir Gormley (Bronze)

52kg Cain Lewis (Bronze)

68kg John Ward (Bronze)

72kg Sean Walsh (Bronze)

80kg Jordan Ward (Bronze)