Irish finalists and staff in Germany

Ireland finished in 4th spot in the medals table at the Brandenburg Youth  Cup which concluded in Frankfurt/Oder, Germany yesterday.

Adam Hession, Owen McDonagh and John Paul Hale claimed three silver medals at the 16-nation tournament.

Kazakhstan, Russia, England, Ireland and Belarus, in that order, commanded the top five positions.

The Kazakhs won seven gold and one silver.

Russia secured two gold and four silver and England one gold. Belarus won two silver.

Kazakhstan, Russia, England, Ireland and Belarus contested all the finals.

Meantime, Team Ireland is due to arrive home at 10pm tonight, July 8, via Dublin Airport (Terminal 2).

Irish amateur boxing is proudly sponsored by Liffey Crane.


Brandenburg Youth Cup Frankfurt/Oder Germany

July 7


49kg Adam Hession (Ireland) lost to Makhmud Sabyrkhan (Kazakhstan) 2-3
52kg Owen McDonagh (Ireland) lost to Hope Price (England) 0-5
56kg John Paul Hale (Ireland) lost to Dibars Zhexen (Kazakhstan) 1-4

July 6


49kg Adam Hession (Ireland) beat Massimo Spada (Italy) 4-1
52kg Owen McDonagh (Ireland) beat Asker Tambiev (Russia K) 4-1
56kg John Paul Hale (Ireland) beat Ijya Varabyou (Belarus) 4-1

July 5


52kg Owen McDonagh (Ireland) beat Nikita Sevostyanov (Russia) 4-1
56kg John Paul Hale (Ireland) beat Rasual Hamad (Germany) 4-1
60kg David Oliver Joyce (Ireland) lost to Rakhat Seitzhan (Kazakhstan) 0-5
64kg Pierce O’Leary (Ireland) lost to Talgen Shaiken (Kazakhstan) 0-5
75kg Sean Crowley (Ireland) lost to Vadim Andreyev (Belarus) 0-5
91kg Owen McDonagh (Ireland) lost to Hassan Hagag (Austria) 0-5

July 4

Last 16

60kg David Oliver Joyce (Ireland) beat Mert Caliskan (Germany) 3-2
64kg Pierce O’Leary (Ireland) beat Aman Poorasghar (Germany) 5-0
69kg Christian Preston (Ireland) lost to Timur Nurushev (Russia) 0-5
81kg Jack Lawlor (Ireland) lost to Georgy Gubeladze (Germany) 1-4

Irish squad

49kg Adam Hession (Monivea) (Silver)
52kg Owen McDonagh (Leeside Lough) (Silver)
56kg John Paul Hale (Star) (Silver)
60kg David Oliver Joyce (Ballymun)
64kg Pearce O’Leary (Dublin Docklands)
69kg Christian Preston (Dublin Docklands)
75kg Sean Crowley (Arklow)
81kg Jack Lawlor (Thurles)
91kg Owen McDonagh (St Annes)

Team Manager: Gerry O’Mahony (Dungarvan)
Coaches: Phil Sutcliffe (Crumlin) & Stephen Friel (Illies GG)
R&J: P McEvoy (Avona)