Waterford’s Keylan Cassidy, pictured, got Ireland off to a winning start at the European U/22 Championships in Braila, Romania this evening.

The Munster middleweight impressively beat Armenia’s Armen Minasyan on a 5-0 unanimous decision to book his ticket into the last 16.

At least four Irish boxers will now be in action on St Patrick’s Day at the 2nd edition of the Championships.

Current Irish Elite champion Kurt Walker and Jordan Moore are between the ropes tomorrow.


European U/22 Championships Braila, Romania March 14th/22nd


March 14th

Last 32

75kg: Keylan Cassidy (Ireland) beat Armen Minasyan (Armenia) 5-0

March 15th

Last 16

52kg: Jordan Moore (Ireland) v Andry Tyshkavenko (Ukraine)

Last 32

56kg: Kurt Walker (Ireland) v Adrian Powal (Poland)

March 16th

Last 16

69kg Eugene McKeever (Ireland) v Vitalii Tereshchuk (Ukraine)

91kg Geoffrey Kavanagh (Ireland) v Adam Hamari (Hungary)

91kg+: Thomas Carty (Ireland) v Vitalii Pakuliak (Ukraine)

March 17th

Last 16

60kg: Dylan Duffy (Ireland) v Romano Marengo (Netherlands)

64kg: Keith Flavin (Ireland) v Mikhail Baisiakov (Belarus)

75kg: Keylan Cassidy (Ireland) v Salvatore Cavallaro (Italy)

81kg: Brian Kennedy (Ireland) v Polneikis Kalamaras (Greece)


Irish squad

52kg Jordan Moore (Glasnevin)
56kg Kurt Walker (Canal)
60kg Dylan Duffy (Pegasus)
64kg Keith Flavin (Paulstown)
69kg Eugene McKeever (Holy Family Drogheda)
75kg Keylan Cassidy (Saviours Crystal)
81kg Brian Kennedy (St Marys Daingean)
91kg Geoffrey Kavanagh (Glasnevin)
91+kg Thomas Carty (Glasnevin) cpt

Team Manager: Paddy Osbourne

Coaches: Zaur Antia, Pat McDonagh

R&J: Philip Rooney