Tournament venue

Tournament venue

Team Ireland and opponents weighed-in this morning ahead of their European Youth semi-finals in Poland.

Stephen McKenna (48.9kg), Willie Donoghue (51.7kg), James McGivern (59.1kg), Michael Nevin (68.7kg) and John Joyce (74.5kg) tipped the scales in Kolobrzeg. All five are guaranteed at least bronze.

McKenna and Joyce will be in action in the afternoon session and Donoghue, McGivern and Nevin in the evening session. Boxing begins at 1pm and 5pm (Irish times).

McKenna is involved in the first bout on the program. Click here for semi-final card.

Russia and Ireland, with seven and five boxers each, have the highest representation in the last-four of the 38-nation tournament.

“We have a tough day ahead of us, but everyone is ready to go,” said Irish team manager Brian Wallace.


*Team Ireland are due to arrive home at 12.40pm on Sunday afternoon via Dublin Airport.”

Flight-details (Ryanair FR1909 29NOV Gdansk Dublin 1045 1240)



European Youth Championships, Kolobrzeg, Poland

November 21st

75kg John Joyce (Ireland) beat Andreas Kayzourakis (Greece) 3-0

November 22nd (Last 16)
52kg Willie Donoghue (Ireland) beat Kiril Rusinov (Bulgaria) 3-0
75kg John Joyce (Ireland) beat Anton Stselmakhau (Belarus) 1-2
81kg Cormac Long (Ireland) lost to Aleksandr Khalayeu (Belarus) 0-3

November 23rd
56kg Frankie Cleary (Ireland) lost to Sandor Tar (Hungary) 1-2
69kg Michael Nevin (Ireland) beat Heorhi Varashylau (Belarus) TKO3

November 24th (Last 16)
60kg James McGivern (Ireland) beat Rasmus Bergman (Finland) 3-0
64kg Adam Kelly (Ireland) lost to Artur Prygoga (Ukraine) 0-3
69kg Michael Nevin (Ireland) beat Djessim Boulefkhad (France) 3-0

November 25th Q/Finals
49kg Stephen McKenna (Ireland) beat Deiv Puodziunas (Lithuania) TKO3
52kg Willie Donoghue (Ireland) beat Adniry Tyshkovets (Ukraine) 3-0
60kg James McGivern (Ireland) beat Karol Kowal (Poland) 3-0
69kg Michael Nevin (Ireland) beat Muhammed Abdrilrasoon (Finland) 3-0
75kg John Joyce (Ireland) beat Ben Whittaker (England) 2-1

November 27th (S/Finals)

49kg Stephen McKenna (Ireland) v Hamset Shadalaow (Germany)
52kg Willie Donoghue (Ireland) v Akash Tuqir (England)
60kg James McGivern (Ireland) v Temiran Khangishev (Russia)
69kg Michael Nevin (Ireland) v Bibert Tumenov (Russia)
75kg John Joyce (Ireland) v Dzhamal Makhudov (Russia)


Irish Squad

49kg Stephen McKenna (Old School) (Bronze, at least)
52kg Willie Donoghue (St Michael’s Athy) (Bronze, at least)
56kg Frankie Cleary (Olympic) cpt
60kg James McGivern (St Georges) (Bronze, at least)
64kg Adam Kelly (Ballynacargy)
69kg Michael Nevin (Portlaoise) (Bronze, at least)
75kg John Joyce (St Michael’s Athy) (Bronze, at least)
81kg Cormac Long (Rathkeale)

Team Manager: Brian Wallace
Coaches: John Conlan, Dmitry Dmitruk, Michael Mongan
R&J: Sadie Duffy