Ireland squad and staff in Poland today

Ireland squad and staff in Poland today



Ireland squad due home tomorrow after taking five medals out of Poland.

Michael Nevin (gold), Stephen McKenna (silver), James McGivern (silver), John Joyce (bronze) and Willie Donoghue (bronze) finished in podium positions at the European Youth Championships which concluded in Kolobrzeg, Poland today.

Team Ireland finished in second spot in the rankings table and in third spot in the medals table at the 38-nation tournament.

*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 – Terminal 1)


(Pictures, Irish squad and staff in Poland today)


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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) beat Hamset Shadalaow (Germany) 3-0
52kg Willie Donoghue (Ireland) lost to Akash Tuqir (England) 0-3
60kg James McGivern (Ireland) beat Temiran Khangishev (Russia) 2-1
69kg Michael Nevin (Ireland) beat Bibert Tumenov (Russia) 2-1
75kg John Joyce (Ireland) lost to Dzhamal Makhudov (Russia) 0-3

November 28th (Finals)

49kg Stephen McKenna (Ireland) lost to Ruslan Rustamov (Azerbaijan) 0-3
60kg James McGivern (Ireland) lost to Denis Gashi (Germany) 1-2
69kg Michael Nevin (Ireland) beat Ismayil Huseynov (Azerbaijan) W/O

Irish Squad

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

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