Irish captain Thomas Carthy, Eugene McKeever and Geoffrey Kavanagh bowed out of the European U/22 Championships on unanimous and split decisions in Braila, Romania this afternoon and evening.
Carthy and Kavanagh were aiming to join their Glasnevin BC team-mate Jordan Moore in the last-eight on Saturday, but both had to accept second best against Ukraine’s Vitalii Pakuliak and Hungary’s Adam Hamari in the super-heavy and heavy classes.
McKeever dropped Vitalii Tereshchuk with a sweet right hook near the end of the second, the Ukrainian taking a count, but the decision went against the Irishman on a split.
Current Elite champion Kurt Walker, Dylan Duffy, Keith Flavin, Keylan Cassidy and Brian Kennedy are in action on St Patrick’s Day.
European U/22 Championships Braila, Romania March 14th/22nd
75kg: Keylan Cassidy (Ireland) beat Armen Minasyan (Armenia) 5-0
56kg: Kurt Walker (Ireland) beat Adrian Powal (Poland) 4-1
91kg+: Thomas Carty (Ireland) lost to Vitalii Pakuliak (Ukraine) 0-5
81kg: Brian Kennedy (Ireland) v Polneikis Kalamaras (Greece)
52kg: Jordan Moore (Ireland) v William Cawley (England)
91+kg Thomas Carty (Glasnevin) cpt
Team Manager: Paddy Osbourne