THREE IRISH BOXERS INTO EURO SCHOOLBOY FINALS

Irish squad

Galway pair Patrick Sweeney and Patrick Donovan, both of the Olympic BC, upgraded their guaranteed bronze medals to at least silver after a double over Bulgaria in today’s European Schoolboy Championships  semi-finals in Valcea, Romania.

Eoghan Lavin of the Ballyhaunis BC is also through to Tuesday’s finals after beating Gelik Burkcan, the Irish lightweight forcing the Turk into a standing count with a big right in the third round.

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FRANCE TRAINING CAMP

Ireland, pictured above in France, will compete in a number of test matches to complete their training camp in France this week.

The squad are training and sparring with the host nation, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and the Team GB squad in Nancy, reports Irish coaches Dmitry Dimitruc and Jimmy Payne.

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IRELAND GUARANTEED AT LEAST 10 BRONZE AT EURO SCHOOLBOYS

Irish squad

Team Ireland will be taking home at least ten bronze medals from the European Schoolboy Championships in Valcea, Romania.

Ireland’s talented young prospects won 10 of their quarter-finals today. Brooklyn Saunders, Jake Charles, Cahir Gormley, Olympic BC pair Patrick Sweeney and Patrick Donovan, Cain Lewis, Eoghan Lavin, John Ward, Sean Walsh and Jordan Ward had their hands raised in victory to ensure podium finishes.

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