Oliver McCarthy (red) and Paddy Donovan

Oliver McCarthy (red) and Paddy Donovan


Please see below attachmnet for finals schedule.



Cork’s Oliver McCarthy upgraded his guaranteed bronze medal to at least silver at the European Youth Championships in Anapa, Russia today.

But Monaghan flyweight Terry McEntee had to settle for bronze despite a massive performance in his semi-final against Russia’s Nikita Diskunov.

McCarthy produced a composed display against Azerbaijan’s Sarhan Aliev – the Leesider had a great second round – to book his ticket in Tuesday’s lightweight final where he’ll meet Beslan Khamzaev of Russia.

McEntee’s aggression and relentless pursuit of Diskunov might have earned the decision that would have see him through to the 52kg final in another host country, but the Russian was finding the target with some slick counters.

Rounds two and three between McCarthy and the Azeri were almost impossible to call, but the Leeside southpaw dominated the second frame and that ultimately sealed victory.

Terry McEntee

Terry McEntee

He’ll now meet  Russia’s Beslan Khamzaev in Tuesday’s lightweight final four years after beating a Russian opponent in the 2012 European Schoolboy final in Anapa.

“Great performance from Oliver, particularly in the second round,” said Irish team manager Stephen Connolly. “The best is yet to come from him and his confidence will be high going into the final. Terry was magnificent. He gave it absolutely everything against a world class opponent.”

Billy McClean and Dmitri Dimitruk are working Ireland’s corner in Anapa.


European Youth Championships Anapa, Russia

(Last 16 unless stated)

June 7th
52kg Terry McEntee (Ireland) beat Mykola Lytvyschenko (Ukraine) 3-0
56kg James McGivern (Ireland) lost to Vladimir Strygin (Russia) 1-2 (last 32)
60kg Oliver McCarthy (Ireland) beat Konrad Bialas (Poland) 3-0 (last 32)

June 8th
60kg Oliver McCarthy (Ireland) beat Narek Ogannesyan (Armenia) 3-0
64kg Jason Harty (Ireland) beat Patryk Urbanski (Poland) 3-0 (last 32)
75kg Reece Moran (Ireland) lost to Stepane Mkhitarian (Georgia) 0-3
91kg+ Martin John Mongan (Ireland) beat Alexandr Borison (Moldova) 3-0

June 9th
64kg Jason Harty (Ireland) lost to Iskekhan Madiev (Georgia) 0-3
69kg Brett McGinty (Ireland) beat Laszio Kozak (Hungary) 3-0
81kg Brian Kennedy (Ireland) lost to Sammy Lee (Wales) 0-3
91kg Martin Jim Mongan (Ireland) lost to Dzmitru Sinkin (Belarus) TKO1

June 10th
52kg Terry McEntee (Ireland) beat Istvan Szaka (Hungary) 3-0
60kg Oliver McCarthy (Ireland) beat Asseme Nauali (Finland) 3-0
69kg Brett McGinty (Ireland) lost to Gurgen Madayan (Armenia) 0-3
91kg+ Martin John Mongan (Ireland) lost to Vladislav Muravin (Russia) 0-3

June 13th
52kg Terry McEntee (Ireland) lost to Nikita Diskunov (Russia) 0-3
60kg Oliver McCarthy (Ireland) beat Sarhan Aliev (Azerbaijan) 2-1

June 14th
60kg Oliver McCarthy (Ireland) v Beslan Khamzaev (Russia)

Irish squad

52kg Terry McEntee (Old School) (Bronze)
56kg James McGivern (St Georges)
60kg Oliver McCarthy (Brian Dillon’s) (Silver, at least)
64kg Jason Harty (Rathkeale)
69kg Brett McGinty (Oakleaf)
75kg Reece Moran (St Pauls Waterford)
81kg Brian Kennedy (St Marys)
91kg Martin Jim Mongan (Ennis)
91kg+ Martin John Mongan (Ennis)

Team Manger: Stephen Connolly
Coaches: Billy McClean, Dmitry Dimitruk
R&J: Ben McGarrigle