European Games champion Michael O’Reilly gets Ireland’s campaign at the 35th Gee Bee tournament underway in Helsinki, Finland today.
The AIBA World No. 2 ranked middleweight meets Italy’s Giovanni Sarachiato in the 8th bout on the program which begins at 11am (Irish time).
Dean Wash and Darren O’Neill are in action this afternoon/evening in the 4th and 12th bouts versus Lithuania and Russia. Boxing starts at 4pm (Irish time).
Stephen McKenna and TJ Waite received byes into Saturday’s semi-finals versus Russia and Belgium.
Helsinki is two hours ahead of Ireland.
Gee Bee Multi-Nations Helsinki, Finland March 11/14
75kg Michael O’Reilly (Ireland) v Giovanni Sarachiato (Italy)
64kg Dean Walsh (Ireland) v Aleksai Mazur (Russia)
91kg Darren O’Neill (Ireland) v Tadas Tamasauskas (Lithuania)
49kg Stephen McKenna (Ireland) v Bator Sagalajev (Russia)
52kg TJ Waite (Ireland) v Dodji Ayigah (Belgium)
49kg Stephen McKenna (Old School)
52kg TJ Waite (Ormeau Road)
64kg Dean Walsh (St Josephs/St Ibars)
75kg Michael O’Reilly (Portlaoise)
91kg Darren O’Neill (Paulstown)
Coaches: Zaur Antia, Noel Burke
Physio: Ursla Brooks