Irish squad and staff in Anapa

Irish squad and staff in Anapa

Irish boxing experienced mixed fortunes in two pulsating semi-finals at the Pavlyukov Youth Memorial in  Anapa, Russia this morning.
Kieran Molloy advanced but Michael Nevin bowed out at the last four-stage by the banks of the Black Sea.
Molloy, an AIBA World Junior bronze medallist, beat Danis Gabdrafikov on a split decision to record his second win over a Russian opponent in Anapa this week.
The Galway ace will be aiming to upgrade his silver medal to gold versus  a Cuban light-welter (name to be confirmed shortly) in Wednesday’s 64kg final.
Nevin, the current European Youth champion, lost to Kazakhstan’s Oleg Matveychuk, the current Asian champion, in what Irish coach Billy McClean described as a high quality bout. Final scores read 29-28 to the Kazakh across the board.
International Youth boxing is building up toward the AIBA World Youth Championships in St Petersburg, Russia in November.
Team Ireland, who have been in training camp and competition in Anapa for two weeks, are due to arrive home via Dublin Airport on Wednesday evening at 9:10 pm (T2)


Pavlyukov Youth Memorial Anapa, Russia March 11/16

March 12th

Preliminaries (last 16)

52kg Shane Flavin (Ireland) lost to Ruslan Sinicyn (Russia) 1-2

64kg Kieran Molloy (Ireland) beat Tyler Jolly (Scotland) 2-1

56kg Aaron McKenna (Ireland) beat William Stuart (Scotland) 2-1

56kg James McGivern (Ireland) beat Mamapali Nursuit (Kyrgyzstan) 3-0

60kg Paddy Donovan (Ireland) beat Hamraous Loures (France) 3-0

69kg Michael Nevin (Ireland) beat Aybek Akylkbekuulu (Kyrgyzstan) 3-0

75kg Kevin Kehoe (Ireland) beat Jack Gipp (Australia) 3-0

March 13th


56kg Aaron McKenna (Ireland) lost to Denis Darilov (Russia) 1-2

56kg James McGivern (Ireland) lost to Sanatali Taltaev (Kazakhstan) 0-3

60kg Paddy Donovan (Ireland) lost to  Artem Butaev (Russia) 1-2

64kg Kieran Molloy (Ireland) beat Dmitry Zubko (Russia) 3-0

69kg Michael Nevin (Ireland) beat  Vladimir Tolozyam (Russia) 3-0

75kg Kevin Kehoe (Ireland) lost to Lenar Perez-Fransua (Cuba) 0-3

81kg Brian Kennedy (Ireland) lost to Sergey Murashey (Russia) 1-2

March 14th


64kg Kieran Molloy (Ireland) beat  Danis Gabdrafikov (Russia) 2-1

69kg Michael Nevin (Ireland) lost to Oleg Matveychuk (Kazakhstan) 0-3

March 15th


Kieran Molloy (Ireland) v Damien Sifonte-Lescay  (Cuba)


Irish squad

52kg Shane Flavin (Paulstown)
56kg Aaron McKenna (Old School)
56kg James McGivern (St Georges)
60kg Paddy Donovan (OLOL)
64kg Kieran Molloy (Oughterard) (Silver, at least)
69kg Michael Nevin (Portlaoise) (Bronze)
75kg Kevin Keogh (Marble City)
81kg Brian Kennedy (St Marys D)

Team manager: Gerry O’Mahony
Coaches: Billy McClean & Fergal McKenna
Physio Orla O’Rourke
R&J: Larry Durand