Ireland recorded three wins out of six on Day 3 of the European Schoolboy Championships in Croatia.
Paddy Myers, Francie Maughan and Jason Irwin had their hands raised in victory in Zagreb.
Myers and Maughan produced top drawer performances to see off Russian pair Shilov Aleksander and Rakitin Ilya on unanimous and split verdicts and Irwin took all three judges with him at the expense of Gramos Berisha of Kosova.
Matthew Tyndall was unlucky not to make it four on the bounce after being edged out on a split verdict by Kofan Maksym of the Ukraine, and John Sweeney, boxing to record a third stright win over Russia, lost on a unanimous decision to Timur Avdoian.
Earlier today, Irish captain Gerard McDonagh bowed after a close three-rounder with Denmark’s Mikail Harmanci in the 2nd bout on the program.
Myers, Maughan, Eoghan Quinn, Jerome Lonergan-Gartland, Thomas Doherty and William Hayden are in action tomorrow.
European Schoolboy Championships Zagreb, Croatia
Preliminaries (last 32)
44.5kg Eoghan Quinn (Ireland) beat Kros Ermas (Bosnia & Herzegovina) 3-0
46kg Steve Cairns (Ireland) beat Severin Yordanov (Bulgaria) 3-0
40KG Thomas Donovan (Ireland) lost to Ignas Liaudanskis (Lithuania) 1-2
50KG Shane O’Gorman (Ireland) lost to Nermin Ajetovic (Serbia) 0-3
July 26th – last 16
1pm sesssion (Irish time)
41.5KG Ger McDonagh (Ireland) lost to Mikail Harmanci (Denmark) 0-3
5pm session (Irish time)
76+KG John Sweeney (Ireland) lost to Timur Avdoian (Russia) 0-3
July 27th Q/Finals
76KG Thomas Doherty (Ireland) v Vasily Kaverin (Russia)
July 28th Q/Finals
48KG Cain Lewis (Ireland) v Croatia or Italy
43KG Jonathan Hughes (Ireland) v Moldova or Ukraine
56KG Patrick Collins (Ireland) v Lithuania or Italy
59KG Jason Irwin (Ireland) v Ageev Nikitin (Russia)
68KG Jason Myers v Romania or Hungary
72KG Jamie Edwards (Ireland) Voevodin Andrei (Russia)
38.5KG Jerome Lonergan Gartland (Clonmel)
40KG Thomas Donovan (Olympic)
41.5KG Gerard McDonagh (Glen) cpt
43KG Jonathon Hughes (Jobstown)
44.5KG Eoghan Quinn (St.Johns Derry)
46KG Steven Cairns (Loughmahon)
48KG Cian Lewis (Ballymun)
50KG Shane O’Gorman (St.Malachys)
52KG Paddy Myers (Sligo City)
54KG Francis Maughan (St.Marys Dublin)
56KG Patrick Collins (Baldoyle)
59KG Jason Irwin (Castleblaney)
62KG Matthew Tyndall (Monkstown Dublin)
65KG William Hayden (Crumlin)
68KG Jason Myers (Titans)
72KG Jamie Edwards (Crumlin)
76KG Thomas Doherty (Baldoyle)
76+KG John Sweeney (Ennis)
Team Manager: Paddy Gallagher (Maynooth)
Coaches: Igor Khmil (Smithfield), JP Kinsella (Monkstown),Eoin Pluck (Arklow), Brian Barry (Riverstown) R&J: Martin Fennessy (Clonmel)