Kieran Molloy, pictured in red, progressed at the Eindhoven Box Cup in Eindhoven, Netherlands today.


The Galway welter beat Belgium’s Ruben Veciuna on a split decision to join James McGivern, Michael Nevin and Kirill Afanasev in the last-four.


Dean Gardiner received a bye into Sunday’s finals.


Sessions begin at 2pm and 6pm in Eindhoven tomorrow. The bouts are being scored by three judges.


Meantime, Christina Desmond and Tiegan Russell, both representing the Fr Horgan’s BC in Cork, also advanced from today’s quarter-finals.





Eindhoven BoxCup


October 20th


69kg Kieran Molloy (Ireland) beat Ruben Veciuna (Belgium) 2-1

October 21st


60kg James McGivern (Ireland) v Adem Kartal (Baden-Wurttembreg)
69kg Kieran Molloy (Ireland) v Pater LOve (British Army)
75kg Michael Nevin (Ireland) v Vladislav Jaskul (Messa Sport)
91kg Kirill Afanasev (Ireland) v Ken Ogungbowa (IATBA)

October 22nd


91kg+ Dean Gardiner (Ireland) v Chezerate Nihell (British Army)



Irish squad


60kg James McGivern (St Georges)
69kg Kieran Molloy (Oughterard)
75kg Michael Nevin (Portlaoise)
91kg Kirill Afanasev (Smithfield)
91kg+ Dean Gardiner (Clonmel)

Coaches: Dmitry Dmitruk & Eoin Pluck

Physio: Sé Caffrey