Kieran Molloy advanced to the last 16 of the European U/ 22 Championships in Roseto, Italy today.

The Galway welterweight beat Germany’s Dan Krotter on a 4-1 split decision over three, three minute rounds.

Molloy found the target with a solid body shot in the opening round and continued to dominate in rounds two and three of a tight contest.

Dean Clancy will be in action around 8.15pm tonight (Irish time)

European U/22 Championships Roseto degli Abruzzi, Italy

June 17

Last 32

63kg Dean Clancy (Ireland) v Pete Novak (Czech Republic)
69kg Kieran Molloy (Ireland) beat Dan Krotter (Germany) 4-1

June 18

Last 16
62kg Sean Mari (Ireland) v Hamza Mahood (England)
51kg Niamh Earley (Ireland) v Romane Moulan (France)
75kg Gabriel Dossen (Ireland) v France or Moldova
69kg KIeran Molloy (Ireland) v Romania or Serbia

June 19

Last 16
56kg Adam Hessian (Ireland) v Gabor Virban (Hungary)
81kg Kane Tucker (Ireland) v Raphael Monny (France)
91kg Jack Marley (Ireland) v Dariusz Lasotta (Germany)

June 20th

Last 16
91kg+ Gytis Lisinskas (Ireland) v Vincenzo Fiaschetti (Italy)

60kg Ellie May-Gartland (Ireland) v Peige Richardson (England)

Irish squad

51kg Niamh Earley (Ryston)
60kg Ellie May-Gartland (Clonmel)
52kg Sean Mari (Monkstown)
56kg Adam Hessian (Monivea)
63kg Dean Clancy (Sean McDermott)
69kg Kieran Molloy (Oughterard)
75kg Gabriel Dossen (Olympic)
81kg Kane Tucker (Emerald)
91kg Jack Marley (Monkstown
91kg+ Gytis Lisinskas (Celtic Eagles)

Team Manager: Tara Mari
Coaches: Eoin Pluck, Damain Kennedy, James Doyle
Physio: David Cooke