Irish flyweight Jordan Moore lost out in his bid to reach the semi-finals at the European U/22 Championships in Braila, Romania today.

The Dubliner was beaten on a unanimous decision by England’s William Cawley.

Moore clipped home some neat lefts in response to Cawley’s forays in the first, but received a public warning for dropping his head in the second, a round he needed medical attention in after picking up a cut near his left eye, although he finished out the frame with an excellent hook to the head of his opponent.

The third was equally as close, Moore walking down the English fly who saw out the bout to guarantee himself at least bronze.

Irish referee and judge Philip Rooney was the third man in the ring in today’s corresponding contest featuring Spain’s Gabriel Escobar and Hungary’s Istvan Szaka, Escobar winning.

Dylan Duffy and Keith Flavin box in the quarter-finals tomorrow.

European U/22 Championships Braila, Romania March 14th/22nd

March 14th
Last 32

75kg: Keylan Cassidy (Ireland) beat Armen Minasyan (Armenia) 5-0

March 15th

Last 16
52kg: Jordan Moore (Ireland) beat Andry Tyshkavenko (Ukraine) 4-1

Last 32
56kg: Kurt Walker (Ireland) beat Adrian Powal (Poland) 4-1

March 16th

Last 16
69kg Eugene McKeever (Ireland) lost to Vitalii Tereshchuk (Ukraine) 2-3
91kg Geoffrey Kavanagh (Ireland) lost to Adam Hamari (Hungary) 0-5
91kg+: Thomas Carty (Ireland) lost to Vitalii Pakuliak (Ukraine) 0-5

March 17th

Last 16
56kg: Kurt Walker (Ireland) lost to Raffaele Di Serio (Italy) 1-4
60kg: Dylan Duffy (Ireland) beat Romano Marengo (Netherlands) 4-1
64kg: Keith Flavin (Ireland) beat Mikhail Baisiakov (Belarus) 5-0
75kg: Keylan Cassidy (Ireland) lost to Salvatore Cavallaro (Italy) 0-5
81kg: Brian Kennedy (Ireland) lost to Polneikis Kalamaras (Greece) 1-4

March 18th


52kg: Jordan Moore (Ireland) lost to William Cawley (England) 0-5

March 19th

60kg: Dylan Duffy (Ireland) v Yaroslav Khartsyz (Ukraine) or Panev Asenov (Bulgaria)
64kg: Keith Flavin (Ireland) v Paulo Di Lerna (Italy)

Irish squad

52kg Jordan Moore (Glasnevin)
56kg Kurt Walker (Canal)
60kg Dylan Duffy (Pegasus)
64kg Keith Flavin (Paulstown)
69kg Eugene McKeever (Holy Family Drogheda)
75kg Keylan Cassidy (Saviours Crystal)
81kg Brian Kennedy (St Marys Daingean)
91kg Geoffrey Kavanagh (Glasnevin)

91+kg Thomas Carty (Glasnevin) cpt

Team Manager: Paddy Osbourne
Coaches: Zaur Antia, Pat McDonagh
R&J: Philip Rooney