Irish coaches Zaur Antia and Pat McDonagh in Romania

Irish coaches Zaur Antia and Pat McDonagh in Romania

Irish Elite champion Kurt Walker and Jordan Moore stretched Ireland’s unbeaten run to three on the bounce at the European U/22 Championships in Braila, Romania today.

Both men took four of the five judges with them in 4-1 verdicts, Moore beating Andry Tyshkavenko of the Ukraine 4-1 and Walker following that up on an identical verdict over Adrian Powal of Poland.

The Leinster and Ulster light-fly and bantam will now meet Raffaele di Serio of Italy and England’s William Cawley in the last 16 and quarter-finals.

Irish captain Thomas Carthy, Geoffrey Kavanagh and Eugene McKeever are in action tomorrow in Romania.


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) v Vitalii Tereshchuk (Ukraine)

91kg Geoffrey Kavanagh (Ireland) v Adam Hamari (Hungary)

91kg+: Thomas Carty (Ireland) v Vitalii Pakuliak (Ukraine)

March 17th

Last 16

56kg : Kurt Walker (Ireland) v Raffaele di Serio (Italy)

60kg: Dylan Duffy (Ireland) v Romano Marengo (Netherlands)

64kg: Keith Flavin (Ireland) v Mikhail Baisiakov (Belarus)

75kg: Keylan Cassidy (Ireland) v Salvatore Cavallaro (Italy)

81kg: Brian Kennedy (Ireland) v Polneikis Kalamaras (Greece)

March 18th


52kg: Jordan Moore (Ireland) v William Cawley (England)


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