Keylan Cassidy with Irish coaches Zaur Antia and Pat McDonagh

Keylan Cassidy with Irish coaches Zaur Antia and Pat McDonagh


Nine Irish boxers will be between the ropes in separate tournaments on St Patrick’s Day 2017.

Three-time Irish Elite champion Kurt Walker, Dylan Duffy, Keith Flavin, Keylan Cassidy and Brian Kennedy are in last-16 action at the European U/22 Championships in Braila, Romania.

Please see below attachment for program. Boxing begins at 9am (Irish time). Romania is two hours ahead of Ireland.

Boxing2017 – EUBC European Confederation U22 Boxing Championships Day4 Schedule

1,112km away, in Anapa, Russia, Gabriel Dossen, like Walker a World Youth bronze medallist, Irish captain Aaron McKenna, Patrick Donovan, a World Junior silver medallist, and Tommy Hyde will be aiming for quarter-final places at the Pavlyukov Youth Memorial.

The second World Junior silver medallist on the Anapa panel, Eamer Coughlan,who guaranteed himself at least bronze today, competes in the semi-finals on Saturday.

St Patrick’s Day approximate fight times in Anapa, Irish times)

Dossen (11.45pm)

Donoghue (12.45pm)

Hyde (1pm)

McKenna (1.15pm)

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) 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

Pavlyukov Youth Memorial Anapa, Russia March 15th/20th

March 15th

Last 16

69kg Gabriel Dossen (Ireland) beat Ivan Stupen (Russia) 3-2
69kg Jason Harty (Ireland) lost to Aldivr Turnsinay (Kazakhstan) 0-5
March 16th

Last 16

64kg: Aaron McKenna (Ireland) beat Pavel Kamgnin (Estonia) 5-0
64kg: Patrick Donovan (Ireland) beat Denik Nikogosyan (Armenia) 5-0
60kg: Eamer Coughlan (Ireland) beat OtarI Naveriani (Georgia) 3-2

March 17th

69kg: Gabriel Dossen (Ireland) v Toni Galstyan (Armenia)
64kg: Aaron McKenna (Ireland) v Tyler Jolly (Scotland)
64kg: Patrick Donovan (Ireland) v Rashid Yangaziev (Russia)
75kg: Tommy Hyde (Ireland) v Aleksei Alferor (Belarus)

March 18th


60kg: Eamer Coughlan (Ireland) v Nikita Piskunov (Russia)

Irish Squad

60kg Eamer Coughlan (Riverstown) (Bronze, at least)
64kg Patrick Donovan (OLOL)
64kg Aaron McKenna (Old School)
69kg Gabriel Dossen (Olympic)
69kg Jason Harty (Rathkeale)
75kg Tommy Hyde (Setanta)

Team manager: Robbie Redmond

Coaches: Billy McClean and Fergal McKenna
R&J: Martin O’Neill