Ireland’s top prospects are heading into a crucial afternoon in Anapa, today, with four boxing for at least bronze at the European Youth Championships.

Monaghan’s Terry McEntee, Cork’s Oliver McCarthy, Derry’s Brett McGinty and Clare’s Martin John Mongan are in last- eight action at the Black Sea port.

Click here for today’s program. The EUBC program appears to have been duplicated and should read two sessions slated for decision not four.

Boxing begins at 6pm local time. Anapa is two hours ahead of Ireland.

McGinty and Mongan are in action in bouts 6 and 9 in Ring A and McEntee and McCarthy in bouts 2 and 3 in ring B.

McGinty meets Armenia’s Gurgen Madayan, an opponent he beat in the last-eight of the European Schoolboy Championships in Anapa in 2012.

Irish team manager Steven Connolly said that they Irish quartet are in top form and can’t wait to get their quarter-final bouts underway.

The remaining quarter finals will be decided tomorrow. Sunday is a rest day at the tournament. The semi-finals and finals are pencilled in for Monday and Tuesday.



European Youth Championships Anapa, Russia

(Last 16 unless stated)

June 7th
52kg Terry McEntee (Ireland) beat Mykola Lytvyschenko (Ukraine) 3-0
56kg James McGivern (Ireland) lost to Vladimir Strygin (Russia) 1-2 (last 32)
60kg Oliver McCarthy (Ireland) beat Konrad Bialas (Poland) 3-0 (last 32)

June 8th
60kg Oliver McCarthy (Ireland) beat Narek Ogannesyan (Armenia) 3-0
64kg Jason Harty (Ireland) beat Patryk Urbanski (Poland) 3-0 (last 32)
75kg Reece Moran (Ireland) lost to Stepane Mkhitarian (Georgia) 0-3
91kg+ Martin John Mongan (Ireland) beat Alexandr Borison (Moldova) 3-0

June 9th
64kg Jason Harty (Ireland) lost to Iskekhan Madiev (Georgia) 0-3
69kg Brett McGinty (Ireland) beat Laszio Kozak (Hungary) 3-0
81kg Brian Kennedy (Ireland) lost to Sammy Lee (Wales) 0-3
91kg Martin Jim Mongan (Ireland) lost to Dzmitru Sinkin (Belarus) TKO1

June 10th
52kg Terry McEntee (Ireland) v Istvan Szaka (Hungary)
60kg Oliver McCarthy (Ireland) v Asseme Nauali (Finland)
69kg Brett McGinty (Ireland) v Gurgen Madayan (Armenia)
91kg+ Martin John Mongan (Ireland) v Vladislav Muravin (Russia)


Irish squad

52kg Terry McEntee (Old School)
56kg James McGivern (St Georges)
60kg Oliver McCarthy (Brian Dillon’s)
64kg Jason Harty (Rathkeale)
69kg Brett McGinty (Oakleaf)
75kg Reece Moran (St Pauls Waterford)
81kg Brian Kennedy (St Marys)
91kg Martin Jim Mongan (Ennis)
91kg+ Martin John Mongan (Ennis)

Team Manger: Stephen Connolly
Coaches: Billy McClean, Dmitry Dimitruk
R&J: Ben McGarrigle