Kevin Sheehy and Martin Keenan had to settle for bronze at the Liventsev Memorial in Belarus.

The Limerick pair were beaten by Uladzislav Smiahlikau of Belarus and Serbia’s Vladan Baliach in the heavy and super heavy semi-finals.

Keenan, who beat French Rio Olympian and European U/22 champion Paul Omba in the last eight, lost on a unanimous decision.

Likewise with Sheehy after another close bout with Uladzislav Smiahlikau of Belarus.

Today’s defeats bring Ireland’s competitive interest in the tournament to a close.

Olympic champion Michael Carruth and Eoin Pluck are working Ireland’s corner in Minsk.

The Liventsev Memorial is being run as a dry run for the boxing event at next year’s multi-sport European Games in the Belarusian capital.

The Irish squad are due to arrive home via Dublin Airport on Sunday afternoon.

Liventsev Memorial Minsk, Belarus

October 11


91kg Kevin Sheehy (Ireland) lost to Uladzislav Smiahlikau (Belarus) 0-5
91+kg Martin Keenan (Ireland) lost to Vladan Baliach (Serbia) 0-5

October 10


56kg Jordan Moore (Ireland) lost to Bekzat Makzhan (Kazakhstan) 2-3
64kg James McGivern (Ireland) lost to Paolo di Lernia (Italy) RSCI2
75kg Brett McGinty (Ireland) lost to Giorgi Kharabadze (Georgia) 1-4
91kg Kevin Sheehy (Ireland) beat Robertas Jakulys (Lithuania) 5-0
91+kg+ Martin Keenan (Ireland) beat Paul Omba (France) 4-1

October 9

Last 16

52kg Regan Buckley (Ireland) lost to Nodari Barbaigze (Belarus) 0-5
69kg Eugene McKeever (Ireland) lost to Yauheni Marachauk (Belarus) 2-3
91kg+ Martin Keenan (Ireland) beat Dmitry Makarevich (Belarus) 5-0

Irish squad

52kg Regan Buckley (St Teresa’s BC)
56kg Jordan Moore (Glasnevin)
64kg James McGivern (St Georges)
69kg Eugene McKeever (Holy Family)
75kg Brett McGinty (Oakleaf)
91kg Kevin Sheehy (St Francis) (Bronze)
91+kg Martin Keenan (Rathkeale) (Bronze)
Coaches: Michael Carruth, Eoin Pluck
R&J: John Mongan