Shauna Browne-O’Keeffe, pictured, red, gets Ireland’s Standja multi-nations campaign underway in Sofia, Bulgaria today.

The Clonmel BC lightweight meets Kinga Siwa in the preliminaries at the 67th edition of the tournament.

Christina Desmond, Garry Cully, Kiril Afanasev and Thomas Carthy will be in action throughout this afternoon and evening.

Brendan Irvine, Wayne Kelly and JP Delaney received byes into the last 16 and will be between the ropes tomorrow.

Local times apply with below draws. Bulgaria is two hours ahead of Ireland,

February 23rd
(Last 32)

11am session
60kg Shauna Browne-O’Keeffe (Ireland) v Kinga Siwa (Poland)

3.15pm session
60kg Gary Cully (Ireland) v Tymur Beliak (Ukraine)
75kg Christina Desmond (Ireland) v Qian Li (China)

7.30pm session
91kg Kiril Afanasev (Ireland) v Gevorg Manukian (Ukraine)
91kg+ Thomas Carthy (Ireland) v Mirozhidjon Abdullave (Uzbekistan)

February 24th
(Last 16)
52kg Brendan Irvine (Ireland) v Vincenzo Picardi (Italy)
64kg Wayne Kelly (Ireland) v Fatih Keles (Turkey)
81kg JP Delaney (Ireland) v Nikoloy Sekhniashvili (Georgia)

Irish squad


52kg Brendan Irvine (St Pauls)

60kg Gary Cully (St Davids)

64kg Wayne Kelly (Ballynacargy)

81kg JP Delaney (Emerald)

91kg Kiril Afanasev (Smithfield)

+91kg Thomas Carty (Glasnevin)


60kg Shauna Browne-O’Keefe (Clonmel)

75kg Christina Desmond (Fr Horgan’s)

Coaches: Zaur Antia, Billy McClean, Jimmy Halpin

Team Manager: Joe Hennigan

Physio: Julianne Ryan

Analyst: Alan Swanton

R&J: John Mongan