Gabriel Dossen with Michael Nevin, right, and World Youth mascot


Ireland’s highly impressive start to the Tammer Elite multi-nations continued today with six wins on the bounce in Tampere, Finland.

Wayne Kelly, Tony Browne, Kiril Afanasev, George Bates, Michael Nevin and Dean Gardiner won to join Kieran’s Molloy, who won yesterday, and Myles Casey, who received a bye, in Saturday’s semi-finals.

Former European Youth champion Nevin beat Scotland’s current Commonwealth Youth champion John Doherty tonight on a split after the Aberdeen middle retired with a cut in the second.

The entire Irish squad will be in action in the last-four tomorrow at the 23-nation tournament.

Meantime, Finland Mira Potkonen, who beat Katie Taylor at the Rio Olympics, also won at the Tammer multi-nations today.

Tammer Elite Multi-Nations Tampere, Finland

November 16th


69kg Kieran Molloy (Ireland) beat Stephen Newns (Scotland) 5-0

November 17th


64kg Wayne Kelly (Ireland) beat William Edwards (Wales) 4-1
81kg Tony Browne (Ireland) beat Liridon Nuha (Sweden) 4-0
91kg Kiril Afanasev (Ireland) beat Artem Mikaelian (Russia) 5-0

4pm (Irish time) session

60kg George Bates (Ireland) beat Shun Han Cheung (Korea) 5-0
75kg Michael Nevin (Ireland) beat John Doherty (Scotland) 3-2

91+kg Dean Gardiner (Ireland) beat Mourad Aliev (France) 5-0

November 18th


56kg Myles Casey (Ireland) v Jordan Rodirigues (France)
60kg George Bates (Ireland) v TBA
64kg Wayne Kelly (Ireland) v Conor Loftus (England)
69kg Kieran Molloy (Ireland) v TBA
75kg Michael Nevin (Ireland) v TBA
81kg Tony Browne (Ireland) v Mamadou Diabra (France)
91kg Kiril Afanasev (Ireland) v TBA
91kg+ Dean Gardiner (Ireland) v TBA

Irish squad

56kg Myles Casey (St Francis)
60kg George Bates (St Marys)
64kg Wayne Kelly (Ballinacarrow)
69kg Kieran Molloy (Oughterard)
75kg Michael Nevin (Portlaoise)
81kg Tony Browne (St Michaels)
91kg Kiril Afanasev (Smithfield)

91+kg Dean Gardiner (Clonmel)

Coaches: Zaur Antia & Dmitry Dimitruc