Irish team and staff

Irish team and staff

Team Ireland are scheduled to arrive home from the Pavlyukov Youth Memorial in Anapa, Russia via Dublin Airport tonight.

The squad are due in at 10.30pm this evening through Terminal 1.

Ireland was using a six-strong squad in Russia. Team captain Aaron McKenna (gold), Gabriel Dossen (silver) and Eamer Coughlan (bronze) finished in podium positions.

Gabriel Dossen, Aaron McKenna and Eamer Coughlan proudly display their medals today in Anapa

Gabriel Dossen, Aaron McKenna and Eamer Coughlan proudly display their medals in Anapa


McKenna beat Russia’s Rashid Yangazie in Saturday’s 64kg final twenty-four hours after beating Uzbekistan’s AIBA World Junior champion Bilobek Mirzarakhimov in the last-four.

The talented Uzbek hadn’t been beaten in two years in any competition up to his meeting with McKenna.

Team Ireland was in training camp for over a week in Anapa prior to the start of the tournament.


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 AldivrTurnsinay (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) beat Toni Galstyan (Armenia) 5-0
64kg: Aaron McKenna (Ireland) beat Tyler Jolly (Scotland) 5-0
64kg: Patrick Donovan (Ireland) lost to Rashid Yangazie (Russia) 2-3
75kg: Tommy Hyde (Ireland) lost to Aleksei Alferor (Belarus) 0-5

March 18th

60kg: Eamer Coughlan (Ireland) lost to Nikita Piskunov (Russia) 1-4

64kg: Aaron McKenna (Ireland) beat Bilobek Mirzarakhimov (Uzbekistan) 4-1
69kg: Gabriel Dossen (Ireland) beat Denis Shapochinkiy (Russia) 5-0

March 19th


69kg Gabriel Dossen (Ireland) lost to Danis Gabdrafikov (Russia) 0-5
64kg: Aaron McKenna (Ireland) beat to Rashid Yangazie (Russia) 5-0


Irish Squad

60kg Eamer Coughlan (Riverstown) (Bronze)
64kg Patrick Donovan (OLOL)
64kg Aaron McKenna (Old School) (Gold)
69kg Gabriel Dossen (Olympic) (Silver)
69kg Jason Harty (Rathkeale)

75kg Tommy Hyde (Setanta)

Team manager: Robbie Redmond
Coaches: Billy McClean and Fergal McKenna
R&J: Martin O’Neill