Darren O'Neill on medals podium in Helsinki today

Darren O’Neill on medals podium in Helsinki today


Michael O’Reilly had to settle for silver at the Gee Bee Multi-Nations in Helsinki, Finland this afternoon.

The European Games champion lost the 75kg final to France’s Christian M’Billi-Assomo, the 2014 Gee Bee champion, in a pulsating three-rounder.

The middleweight final was the last bout of the 35th edition of the tournament.

Earlier today, TJ Waite produced a big performance but lost to Russia’s Ovik Ogannisian on a unanimous decision in the 52kg final.

Darren O’Neill ceded a walkover to Kazakh heavyweight Vasilly Levitt in today’s 91kg decider after picking up a facial cut in Saturday’s semi-final win over Italy.

Team Ireland are due to arrive home via Dublin Airport at 10.35pm tomorrow evening, March 14th.


Gee Bee Multi-Nations Helsinki, Finland March 11/14

March 11th


75kg Michael O’Reilly (Ireland) beat Giovanni Sarachiato (Italy) 3-0

64kg Dean Walsh (Ireland) lost to Aleksai Mazur (Russia) 1-2

91kg Darren O’Neill (Ireland) beat Tadas Tamasauskas (Lithuania) 3-0

March 12th


49kg Stephen McKenna (Ireland) lost to Bator Sagalajev (Russia) 0-3

52kg TJ Waite (Ireland) beat Dodji Ayigah (Belgium) 2-1

75kg Michael O’Reilly (Ireland) beat Troy Williamson (England) 3-0

91kg Darren O’Neill (Ireland) beat Tommaso Rossano (Italy) 3-0

March 13th


52kg TJ Waite (Ireland) lost to Ovik Ogannisian (Russia) 0-3

75kg Michael O’Reilly (Ireland) lost to Christian M’Billi Assomo (France) 0-3

91kg Darren O’Neill (Ireland) lost to Vasilly Levitt (Kazakhstan) W/O

(O’Neill injured in s/finals)



Irish squad

49kg Stephen McKenna (Old School) (Bronze)

52kg TJ Waite (Ormeau Road) (Silver)

64kg Dean Walsh (St Josephs/St Ibars)

75kg Michael O’Reilly (Portlaoise) (Silver)

91kg Darren O’Neill (Paulstown) (Silver)

Coaches: Zaur Antia, Noel Burke

Physio: Ursla Brooks