Adam Hession, Kieran Molloy, in the 200th victory of his career, and Jack Marley emerged victorious form today’s European U/22 Championships bouts in Roseto, Italy.

Hession had to come from behind to see off Gabor Virban of Hungary who edged the first round, but Hession took rounds two and three to secure the win.

Molloy advanced after his opponent, Romania’s Eric Tudor, suffered a cut on his forehead near the end of the first round and when it went back to the judges, Molloy deservedly got the nod on a 4-1 split.

Meanwhile, Kane Tucker had to concede a walkover to France’s Raphael Monny. Irish team manager Tara Mari explained that Kane was not feeling well and the decision was taken to withdraw him from the bout as a precaution.

Meantime, Sean Mari had his hands full with Petre Cosmin, the Romanian flyweight taking all three rounds, although Mari had good second and found the target with some neat combinations.

Marley was on top against Dariusz Lasotta. The German heavyweight took a standing count close to the end of the first round and another standing count in the third from a flashing right hook from Marley and the ref waved off the fight.

European U/22 Championships Roseto degli Abruzzi, Italy

June 17

Last 32

63kg Dean Clancy (Ireland) beat Pete Novak (Czech Republic) 5-0

69kg Kieran Molloy (Ireland) beat Dan Krotter (Germany) 4-1

June 18

Last 32 and 16

52kg Sean Mari (Ireland) beat Hamza Mahmood (England) 4-1

51kg Niamh Earley (Ireland) lost to Romane Moulan (France) 1-4

63kg Dean Clancy (Ireland) beat Nenad Javanovic (Serbia) 5-0

75kg Gabriel Dossen (Ireland) lost to Moreno Fendero (France) 0-5

June 19

Last 16

52kg Sean Mari (Ireland) lost to Petre Cosmin (Romania) 0-5

56kg Adam Hession (Ireland) beat Gabor Virban (Hungary) 5-0

69kg Kieran Molloy (Ireland) beat Eric Tudor (Romania) 4-1

81kg Kane Tucker (Ireland) lost to Raphael Monny (France) W/O

91kg Jack Marley (Ireland) beat Dariusz Lasotta (Germany) RSC3

June 20th

Last 16

91kg+ Gytis Lisinskas (Ireland) v Vincenzo Fiaschetti (Italy)


60kg Ellie May-Gartland (Ireland) v Peige Richardson (England

June 21st


56kg Adam Hession Ireland) TBC
63kg Dean Clancy (Ireland) v TBC
69kg Kiern Molloy (Ireland) V TBC
91kg Jck Marley (Ireland) v TBC

Irish squad

51kg Niamh Earley (Ryston)

60kg Ellie May-Gartland (Clonmel)

52kg Sean Mari (Monkstown)

56kg Adam Hession (Monivea)

63kg Dean Clancy (Sean McDermott)

69kg Kieran Molloy (Oughterard)

75kg Gabriel Dossen (Olympic)

81kg Kane Tucker (Emerald)

91kg Jack Marley (Monkstown

91kg+ Gytis Lisinskas (Celtic Eagles)

Team Manager: Tara Mari

Coaches: Eoin Pluck, Damain Kennedy, James Doyle

Physio: David Cooke