Paddy Donovan, Gabriel Dossen and David Oliver Joyce, pictured above today, rattled out a hat-trick of last 32 wins at the European U/22 Championships in Vladikavkaz, Russia this afternoon.

“A great day at the Europeans. All three boxers were in control of their contests and won convincingly,” said Irish team manager Stephen Molloy.

Limerick southpaw Donovan impressed en route to a 4-1 split decision over durable Dutch welter Sam Wagensvela over three, three minute rounds.

One judge scored the fight 29-28 to Wagensvela while another scored it 30-26 (one 10-8 round) to the Our Lady of Lourdes BC man.

Irish male captain Gabriel Dossen followed that up with a unanimous decision over Moldova’s Andrei Vreme, the Galway (Olympic BC) middle winning every round en route to the last 16.

Dublin southpaw David Oliver Joyce completed a perfect day for Ireland on a unanimous decision over Oleg Chulkyacheyev of the Ukraine.

The Ballymun BC lightweight will be back in action tomorrow versus Russia.

“We are very happy with three wins and performances of Paddy, Gabriel and Davey and delighted to win three bouts,” said the Irish head coach in Russia, Dmitry Dimitruk.

Mary Geraghty and Pierce O’Leary are also between the ropes on Sunday.

So far, Ireland has recorded four wins from five from the opening two days of the 34-nation tournament.

Please click here for all results so far and Sunday’s program.Vladikavkaz is three hours ahead of Ireland.

European U/22 Men’s and Women’s Championships Vladikavkaz, Russia March 8/17

March 9

(Last 32)

60kg David Oliver Joyce (Ireland) beat Oleg Chulkyacheyev (Ukraine) 5-0
69kg Paddy Donovan (Ireland) beat Sam Wagensvela (Netherlands) 4-1
75kg Gabriel Dossen (Ireland) beat Andrei Vreme (Moldova) 5-0

March 8

(Last 16)

60kg Amy Broadhurst (Ireland) beat En Gizem (Turkey) 5-0
64kg Shauna O’Callaghan (Ireland) lost to Chelsey Heijnen (Netherlands) RSC2

March 10

(Last 16)

57kg Mary Geraghty (Ireland) v Victoria Glover (Scotland)
60kg David Oliver Joyce (Ireland) v Beslan Khamzaev (Russia)
64kg Pierce O’Leary (Ireland) v Mike McDonagh (Wales)

March 11

(Last 16)

69kg Paddy Donovan (Ireland) v Vakhid Abbasov (Russia)
75kg Gabriel Dossen (Ireland) v Florin Simion (Romania) or Andrej Csemez (Slovakia)

March 12


51kg Niamh Earley (Ireland) v Giovanna Marchese (Italy)
60kg Amy Broadhurst (Ireland) v Kiga Mezovari (Hungary)
75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Ireland) v Anastasiya Shamonova (Russia)

March 13


52kg Adam Hession (Ireland) v Rotyslav Bilototskyi (Ukraine)

Irish squad


51kg Niamh Earley (Ryston)

57kg Mary Geraghty (St Anthonys)

60kg Amy Broadhurst (Dealgan)

64kg Shauna O’Callaghan (Clann Naofa)

75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Castlerea) Cpt


52kg Adam Hession (Monivea)

60kg Davey Oliver Joyce (Ballymun)

64kg Pierce O’Leary (Dublin Docklands)

69kg Patrick Donovan (OLOL)

75kg Gabriel Dossen (Olympic) Cpt

Team Manager: Stephen Molloy

Head Coach: Dmitry Dmitruk

Coaches: Anita Just, Philip Keogh

R&J: Stephen Kelly