Irish squad in Russia

Irish squad in Russia


Sean Purcell and Matthew McCole lost out in their bids to reach the last-four of the World University Championships in Russia this afternoon.

The Irish pair were beaten on unanimous decisions by Armenia’s Zhorzhik Marutyan and Russia’s Alisa Sharifov in Elista.

Terry McEntee won his last 16 bout on Saturday and is back in action in the quarter-finals tomorrow.

Rickey Nesbitt received a bye into the last-four and is between the ropes on Wednesday.

World University Championships Elista, Russia

September 1


60kg Terry McEntee (Old School/DCU) beat Narek Hovhannisyan (Armenia) 5-0

September 2


56kg Sean Purcell (Enniskerry/WIT) lost to Zhorzhik Marutyan (Armenia) 0-5
64kg Matthew McCole (Dungloe/LKIT) lost to Alisa Sharifov (Russia) 0-5

September 3

60kg Terry McEntee (Old School/DCU) v Min Uulu Siitbek (Kyrgyzstan)

September 5


52KG Ricky Nesbitt (Holy Family Drogheda/DKIT) v Hong Chuan-Hsun (Chinese Taipei)

Team Ireland

52KG Ricky Nesbitt Holy Family Drogheda/DKIT
56KG Sean Purcell Enniskerry/WIT
60KG Terry McEntee Old School/DCU
64KG Matthew McCole Dungloe/LKIT

Team Manager Paul Geoghegan
Coaches Derek Ahern
Paddy Gallagher