Team Ireland had a perfect start to the Leszek Drogosz Memorial in Poland, with three wins from three.
50kg Shannon Sweeney recorded a 3-0 (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) win over England. Shannon’s is among several weights in which there are round robins. Gráinne Walsh claimed a 3-0 (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) win over Slovakia in her Leszek Drogosz Quarter Final, claiming at least a bronze medal in the process, while 80kg Gabriel Dossen progressed to the quarter finals, following a 3-0 (30-27, 30-27, 30-26) win over a home opponent.
57kg Niamh Fay, 66kg Lisa O’Rourke, 57kg Patryk Adamus, 63.5kg JP Hale and 71kg Jon McConnell will all open their tournaments at the semi-final stage and will also come home home, at least, bronze medals.
10 countries and 81 boxers are contesting the competition – Ireland, England, Wales, Belgium, France, Serbia, Slovenia, Lithuania, Poland and Trinidad & Tobago
Following on from today’s win, Shannon Sweeney boxes the second of her round robin contests, against Poland’s Natalia Kuczewska in bout 1 and Gabriel Dossen is back in action in his quarter final, against Poland’s Martyna Fąfara in bout 12.
50kg Shannon Sweeney, St Anne’s, Westport
57kg Niamh Fay, Phoenix of Ballyboughal
66kg Grainne Walsh, St Mary’s, Tallaght
66kg Lisa O’Rourke, Olympic BC, Galway
57kg Patryk Adamus, Drimnagh BC
63.5kg John Paul Hale, Star BC
71kg Jon McConnell, Holy Trinity BC
80kg Gabriel Dossen, Olympic BC Galway.
Team Manager: Sean Crowley
Head Coach: Damian Kennedy
Coach: Ross Hickey
Physio: Ciara McCallion
R&J: Derek Rice
Draws are available here
Day One results: