Team Ireland boxers had a tough day of it at the European U22 Championships in Budva, Montenegro.
48kg Padraig Downey, St. John Bosco BC, Antrim made his tournament debut at the Quarter Final stage against Azerbaijan’s Tural Sariyev in Bout Two of Ring A’s Afternoon Session. It was a tough bout, won by the Azerbaijani boxer 5-0. Judges scored the bout 30:26; 30:27; 30:26; 30:27; 29:28.
57kg Donagh Keary, Rathfriland BC returned for his second bout of the tournament, also against Azerbaijan and also at the Quarter Final stage. He met Azrak Babirov in Bout 2 in Ring B’s Evening Session. It was also a UD for the Azerbaijani boxer. The bout was scored: 27:28; 26:29; 26:29; 26:29; 25:29.
Thirty-four teams with 299 boxers (202 men and 97 women) are in Budva. The participating teams are Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Georgia, IBA-Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey and IBA-Neutral.
81kg Dearbhla Tinnelly, Clann Naofa BC 54kg Robin Kelly, Ballynacargy BC and 70kg Evelyn Igharo, Clann Naofa BC are all assured of bronze medals.
Dearbhla opens her tournament against Poland’s Martyna Jancelewicz in Bout 11 of Ring A’s afternoon session. Over in Ring B in the same session, Robin Kelly takes on Serbia’s Sara Cirkovic in Bout 4.
Day Six programme:
48kg Nicole Buckley, St Carthages BC
50kg Chantelle Robinson, Saviours Crystal BC
54kg Robin Kelly, Ballynacargy BC
70kg Evelyn Igharo, Clann Naofa BC
75kg Bethany Doocey, Castlebar BC
81kg Dearbhla Tinnelly, Clann Naofa BC
48kg Padraig Downey, St. John Bosco BC, Antrim
51kg Clepson dos Santos, Holy Trinity BC
57kg Donagh Keary, Rathfriland BC
60kg Rhys Owens, Erne BC
63.5kg James “Shamie” McDonagh, St Paul’s Waterford
67kg Gareth Dowling, Dublin Docklands
75kg Gavin Rafferty, Dublin Docklands
80kg James Whelan, Dublin Docklands
86kg Kian Hedderman, O.L.O.L BC
Team Manager, Sean Crowley
Coach: Jay Delaney
Coach: Lynne McEnery
Coach: Liam Cunningham
Coach: Aoife Hennigan
R&J: Stephen Kelly
Draw sheets, team lists and previous results are available here
Session 3A results
Session 4B results
Session 5A results
Session 6B results