The European U/22 Men’s and Women’s finals will be decided on St Patrick’s Day this year – an extra incentive for an Irish boxer to reach the gold medal matches.
The Continental Championships will be held in Russia in March with the finals slated for March 17 in Vladikavkaz in the North Caucasus.
Meantime, the National U/22 Men’s and Women’s Championships conclude at the National Stadium in Dublin tonight.
The IABA are using the tournament as part of the selection process for Vladikavkaz.
Defending champions Amy Broadhurst and Aoife O’Rourke, who claimed gold and bronze at last year’s European U/22s are between the ropes versus Isobella Hughes and Renee Roche.
The weigh-in are being held between 8am and 9am and 12pm and 1pm today.
The 2018 Championships will be completed over 44 bouts.
National Men’s and Women’s U/22 Championships National Stadium Dublin
48kg Ciara Walsh (Smithfield) V Courtney Daly Crumlin)
49kg Jack O’Neill (Corpus Christi) V Regan Buckley (St Teresa’s)
51kg Caitlyn Fryers (Immaculata) V Niamh Early (Ryston)
52kg Mark Corcoran (Corinthians) V Adam Hession (Monivea)
54kg Orinta Ringyte (Riverstown) W/O
56kg Colm Murphy (St Georges) V John Paul Hale (Star)
57kg Mary Geraghty (St Anthonys) W/O
60kg Amy Broadhurst (Dealgan) V Isobella Hughes (Mount Tallant)
60kg Patryk Adamus (Drimnagh) V David O Joyce (Ballymun)
64kg Shauna O’Callaghan (Clann Naofa) W/O
64kg Matthew McCole (Dungloe) V Pierce O’Leary (Dublin Docklands)
69kg Clodagh Greene (Crumlin) V Elice Elliott (South Meath)
69kg Aaron Daly (Castlebar) V Patrick Donovan (OLOL)
75kg Renee Roche (Castlebar) V Aoife O’Rourke (Castlerea)
75kg John Joe Nevin (Crumlin) V Gabriel Dossen (Olympic)
81kg Sean Conroy (Castlebar) V Kelyn Cassidy (St Saviours/Crystal)
81+kg Nell Fox (Rathkeale) W/O
91kg Kevin Sheehy (St Francis) V Thomas Maughan (Cavan)
91+kg Luke Hall (Crumlin) V Gytis Lisinskas (Celtic Eagles)
56kg Colm Murphy (St Georges) beat Cian Doyle (Crumlin) 5-0
56kg John Paul Hale (Star) beat Sean Purcell (Enniskerry) 3-2
60kg Patryk Adamus (Drimnagh) beat Yannick Meseke (Olympic) 5-0
60kg David O Joyce (Ballymun) beat Dominic Bradley (Errigal) 5-0
64kg Matthew McCole (Dungloe) beat Terry McEntee (Old School) 5-0
64kg Pierce O’Leary (Dublin Docklands) beat Michael Avetisian (Swords) 4-1
69kg Aaron Daly (Castlebar) beat Michael Kinsella (St Anthonys/St Pats) 5-0
69kg Patrick Donovan (O.L.O.L.) W/O
75kg John Joe Nevin (Crumlin) beat Edward Donovan (O.L.O.L.) 5-0
75kg Gabriel Dossen (Olympic) beat Jason Harty (Rathkeale) 5-0
81kg Sean Conroy (Castlebar) beat Rhys Moran (St Pauls W) 3-2
81kg Kelyn Cassidy (St Saviours/Crystal) beat Thomas O’Toole (Celtic Eagles) 3-2
91+kg Gytis Lisinskas (Celtic Eagles) beat James Clarke (Crumlin) 3-0
56kg Cian Doyle (Crumlin) beat Kane Marshall (Emerald A) 5-0
60kg David O Joyce (Ballymun) W/O
60kg Dominic Bradley (Errigal) beat Lee McKee (Star) 5-0
64kg Matthew McCole (Dungloe) beat Padraig Convery (Holy Family Drogheda) 5-0
64kg Terry McEntee (Old School) beat Stephen Lockhart (Baldoyle) RSC3
64kg Pierce O’Leary (Dublin Docklands) beat Shane Flavin (Paulstown) 5-0
64kg Michael Avetisian (Swords) W/O
81kg Thomas O’Toole (Celtic Eagles) W/O
51kg Niamh Early (Ryston) beat Nycole Hayes (Togher) 5-0
60kg Amy Broadhurst (Delagan) beat Jennifer Lehane (D.C.U.) 5-0
60kg Isobella Hughes (Mount Tallant) beat Aisling Murray (Muskerry) 5-0
75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Castlerea) beat Lauren Kelly (St Brigid’s,Edenderry) 5-0