Irish squad members in Albena



Ireland recorded six wins out of eight on Day 1 of the European Junior Championships in Albena, Bulgaria today.

Irish captain Brandon McCarthy, vice captain Jake Tucker, Jude Gallagher,Dean Clancy and Peter Vrinceanu had their hands raised in victory on impressive unanimous decisions.

Mikey Stokes took the early route to victory, the Athlone feather recording a 1st round TKO win over Luca Filip who took two standing counts in the first frame.

All six are now through to the last 16 of the tournament.



William Hayden and Cathal Crowley bowed out at the last 32 stage this afternoon.

Hayden was edged on a 3-2 split decision versus Georgia’s Jaba Tchumbashvili and Crowley lost to towering Russian southpaw Aleksei Dronov.

Tucker is back in action tomorrow along with Patrick McCarthy who received a bye into the last 16, along with Callum Walsh, Myles Casey, Gavin Rafferty and Thomas Doherty.

European Junior Championships Albena, Bulgaria September 18th/25th

September 18th

Preliminaries (Last 32)

46kg Jude Gallagher (Ireland) beat Paul Cameron (England) 5-0
52kg Dean Clancy (Ireland) beat Nazar Fadzeyeu (Belarus) 5-0
54kg Brandon McCarthy (Ireland) beat David Gvasalia (Georgia) 5-0
57kg Mikey Stokes (Ireland) beat Luca Filip (Croatia) TKO1
63kg Peter Vrinceanu (Ireland) beat Luca de Chiava (Italy) 5-0
66kg William Hayden (Ireland) lost to Jaba Tchumbashvili (Georgia) 2-3
70kg Jake Tucker (Ireland) beat Gyula Varga (Hungary) 5-0
80Kg+ Cathal Crowley (Ireland) lost to Aleksei Dronov (Russia) TKO1

September 19th

Last 16

48kg Patrick McCarthy (Ireland) v Owen Paton (Scotland)
70kg Jake Tucker (Ireland) v Ilia Bogaturev (Russia) Kazim Iusubov (Belarus)

September 20th

Last 16

46kg Jude Gallagher (Ireland) V Maksud Khasmetov (Azerbaijan)
50kg Myles Casey (Ireland) v Madalin Popescu (Romania)
54kg Brandon McCarthy (Ireland) v Harry Kinsella (England)
57kg Mikey Stokes (Ireland) v Bakur Chikovani (Georgia)
75kg Gavin Rafferty (Ireland) v Emir Buyukdas (Turkey)

September 21st

Last 16

52kg Dean Clancy (Ireland) v Artur Shahakyan (Armenia)
60kg Callum Walsh (Ireland) v Racz Kristopher (Hungary)
63kg Peter Vrinceanu (Ireland) v Anatalii Fedotkin (Russia)
80kg Thomas Doherty (Ireland) Sahin Ergul (Turkey)

Irish squad

46kg Jude Gallagher (Two Castles)
48kg Patrick McCarthy (Tralee)
50kg Myles Casey (Rathkeale)
52kg Dean Clancy (Ballinacarrow)
54kg Brandon McCarthy (St. Michaels Athy) Cpt
57kg Mikey Stokes (Athlone)
60kg Callum Walsh (Riverstown)
63kg Peter Vrinceanu (Crumlin)
66kg William Hayden (Crumlin)
70kg Jake Tucker (Holy Trinity) V/Cpt
75kg Gavin Rafferty (St. Cianans)
80kg Thomas Doherty (Baldoyle)
80+kg Cathel Crowley (Spartan)

Team Manager – Peter Brady
Coaches – Billy McClean & Dmitri Dmitruk
R&J – John Casey