Dean Gardiner (blue) in action




Team Ireland has made an impressive start to the Tammer Elite Multi-Nations with four wins from four so far over the last 24 hours in Tampere, Finland.

Kieran Molloy got the ball rolling with an impressive decision last evening and Wayne Kelly, Tony Browne and Kiril Afanasev followed that up with three wins on the trot today.

George Bates, Michael Nevin and Dean Gardiner are in action in the second session this afternoon.

Former Irish Elite champion Myles Casey received a bye into the last-four.

Tammer Elite Multi-Nations Tampere, Finland

November 16th


69kg Kieran Molloy (Ireland) beat Stephen Newns (Scotland) 5-0

November 17th


64kg Wayne Kelly (Ireland) beat William Edwards (Wales) 4-1
81kg Tony Browne (Ireland) beat Liridon Nuha (Sweden) 4-0
91kg Kiril Afanasev (Ireland) beat Artem Mikaelian (Russia) 5-0

4pm (Irish time) session

60kg George Bates (Ireland) beat Shun Han Cheung (Korea) 5-0
75kg Michael Nevin (Ireland) beat John Doherty (Scotland) 3-2
91kg+ Dean Gardiner (Ireland) beat Mourad Alieve (France) 5-0

November 18th


56kg Myles Casey (Ireland) v Jordan Rodirigues (France)
60kg George Bates (Ireland) v TBA
64kg Wayne Kelly (Ireland) v Conor Loftus (England)
69kg Kieran Molloy (Ireland) v TBA
75kg Michael Nevin (Ireland) v TBA
81kg Tony Browne (Ireland) v Mamadou Diabra (FRance)
91kg Kiril Afanasev (Ireland) v TBA

91kg+ Dean Gardiner (Ireland) v TBA

Irish squad

56kg Myles Casey (St Francis)
60kg George Bates (St Marys)
64kg Wayne Kelly (Ballinacarrow)
69kg Kieran Molloy (Oughterard)
75kg Michael Nevin (Portlaoise)
81kg Tony Browne (St Michaels)
91kg Kiril Afanasev (Smithfield)
91+kg Dean Gardiner (Clonmel)
Coaches: Zaur Antia & Dmitry Dimitruc