Kerry’s Patrick McCarthy is the first Irish boxer in action at the European Junior Championships in Albena, Bulgaria today.

The Tralee BC light-fly meets Scotland’s Owen Paton for a place in the quarter-finals in the 4th bout on the program.

Jake Tucker is back between the ropes versus Russia’s Ilia Bogaturev in the 15th contest on the card.

The Belfast light-middle recorded one of six wins for Ireland on Day 1 of the tournament yesterday.

Boxing begins at 2pm Irish time this afternoon.

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)

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