Darren O’Neill joined Michael O’Reilly, TJ Waite and Stephen McKenna in Saturday’s semi-finals of the Gee Multi-Nations in Helsinki, Finland.
The Kilkenny southpaw beat Lithuanian heavyweight Tadas Tamasauskas on a unanimous decision tonight to book his ticket into the last-four.
Wexford’s Dean Walsh bowed out on a split decision this evening to Russian light-welter Aleksai Mazur.
Earlier today, Michael O’Reilly scored a unanimous decision over Italian middleweight Giovanni Sarachiato to get Ireland off to a winning start at the 35th edition of the tournament.
Waite and McKenna received byes into the semi-finals and will have their first fights tomorrow.
All four boxers are guaranteed at least bronze.
Gee Bee Multi-Nations Helsinki, Finland March 11/14
75kg Michael O’Reilly (Ireland) beat Giovanni Sarachiato (Italy) 3-0
64kg Dean Walsh (Ireland) lost to Aleksai Mazur (Russia) 1-2
91kg Darren O’Neill (Ireland) beat Tadas Tamasauskas (Lithuania) 3-0
49kg Stephen McKenna (Ireland) v Bator Sagalajev (Russia)
52kg TJ Waite (Ireland) v Dodji Ayigah (Belgium)
75kg Michael O’Reilly (Ireland) v T Williamson (England)
91kg Darren O’Neill (Ireland) v Vassily Levitt (Kazakhstan)
49kg Stephen McKenna (Old School)
52kg TJ Waite (Ormeau Road)
64kg Dean Walsh (St Josephs/St Ibars)
75kg Michael O’Reilly (Portlaoise)
91kg Darren O’Neill (Paulstown)
Coaches: Zaur Antia, Noel Burke
Physio: Ursla Brooks