Kurt Walker (red)

Kurt Walker (red)

Irish boxing will be battling on two fronts in eastern Europe today, with athletes in the ring in Romania and Russia.

Ireland’s Youths are first up in Anapa, Russia, with Gabriel Dossen and Jason Harty between the ropes at the Pavlyukov Youth Memorial in Anapa, Russia versus Russia and Kazakhstan at approximately 11.15am and (Irish times).

In Romania, current Irish Elite champion Kurt Walsh and Jordan Moore meet Ukraine and Poland at the European U/22 Championships in Braila. Both men are out in the 2nd and 6th bouts in the evening session which begins at 5pm (Irish time).

Irish captain and vice-captain Aaron McKenna and Tommy Hyde will lead out Ireland at today’s opening ceremony in Anapa.

Please scroll down for draws and results so far.

European U/22 Championships Braila, Romania March 14th/22nd

March 14th

Last 32

75kg: Keylan Cassidy (Ireland) beat Armen Minasyan (Armenia) 5-0

March 15th

Last 16

52kg: Jordan Moore (Ireland) v Andry Tyshkavenko (Ukraine)

Last 32

56kg: Kurt Walker (Ireland) v Adrian Powal (Poland)

March 16th

Last 16

69kg Eugene McKeever (Ireland) v Vitalii Tereshchuk (Ukraine)

91kg Geoffrey Kavanagh (Ireland) v Adam Hamari (Hungary)

91kg+: Thomas Carty (Ireland) v Vitalii Pakuliak (Ukraine)

March 17th

Last 16

60kg: Dylan Duffy (Ireland) v Romano Marengo (Netherlands)

64kg: Keith Flavin (Ireland) v Mikhail Baisiakov (Belarus)

75kg: Keylan Cassidy (Ireland) v Salvatore Cavallaro (Italy)

81kg: Brian Kennedy (Ireland) v Polneikis Kalamaras (Greece)


Irish squad

52kg Jordan Moore (Glasnevin)
56kg Kurt Walker (Canal)
60kg Dylan Duffy (Pegasus)
64kg Keith Flavin (Paulstown)
69kg Eugene McKeever (Holy Family Drogheda)
75kg Keylan Cassidy (Saviours Crystal)
81kg Brian Kennedy (St Marys Daingean)
91kg Geoffrey Kavanagh (Glasnevin)
91+kg Thomas Carty (Glasnevin) cpt

Team Manager: Paddy Osbourne

Coaches: Zaur Antia, Pat McDonagh

R&J: Philip Roone

Pavlyukov Youth Memorial Anapa, Russia March 15th/20th

March 15th

Last 16

69kg Gabriel Dossen (Ireland) v Ivan Stupen (Russia)
69kg Jason Harty (Ireland) v Aldivr Turnsinay (Kazakhstan)

March 16th

Last 16

64kg: Aaron McKenna (Ireland) v Pavel Kamgnin (Estonia)
64kg Patrick Donovan (Ireland) v Denik Nikogosyan (Armenia)


60kg: Eamer Coughlan (Ireland) v Otar Naveriani (Georgia)

March 17th


75kg Tommy Hyde (Ireland) v Aleksei Alferor (Belarus)

Irish Squad

60kg Eamer Coughlan (Riverstown)
64kg Patrick Donovan (OLOL)
64kg Aaron McKenna (Old School)
69kg Gabriel Dossen (Olympic)
69kg Jason Harty (Rathkeale)
75kg Tommy Hyde (Setanta)

Team manager: Robbie Redmond

Coaches: Billy McClean and Fergal McKenna

R&J: Martin O’Neill