2 Wins on Day 2 of Euro Schoolboys

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Bernard O’Neill – IABA Press Officer

Eoghan Quinn recorded his second win in 24 hours to book his ticket into the quarter-finals of the European Schoolboy Championships in Zagreb, Croatia today.

But 2015 European Schoolboy silver medalist Steve Cairns, who also won Sunday, was controversially beaten on a unanimous decision by Russia’s Maksim Demenenko at the last 16 stage.

Quinn saw off Italy’s Matteo Ferraro in impressive fashion. Jerome Lonergan-Gartland also advanced, the Tipperary prospect beating Bulgaria’s Krasimer Dzhurov over three rounds.

Thomas Donovan pulled out all the stops but was edged out on a split decision by Ignas Liaudanskis of Lithuania tonight and Shane O’Gorman was beaten by Serbia’s Nermin Ajetovic in a close 50kg bout.

Six Irish boxers, led by team captain Gerard McDonagh, will be in action tomorrow in Zagreb.

McDonagh, Paddy Myers, Francis Maughan, Jason Irwin, Matthew Tyndall and John Sweeney are between the ropes.

Boxing begins at 1pm and 5pm (Irish time).

European Schoolboy Championships Zagreb, Croatia

July 24th
Preliminaries (last 32)
44.5kg Eoghan Quinn (Ireland) beat Kros Ermas (Bosnia & Herzegovina) 3-0
46kg Steve Cairns (Ireland) beat Severin Yordanov (Bulgaria) 3-0

July 25th
38.5KG Jerome Lonergan-Gartland (Ireland) beat Krasimer Dzhurov (Bulgaria) 2-1
40KG Thomas Donovan (Ireland) lost to Ignas Liaudanskis (Lithuania) 1-2
44.5KG Eoghan Quinn (Ireland) beat Matteo Ferraro (Italy) 3-0
46KG Steve Cairns (Ireland) lost to Maksim Demenenko (Russia) 0-3
50KG Shane O’Gorman (Ireland) lost to Nermin Ajetovic (Serbia) 0-3

July 26th
41.5KG Ger McDonagh (Ireland) v Mikail Harmanci (Denmark)
52KG Paddy Myers (Ireland) v Shilov Aleksander (Russia)
54KG Francis Maughan (Ireland) v Rakitin Ilya (Russia)
59KG Jason Irwin (Ireland) v Gramos Berisha (Kosovo)
62KG Matthew Tyndall (Ireland) v Kofan Maksym (Ukraine)
+76KG John Sweeney (Ireland) v Timur Avdoian (Russia)

July 27th Q/Finals
38.5KG Jerome Lonergan-Gartland (Ireland) v Kiril Kladovikov (Russia)
44.5KG Eoghan Quinn (Ireland) v Cameron Whyte (Scotland)
76KG Thomas Doherty (Ireland) v Russia or Croatia
65KG William Hayden (Ireland) v Nazar Karaka (Belarus)

July 28th Q/Finals
48KG Cain Lewis (Ireland) v Croatia or Italy
43KG Jonathan Hughes (Ireland) v Moldova or Ukraine
56KG Patrick Collins (Ireland) v Lithuania or Italy
68KG Jason Myers v Romania or Hungary
72KG Jamie Edwards (Ireland) v Voevodin Andrei (Russia)

Irish squad
38.5KG Jerome Lonergan Gartland (Clonmel)
40KG Thomas Donovan (Olympic)
41.5KG Gerard McDonagh (Glen) CAPTAIN
43KG Jonathon Hughes (Jobstown)
44.5KG Eoghan Quinn (St.Johns Derry)
46KG Steven Cairns (Loughmahon)
48KG Cian Lewis (Ballymun)
50KG Shane O’Gorman (St.Malachys)
52KG Paddy Myers (Sligo City)
54KG Francis Maughan (St.Marys Dublin)
56KG Patrick Collins (Baldoyle)
59KG Jason Irwin (Castleblaney)
62KG Matthew Tyndall (Monkstown Dublin)
65KG William Hayden (Crumlin)
68KG Jason Myers (Titans)
72KG Jamie Edwards (Crumlin)
76KG Thomas Doherty (Baldoyle)
76+KG John Sweeney (Ennis)

Team Manager: Paddy Gallagher (Maynooth)
Coaches: Igor Khmil (Smithfield), JP Kinsella (Monkstown), Eoin Pluck (Arklow), Brian Barry (Riverstown) R&J: Martin Fennessy (Clonmel)

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie