Cully and Bradley exit World Youth Championships today

Gary Cully and Tiernan Bradley bowed out of the AIBA World Youth Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria today.
Cully, the current European Youth champion, was somehow adjudged to have lost on a split decision – a verdict which Irish coach Billy McClean described as absolutely shocking – to Ukrainian bantamweight Voldymyr Fedora.
And Bradley, who found the target with some big shots in the third and final frame with Australian lightweight Liam Wilson, lost on a unanimous decision.
Irish team manager Liam Brereton said that he was so incensed with both decisions that he did not want to comment.
Earlier today, EU champion Kristina O’Hara lost a close flyweight four-rounder with Great Britain’s Crystal Barker (England) on a split decision.
Johnny Joyce and Wayne Kelly will be in action in the afternoon and evening sessions tomorrow.
Joyce is on in the fifth fight in the afternoon session, which begins at 12pm (Irish time). Kelly is in action in the second fight in the evening session,which begins at 4pm (Irish time).

AIBA World Youth Championships Sofia Bulgaria April 14th (last 64) 52kg Willie Donoghue (Ireland) beat Kdhim Al-Saedi (Iraq) 3-0 April 15th (last 64) 56kg Gary Cully (Ireland) lost to Voldymyr Fedora (Ukraine) 1-2 60kg Tiernan Bradley (Ireland) lost to Liam Wilson (Australia) 0-3 W51kg Kristina O’Hara (Ireland) lost to Crystal Barker (Great Britain) 1-2 April 16th (last 64) 64kg Wayne Kelly (Ireland) v Ayan Kalibekov (Kazakhstan) 69kg Johnny Joyce (Ireland) v Mohamed Hikal (Egypt) April 17th (last 32) 52kg Willie Donoghue (ireland) v Domenik Hirsch (Germany) 91kg Michael Gallagher (Ireland) v Evangeles Frangos (Canada) W60kg Ciara Ginty (Ireland) v Nikol Mladenova (Bulgaria) W75kg Christina Desmond (Ireland) v Ekaternina Serova (Russia) April 18th (last 32) 75kg Luke Thomas (Ireland) v Ramil Gadzhyiev (Ukraine) or Feng-Chin Ling (Chinese Taipei) April 19th (last 32) 49kg Brendan Irvine (Ireland) v Artur Hoyhannisyan (Armenia) or Wonho Kim (Korea) 81kg Cormac Long (Ireland) v Karoly Berk (Hungary) IRISH SQUAD Women 51kg Kristina O’Hara (Emerald) 60kg Ciara Ginty (Geesala) 75kg Christina Desmond (Macroom) Men 49kg Brendan Irvine (St Paul’s) 52kg Willie Donoghue (St Michael’s Athy) 56kg Gary Cully (St David’s) 60kg Tierna Bradley (Sacred Heart) 64kg Wayne Kelly (Ballinacargy) 69kg Johnny Joyce (St Michael’s Athy) 75kg Luke Thomas (Watergrasshill) 81kg Cormac Long (Rathkeale) 91kg Michael Gallagher (Finn Valley) Team manager Liam Brereton Coaches: Billy McClean, Tom Hayes, Gerry Storey, Anita Just


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