3 Wins on Day 3 at European Schoolboy Championships

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Bernard O’Neill – IABA Press Officer

Ireland recorded three wins out of six on Day 3 of the European Schoolboy Championships in Croatia.

Paddy Myers, Francie Maughan and Jason Irwin had their hands raised in victory in Zagreb.

Myers and Maughan produced top drawer performances to see off Russian pair Shilov Aleksander and Rakitin Ilya on unanimous and split verdicts and Irwin took all three judges with him at the expense of Gramos Berisha of Kosova.

Matthew Tyndall was unlucky not to make it four on the bounce after being edged out on a split verdict by Kofan Maksym of the Ukraine, and John Sweeney, boxing to record a third straight win over Russia, lost on a unanimous decision to Timur Avdoian.

12 Irish fighters now find themselves 4 and a half minutes away from a medal in the Adriatic state.

Irish captain Gerard McDonagh bowed after a close three-rounder with Denmark’s Mikail Harmanci

Myers, Maughan, Eoghan Quinn, Jerome Lonergan-Gartland, Thomas Doherty and William Hayden are in action later today.

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
44.5KG Eoghan Quinn (Ireland) beat Matteo Ferraro (Italy) 3-0
40KG Thomas Donovan (Ireland) lost to Ignas Liaudanskis (Lithuania) 1-2
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 – last 16
41.5KG Ger McDonagh (Ireland) lost to Mikail Harmanci (Denmark) 0-3
52KG Paddy Myers (Ireland) beat Shilov Aleksander (Russia) 3-0
54KG Francis Maughan (Ireland) beat Rakitin Ilya (Russia) 2-1
59KG Jason Irwin (Ireland) beat Gramos Berisha (Kosova) 3-0
62KG Matthew Tyndall (Ireland) lost to Kofan Maksym (Ukraine) 1-2
76+KG John Sweeney (Ireland) lost to Timur Avdoian (Russia) 0-3

July 27th Q/Finals
38.5KG Jerome Lonergan-Gartland (Ireland) v Kiril Kladovikov (Russia)
44.5KG Eoghan Quinn (Ireland) v Cameron Whyte (Scotland)
52KG Paddy Myers (Ireland) v Anton Georsiev (Bulgaria)
54KG Francis Maughan (Ireland) v Olekski Dentsenkov (Ukraine)
65KG William Hayden (Ireland) v Nazar Karaka (Belarus)
76KG Thomas Doherty (Ireland) v Vasily Kaverin (Russia)

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
59KG Jason Irwin (Ireland) v Ageev Nikitin (Russia)
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