Defence forces and Ireland draw in National Stadiu,

Ireland and the Irish Defence Forces shared the spoils in a 5-5 draw at the National Stadium in Dublin this evening.
The Defence Forces were ahead three times tonight (2-0, 3-2 and 5-3) but Emmett Brennan and Christy Joyce won the final two bouts of the session to ensure that it finished honours even.
Meanwhile, Johnny Joyce beat Camohin  Hynes on a split decision tonight to claim the Irish 69kg vest for next month’s AIBA World Men’s and Women’s Youth Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Ireland v Defence Forces, National Stadium Dublin March 21st


71kg Peter Fabian  lost to  John Joyce 0-3

71kg Johnny Harty lost to  Mark Fitzpatrick 0-3

75kg Hugh Joyce beat Bobby Carthy 3-0

80kg Geoffrey Kavanagh beat Ciaran O’Griofa 3-0

91kg Cillian Myler  lost to John Tyrell 0-3

64kg Martin Noonan  beat Sean Montgomery 3-0

69kg John Joe Joyce lost to David Roche 0-3

69kg Fergal Redmond lost to Brian Brosnan 1-2

75kg Emmet Brennan beat Roy Sheehan 2-1

91kg Christy Joyce beat Pat O’Shea 3-0


91+kg Dean Gardiner v Tommy Sheahan (off)

52kg Darren Campbell v Chris Phelan (off)


AIBA World Youth Championships Box-Off

69kg Johnny Joyce (St Michael’s Athy) beat Caomhin Hynes (Holy Trinity) 2-1


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