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Donovan and Dossen dazzle at European U22 Championships

Paddy Donovan and Gabriel Dossen both successfully opened their accounts this afternoon at the European Under-22 Championships in Russia with wide wins.

Both had failed to receive byes so were in Round of 32 action and both scored wins in Vladikavkaz.

Limerick welter Donovan bounced back from his Irish Elite final loss to Kieran Molloy with a 4-1 triumph over Dutch puncher Sam Wagensvela.

The OLOL southpaw had to pass a late fitness test having required 30 stitches to a cut suffered in the aforementioned final and managed to stay largely out of trouble, with the one scoreline against him seemingly very off.

Galway middleweight Dossen would then dominate Moldovan Andrei Vreme, taking a 5-0 win in which he dropped just one round on one scorecard.

The pair now both box on Monday in the last 16, with Dossen in against Romanian Alberto Simion who received a walkover while Donovan faces Russia home favourite Vakhid Abbasov who beat French fighter Milan Prat.

Davey Oliver Joyce will be in action shortly in the evening session. The Ballymun BC lightweight’s Round of 32 bout versus Ukrainian Oleg Chulyacheyev is due to start at 3:15pm (Irish time) in Ring A. You can watch Joyce’s fight below:

Amy Broadhurst won her Last 16 bout yesterday while Shauna O’Callaghan was eliminated – with Pierce O’Leary and Mary Geraghty still to come tomorrow.

The draws in full can be seen here.

Friday March 8
(Last 16)
60kg Amy Broadhurst (Ireland) beat En Gizem (Turkey) 5-0
64kg Shauna O’Callaghan (Ireland) lost to Chelsey Heijnen (Netherlands) RSC2

Saturday March 9th
Last 32
60kg David Oliver Joyce (Ireland) v Oleg Chulkyacheyev (Ukraine)
69kg Paddy Donovan (Ireland) beat Sam Wagensvela (Netherlands) 4-1
75kg Gabriel Dossen (Ireland) beat Andrei Vreme (Moldova) 5-0

Sunday March 10th
Last 16
57kg Mary Geraghty (Ireland) v Victoria Glover (Scotland)
64kg Pierce O’Leary (Ireland) v Mike McDonagh (Wales)

Monday March 11th
Last 16
69kg Paddy Donovan (Ireland) v Vakhid Abbasov (Russia)
75kg Gabriel Dossen (Ireland) v Alberto Simion (Romania)

Tuesday March 12th
51kg Niamh Earley (Ireland) v Giovanna Marchese (Italy)
60kg Amy Broadhurst (Ireland) v Kinga Mezovari (Hungary)
75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Ireland) v Anastasiya Shamonovan (Russia)

Wednesday March 13th
52kg Adam Hession (Ireland) v Rotyslav Bilototskyi (Ukraine)

48kg No entrant
51kg Niamh Earley (Ryston)
52kg Adam Hession (Monivea)
54kg No entrant
56kg No entrant
57kg Mary Geraghty (St Anthony’s)
60kg Amy Broadhurst (Dealgan)
60kg Davey Oliver Joyce (Ballymun)
64kg Shauna OiCallaghan (Clann Naofa)
64kg Pierce O’Leary (Dublin Docklands)
69kg No entrant
69kg Patrick Donovan (OLOL)
75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Castlerea) C
75kg Gabriel Dossen (Olympic) C
81kg No entrant
81kg No entrant
+81kg No entrant
91kg No entrant
+91kg No entrant

Team Manager: Stephen Molloy
Head Coach: Dmitry Dmitruk
Coaches: Anita Just, Philip Keogh


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Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on, Boxing News,, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: