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Donovan progresses to European last eight

Edward Donovan booked his ticket in the last-eight of the European Junior Championships in Kaposvar, Hungary today.

But Barry McReynolds bowed out on a split decision to Anzor Gapuev of Russia, the third split decision reversal against Ireland in bouts with Russia today.

Irish coach Billy McClean said they were concerned and mystified at the results going to the Russian Federation versus Ireland and that they felt that they should have got at least two of today’s verdicts.

Earlier today, Terry Donoghue and Brandon McCarthy, who obliged his opponent to take a count in the first, convincingly advanced, but Michael Delaney and Pierce O’Leary, who rocked his opponent on more than one occasion, were  unlucky to lose to two Russian opponents on split verdicts.

Seven Irish boxers will be in action tomorrow. Please see below attachment for program.

Boxing2016 – EUBC European Confederation Junior Boxing Championships Day3 Schedule


European Junior Championships Kaposvar, Hungary

June 19th


57kg Edward Donovan (Ireland) beat Deievdas Bogbanovicus (Lithuania) 3-0

63kg Pierce O’Leary (Ireland) beat Genuri Jgerenai (Georgia) TKO1

75kg Adam Dempsey (Ireland) beat Fillip Knor (Czech Republic) 2-1

June 20th

Last 16

46kg Terry Donoghue (Ireland) beat Aleks Karamani (Serbia) 3-0

48kg Brandon McCarthy (Ireland) beat Jean Christi (Romania) 3-0

54Kg Barry McReynolds (Ireland) lost to Anzor Gapuev (Russia) 1-2

57kg Edward Donovan (Ireland) beat Terteryan Semastian (Denmark) 3-0

60kg Michael Delaney (Ireland) lost to Pavel Chazov (Russia) 1-2

63kg Pierce O’Leary (Ireland) lost to Oleg Zharkov (Russia) 1-2

June 21st

(Last 16)

50kg Callum Walsh (Ireland) v Tegor Ade (Ukraine)

52kg Martin McDonagh (Ireland) v Christ Esabe (France)

66kg Jack Conroy (Ireland) v Aliaksandr Filipovich (Belarus)

70kg Kane Tucker (Ireland) v Dmitris Christos (Cyprus)

75kg Adam Dempsey (Ireland) v Edmunds Lindermanis (Latvia)

80kg Michael Walsh (Ireland) v Lewis Johnston (Scotland)

80kg+ Zenja Jelisejenkovs (Ireland) v Pavlo Mykolaichuk (Ukraine)

June 22nd


46kg Terry Donoghue (Ireland) v Richard Bernath (Hungary)

48kg Brandon McCarthy (Ireland) v Magomed Shamsaev (Russia)

57kg Edward Donovan (Ireland)  V Milan Orsos (Hungary)

Irish squad

46kg Terry Donoghue (St Michaels Athy)
48kg Brandon McCarthy (St Michaels Athy)
50kg Callum Walsh (Riverstown)
52kg Martin McDonagh (Glen)
54kg Barry McReynolds (Holy Trinity)
57kg Edward Donovan (OLOL)
60kg Michael Delaney (Olympic)
63kg Pierce O’Leary (Dublin Docklands)
66kg Jack Conroy (Mullingar Elite)
70kg Kane Tuker (Holy Trinity)
75kg Adam Dempsey (Achill)
80kg Michael Walsh (Holy Family D)
80+kg Zenja Jelisejenkovs (Castlebar)

Team manager: Ferdie Whelan

Coaches: Billy McClean, Philip Keogh, Tony Davis

R&J: Paul McMahon


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