Egan and Sheehan win Olympic Test Gold

IABA Press officer Bernard O’Neill
Ken Egan and Con Sheehan claimed  light-heavyweight and super-heavyweight gold following wins in the finals of the  Olympic Test Event at the ExCel in London today.
But Belfast middleweight Conrad Cummings  had to settle for silver after he lost his 75Kg final to Russia’s Maxim  Koptyakov.
Egan was trailing 7-3 to Brazilian  light-heavyweight Yamaguchi Florentino at the end of the first but surged 17-14  ahead by the end of the second en route to a 22-20 win.
The win was Egan’s third in four days in  London.
Sheehan, meanwhile, claimed an impressive  16-4 victory over Evgenios Lazaridis of Greece to finished on top of the 91Kg+  podium.
Cummings was 3-2 ahead at the end of the  opening stanza against  Koptyakov, but the Russian held a two point advantage at the end of the next  round and posted an 11-8 win.
Today’s wins ensured that Ireland will be  taking home two gold, one bronze and two silver medals from the dress rehearsal  for boxing at the 2012 Olympic Games.
The Irish team are due to arrive home via  Dublin Airport at 9:10am on Monday.
Olympic Test Event ExCel London
November 24th Quarter-finals
81Kg: Ken Egan (Ireland) beat Xuan Bao  (China) 13-6
November 25th  Quarter-finals
56Kg: Declan Geraghty  (Ireland) lost to Worapoj Petchkoom (Thailand)  12-13
60Kg: David Oliver Joyce  (Ireland) beat Donato Consenza (Italy) 12-8
November 26th  Semi-Finals
60kg: David Oliver Joyce  (Ireland) lost to Eugen Burhard (Germany) 9-13
75Kg: Conrad Cummings (Ireland) beat  Esquiva Florentino (Brazil) 19-13
81Kg: Ken Egan (Ireland) beat Damien  Hooper (Australia) 15-11
91Kg: Tommy McCarthy (Ireland) lost to  Vassily Levit (Kazakhstan) 9-16
91Kg+: Con Sheehan (Ireland) beat  Mohammad Arjaoui (Morocco) 11-7
November 27th Finals
75Kg: Conrad Cummings (Ireland) lost  to Maxim Koptyakov (Russia) 8-11
81Kg: Ken Egan (Ireland) beat  Yamaguchi Florentino (Brazil) 22-20
91Kg+: Con Sheehan (Ireland) beat  Evgnios Lazaridis (Greece) 16-4
Irish squad
56Kg: Declan Geraghty  (Crumlin)
60Kg: David Oliver Joyce (St Michael’s  Athy)
75Kg: Conrad Cummings (Holy  Trinity)
81Kg; Ken Egan  (Neilstown)
91Kg: Tommy McCarthy (Oliver  Plunkett)
91+Kg: Con Sheehan  (Clonmel)
Team manager: Des  Donnelly
Coaches: Billy Walsh & Zuar  Antia
Physio: Conor  McCarthy

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