European Junior Championships – DRAW + Day One Live Stream

The draw has been made and Ireland gets underway at the European Junior Championships in Albena, Bulgaria today.

Five Irish fighters have received byes to the Last 16, while the remaining eight will be in action today

Boxing begins at 2.30pm (Irish time) today, with seven Irish in Ring B and one in Ring A

First up in Ring B at 2:30pm is Jude Gallagher against England’s Paul Cameron.

At 2:55 it is the turn of Dean Clancy against Belarussian Nazar Fadzeyeu.

At 3:55 captain Brandon McCarthy is in action against Georgian David Gvasalia.

At 4:30pm Mikey Stokes fights Luca Mumlek of Croatia. At 4:55pm it is the turn of Peter Vrinceanu who faces Italian Luca Filip.

At 5:45 vice captain Jake Tucker fights Gyula Varga then in the following, final, fight it is Cathal Crowley versus Russian Alexsei Dronov.

Over in Ring A there is just one Irish fighter in action – Crumlin’s William Hayden versus Georgian Jaba Tchumbashvili at about 5:30

All times approximations and subject to change

Watch Ring A Live Stream below:

Watch Ring B Live Stream below:

European Junior Championships Albena, Bulgaria September 18th/25th

September 18
Preliminaries (Last 32)
46kg Jude Gallagher (Ireland) v Paul Cameron (England)
52kg Dean Clancy (Ireland) v Nazar Bobirov (Azerbaijan)
54kg Brandon McCarthy (Ireland) v David Gvasalia (Georgia)
57kg Mikey Stokes (Ireland) v Luca Filip (Croatia)
63kg Peter Vrinceanu (Ireland) v Luca de Chiava (Italy)
66kg William Hayden (Ireland) v Jaba Tchumbashvili (Georgia)
80Kg+ Cathal Crowley (Ireland) v Aleksei Dronov (Russia)

September 19th
Last 16
48kg Patrick McCarthy (Ireland) v Owen Paton (Scotland)

September 20th
Last 16
50kg Myles Casey (Ireland) v Madalin Popescu (Romania)
75kg Gavin Rafferty (Ireland) v Emir Buyukdas (Turkey)

September 21st
Last 16
60kg Callum Walsh (Ireland) v Racz Kristopher (Hungary)
80kg Thomas Doherty (Ireland) Sahin Ergul (Turkey)

Irish squad
46kg Jude Gallagher (Two Castles)
48kg Patrick McCarthy (Tralee)
50kg Myles Casey (Rathkeale)
52kg Dean Clancy (Ballinacarrow)
54kg Brandon McCarthy (St. Michaels Athy) Cpt
57kg Mikey Stokes (Athlone)
60kg Callum Walsh (Riverstown)
63kg Peter Vrinceanu (Crumlin)
66kg William Hayden (Crumlin)
70kg Jake Tucker (Holy Trinity) V/Cpt
75kg Gavin Rafferty (St. Cianans)
80kg Thomas Doherty (Baldoyle)
80+kg Cathel Crowley (Spartan)

Team Manager – Peter Brady
Coaches – Billy McClean & Dmitri Dmitruk
R&J – John Casey

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Joe O'Neill

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