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European Schoolboys Championships Day 2 Results

By Bernard O’Neill – IABA Press Officer

There was disappointment for Ireland at the European Schoolboy Championships in Anapa, Russia today.

Keelyn Roche, Michael Myers and Calium Glynn bowed out at the last 16 stage.

All three gave fine accounts of themselves against opponents from Turkey, Croatia and Slovakia and in the estimation of all three did enough to reach the last-eight.

Ireland will go head-to-head with Turkey in three bouts tomorrow. Four Irish boxers will be in action, with Cork’s Stephen Cairns between the ropes versus Turkey in the first bout on the program at 12pm (Irish time).

Please click here for Tuesday’s schedule in Anapa.

2015 European Schoolboy Championships

November 1st (Preliminaries)

41kg: Killian Geraghty (Ireland) beat Richard Bernath (Hungary) 2-1
52kg Luke Hurley (Ireland) lost to Semion Kamanin (Estonia) 1-2
44.5kg: John Donoghue (Ireland) lost to Martin Kecsmeti (Hungary) 0-3
50kg Mikey Stokes (Ireland) lost to Sergi Shelomentsev (Russia) 0-3
62kg William Hayden (Ireland) beat Artash Manukyan (Armenia) 2-1

November 2nd (Preliminaries)
38.5kg Keelyn Roche (Ireland) lost to Metehan Aduguzel (Turkey) 0-3
48kg Michael Myers (Ireland) lost to Matko Prtenjaca (Croatia) 1-2
76kg+ Calium Glynn (Ireland) lost to Jan Kurucz (Slovakia) 0-3

November 3rd (Preliminaries)
40kg Stephen Cairns (Ireland) v Samet Gumus (Turkey)
46kg: Paul Loonam (Ireland) v Guclu Ahmetcan (Turkey)
59kg: Gavin Rafferty (Ireland) v Kaan Aykutsak (Turkey)
65kg Ethan McGuckin (Ireland) v Samvel Suvaryan (Armenia)

November 4th (Q/Finals)
54kg Sean Crowley (Ireland) v Vadzim Kurbachou (Belarus)
72kg: Ruairi Brennan (Ireland) v Vladystav Marchuk (Ukraine) (last 16)
76kg: Michael McDonald (Ireland) v Pavel Platon (Moldova)

November 5th (Q/Finals)
41kg: Killian Geraghty (Ireland) v Denis McCann (England)
43kg: Brandon McCarthy (Ireland) v Akram Ghazi (Israel)
56kg: Jake Tucker (Ireland) v Bohdan Sereda Ukraine)
68kg: Francis Quinn (Ireland) v Gyula Varga (Hungary)

Irish squad

38.5kg: Keelyn Roche (St Aidens)
40kg: Stephen Cairns (Loughmahon)
41kg: Killian Geraghty (Esker)
43kg: Brandon McCarthy (St Michaels Athy)
44.5kg: John Donoghue (Portlaoise)
46kg: Paul Loonam (St Carthages)
48kg: Michael Myers (Crumlin)
50kg: Michael Stokes (Athlone)
52kg: Luke Hurley (Tramore)
54kg: Sean Crowley (Arklow)
56kg: Jake Tucker (Holy Trinity)
59kg: Gavin Rafferty (St Cianians)
62kg: William Hayden (Crumlin)
65kg: Ethan McGuckin (Cookstown)
68kg: Francis Quinn (Cookstown)
72kg: Ruairi Brennan (St Annes)
76kg: Michael McDonald (Darndale)
76+kg: Calium Glynn (Cherry Orchard)

Team manager: Paddy Gallagher
Coaches: Egor Khmil, Eoin Pluck, Tom Murray
R&J: John Casey

Joe O'Neill

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