European Schoolboys Championships Day 3 results

Bernard O’Neill – IABA Press Officer

Ireland and Scotland will go head-to-head in two quarter-finals at the European Schoolboy Championships in Anapa, Russia on Wednesday following a day of mixed fortunes this afternoon.

Stephen Cairns and Ethan McGuckin scored impressive wins and will meet Scottish opponents tomorrow with at least a bronze medal apiece up from grabs.

Cairns won on a split decision against Turkey’s Samet Gumus, although it should have been a unanimous verdict, and McGuckin took a 29-28 decision across the board against Armenia’s Samvel Suvaryan.

Paul Loonam and Gavin Rafferty bowed out to Turkish opponents today, both on split decisions, but again it was evident that both Irish boxers were finding the target with the cleaner shots throughout their contests with Guclu Ahmetcan and Kaan Aykutsak.

Five Irish boxers will be in action tomorrow. Boxing begins at 11am on Wednesday.

Please click here for Wednesday’s program.

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) beat Samet Gumus (Turkey) 2-1
46kg: Paul Loonam (Ireland) lost to Guclu Ahmetcan (Turkey) 1-2
59kg: Gavin Rafferty (Ireland) lost to Kaan Aykutsak (Turkey) 1-2
65kg Ethan McGuckin (Ireland) beat Samvel Suvaryan (Armenia) 3-0

November 4th (Q/Finals)
40kg Stephen Cairns (Ireland) v Cameron Whyte (Scotland)
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)
65kg Ethan McGuckin (Ireland) v Callum Stevenson (Scotland)

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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