European U22 Championships – DRAW

Seven Irish fighters are just two wins away from guaranteeing a medal at the European U22 Championships in Romania following this morning’s draw.

The tournament in Braila begins today and Waterford middleweight Keyln Cassidy is the only Irish boxer in action on the opening day.

The Irish U22 champion and Intermediate runner-up meets Armenia’s Armen Minasyan for a place in the Last 16 in the evening session which begins at 5pm (Irish time). Romania is two hours ahead of Ireland.

At least three Irish boxers will be between the ropes on St Patrick’s Day, while three boxers will begin against Ukrainians.

European U22 Championships Braila, Romania March 14th-22nd

March 14th
Last 32
75kg: Keyln Cassidy (Ireland) v Armen Minasyan (Armenia)

March 15th
Last 16
52kg: Jordan Moore (Ireland) v Anry Tyshkavenko (Ukraine)

Last 32
56kg: Kurt Walker (Ireland) v Adrian Powal (Poland)

March 16th
Last 16
69kg Eugene McKeever (Ireland) v Vitalii Tereshchuk (Ukraine)
91kg Geoffrey Kavanagh (Ireland) v Adam Hamari (Hungary)
91kg+: Thomas Carty (Ireland) v Vitalii Pakuliak (Ukraine)

March 17th
Last 16
60kg: Dylan Duffy (Ireland) v Romano Marengo (Netherlands)
64kg: Keith Flavin (Ireland) v Mikhail Baisiakov (Belarus)
81kg: Brian Kennedy (Ireland) v Polneikis Kalamaras (Greece)

Irish squad
52kg Jordan Moore (Glasnevin)
56kg Kurt Walker (Canal)
60kg Dylan Duffy (Pegasus)
64kg Keith Flavin (Paulstown)
69kg Eugene McKeever (Holy Family Drogheda)
75kg Keyln Cassidy (Saviours Crystal)
81kg Brian Kennedy (St Marys Daingean)
91kg Geoffrey Kavanagh (Glasnevin)
91+kg Thomas Carty (Glasnevin) Captain

Team Manager: Paddy Osbourne
Coaches: Zaur Antia, Pat McDonagh
R&J: Philip Rooney

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie