By Bernard O’Neill – IABA Press Officer
John Joyce got Ireland off to a winning start at the European Youth Championships in Kolobrzeg, Poland today.
The St Michael’s Athy middleweight beat Greece’s Andreas Kayzourakis on a unanimous decision to book his ticket into the last 16.
“A very controlled and focused performance,” said Irish team manager Brian Wallace from ringside at the Millenium Arena in Kolobrzeg.
The full draw will be available shortly.
European Youth Championships, Kolobrzeg, Poland
75kg John Joyce (Ireland) v Andreas Kayzourakis (Greece) Last 32
Date to be Confirmed
69kg Michael Nevin (Ireland) v Heorhi Varashylau (Belarus) Last 32
52kg Willie Donoghue (Ireland) v Kiril Rusinov (Bulgaria) Last 16
56kg Frankie Cleary (Ireland) v Sandor Tar (Hungary) Last 16
60kg James Mc Givern (Ireland) v Rasmus Bergman (Finland) Last 16
64kg Adam Kelly (Ireland) v Artur Prygoga (Ukraine) Last 16
81kg Cormac Long (Ireland) v Aleksandr Khalayeu (Belarus) Last 16
49kg Stephen McKenna (Ireland) v Deiv Puodziunas (Lithuania) Last 8
49kg Stephen McKenna (Old School)
52kg Willie Donoghue (St Michael’s Athy)
56kg Frankie Cleary (Olympic) Captain
60kg James McGivern (St Georges)
64kg Adam Kelly (Ballynacargy)
69kg Michael Nevin (Portlaoise)
75kg John Joyce (St Michael’s Athy)
81kg Cormac Long (Rathkeale)
Team Manager: Brian Wallace
Coaches: John Conlan, Dmitry Dmitruk, Michael Mongan
R&J: Sadie Duffy