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Four Irish Boxers in Euro U22 action today

Four Irish boxers will compete in U22 European Championship bouts in Budva today.

Shamie McDonagh and Rhys Owens are back for more while Dublin Docklands duo James Whelan and Gareth Dowling make their first appearances of the tournament.

St Paul’s McDonagh is first through the ropes and contests his second bout of the tournament when he meets Georgia’s 63.5kg representative in Bout 4 of Ring B’s Afternoon Session.

Whelan takes on Danil Dadev 6 bouts later, in the same ring and session. The Dublin Dockland’s 80kg gloving off his tournament against Germany.

Whelan’s clubmate, 67kg Dowling, boxes Armenia’s Ararat Hartyunyan in Bout 8 of Ring A’s Evening Session. 60kg Owens, Erne BC also contests his second bout as he meets Azerbaijan’s Maksud Khasmetov in Bout 4 of Ring B’s Evening Session.

Team Ireland

48kg Nicole Buckley, St Carthages BC

50kg Chantelle Robinson, Saviours Crystal BC

57kg Robin Kelly, Ballynacargy BC

70kg Evelyn Igharo, Clann Naofa BC

75kg Bethany Doocey, Castlebar BC

81kg Dearbhla Tinnelly, Clann Naofa BC

48kg Padraig Downey, St. John Bosco BC, Antrim

51kg Clepson dos Santos, Holy Trinity BC

57kg Donagh Keary, Rathfriland BC

60kg Rhys Owens, Erne BC

63.5kg James “Shamie” McDonagh, St Paul’s Waterford

67kg Gareth Dowling, Dublin Docklands

75kg Gavin Rafferty, Dublin Docklands

80kg James Whelan, Dublin Docklands

86kg Kian Hedderman, O.L.O.L BC


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