Four Irish Fighters into final four in Finland
London 2012 bronze medallist Michael Conlan, David Oliver Joyce, Dean Walsh and Dean Gardiner are guaranteed at least a bronze medal each at the Elite Feliks Stamm Memorial in Poland.
All four boxers claimed quarter-finals wins at the 22-nation tournament in Warsaw today.
Joyce posted his second win in 24 hours after earning a split decision over Genard Gamez of the USA.
Stephen Donnelly, Gary Sweeney and Michael O’Reilly, who along with Walsh claimed their first Irish Elite titles in February, bowed out at the last-four stage today.
Conlan, Joyce, Walsh and Gardiner will be in semi-final action tomorrow.
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Meanwhile, Team Ireland arrived in Helsinki, Finland this afternoon for the Gee Bee Elite Multi Nations and the Irish Youth squad today flew into Sofia, Bulgaria for the AIBA World Youth Championships and Olympic Youth qualifiers.
Feliks Stamm Multi Nations Warsaw, Poland April 9th (Last 16) 51kg Ceire Smith (Ireland) lost to Marlen Esparza (USA) 0-3 60kg David Oliver Joyce (Ireland) beat Darkhan Zyhumsakbayev (Kazakhstan) 3-0 Aprl 10th (Q/Finals) 56kg Michael Conlan (Ireland) beat Yerzhan Ordabayer (Kazakhstan) 3-0 60kg David Oliver Joyce (Ireland) beat Genard Gamez (USA) 2-1 64kg Dean Walsh (Ireland) beat Vikazin Bohdan (Ukraine) 3-0 69kg Stephen Donnelly (Ireland) lost to Kastramin Pavel (Belarus) 0-3 75kg Michael O’Reilly (Ireland) lost to Svayet Rustan (Kazakhstan) 1-2 91kg Gary Sweeney (Ireland) lost to Alex Sevostianov (Kazakhstan) 0-3 91+kg Dean Gardiner (Ireland) beat Nascimento Kosmy (Brazil) 3-0 April 11th (S/Finals)
56kg Michael Conlan (Ireland) v Nikita Fedorchenko (Russia) 60kg David Oliver Joyce (Ireland) v Anavar Yunusov (Taijikstan) 64kg Dean Walsh (Ireland) v Vitaliy Dunaytsev (Russia)
91+kg Dean Gardiner (Ireland) v Roger Chryniuk (Poland) Irish squad Felix Stamm Multi-Nations Warsaw,Poland April 8th/13th
Female 51kg Ceire Smith (Cavan) Male 56kg Michael Conlan (St John Bosco) 60kg David Oliver Joyce (St Michael’s Athy) 64kg Dean Walsh (St Josephs/St Ibars) 69kg Stephen Donnelly (All Saints) 75kg Michael O’Reilly (Portlaoise) 91kg Gary Sweeney (Olympic) 91+kg Dean Gardner (Clonmel) Team manager Joe Charles Coaches Billy Walsh, Zuar Antia, Eddie Bolger Physio Ursula Brooks R&J Paul McMahon