Michael O’Reilly had to settle for silver at the Gee Bee Multi-Nations in Helsinki, Finland this afternoon.
The European Games champion lost the 75kg final to France’s Christian M’Billi-Assomo, the 2014 Gee Bee champion, in a pulsating three-rounder.
The middleweight final was the last bout of the 35th edition of the tournament.
Earlier today, TJ Waite produced a big performance but lost to Russia’s Ovik Ogannisian on a unanimous decision in the 52kg final.
Darren O’Neill ceded a walkover to Kazakh heavyweight Vasilly Levitt in today’s 91kg decider after picking up a facial cut in Saturday’s semi-final win over Italy.
Team Ireland are due to arrive home via Dublin Airport at 10.35pm tomorrow evening, March 14th.
Gee Bee Multi-Nations Helsinki, Finland March 11/14
75kg Michael O’Reilly (Ireland) beat Giovanni Sarachiato (Italy) 3-0
64kg Dean Walsh (Ireland) lost to Aleksai Mazur (Russia) 1-2
91kg Darren O’Neill (Ireland) beat Tadas Tamasauskas (Lithuania) 3-0
49kg Stephen McKenna (Ireland) lost to Bator Sagalajev (Russia) 0-3
52kg TJ Waite (Ireland) beat Dodji Ayigah (Belgium) 2-1
75kg Michael O’Reilly (Ireland) beat Troy Williamson (England) 3-0
91kg Darren O’Neill (Ireland) beat Tommaso Rossano (Italy) 3-0
52kg TJ Waite (Ireland) lost to Ovik Ogannisian (Russia) 0-3
75kg Michael O’Reilly (Ireland) lost to Christian M’Billi Assomo (France) 0-3
91kg Darren O’Neill (Ireland) lost to Vasilly Levitt (Kazakhstan) W/O
(O’Neill injured in s/finals)
49kg Stephen McKenna (Old School) (Bronze)
52kg TJ Waite (Ormeau Road) (Silver)
64kg Dean Walsh (St Josephs/St Ibars)
75kg Michael O’Reilly (Portlaoise) (Silver)
91kg Darren O’Neill (Paulstown) (Silver)
Coaches: Zaur Antia, Noel Burke
Physio: Ursla Brooks