Ireland get off to great start on Day 1 of European Junior Championships


Ireland made a strong start at the European Junior Championships in Albena, Bulgaria today.

Eight fighters were in Round of 32 action, with six having their hand raised in victory.

Jude Gallagher, Dean Clancy, Brandon McCarthy, Mikey Stokes, Peter Vrinceanu, and Jake Tucker joined the five Irish boxers who received byes to the Last 16.

However there was disappointment for Cathal Crowley and last year’s European Schoolboys champion William Hayden who bowed out.

At 5:45 vice captain Jake Tucker fights Gyula Varga then in the following, final, fight it is Cathal Crowley versus Russian Alexsei Dronov.

European Junior Championships Albena, Bulgaria September 18th/25th

September 18
Preliminaries (Last 32)
46kg Jude Gallagher (Ireland) beat Paul Cameron (England)
52kg Dean Clancy (Ireland) beat Nazar Bobirov (Azerbaijan)
54kg Brandon McCarthy (Ireland) beat David Gvasalia (Georgia)
57kg Mikey Stokes (Ireland) beat Luca Filip (Croatia)
63kg Peter Vrinceanu (Ireland) beat Luca de Chiava (Italy)
66kg William Hayden (Ireland) lost to Jaba Tchumbashvili (Georgia)
70kg Jake Tucker (Ireland) beat Gyula Varga (Hungary)
80Kg+ Cathal Crowley (Ireland) lost to Aleksei Dronov (Russia)

Irish squad
46kg Jude Gallagher (Two Castles)
48kg Patrick McCarthy (Tralee)
50kg Myles Casey (Rathkeale)
52kg Dean Clancy (Ballinacarrow)
54kg Brandon McCarthy (St. Michaels Athy) Cpt
57kg Mikey Stokes (Athlone)
60kg Callum Walsh (Riverstown)
63kg Peter Vrinceanu (Crumlin)
66kg William Hayden (Crumlin)
70kg Jake Tucker (Holy Trinity) V/Cpt
75kg Gavin Rafferty (St. Cianans)
80kg Thomas Doherty (Baldoyle)
80+kg Cathel Crowley (Spartan)

Team Manager – Peter Brady
Coaches – Billy McClean & Dmitri Dmitruk
R&J – John Casey

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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