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Ireland team for European Schoolboy Championships + Past Medalists

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The Irish Schoolboys squad flew out to Croatia this morning for the European Schoolboys Championships in Zagreb.

18 Irish fighters, one at each available weight, will fight in the Adriatic state at the fourteenth edition of the Championships.

The competition is for boxers between the ages of 13 and 14 (born between January 1, 2002 and December 31, 2003).

Ireland have won medals at all thirteen previous tournaments, totalling 71 medals, 11 of which were gold, and the medal list is a who’s who of Irish boxing talent (Full list below).

Boxing begins on Sunday

Ireland 2016 squad
38.5KG Jerome Lonergan Gartland (Clonmel)
40KG Thomas Donovan (Olympic)
41.5KG Gerard McDonagh (Glen)
43KG Jonathon Hughes (Jobstown)
44.5KG Eoghan Quinn (St.Johns Derry)
46KG Steven Cairns (Loughmahon)
48KG Cian Lewis (Ballymun)
50KG Shane O’Gorman (St.Malachys)
52KG Paddy Myers (Sligo City)
54KG Francis Maughan (St.Marys Dublin)
56KG Patrick Collins (Baldoyle)
59KG Jason Irwin (Castleblaney)
62KG Matthew Tyndall (Monkstown Dublin)
65KG William Hayden (Crumlin)
68KG Jason Myers (Titans)
72KG Jamie Edwards (Crumlin)
76KG Thomas Doherty (Baldoyle)
76+KG John Sweeney (Ennis)

Team Manager: Paddy Gallagher (Maynooth)
Coaches: Igor Khmil (Smithfield), JP Kinsella (Monkstown), Eoin Pluck (Arklow), Brian Barry (Riverstown)
R&J: Martin Fennessy (Clonmel)

Full list of Irish medalists at the European Schoolboy Championships
Rome 2003
50kg Carl Frampton (Silver)
52kg John Joe Joyce (Bronze)
54kg David Oliver Joyce (Bronze)
57kg John McDonagh (Bronze)
66kg Keith Boyle (Bronze)
70kg David Joyce (Gold)

Siofok, Hungary 2004
38.5kg Ryan Brady (Bronze)
40kg Willie O’Reilly (Gold)
52kg Paul Broadhurst (Bronze)
65kg Darren Cruise (Silver)
68kg Stephen O’Reilly (Gold)

Tver, Russia 2005
48kg David Joe Joyce (Bronze)
52kg Darragh Power (Silver)
56kg David Joyce (Bronze)
59kg Bernard Roe (Bronze)
68kg Tommy McCarthy (Bronze)

Nokolayev, Ukraine 2006
43kg Anthony Upton (Bronze)
54kg Tommy Kiely (Bronze)
56kg Feargal McCrory (Bronze)

Portsmouth, England 2007
40kg George Bates (Bronze)
44.5kg Michael O’Reilly (Gold)
48kg Michael McDonagh (Gold)
50kg Christy Joyce (Bronze)
56kg Joe Ward (Silver)
62kg Ray Ginley (Bronze)
68kg Dan O’Brien (Bronze)

Novi Sad, Serbia 2008
54kg Dylan Carr (Bronze)

Anapa, Russia 2009
56kg Victor Medvediuc (Bronze)
59kg Gerard Whitehouse (Bronze)

Yambol, Bulgaria 2010
41.5kg John Joyce (Bronze) (Best Boxer)
50kg Wayne Kelly (Bronze)
72kg Michael Gallagher (Bronze)

Grozny, Russia 2011
44.5kg James Cleary (Silver)
48kg John Joyce (Gold) (Best Boxer)
52kg Tiernan Bradley (Bronze)
54kg Craig Bonney (Bronze)
49kg Lewis Crocker (Bronze)
65kg Sean Conroy (Bronze)
68kg Keelan Sexton (Bronze)
76kg Matthew Burke (Silver)

Anapa, Russia 2012
40kg Francie Stokes (Bronze)
46kg Oliver McCarthy (Gold)
48kg James McGivern (Gold)
50kg John Sweeney (Silver)
52kg Michael Nevin (Gold)
56kg Kieran Molloy (Bronze)
59kg Brett McGinty (Bronze)
65kg Darragh Murray (Bronze)
72kg Nevan Fannon (Bronze)
76+kg James Clarke (Bronze)

Dublin, Ireland (City West Hotel) 2013
40kg Barry McReynolds (Silver)
41.5kg Dominic Bradley (Bronze)
43kg Sean Whelan (Silver)
46kg Aaron McKenna (Gold)
48kg Jamie Harty (Silver)
50kg Jason Harty (Silver)
54kg Paul Ryan (Silver)
59kg Jordan Myres (Gold) (Best Boxer)
65k Leon Gallagher(Bronze)
68kg Jordan Joyce (Bronze)

Keszthely, Hungary 2014
40kg Luke Hurley (Bronze)
41.5kg Brandon O’Brien (Silver)
46kg Barry McReynolds (Silver)
48kg Michael Delaney (Bronze)
63kg Kane Tucker (Bronze)
76kg Michael Walsh (Bronze)

Anapa, Russia 2015
40kg Steve Cairns(Silver)
43kg Brandon McCarthy (Silver)
65kg Ethan McGuckin (Silver)
68kg Francis Quinn (Bronze)
76kg Michael McDonald (Silver)

Joe O'Neill

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