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Irish International Results – Gabriel Dossen beats Olympian

The Irish Junior Team are currently ripping it up in Anapa at the European Championships but there are also a number of other Irish fighters in international action this weekend.

Five Irish fighters have entered the Eindhoven Box Cup in Holland while a two-legged international versus Wales is currently ongoing in Wexford.

In Eindhoven Irish boxers posted four wins out of five in yesterday’s quarter finals.

Galway middleweight Gabriel Dossen scored a notable scalp of 2008 Olympian Herry Biembe and Commonwealth bronze medallist Alanna Nihell was another unanimous winner. Dossen will now face Ramtin Musah in today’s semi-finals, an English boxer who inflicted a rare loss on the European and World Youth bronze medallist earlier this year on a club show.

Dubliners Tony Browne and Michael Avetisian both also had unanimous wins as they settle into their new weights of heavyweight and light welter respectively. Browne will face Dutch star and multi major international medallist Peter Mullenberg in the semis.

Ryan O’Rourke, however, was edged out on a 4-1 split by a German opponent

Eindhoven Box Cup
Friday October 12th
Quarter Finals
60kg Ryan O’Rourke (St Michael’s Dublin) lost to Anas El-Abd (NRW Team Germany) 1-4
64kg Michael Avetisian (Swords) beat Pert Novák (Czech Republic)
64kg Alanna Nihell (British Army) best Gardner Moore (Lochend) 5-0
75kg Gabriel Dossen (Olympic) beat Herry Biembe (Switzerland)
91kg Tony Browne (St Michael’s Dublin) beat Joshua Woods (British Army) 5-0

Saturday October 13th
Semi Finals
64kg Alanna Nihell (British Army) v Chelsey Heijnen (Netherlands)
64kg Michael Avetisian (Swords) v Sean Spence (Lochend)
75kg Gabriel Dossen (Olympic) v Ramtin Musah (Beartown)
91kg Tony Browne (St Michael’s Dublin) v Peter Mullenberg (Netherlands)

Closer to home, at the Belfield GAA Club in Eniscorthy, an Irish team defeated Wales 6-5 in a show put on by Sacre Coeur BC.

After going two down, Ireland roared back with wins for Paddy Cleary, Callum Ruth, and European Junior champion Michael Faulkner. There were further wins for Adam Hession and Ryan Cullen and then, all coming down to the last bout of the night, World Junior silver medallist Niamh Early secured the win for Ireland.

The second leg will take place at The Youth Centre in New Ross tonight.

Ireland v Wales
Friday October 12th
39kg Fionn O Leary lost to Harvey Williams 0-5
43kg Cian Dolan  lost to John Murphy 2-3
38kg Paddy Cleary beat  Jake Morris 5-0
35,5kg Callum Ruth beat  Corey Jones 3-2
45kg Micheal Faulkner beat Kieran Bevan 4-1
59kg Logan Whlean lost to Tom Price 0-5
46kg James Moorehouse lost to Romeo Costa 0-5
60kg Ryan Cullen beat Alex O Sullivan 3-2
52kg Adam Hession  beat James Probert 5-0
69kg Jake Cox lost to Taylor Bevan 0-5
51kg Niamh Early beat Helen Jones 5-0
Ireland v Wales
Saturday October 13th
Ireland v Wales
41,5kg Gavin Ryan vs Tommy Jo Jones
59kg Evan Kirwan vs Tom Price
43kg Michael Nuggent vs John Murphy
45kg Micheal Faulkner vs Kieran Bevan
Micheal Moffit vs Kyle Malone
42kg Martin Collins vs Kieran Jones
39kg Lee Gallagher vs Harvey Williams
52kg Steven Doyle vs Mohammed Hashim
Peter Moffit vs Patrick Whelan
64kg Matthew Tyndal vs Garvan Cofts
50kg Adam Kinsella vs Kobert Crocker


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Joe O'Neill

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