Team Ireland have recorded two more wins at the European Schools Championship in Turkey.
44kg Daniel Joyce defeated Greece’s Asileios Vasileiadis in bout 6 of the Afternoon Session to progress to within one win of a medal. The Irish boxer put in a stylish performance and came away with a 5-0 win. The judges scored the bout 27:30, 27:30, 27:30, 27:30, 27: 30. Joyce is now through to the Quarter Finals, and boxes again on Wednesday.
Christian Doyle also registered victory to progress beating Italy’s Antonio Marongiu in the 48kg class. The Team Ireland boxer was dominate from the off, and progressed to the Quarter Finals, following a 5-0 win. The final scoreline: 27:30, 28:29, 27:30, 27:30, 27: 30. He boxes again on Thursday.
In bout 9 of the Evening Session, 54kg Danny Mahon also met Italian opposition, in the form of Gabriele Bellandi. Mahon put in a valiant effort, but won’t progress following a 5-0 decision in favour of Bellandi. The judges scored the bout 30:24, 30:27, 30:27, 30:27, 30:27.
Team Ireland are already assured of at least two bronze medals, following victories by 40kg Elma Barry over Ukraine. Barry boxes for a place in the finals in August 18th’s afternoon session. The second guaranteed medal will come home with 42kg Abbey Molloy, who won her place in the semi finals with a win over Turkey.
Team Ireland Squad:
34-36kg Ellen Winnie Joyce, Olympic L, Co. Westmeath
38kg Carley O’Herron, Rochfordbridge BC, Co. Westmeath
40kg Elma Barry, Setanta L, Co. Kildare
42kg Abbey Molloy, Sacred Heart BC, Dublin.
44kg Lauren Doherty Crinnion, Fr. Horgan’s, Co. Cork
46kg Alanna O’Brien, Setanta L, Co. Kildare
48kg Mary Furlong, Na Fianna BC, Co. Wexford
51kg Donna Marie McCarthy, Mayfield BC, Co. Cork
54kg Robyn Charlie Carlyle, Crumlin BC, Dublin
57kg Faith Kileen, Jobstown BC, Dublin
60kg Cassie May Henderson, Gilford ABC, Co. Armagh: Team Co-Captain
64kg Alannah Kenny, Clonmel BC, Co. Tipperary
70kg Chloe Louise Poleon, Dunboyne BC, Co. Meath
37-40kg Kalib Walshe, Wexford CBS, Co. Wexford
42kg Lochlainn Michael Beagan , Sean Doran’s BC, Co.
44kg Daniel Joyce, Elite Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
46kg James Michael Casey, Sliabh Luchra BC, Co. Kerry
48kg Christian Doyle, Olympic L, Co. Westmeath
50kg Brandon Geoghegan, Sacred Heart, Dublin
52kg Cian Michael Stapleton, Marble City BC, Co. Kilkenny
54kg Danny John Mahon, Fr. Flanagan’s BC, Co, Kildare
57kg John (Daniel Maher) O’Donoghue, Olympic L, Co. Westmeath: Team Co-Captain.
60kg Edward Harty, Portloaise BC, Co. Laois
63kg Broderick Adbuire, Jobstown BC, Dublin
66kg Rocco Dempsey, Avona BC, Dublin
70kg John Paul Mongans, Rathkeale BC, Co. Limerick
75kg Callum Francis Barrett, Olympic C, Co. Galway
80kg Richard Daniel Kiely, Midleton BC, Co. Cork
90kg Jordie Cooke, Gleann BC, Co. Antrim
Team Managers: Gus Farrell and Jennifer O ‘Sullivan Coffey
R&J: Dermot McDermott