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Mickey ‘Boy’ Delaney and Pierce O’Leary progress to Euro quarter finals

Mickey “Boy” Delaney and Pierce O’Leary advanced to the quarter-finals of the European Schoolboy Championships in Keszthely, Hungary today.
But Lorcan Hurley, Conal Ross and Dylan Cadwell bowed out of the tournament. Please see below attachments for today’s results and Day 3 program.

Delaney recorded a convincing unanimous decision over Kraus Gradus of the Netherlands, while O’Leary beat Arthur Tuniyev on a split decision.
Hurley was involved in an extremely tight 44.5kg three-rounder with England’s Henry Thomas and Ross lost on a unanimous verdict to James McMeekin, also of England.
Cadwell’s bout with Andrey Lyulyakov, which was slated for tomorrow, took place today, Cadwell losing out to the Russian.
“All of the team gave it their all today and we saw some fine performances. The squad will have a very busy day tomorrow,” said Irish coach Paddy Gallagher.
Fourteen Irish boxers will be in last-eight action tomorrow in Keszthely.
2014 European Schoolboy Championships Keszthely, Hungary
July 1st (last 16)
44.5kg Lorcan Hurley (Ireland) lost to Henry Turner (England) 0-3
48kg Michael Delaney (Ireland) beat Kraus Gradus (Netherlands) 3-0
52kg Conal Ross (Ireland) lost to James McMeekin (England) 0-3
56kg Pierce O’Leary (Ireland) beat Arthur Tuniyev (Belarus) 2-1
72kg Dylan Cadwell (Ireland) lost to  Andrey Lyulyakov (Russia) TKO1
July 2nd (Q/Finals)
38.5kg Brandon McCarthy (Ireland) v Adam Hussain (England)
40kg Luke Hurley (Ireland) v Kamanin Semejen (Estonia)
41.5kg Brandon O’Brien (Ireland) v Rudolf Palencar (Slovakia)
43kg Daniel O’Reilly (Ireland) v Antonio Stoikov (Bulgaria)
46kg Barry McReynolds (Ireland) v Roman Konecny (Czech Rep)
48kg Michael Delaney (Ireland) v Jordan Withers (Wales)
50kg James Mongan (Ireland) v Kudin Vadym (Russia)
54kg Paraic McDonagh (Ireland) v Jerry Mongon (England)
56kg Pierce O’Leary (Ireland) v Oleksandr Trutnev (Ukraine)
59kg Sean Dempsey (Ireland) v John Johnson (England)
62kg Kane Tucker (Ireland) v David Koczian (Hungary)
65kg Nathan Rogers (Ireland) v Krisztian Gabrisch (Hungary)
68kg Tommy Duffy (Ireland) v Renato Budai (Hungary)
76+kg Tom Gavin (Ireland) v Jan Kurucz (Slovakia)
July 3rd (S/Finals)
72kg Michael Walsh (Ireland) v Kyrylo Kolesnyk (Ukraine)
Irish squad


38.5kg Brandon McCarthy (St Michaels Athy)

40kg Luke Hurley (Tramore)

41.5kg Brandon O’Brien (The Borrough)

43kg Danny Reilly (St Brigids K)

44.5kg Lorcan Hurley (Tramore)

46kg Barry McReynolds (Holy Trinity)

48kg Michael Delaney (Olympic)

50kg James Mongan (Bay City)

52kg Conal Ross (Dockers)

54kg Paraic McDonagh (Geesala)

56kg Pierce O’Leary (Docklands)

59kg Sean Dempsey (Realt na Mara)

62kg Kane Tucker (St John Bosco U)

65kg Nathan Rogers (Neilstown)

68kg Tommy Duffy (Loughlynn)

72kg Dylan Cadwell (Portlaoise)

76kg Michael Walsh (Holy Family D)

76+kg Tom Gavin (Edenmore)


Team manager: Stephen Molloy

Coaches: Paddy Gallagher, Brian Barry, Igor Khmil, Dmitry Dimtruk


Integral part of the Irish boxing community for over 13 years