Perfect Start for Ireland at Euro Schoolboys

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Derry’s Eoghan Quinn and Cork’s Steve Cairns got Ireland off to a flying start yesterday at the European Schoolboy Championships in Zagreb, Croatia today.

Quinn beat Kros Ermas of Bosnia and Herzegovina on a unanimous decision, and Cairns, who won silver at the 2015 European Schoolboys, beat Severin Yordanov of Bulgaria.

Both teens will be back in action today.

Irish team manager Paddy Gallagher praised both performances, particularly after the long journey the Irish squad and staff had to endure because of flight cancelations to get to Zagreb

“Eoghan and Steve got us off to an excellent start and we’re delighted with that. Both boys won their contests very well,” he said.

European Schoolboy Championships Zagreb, Croatia

July 24th
Preliminaries (last 32)
44.5kg Eoghan Quinn (Ireland) beat Kros Ermas (Bosnia & Herzegovina) 3-0
46kg Steve Cairns (Ireland) beat Severin Yordanov (Bulgaria) 3-0

Irish draw
38.5KG Jerome Gartland v Bulgaria (last 16)
40KG Thomas Donovan v Lithuania (last 16)
41.5KG Ger McDonagh v Denmark (last 16)
43KG Jonathan Hughes v Moldova or Ukraine (quarter final)
48KG Cain Lewis v Croatia or Italy (quarter final)
50KG Shane O’Gorman v Serbia (last 16)
52KG Paddy Myers v Russia (last 16)
54KG Francis Maughan v Russia (last 16)
56KG Patrick Collins v Lithuania or Italy (quarter final)
59KG Jason Irwin v Kosova (last 16)
62KG Matthew Tyndall v Ukraine (last 16)
65KG William Hayden v Belarus (quarter final)
68KG Jason Myers v Romania or Hungary (quarter final)
72KG Jamie Edwards v Russia (quarter final)
76KG Thomas Doherty v Russia or Croatia (quarter final)
76+KG John Sweeney v Russia (last 16)

Irish 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)

Joe O'Neill

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