Three Irish fighters in Olympic qualifier action today

David Oliver Joyce, Darren O’Neill and Michael O’Reilly, the No. 1 seed in the middleweight class, will be in last 16 action at the European Olympic qualifiers in Samsun, Turkey tomorrow.

Joyce is in action in the first bout on the program at 12pm (Irish time).

Please see below attachment for Day 4 program.

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European Olympic qualifiers Samsun, Turkey

April 9th

Preliminaries

64kg Dean Walsh (Ireland) beat Erik Agataljan (Czech Republic) 3-0

91kg+ Dean Gardiner (Ireland) beat Simen Nysater (Norway) 3-0

April 11th

Last 16

51kg Ceire Smith (Ireland) beat Virginia Barankas (Hungary) 3-0

52kg Brendan Irvine (Ireland) beat Hamza Touba (Germany) 3-0

64kg Dean Walsh (Ireland) lost to Lorenzo Sotomayor (Azerbaijan) 1-2

60kg Katie Taylor (Ireland) beat Martina Schmoranzova (Czech Republic) 3-0

75kg Christina Desmond (Ireland) beat Nouchka Fontijan (Netherlands) 2-0

91kg+ Dean Gardiner (Ireland) lost to Mahammadrausl Majidor (Azerbaijan) 0-3

April 12th

Last 16

60kg David Oliver Joyce (Ireland) v Otar Eranosyan (Georgia)

75kg Michael O’Reilly (Ireland) v Ilari Kijala (Finland)

91kg Darren O’Neill (Ireland) v Gabriel Richards (Sweden)

April 13th

Q/Finals

51kg Ceire Smith (Ireland) v Tetyna Kob (Ukraine)

52kg Brendan Irvine (Ireland) v Ellie Konki (France)

60kg Katie Taylor (Ireland) v Yvonne Rasmussen (Denmark)

75kg Christina Desmond (Ireland) v Patra Scatmari (Hungary)

Irish squad

Female

51kg Ceire Smith (Cavan)

60kg Katie Taylor (Bray)

75kg Christina Desmond (Fr Horgans)

Male

52kg Brendan Irvine (St Pauls)

60kg David Oliver Joyce (AIBA Pro Boxing)

64kg Dean Walsh (St Joesphs/St Ibars)

75kg Michael O’Reilly (Portlaoise)

91kg Darren O’Neill (Paulstown)

91+kg Dean Gardiner (Clonmel)

Team manager: Joe Hennigan

Coaches: Zaur Antia, Eddie Bolger, John Conlan
Physiotherapist: Julianne Ryan
Sports Psychologist: Gerry Hussey
Doctor: Jim Clover
Performance Analyst: Alan Swanton

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