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Three silvers guaranteed at European Junior Championships

By Bernard O’Neill – IABA Press Officer

Terry Donoghue, Jack Conroy and Edward Donovan upgraded their bronze medals to at least silver at the European Junior Championships in Hungary today.

The Irish trio produced big performances to beat Armenian, Georgian and French opponents to book their tickets into Saturday’s finals in Kaposvar.

Martin McDonagh had to settle from bronze this afternoon after losing out to Russia’s Ilia Popov.

But the Cork flyweight asked some serious questions of the current AIBA World Junior champion over three rounds in one of the fights of the tournament.

The Irish coaching staff and management hailed the performances of all four Irish athletes in action today,

Saturday’s finals begin at 2pm (Irish time).

Team Ireland are due home on Sunday evening at 7.30pm via Budapest – Flight T2B (BUD) (Terminal 1)

European Junior Championships Kaposvar, Hungary

June 19th


57kg Edward Donovan (Ireland) beat Deievdas Bogbanovicus (Lithuania) 3-0

63kg Pierce O’Leary (Ireland) beat Genuri Jgerenai (Georgia) TKO1

75kg Adam Dempsey (Ireland) beat Fillip Knor (Czech Republic) 2-1

June 20th

Last 16

46kg Terry Donoghue (Ireland) beat Aleks Karamani (Serbia) 3-0

48kg Brandon McCarthy (Ireland) beat Jean Christi (Romania) 3-0

54Kg Barry McReynolds (Ireland) lost to Anzor Gapuev (Russia) 1-2

57kg Edward Donovan (Ireland) beat Terteryan Semastian (Denmark) 3-0

60kg Michael Delaney (Ireland) lost to Pavel Chazov (Russia) 1-2

63kg Pierce O’Leary (Ireland) lost to Oleg Zharkov (Russia) 1-2

June 21st

(Last 16)

50kg Callum Walsh (Ireland) lost to Tegor Ade (Ukraine) 1-2

52kg Martin McDonagh (Ireland) beat Christ Esabe (France) 3-0

66kg Jack Conroy (Ireland) beat Aliaksandr Filipovich (Belarus) 3-0

70kg Kane Tucker (Ireland) beat Dmitris Christos (Cyprus) TKO2

75kg Adam Dempsey (Ireland) beat Edmunds Lindermanis (Latvia) 2-1

80kg Michael Walsh (Ireland) lost to Lewis Johnston (Scotland) 0-3

80kg+ Zenja Jelisejenkovs (Ireland) lost to Pavlo Mykolaichuk (Ukraine) RET1

June 22nd


46kg Terry Donoghue (Ireland) beat Richard Bernath (Hungary) 2-1

48kg Brandon McCarthy (Ireland) lost to Magomed Shamsaev (Russia) 1-2

52kg Martin McDonagh (Ireland) beat Norbert Berecz (Hungary) 3-0

57kg Edward Donovan (Ireland) beat Milan Orsos (Hungary) 3-0

66kg Jack Conroy (Ireland) beat Turan Sadikov (Azerbaijan) 3-0

0kg Kane Tucker (Ireland) lost to Edgard Tcambov (Russia) 0-3

75kg Adam Dempsey (Ireland) lost to Danil Teterev (Russia) 0-3

June 24th


46kg Terry Donoghue (Ireland) beat Artur Shakhpazyan (Armenia) 3-0

52kg Martin McDonagh (Ireland) lost to Ilia Popov (Russia) 0-3

57kg Edward Donovan (Ireland) beat Jeremy Dupetitmagneux (France) 2-1

66kg Jack Conroy (Ireland) beat Zuarab Menabaushvili (Georgia) 2-1

June 25th


46kg Terry Donoghue (Ireland) v Ivan Price (England)

57kg Edward Donovan (Ireland) v Ursa Constantin (Moldova)

66kg Jack Conroy (Ireland) v Ivan Stupin (Russia)

Irish squad

46kg Terry Donoghue (St Michaels Athy) (Silver, at least)
48kg Brandon McCarthy (St Michaels Athy)
50kg Callum Walsh (Riverstown)
52kg Martin McDonagh (Glen) (Bronze)
54kg Barry McReynolds (Holy Trinity)
57kg Edward Donovan (OLOL) (Silver, at least)
60kg Michael Delaney (Olympic)
63kg Pierce O’Leary (Dublin Docklands)
66kg Jack Conroy (Mullingar Elite) (Silver, at least)
70kg Kane Tuker (Holy Trinity)
75kg Adam Dempsey (Achill)
80kg Michael Walsh (Holy Family D)
80+kg Zenja Jelisejenkovs (Castlebar)

Team manager: Peter Brady (Holy Trinity)

Coaches: Billy McClean, Philip Keogh, Tony Davis

R&J: Paul McMahon

Joe O'Neill

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