Two of Ireland’s 18 strong European U22 team are in action today.
The tournament is being hosted by the Croatian Boxing Federation and will take place at the Intersport Sports Hall, Poreč from March 11th to 24th.
Two of the Irish squad, which is comprised of 18 boxers – 9 men and 9 women, and includes reigning U22 Irish champions, will fight on the opening day of the tournament.
Light welterweight, Shamie McDonagh fights Kerem Ozmen of Turkey. The Waterford fighter will box out of the red corner when he gets between the ropes in Bout 5 of Ring B’s evening session.
Light middleweight, Darragh Gilroy, is the next member of Team Ireland in action on Sunday.
The Kildare fighter will take on Hungary’s Istvan Gerzsenyi on Bout 7, also in Ring B’s evening session.
The evening session gloves off at 18:00. Boxing of the women’s competition won’t get underway until Wednesday.