Whelan rolls into European quarter finals

Dublin flyweight Sean Whelan progressed to the last-eight of the European Junior Championships in Lviv, Ukraine today.

The 2013 European Schoolboy Championships silver medalist convincingly beat Vzdzim Nenadavets of Belarus on a unanimous decision.

But Irish captain Aaron McKenna, Zach Mallon, Callum Bradley and Michael Avetisian were beaten this afternoon.

Irish team manager Stephen Connolly said that Mallon gave it 110% this afternoon and was very unlucky to be on the wrong end of a split decision.

Please scroll down for today’s results. Tuesday’s draw will be available shortly and will be published here.

The tournament continues tomorrow in Lviv.

2015 European Junior Championships Lviv, Ukraine

May 16th Prelims

57kg Eric Nash (Ireland) beat Guiseppe Ferik (Italy) 2-1

May 17th Prelims

48kg Lorcan Hurley (Ireland) beat Tony Orr (Scotland) 3-0
63kg Aaron Gethins (Ireland) beat Catalin Bitcha (Moldova) 3-0
69kg Jordan Myers (Ireland) lost to Yahor Skamavakh (Belarus) 0-3
75kg Anthony Johnston (Ireland) beat William Gustafsson (Sweden) 3-0
80kg Jim O’Reilly (Ireland) beat Jess Harris (England) 3-0
80+kg Martin McDonagh (Ireland) beat Josip Biletic (Croatia) 2-1

May 18th (12pm)

46kg Zach Mallon (Ireland) lost to Kanan Avilev (Azerbaijan) 1-2
50kg Sean Whelan (Ireland) beat Vzdzim Nenadavets (Belarus) 3-0
52kg Aaron McKenna (Ireland) lost to Taras Bandarachuk (Ukraine) 0-3

May 18th (4pm)

54kg Callum Bradley (Ireland) lost to Artur Szachbazian (Czech Rep) 0-3
60kg Michael Avetisian (Ireland) lost to Tugrulhan Erdemr (Turkey) 0-3

May 19th

48k Lorcan Hurley (Ireland) v Krisztian Toth (Hungary) or Pasquale di Silvio (Italy)
57kg Eric Nash (Ireland) v Artur Tuniev (Belarus)
66kg Jason Harty (Ireland) v Yevhen Moskalenko (Ukraine)

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