World Youth Championships DRAW

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The nine-strong Irish team found out the identities of their opening opposition at the World Youth Chaionships in St Petersburg in Russia today.

Dublin light flyweight starts off against top German Salah Ibrahim.

Belfast flyweight Conor Quinn begins against Cuban Elio Crespo Santos

Cork’s Eamer Coughlan faces Kazakh bantam Samatali Toltayev, who defeated Aaron McKenna at last year’s World Juniors.

Limerick lightweight Paddy Donovan starts off in the preliminary rounds against Pole Damian Durkacz.

Galway’s Gabriel Dossen boxes first against American light welter Freudis Rojas.

Captain Brett McGinty begins in the preliminary rounds. Here the the Donegal-Derry welter will face Thai fighter Kiattisak Promchuay.

Middleweight Michael Nevin will face either Croatian Matej Uremovic or Kyrgyzstani Mukhammadyusuf Akbarov in his opening bout.

Balbriggan light heavy Christoper O’Reilly starts off against South Korean Tackmin Kim.

Finally, Limerick super heavy Kevin Sheehy has received a bye into the Last 16 and will face either Azeri Mahammad Abdullayev or Lithuanian Marek Korolkov.

AIBA World Youth Championships St Peterburg, Russia
(Last 32 unless stated)

Friday November 18th
60kg Paddy Donovan (Ireland) v Damian Durkacz (Poland) (Last 64)
69kg Brett McGinty (Ireland) V Kuattisak Promchuay (Thailand) (Last 64)
81kg Christopher O’Reilly (Ireland) v Kim Taek Min (Korea)

Saturday November 19th
49kg Jordan Moore (Ireland) v Salah Imberahim (Germany)
52kg Conor Quinn (Ireland) v Elio Crespo-Santos (Cuba)
56kg Eamer Coughlan (Ireland) v Toltayayev Samatav (Kazakhstan)

Sunday November 20th
75kg Michael Nevin (Ireland) v Matej Uremovic (Croatia) or Mukhammadyusuf Akbarov (Kyrgyzstan‎)

Monday November 21st
64kg Gabriel Dossen (Ireland) v Freudis Rojas Jnr. (USA)

Tuesday November 22nd
(Last 16) 91kg+ Kevin Sheehy (Ireland) v Mahammad Abdullayev (Azerbaijan) or Marek Korolkov (Lithuania)

Boxing begins in Russia tomorrow

Irish squad
49kg Jordan Moore (Glasnevin)
52kg Conor Quinn (Clonard)
56kg Eamer Coughlan (Riverstown)
60kg Patrick Donovan (OLOL)
64kg Gabriel Dossen (Olympic)
69kg Brett McGinty (Oakleaf)
75kg Michael Nevin (Portlaoise)
81kg Christopher O’Reilly (Bracken)
91+kg Kevin Sheehy (St Francis)
Team manager: Stephen Connolly
Coaches: Billy McClean and John Conlan
R&J: Ben McGarrigle

Joe O'Neill

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