Ireland recorded two wins out of three at the 16th European Junior Championships today.
Ulster aces Darren Pollock and Lewis Crocker booked their tickets into the last-16 of the European Junior Championships in Bulgaria this afternoon.
But Aaron Kelly bowed out despite a brave performance against talented Russian light-heavyweight Marat Kerimkhanov in Sofia.
Pollock got the better of a see-saw tussle with Latvian featherweight Jegors Artjomovs to emerge with a one-point margin of victory.
And Crocker followed that up with an impressive 15-6 decision over Huseyn Tarverdili of Azerbaijan in the Bulgarian capital.
Meanwhile, current European Schoolboy champion John Joyce and Michael Gallagher bowed out despite brave performances yesterday.
Both boxers were one point down after the second round versus Viktor Petrov of the Ukraine and Uladzimir Tsitou of Belarus.
2012 European Junior Championships Sofia, Bulgaria
June 23rd (Last 32)
52kg: James Cleary (Ireland) beat Kaspars Burkevics (Latvia) 19-6
54kg: John Joyce (Ireland) beat Richard Kovacs (Hungary) 15-7
60kg: Wayne Kelly (Ireland) beat Saleem Bibar (Israel) 15-8
63kg: Daryl Byrne (Ireland) lost to Bernard Barsony (Hungary) 10-12
70kg: Luke Thomas (Ireland) lost to Bakhtier Kholov (Russia) 9-14
June 24th (Last 16 & Last 32)
54kg; John Joyce (Ireland) lost to Viktor Petrov (Ukraine) 10-14
57kg: Darren Pollock (Ireland) beat Jegors Artjomovs (Latvia) 9-8 (last 32)
66kg: Lewis Crocker (Ireland) beat Huseyn Tarverdili (Azerbaijan) 15-6 (last 32)
80kg: Michael Gallagher (Ireland) lost to Uladzimir Tsitou (Belarus) 9-13
80+kg: Aaron Kelly (Ireland) lost to Marat Kerimkhanov (Russia) 6-13
June 25th (Last 16)
46kg: Martin Stokes (Ireland) v Dan Lapin (Ukraine)
48kg: Jason McKay (Ireland) v Zsolt Karvaly (Hungary)
50kg: Kalum McConville (Ireland) v Paul Wall (Germany)
52kg: James Cleary (Ireland) v Sorin Claudiu (Romania)
57kg: Darren Pollock (Ireland) v Mihail Cvasiuc (Moldova)
June 26th (Last 16)
60kg: Wayne Kelly (Ireland) v Johanathan Zumbe (Germany)
66kg: Lewis Crocker (Ireland) v Ogulcan Albayrak (Turkey)
75kg; Brian Wall (Ireland) v Leonard Nicolae (Romania)
46kg; Martin Stokes (Mullhuddard)
48kg; Jason McKay (Canal)
50kg: Kalum McConville (Dealgan)
52kg: James Cleary (Olympic)
54kg: John Joyce (St Michael’s Athy)
57kg: Darren Pollock (St Agnes)
60kg: Wayne Kelly (Ballynacargy)
63kg: Daryl Byrne (Grangecon)
66kg: Lewis Crocker (Cairn Lodge)
70kg: Luke Thomas (Watergrasshill)
75kg: Brian Wall (Cashen Vale)
80kg: Michael Gallagher (Finn Valley)
80kg+: Aaron Kelly (Mount Tallant)
Team manager: Michael Darby
Coaches: Billy McClean. Jim O’Neill (Clann Noafa Noafa). Ger McDaid (Mulhuddard)
Physio: Eoin Naughton
R&J: Jim Murrin
Director of Boxing: Dominic O’Rourke