The Irish Junior side lost out to hosts Russia in the Veles Cup Round Robin on Wednesday in Russia…..
Ireland lost out to hosts Russia on Day 2 of the Veles Cup Round Robin Junior tournament in the Oblast region of Russia yesterday.
Team captain Luke Thomas, Ryan Green, Gary Cully and Jason Hughes recorded victories for Ireland on the day, while the Garry Cully versus Kirill Kuznetsov results is pending.
Ryan Green got Ireland off to a winning start against the hosts, a countback victory seeing the Oakleaf BC pin-weight’s hand raised in victory.
But 2012 European silver medalist Jason McKay and Colm Molloy were edged out by one-point margins in the next two bouts. Mike McDonagh also lost a tight encounter.
Irish skipper Thomas, who boxes out of the Watergrasshill BC in Cork, chalked up a convincing win over Vitally Bachmatov and Ryston BC stand out Hughes stopped Abubbakar Kadyrov in round two.
Ireland drew 6-6 with the USA on Tuesday and will meet Germany in their final match.
Russia, who’ve beat Germany 13-0, will face the USA.
Veles Cup Junior Round Robin Oblast, Russia July 18th
46kg: Ryan Green (Oakleaf) beat Pavel Fedarov (Russia) 7-7 c/b 12-10
48kg: Jason McKay (Canal) lost to Fedor Stepanov (Russia) 15-16
50kg: Colm Molloy (Oughterard) lost to Maksim Mayakovski (Russia) 8-9
52kg: Gary Cully (St Davids) beat Kirill Kuznetsov (Russia) 8-4
(Result overturned on appeal from 12-11 for Kuznetsov to 8-4 for Cully)
54kg: Conor Byrne (Holy Trinity) lost to Alekesy Lomonosov (Russia) RSC2
57kg: Mike McDonagh (St Pauls) lost to Albian Fokichev (Russia) 6-8
60kg: Jack Connelly (Clonmel) lost to Illyan Kilikov (Russia) RET3
63kg: Caoimhin Hynes (Holy Trinity) lost to Temirian Batdyev (Russia) 9-15
66kg: Conor Wallace (Sacred Heart) lost to Vladimir Harchenko (Russia) 6-10
70kg: Luke Thomas (Watergrasshill) cpt beat Vitally Bachmatov 14-8
80kg: Mike Gallagher (Finn Valley) lost to Artem Mikaelyan (Russia) 7-16
80kg+: James Hughes (Ryston) beat Abubbakar Kadyrov (Russia) RSC2
46kg: Ryan Green (Oakleaf) lost to Nico Hernandez (USA) 10-19
48kg: Jason McKay (Canal) beat Hector Tanajara (USA) 14-13
50kg: Colm Molloy (Oughterard) lost to Shakur Stevenson (USA) 5-9
52kg: Gary Cully (St Davids) beat Ruben Villa (USA) 12-11
54kg: Conor Byrne (Holy Trinity) beat Efren Lopez (USA) 12-10
57kg: Mike McDonagh (St Pauls) beat Christian Bermudaz (USA) 9-6
60kg: Jack Connelly (Clonmel) beat Edgar Berlanga (USA) 7-3
63kg: Caoimhin Hynes (Holy Trinity) lost to Jonathan Navaro (USA) 13-16
66kg: Conor Wallace (Sacred Heart) lost to John Williams (USA) 5-5 c/b 16-24
70kg: Luke Thomas (Watergrasshill) cpt lost to Alexis Rocha (USA) 9-11
80kg: Mike Gallagher (Finn Valley) beat Elvis Figueroa (USA) 14-11
80kg+: James Hughes (Ryston) lost to John Luna (USA) 6-10