The 2012 National Youth Championships gloved off at the National Stadium in Dublin this evening.
Hughie Joyce, Kurt Walker, Jamie Lonergan, Scott Hanway and Bernie McDonagh, with an inside the distance win over Liam O’Connor, recorded the first four victories of tonight’s National Youth Championships preliminaries
Joyce, St Michael’s Athy, was in against Mulhuddart BC prospect Dylan Tang and emerged with a five-point margin of victory from a high-scoring flyweight clash.
Patrick Bradley, Christopher Nevin, Dean Walsh, Rory Lavery, Hugh Nevin, David Roche and Ronan Craig also took the early route to victory this evening, while Ian Byrne impressed versus Darren McCole.
Dylan Carr and Sean Flynn were involved in a 50-point thriller, Carr emerging with a 34-16 decision. Elsewhere at the home of Irish boxing, Paddy Nevin and Stephen Webb also claimed victories.
Keane McMahon brought the curtain down on tonight’s proceedings with a 19-6 decision over Owen Scully.
The Youth Championships resume at 11am tomorrow at the National Stadium.
Meantime, Cork celebrated a McCarthy double with two wins from the remaining three National Cadet Championships finals.
Mayfield’s Thomas McCarthy and Brian Dillons’ Oliver McCarthy registered 11-6 and 5-2 wins over Dominic Bradley and Ryan Lavery.
Thomas Stokes also finished on top of the podium following his 8-4 win over Shane Flavin.
Finals Junior Cadet
33kg Thomas McCarthy (Mayfield) beat Dominic Bradley (Errigal) 11-6
36kg Thomas Stokes (Oakleaf) beat Shane Flavin(Paulstown) 8-4
42kg Oliver McCarthy (Brian Dillons) beat Ryan Lavery (St John Bosco Newry) 5-2
National Youth Championships
52kg Hughie Joyce (St Michaels Athy) beat Dylan Tang (Mulhuddart) 19-14
52kg Kurt Walker (Canal) beat Aidan Metcalfe (Crumlin) 12-6
52kg Jamie Lonergan (Clonmel) beat Joseph Kelly (StCanices) 12-8
52kg Scott Hanway (St Saviours OBA) beat Eoghan Hynes (Holy Trinity) 11-5
56kg Bernie McDonagh (St Annes) beat Liam O’Connor (Trojan) RSC1
56kg Patrick Bradley (Errigal) beat Ian Flemming (Crumlin) RSC3
56kg Ian Byrne (Neilstown) beat Darren McCole (Dungloe) 17-7
56kg Christopher Nevin (Holy Family Drogheda) beat Joseph Lawrence (Palmerstown) RSC1
56kg Dean Walsh (St Josephs/Ibars) beat Daniel Fitzsimons (Clann Naofa) RSC1
60kg Rory Lavery (St John Bosco) beat Nikolajas Orlovskis (Smithfield) RSC1
60kg Dylan Carr (Ryston) beat Sean Flynn (Smithboro) 34-16
60kg Paddy Nevin (Cavan) beat Lee Boyd (Convoy) 11-6
60kg Craig Ronan (St Saviours OBA) beat Alan O’Connor (Palmerstown) RSCI2
60kg Stephen Webb (Holy Trinity) beat Paddy Nevin (Cavan) 20-18
60kg Hugh Nevin (Cavan) beat Eryk Batuik (Ballina) RSC1
64kg David Roche (Riverstown) beat Karl Kelly (Monkstown) RSC3
64kg Keane McMahon (Dublin Docklands) beat Owen Scully (Dungloe) 19-6