Six Irish boxers will be in action on Day 1 of the European Schoolboy Championships in Russia…..
Ireland’s young boxers will open their European Schoolboy Championships campaign with six bouts in Anapa, Russia today.
Francie Stokes, Conor Quinn, Aaron McKenna, Oliver McCarthy, Matthew Davis and Christopher O’Reilly will all be between the ropes by the banks of the Black Sea.
The Irish squad will take part in the opening ceremony parade at 4pm (local time) today and seven more Irish boxers will be in action tomorrow.
The will be joined by Stokes, Davis and O’Reilly if the Irish trio come through today’s bouts.
The full draw will be available shortly. Anapa is three hours ahead of Ireland.
10th European Schoolboy Championships
October 2nd (Last 16)
40kg: Francie Stokes (Ireland) v Stanislav Kunov (Ukraine)
41.5kg: Conor Quinn (Ireland) v Furkan Pank (Turkey)
43kg: Aaron McKenna (Ireland) v Tugrulhan Erdemir (Turkey)
46kg: Oliver McCarthy (Ireland) v Gokhan Karamusaoglu (Turkey)
54kg: Matthew Davis (Ireland) v Darband Aliyev (Azerbaijan)
62kg: Christopher O’Reilly (Ireland) v Alexandru Carnasov (Moldova)
Irish squad 2012 European Schoolboy Championships, Anapa, Russia, October 1st – 7th, 2012
38.5kg: Nathan May (Crumlin, Dublin)
40kg: Francie Stokes (Oak Leaf, Derry)
41.5kg: Conor Quinn (Clonard, Antrim)
43kg: Aaron McKenna (Smithboro, Monaghan)
44.5kg: Sean Purcell (Marble City, Kilkenny)
46kg: Oliver McCarthy (Brian Dillons, Cork)
48kg: James McGivern (St Georges, Antrim)
50kg: John Sweeney (Inisfree, Sligo)
52kg: Michael Nevin (Portlaoise, Laois)
54kg: Matthew Davis (Ardagh/Cross, Mayo)
56kg: Kieran Molloy (Oughterard, Galway)
59kg: Brett McGinty (Oak Leaf, Derry)
62kg: Christopher O’Reilly (Bracken, Dublin)
65kg: Darragh Murray (South Meath, Meath)
68kg: Brian Kennedy (Daingean, Offaly)
76kg: Nevan Fannon (Ballyhaunis, Mayo)
76+kg: James Clarke (Kilnamanagh, Dublin)
Director of Boxing: Dominic O’Rourke
Team Manager: Paddy Gallagher
Team Coaches: Dmitry Dimitrov,Fergal McKenna, Brian Barry
R&J: Philip Rooney