Twenty five semi-finals were decided at the Special Schoolboy Competition at IABA HQ this afternoon.
Ryan Lavery earned one of the most convincing decisions of today’s Special Schoolboy Competition semi-finals at Dublin’s National Stadium. The St John Bosco BC stand out progressed to next Friday’s deciders courtesy of a 10-1 verdict.
Conor Quinn was also in top form, while Sean Purcell emerged from an entertaining three-rounder with John Maughan.
Oliver McCarthy, Jason Sweeney, Michael Nevin, Francie Stokes, Conor Quinn and James Clarke also impressed today. Darragh Murray and Kevin Kehoe were involved in the closest contest of the afternoon, Murray edging the 65kg duel 7-6.
The weigh-in for next Friday’s finals will be held between 8.30am and 9.30am and 12pm and 1pm at the National Stadium. Boxing begins at 7pm on Friday evening.
The IABA are using the Special Schoolboy Competition to help with their selection process for the 10th European Schoolboy Championships in Russia.
The Continental deciders glove off in Anapa on October 1st.
Ireland has won 40 medals at this level since the inaugural European Schoolboy Championships in Rome in 2003.
Podium-topper David Joyce, Carl Frampton, Keith Boyle, John McDonagh, David Oliver Joyce and John Joe Joyce took home one gold, one silver and four bronze medals from the Eternal City nine years ago.
Special Schoolboy Competition National Stadium Dublin
38kg: Shane Flavin (Paulstown) beat Sean Gallagher (St Davids Naas) 11-4
38kg:Nathan May (Crumlin) beat John Nevin (St Brigids Kildare) 8-2
40kg: Francie Stokes (Oakleaf) beat Nathan McQuade (Virginia) RSC1
40kg:Calvin Turner (Ryston) beat Gavin Roche (Castlebar) 10-6
41.5kg:Conor Quinn (Clonard) beat Kyle Meehan (Ryston) 14-4
41.5kg: Aaron Daly (Castlebar) beat Adam Kavanagh (Westside)10-6
43kg: Darren Barnwell (Avona) beat Patrick Nevin (St Brigids Kildare) 12-6
44.5kg:Sean Purcell (Marble City) beat John Maughan (Westside) 10-7
44.5kg:Ryan Lavery (St John Bosco Newry) beat Tadghe McConville (Dealgan) 10-1
46kg:Eugene McKeever (St Malachys) beat Eric Nash (Knockmore) 7-4
46kg: Oliver McCarthy (Brian Dillons) beat Noel Cummins (Crumlin) 17-7
48kg: James McGivern (St Georges Belfast) beat Paul Ryan (Bay City) RSC2
48kg:Jason Harty (Rathkeale) beat Dean Clarke (Holy Family Drogheda) 11-7
50kg: Jason Sweeney (Innisfree) beat Ryan McDonagh (Carrickmore) 13-2
50kg:Aaron Harkin (Illies Golden Gloves) beat Tommy Hyde (Setanta) 16-6
52kg:Jordan Myers (Innisfree) beat Vlad Komarschruk (Wexford CBS) 11-4
52kg: Michael Nevin (Portlaoise) beat Alan White (St Bridgets) 18-6
56kg:Conor Doyle (Ennis) beat Conor Dowling (Paulstown) 8-3
56kg: Kieran Molloy (Oughterard) W/O
59kg: Brett McGinty (Oakleaf) beat Patrick Maughan (St Lukes) RSC3
59kg: Colm Quinn (Castlebar) beat James McDonagh (Clann Naofa) 7-4
62kg: Christopher O’Reilly (Bracken) beat Patrick McDonnell (St Lukes) 11-4
65kg: James Geoghan (St Catherines) beat Kasper Bura (St Annes) 10-7
65kg: Darragh Murray (South Meath) beat Kevin Kehoe (Marble City) 7-6
77kg: James Clarke (Killnamanagh) beat Dylan Mangan (Ballyhaunis) RSC1