Ireland’s Elite boxers hit the ground running with three wins from three in Finland today.
St Michael’s Athy team-mates John Joe Joyce and David Oliver Joyce and Michael Nevin recorded three wins out-of-three for Ireland at the 19-nation Tammer Elite multi-nations in Finland today.
Joyce, nicknamed Triple J, got the hat-trick underway with a 17-10 win over England’s Anthony Fowler, and Nevin, who was making his Elite debut for Ireland,recorded an impressive 18-8 victory over Scotland’s Joe Ham.
David Oliver completed a fine opening for Ireland with a 19-7 victory over Richard Needham of Wales in Tampere.
“John Joe, David Oliver and Michael boxed very well today and all three recorded fine victories to get us off to a winning start,” said Irish Team Manager Eanna Green.
Ken Egan, Conrad Cummings and Ross Hickey and John Joe Joyce will be in action tomorrow.
Con Sheehan received a bye into the semi-finals and will meet a Russian opponent in the super-heavyweight class.
Willie McLaughlin picked up an injury and did not travel to Finland.
Tammer Elite Multi Nations Tampere Finland
56Kg: Michael Nevin (Ireland) beat Joe Ham (Scotland) 18-8
60kg: David Oliver Joyce (Ireland) beat Richard Needham (Wales) 19-7
69kg: John Joe Joyce (Ireland) beat Anthony Fowler (England) 17-10
October 19th Q/Finals
64kg: Ross Hickey (Ireland) v Luva Melis (Italy)
69kg: John Joe Joyce (Ireland) v Roman Szymanski (Poland)
56kg: Michael Nevin (Ireland) v Krisztian Nagy (Hungary)
60kg: David Oliver Joyce Ireland) v Dawid Michelus (Poland)
75kg: Conrad Cummings (Ireland) v Ibragim Israelov (Sweden)
81kg: Kenneth Egan (Ireland) v Lawrence Osueke (England)
October 20th S/Finals
91kg+: Con Sheehan (Ireland) v Russia
Irish squad Elite Tammer Multi Nations Tampere, Finland Oct 17th/22nd
56kg: Michael Nevin (Portlaoise)
60kg: David Oliver Joyce (St Michael’s Athy)
64kg: Ross Hickey (Grangecon)
69kg: John Joe Joyce (St MIchael’s Athy)
75kg: Conrad Cummings (Holy Trinity)
81kg: Ken Egan (Neilstown)
91+kg: Con Sheehan (Clonmel)
Team Manager Eanna Green
Coaches: Billy Walsh & Zuar Antia
Team Manager: Eanna Green
Physio: Fionna McCabe
R&J: Larry Durand