Michael O’Reilly and Dean Gardiner produced fine quarter-finals performances against English opponents at the 41st Chemistry Cup in Halle, Germany today.
But both boxers bowed out to Anthony Fowler and Joe Joyce; O’Reilly was particularly unlucky not to reach the semi-finals.
Chris Phelan also exited the tournament at the last-eight phase this afternoon, the Ryston BC flyweight going out to Germany’s Ronny Beblik.
Earlier today, Hugh Myers, Kurt Walker and Gary Sweeney lost their quarter-final contests in Halle.
Walker was edged out on a split decision by Dutch bantam Enrico la Cruz and Myers and Sweeney dropped unanimous decision to Kazakh light-fly Temirtas Zhussupov and German heavyweight Ablon Pervizj.
41st Chemistry Cup Halle, Germany
49kg Hughie Myers (Ryson)
52kg Chris Phelan (Ryson)
56kg Kurt Walker (Canal)
60kg David Oliver Joyce (St Michaels Athy)
64kg Dean Walsh (St Josephs/St Ibars)
69kg Stephen Donnelly (All Saints)
75kg Michael O’Reilly (Portlaoise)
81kg Joe Ward (Moate)
91kg Gary Sweeney (Olympic)
91+kg Dean Gardiner (Clonmel)
Team manager: Jim Walsh
Coaches: Billy Walsh, Zuar Antia, Eddie Bolger
R&J: Sadie Duffy
Physio: Julianne Ryan