Chemistry Cup Day 2 results: O’Reilly and Gardiner bow out to English opposition

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
May 28th
Last 16
64kg Dean Walsh (Ireland) lost to Sam Maxwell (England) -0-3
69kg Stephen Donnelly (Ireland) beat Simeon Chamov (Bulgaria) TKOI1
75kg Michael O’Reilly (Ireland) beat Amir Orfia (Switzerland) 3-0
May 29th Q/Finals
49kg Hugh Myers (Ireland) lost to Temirtas Zhussupov (Kazakhstan) 0-3
52kg Chris Phelan (Ireland) lost to Ronny Beblik (Germany) 0-3
56kg Kurt Walker (Ireland) lost to Enrico la Cruz (Netherlands) 1-2
60kg David Oliver Joyce (Ireland) beat Donato Cosenza (Italy) TKO2
69kg Stephen Donnelly (Ireland) beat Ekow Essumen (England) 3-0
75kg Michel O’Reilly (Ireland) lost to Anthony Fowler (England) 0-2
81kg Joe Ward (Ireland) beat Pavel Silyagin (Russia) 3-0
91kg Gary Sweeney (Ireland) lost to Ablon Pervizj (Germany) 0-3
91+kg Dean Gardiner (Ireland) lost to Joe Joyce (England) 1-2
May 30th S/Finals
60kg David Oliver Joyce (Ireland) v TBA
69kg Stephen Donnelly (Ireland) v TBA
81kg Joe Ward (Ireland) v TBA
(M,A,E = Morning, Afternoon, Evening sessions)

Irish Squad

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

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