Perfect start for Ireland in European Youth championships

John Nevin and Brett McGinty nailed two wins for Ireland on the opening day of the European Junior Championships in Anapa, Russia today.

Nevin, boxing long, took the first frame against Pavel Kamanin, four snappy three-punch combinations throughout the round establishing the lead.

The second frame was close, as the Estonian fly began venturing inside Nevin’s raking jab and did manage to drop home a number of rights. However, Nevin, showing great head movement and evasive manoeuvres, was consistently finding the target off the back foot to take the second and third frames and an impressive victory.

McGinty was equally as impressive, the Oakleaf BC prospect blasting out a unanimous decision over Hungarian light-middle Lazzio Kozak.

McGinty commanded the centre of the ring and rarely retreated against the Magyar, who appeared content to box off the back foot for most of the three rounds.

The pick of McGinty’s punches were two left uppercuts and a left hook in the second and a right/left combo in the third.

It was a busy day for Irish coaches Billy McClean and Ger McDaid. They had to move swiftly from Ring B to Ring A as Nevin and McGinty were on in the second and third bouts of the session.

“We had to go from one ring to the other immediately, said McClean.

“We’re delighted to get two wins from two today,great performances from John and Brett. Aaron and Michael are in tomorrow and we have quite a few of the squad in action on Monday.”

Please scroll down for results and draws.

European Junior Championships 2014 Anapa, Russia

November 1st (last 32)

52kg John Nevin (Ireland) beat Pavel Kamanin (Estonia) 3-0
70kg Brett McGinty (Ireland) beat Lazzio Kozak (Hungary) 3-0

November 2nd
50kg Aaron McKenna (Ireland) v Mohammed Zeroual (France) – last 16
66kg Michael Nevin (Ireland) v Alessandro Azzaro (Italy) – last 32

November 3rd (last 16)
46kg Terry McEntee (Ireland) v Alessionde Leonardis (Italy)
48kg Shane Flavin (Ireland) v Burak Tucel (Turkey)
75kg Blaine O’Brien (Ireland) v Dmitri Gumen (Moldova)
70kg Brett McGinty (Ireland) v Mladen Sobjeslavski (Croatia)
80kg James Clarke (Ireland) v Nikoloz Begadze (Georgia)

November 4th (last 16)
52kg John Nevin (Ireland) v Eetu Viitanen (Finland)
54kg Andy McDonagh (Ireland) v Ahmad Shtwi (Israel)
57kg James McGivern (Ireland) v Lazzislau Valiavaty (Italy)
60kg Oran Keddle (Ireland) Michael Terteryan (Denmark)
63kg Kieran Molloy (Ireland) v Catalin Bitca (Belarus)

Irish squad

46kg Terry McEntee (Old School)
48kg Shane Flavin (Paulstown)
50kg Aaron McKenna (Old School)
52kg John Nevin (Cavan)
54kg Andy McDonagh (St Paul’s, Waterford)
57kg James McGivern (St George’s)
60kg Oran Keddle (St Bronaghs)
63kg Kieran Molloy (Oughterard)
66kg Michael Nevin (Portlaoise)
70kg Brett McGinty (Oakleaf)
75kg Blaine O’Brien (Clonmel)
80kg James Clarke (Kilnamanagh)

Coaches: Bill McClean & Ger McDaid
Physio: Niamh Kennedy
R&J: Jim McCarron


66kg Michael Nevin (Portlaoise)
70kg Brett McGinty (Oakleaf)
75kg Blaine O’Brien (Clonmel)
80kg James Clarke (Kilnamanagh)

Coaches: Bill McClean & Ger McDaid
Physio: Niamh Kennedy
R&J: Jim McCarron

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