Quinn and Cairns first up for Ireland In European Championships

Derry’s Eoghan Quinn and Cork’s Steve Cairns get Ireland’s campaign at the 2016 European Schoolboy Championships underway in Zagreb, Croatia, early this evening.

The Ulster and Munster pair meet opponents from Bulgaria and Bosnia & Herzegovina in the 4th and 6th bouts on the program.

Boxing begins at 6pm (Irish time) at the Sports Centre Lucko venue after the opening ceremony.

Please scroll down for today’s draw and pairings. The full draw will be available shortly.

European Schoolboy Championships Zagreb, Croatia

July 24th

Preliminaries (last 32)

44.5kg Eoghan Quinn (Ireland) v Kros Ermas  (Bosnia & Herzegovina)

46kg Steve Cairns v Severin Yordanov (Bulgaria)

Irish draw

38.5KG Jerome Gartland v Bulgaria (last 16)
40KG   Thomas Donovan v Lithuania (last 16)
41.5KG  Ger McDonagh v Denmark (last 16)
43KG Jonathan Hughes v Moldova or Ukraine (quarter final)
48KG Cain Lewis v Croatia or Italy  (quarter final)
50KG Shane O’Gorman v Serbia (last 16)
52KG Paddy Myers v Russia (last 16)
54KG Francis Maughan v Russia  (last 16)
56KG Patrick Collins v Lithuania or Italy (quarter final)
59KG Jason Irwin v Kosova (last 16)
62KG Matthew Tyndall v Ukraine (last 16)
65KG William Hayden v Belarus (quarter final)
68KG Jason Myers v Romania or Hungary (quarter final)
72KG Jamie Edwards v Russia (quarter final)
76KG Thomas Doherty v Russia or Croatia (quarter final)
76+KG John Sweeney v Russia (last 16)

Irish squad

38.5KG Jerome Lonergan Gartland (Clonmel)

40KG Thomas Donovan (Olympic)

41.5KG Gerard McDonagh (Glen)

43KG Jonathon Hughes (Jobstown)

44.5KG Eoghan Quinn (St.Johns Derry)

46KG Steven Cairns (Loughmahon)

48KG Cian Lewis (Ballymun)

50KG Shane O’Gorman (St.Malachys)

52KG Paddy Myers (Sligo City)

54KG Francis Maughan (St.Marys Dublin)

56KG Patrick Collins (Baldoyle)

59KG Jason Irwin (Castleblaney)

62KG Matthew Tyndall (Monkstown Dublin)

65KG William Hayden (Crumlin)

68KG Jason Myers (Titans)

72KG Jamie Edwards (Crumlin)

76KG Thomas Doherty (Baldoyle)

76+KG John Sweeney (Ennis)

Team Manager: Paddy Gallagher (Maynooth)

Coaches: Igor Khmil (Smithfield), JP Kinsella (Monkstown),Eoin Pluck (Arklow), Brian Barry (Riverstown)

R&J: Martin Fennessy (Clonmel)

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