March 16th.

                                             IRISH AMATEUR BOXING ASSOCIATION

                                                      "Irish Boxers advance in Vilnius"

 

Mark McCullough.Anthony Cacace and Michael Collins , advanced to semi finals and quarter finals of the Danas Pozniakas Junior Multi Nations  in Lithuania following impressive last eight and last sixteen wins in Vilnius yesterday.

McCullough, from the Cairn Lodge club in Belfast, progressed after recording a 3-2 victory over Doos Symzhanuly from Kazakhstan, and lightweight Cacace, (Oliver Plunketts), received a unanimous 5-0 decision over Lithuanian Ant Petrusvkas.

Collins, of the Darndale club in Dublin, was also in top form yesterday beating Jay Kimitsidis from Greece (5-0) and will now meet Lithuanian Farios Dadeb in today's (March 16th) quarter final.

John Joe Nevin (Cavan) and Stephen Donnelly (All Saints Belfast) will also be in the ring this afternoon  for quarter final showdowns with Eile Isajevas (Lithuania) and Elierg Irchak from the Ukraine.

Heavyweight Con Sheehan (Clonmel) will face a Russian opponent in tomorrows semi finals while McCullough and Cacace

will also be in the ring for last four meetings against opponents to be confirmed.

 

Danas Pozniakas Junior Multi Nations Q/F and Last 16 Results.

54Kg: Mark McCullough (Ireland) beat D Symzhanuly (Kazakhstan) 3-2.

60Kg: Anthony Cacace (Ireland) beat A Petrusvkas (Lithuania) 5-0.

69Kg: Michael Collins (Ireland) beat J Kimitsidis (Greece) 5-0.

 

Danas Pozniakas Junior Multi Nations Quarter Final Line Up (March 16th)

69Kg: Michael Collins (Ireland) v F Dadeb (Lithuania)

51Kg: John Joe Nevin (Ireland) v E Isajevas (Lithuania)

57Kg: Stephen Donnelly (Ireland) v E Irchak (Ukraine)

 

 

March 17th.

 

                                             IRISH AMATEUR BOXING ASSOCIATION

                                                    "Five Irish Boxers into Semi Finals"

 

The Irish Amateur Boxing Association will be hoping to paint Vilnius green on St Patrick's Day after five Irish boxers marched into today's semi finals of the Danas Pozniakas Junior Multi Nations  in Lithuania following impressive last  eight  wins yesterday. (March 16th). 

Bantamweight Mark McCullough, lightweight Anthony Cacace, welterweight Michael Collins and flyweight John Joe Nevin all advanced  to the last four and will be in the ring in Vilnius today. (March 17th).

Heavyweight Con Sheehan (Clonmel) received a bye into the semi finals  and  will face a Russian opponent this afternoon.

McCullough, from the Cairn Lodge club in Belfast, progressed after recording a 3-2 victory over Doos Symzhanuly from Kazakhstan, and lightweight Cacace, (Oliver Plunketts), received a unanimous 5-0 decision over Lithuanian Ant Petrusvkas.

Collins, of the Darndale club in Dublin, is also just one fight from gold after he stopped  Lithuanian Farios Dadeb in the 

second round of his quarter final last night.

John Joe Nevin (Cavan) and featherweight Stephen Donnelly (All Saints Belfast) were also in the ring yesterday with Nevin recording a 5-0 win over  Eile Isajevas (Lithuania) but Donnelly was beaten 4-1 by Elierg Irchak from the Ukraine.

 

Danas Pozniakas Junior Multi Nations Results.

54Kg: Mark McCullough (Ireland) beat D Symzhanuly (Kazakhstan) 3-2.

60Kg: Anthony Cacace (Ireland) beat A Petrusvkas (Lithuania) 5-0.

69Kg: Michael Collins (Ireland) beat J Kimitsidis (Greece) 5-0.

69Kg: Michael Collins (Ireland) beat F Dadeb (Lithuania) RSC2.

51Kg: John Joe Nevin (Ireland) beat E Isajevas (Lithuania) 5-0.

57Kg: Stephen Donnelly (Ireland) lost to  E Irchak (Ukraine) 1-4.

 

March 17th. 
                                      IRISH AMATEUR BOXING ASSOCIATION
                                                     "Ireland target Five Gold's in Vilnius"
 
FIVE Irish boxers have punched their way into tomorrows (March 18th ) Danas Pozniakis Multi Nations finals in Lithuania
following impressive semi final wins in Vilnius on St Patrick's Day.
Flyweight John Joe Nevin, bantamweight Mark McCullough, lightweight Anthony Cacace,welterweight Michael
Collins, and heavyweight Con Sheehan are all just one fight from gold.
Nevin, of the Cavan boxing club, progressed following a 21-20 win over Michael Smikas (Lithuania)
and McCullough (Cairn Lodge, Belfast) chalked up a convincing 23-11 win over Victor Zubrikavs also of Lithuania.
Cacace (Oliver Plunketts) defeated Daniel Kliuciakas 32-11 while Clonmel ace Sheehan booked his ticket
into the 90kg final with a resounding 31-11 victory over Russia's Sal Kozhnov.
Meanwhile, classy welterweight Michael Collins from the Darndale club in Dublin, recorded his third victory in three days
after stopping Niak Samoudi on the 20 point rule in round three.
Today's wins, which guarantee Ireland at least five silver medals, arrive exactly one week after five Irish boxers
cruised into the Zlatko Hrbic Senior Multi Nations finals in Serbia.
Commentating on yesterdays wins Irish Amateur Boxing Association High Performance Director Gary Keegan was full of praise for the Irish squad in Vilnius.
He said: "The Irish team are performing exceptionally well in Lithuania and I cannot praise them highly enough
for what has already been a very successful tournament."
"We are absolutely thrilled with yesterday performances and hopefully we can bring home five gold medals
from today's finals."
 
 
March 18th.
                                       IRISH AMATEUR BOXING ASSOCIATION
                                        "Ireland Win Four Gold and one Silver Medal in Lithuania"
 
THE Irish Amateur Boxing Association (IABA) were celebrating today (March 18th) after winning four gold and one silver
medal and the boxer of the tournament award at the  Danas Pozniakis Junior Multi Nations finals in Lithuania
Flyweight John Joe Nevin, started the Irish gold rush with a 29-25 victory over Lithuanian Eile Petraus in Vilnius.
And to cap an incredible tournament for the talented young Cavan man he was also presented with the boxer of the tournament award.
Bantamweight Mark McCullough, from the Cairn Lodge club in Belfast, also finished on top of the podium following a convincing 27-13 victory over Slovakian puncher Tomas Varion.
To complete a remarkable tournament for the IABA, lightweight Anthony Cacace (Oliver Plunketts) and welterweight Michael Collins (Darndale, Dublin) also claimed gold.
Cacace recorded a comprehensive 31-11 win over Ian Mansry of France and Collins beat Bulgarian Vitalij Kuzmiriuk 20-25.
Talented Clonmel heavyweight Con Sheehan was also competing in today's finals but had to settle for silver after being edged out 22-20 by Italian Rosane Francesco.
Commentating on today's outstanding medal haul, IABA Technical chief Gary Keegan was full of praise for the Irish squad and management in Vilnius.
He said: "We are absolutely thrilled with the medal wins in Lithuania and everyone involved with the Irish squad
deserves enormous credit.
"I was watching the Irish team in training at the National Stadium before they departed for Lithuania last Wednesday and they looked extremely focussed and we were quietly confident that they would do well in Vilnius.
"The junior team are training with the seniors and that is obviously impacting on their performances in a very positive way
as they proved in Lithuania today."
Ten nations were competing at the Lithuanian Multi Nations.
Today's medal haul arrives just seven days after the Irish senior team took home one gold, four silver, and two bronze medals for the Zlatko Hrbic Multi Nations in Croatia.
The Irish squad were under team manager Bernard Dunne, coaches Jim Moore and Martin Fennessey, Eugene Duffy (R&J) and physio Lorcan Galvin in Vilnius.
 
Irish Squad In Lithuania.
51Kg: John Joe Nevin (Cavan),
54Kg: Mark McCullagh (Cairn Lodge, Belfast),
57Kg: Stephen Donnelly (All Saints, Belfast),
60Kg: Anthony Cacace (Oliver Plunketts),
69Kg: Michael Collins (Darndale, Dublin),
90Kg: Con Sheehan (Clonmel).
 
Bernard O'Neill
Public Relations Officer
Irish Amateur Boxing Association
Tel: +353 086 057 9558/+353 085 763 3090
e-mail:
bernard.oneill@oceanfree.net
www.iaba.ie

 

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