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Irish Squad and Results


Draw & results

Entries last 32 last 16 Qtr Semi Final
51Kg Conor Ahern (Baldoyle) draw 15   last 16      
54Kg John Joe Nevin (Cavan) draw 20 bye last 16 last 8 semi final
57Kg David Oliver Joyce (St Michael's Athy) draw 21 last 32 last 16      
60Kg Ross Hickey (Grangecon) draw 19 bye last 16 last 8    
64Kg John Joe Joyce (St Michael's Athy) draw 22 bye last 16 last 8 semi  
69Kg John Joe McDonagh (Brosna) draw 25 last 32        
75Kg Darren Sutherland (St Saviours OBA) draw 26 last 32 last 16 last 8    
81Kg Ken Egan (Neilstown) draw 21 bye last 16 last 8 semi  
91Kg Con Sheehan (Clonmel) draw 27 last 32        
91+Kg Cathal McMonagle (Holy Trinity) draw 24 bye last 16 last 8    

Team Management

 IABA President: Dominic O'Rourke
Performance Director: Gary Keegan
Team Manager: Jim Walsh
Coaches: Billy Walsh, Zuar Antia, Jim Moore
Physio: Scott Murphy
Sports Psychologist: Ger Hussey
R&J: Mike Gallagher

Championship Schedule February 25 - March 1 2008

Tournament fact sheet

Olympic Qualifying Guidelines
Entry List by Country
Referees and Judges


March 1st.
                                                           IRISH AMATEUR BOXING ASSOCIATION
                                                         "Nevin Wins Gold In Italy"
Irish 2008 Olympian John Joe Nevin completed a fantastic week after claiming a gold medal in Pescara, Italy this afternoon.
The 18 year old bantamweight, from the Cavan Boxing Club, finished on top of the podium after chalking up an
impressive 17-10 win Veaceslav Gojan from Moldovia - who received a public warning for hitting after the bell for the end of the third round.
Both boxers qualified for the Olympic courtesy of reaching today's 54Kg final and with the pressure off Nevin produced
another classy display to record his fourth victory of a tournament which was acting as the second last Olympic
qualifier for European boxers.
Meanwhile, while Nevin will be bringing home gold, Irish captain Ken Egan and John Joe Joyce both won bronze
in yesterdays semi finals.
Twenty six Olympic places were distributed in Pescara this weekend. Twenty five places will be up for grabs at the final
Olympic qualifiers for European boxers in Pescara, Italy between April 7th and 14th.
Irish boxers that failed to secure Olympic qualification in Pescara this week will go into a box-off with the semi finalists from the
2008 Senior Championships at the National Stadium in Dublin on March 14th/15th to decide the Irish squad for Athens.
However, the National Stadium box-off will be of academic interest only to Nevin and light flyweight Paddy Barnes, from the Holy Family club in Belfast, who qualified for the 2008 Olympics at the World Championships in Chicago last November.
Meanwhile, according to the AIBA team rankings for the Pescara Olympic qualifier, Ireland (before today's finals)
were in 5th spot in the league table which is based on wins at this weeks tournament.
Forty one nations were competing in Pescara, Italy this week.
The Irish team will arrive home via Dublin Airport at 1.30pm tomorrow (Sunday March 2nd).
Final Result March 1st
54Kg: John Joe Nevin (Ireland) beat Veaceslav Gojan (Moldovia) 17-10
Semi Final Results Friday February 29th.
54Kg:John Joe Nevin (Ireland) beat Maksym Tretyak (Ukraine) 32-16
64Kg: John Joe Joyce (Ireland) lost  Ionut Gheorghe (Romania) (20-25)
81Kg: Ken Egan (Ireland) lost to Ramazan Magamedau (Belarus) 13-17
(Boxers winning their semi final bouts qualified automatically for the 2008 Olympics)
February 27th Quarter Final Results
54Kg: John Joe Nevin (Ireland) beat Detelin Dalakliev (Bulgaria) 16-15
60Kg: Ross Hickey (Ireland) lost to Miklos Varga (Hungary) 22-39
64Kg: John Joe Joyce (Ireland) beat Milan Piperski (Serbia) RET3
75Kg: Darren Sutherland (Ireland) lost to James deGale (England) 22-23
81Kg; Ken Egan (Ireland) beat Emil Krastev (Bulgaria) 29-8
91+Kg: Cathal McMonagle (Ireland)  lost to Jaroslav Jaksto (Lithuania) 3-23
February 26th Preliminary (Last 16)  Results
51Kg: Conor Ahern (Ireland) lost to Martin Parlagi (Slovakia) 16-26
54Kg: John Joe Nevin (Ireland) beat  Mirsad Ahmeti (Croatia) 23-8
60Kg: Ross Hickey (Ireland) beat Krsysztof Szot (Poland) 21-12
57Kg: David Oliver Joyce (Ireland) lost to  Stephen Smith (England) 19-27
64Kg: John Joe Joyce (Ireland) beat Vasilii Belous (Moldovia) 20-12
75Kg: Darren Sutherland (Ireland) beat Ramis Baylarov (Azerbaijan) 25-16
81Kg: Ken Egan (Ireland) beat Myasnik Sargsyan (Armenia) RSCO3 (23-3)
91+Kg: Cathal McMonagle (Ireland) beat Renato Kovac (Slovakia) KO1
February 25th Preliminary Results
69Kg: John Joe McDonagh (Ireland) lost to Dmitrijs Sostaks (Latvia) 4-14
57Kg: David Oliver Joyce (Ireland) beat Azat Hobhannisyan (Armenia) 37-21
75Kg: Darren Sutherland (Ireland) beat James Quigley (Scotland) RSCO3 (23-3)
91Kg: Con Sheehan (Ireland) lost to Ilias Pavlidis (Greece) 9-15
Bernard O'Neill
Public Relations Officer
Irish Amateur Boxing Association
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