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O’Reilly through at European Youth Championships

11-12-2010
Michael O Reilly, Portlaoise (red) winner, v Rohan Date, Saviours Crystal (blue)  in the 64 kg final of the IABA Intermediate Boxing Championship finals at the National Stadium, Dublin.
Photo: Adrian Melia Photo
Copyright Adrian Melia, 82 Hazelmere, Naas, Co Kildare, Ireland. Tel: +353 86 2413747 email: amsportsphoto@gmail.com

11-12-2010 Michael O Reilly, Portlaoise (red) winner, v Rohan Date, Saviours Crystal (blue) in the 64 kg final of the IABA Intermediate Boxing Championship finals at the National Stadium, Dublin. Photo: Adrian Melia Photo Copyright Adrian Melia, 82 Hazelmere, Naas, Co Kildare, Ireland. Tel: +353 86 2413747 email: amsportsphoto@gmail.com

After the controversy surrounding his selection for the team and the ensuing court drama last week, talented young Portlaoise boxer Michael O’Reilly finally got back in the ring yesterday and had afine win over Ivegeni Barabanov of the Ukraine at the European Youth Championships.

The 18-year-old welterweight had been dropped from the Irish team for the event but was re-instated following his court challenge against the IABA decision.

The Brandenburg Cup Champion won a close fought bout on Wednesday by a single point, 17 to 16.

He is one of eight Irish boxers on the brink of medals at the championships being stagd in Dublin.

 

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