McDonagh heads Irish Gold chase at Citywest

Ireland’s team Captain,Michael McDonagh had a great 12-9 points win over Russian titleholder,Kristian Stepanov here this evening on the opening day of the 2011 European Youth championships at the Citywest convention Centre.

The Russian, one of the favourites for the Gold simply had no answer to McDonagh’s all out out offensive in the final round and the Irish camp will be hopeful that their team captain will still be in the mix on finals day.

Best of the day’s other action in the ring saw England’s Henry Thomas defeat Denislav Suslekov of Bulgaria 10-9 in their 60kg clash whilst in the same weight class Moldovan Mikhail Orlov had an excellent 14-11 victory over Scotland’s Charles Flynn 14-11.

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