56kg:Danny Coughlan (St Anne's) beat Stephen Tiffney
(Scotland) 3-3,c/b 5-4
60kg:Jason Conroy (Crumlin) beat
Andrew McKenzie (Scotland) 16-8
64kg:Tyrone McKenna (Oliver Plunkett ) beat Callum Susans
64kg:Stephen Carroll (Crumlin) lost to James Thomson
69kg:Fergal Redmond (Arklow ) lost to Christopher Givan
(Scotland) 5-5,c/b 9-17
81kg:David Joe Joyce (St Michael's Athy) beat Scott Hartley
91kg: Patrick O’Shea (Sunnyside) beat Steve Nicol (Scotland)
Phelan in action
Ireland beat Scotland 6-3 at the National
Stadium in Dublin tonight.
Chris Phelan, Danny Coughlan, Jason Conroy,
Tyrone McKenna, Davey Joe Joyce and Patrick O'Shea
all claimed victories at the South Circular Road
Phelan got Ireland's campaign off to a
flying start with a resounding win over Liam
Holts in the opening duel of tonight's "Celtic
The Ryston flyweight, who reach last
February's Elite 52Kg final, obliged Holts to take a
standing count in the third on his way to a 15-1
However, Limerick's Myles Casey, a brother
of Willie Casey, who was at the Stadium supporting
Myles tonight, lost out to John Thomson in the
second flyweight decider of the evening.
St Anne's bantamweight Danny Coughlan edged
Ireland back in front in the third bout of the
evening with a countback win over Stephen Tiffney
and Crumlin's Jason Conroy impressed en route to an
eight point margin of victory over Andrew McKenzie.
Tyrone McKenna made it 4-1 to Ireland with a
10-6 decision over Callum Susans in the 64Kg class.
a Scottish Senior title on a countback at the Time
Capsule in Coatfield last weekend.
Scotland, who deserve enormous credit for
taking this international at such short notice after
India - who were originally slated to meet Ireland
tonight - announced they would not be coming to
Dublin, pulled two back courtesy of wins for James
Thomson and Christopher Givan over Stephen Carroll
and Fergal Redmond, Givan triumphing on the second
countback of the evening.
However, Davey Joe Joyce
sealed the win for Ireland with
a third round stoppage of Scott
Hartley, the 2011 Scottish
Senior finalist. Cork's Patrick
O'Shea put the icing on the cake
of a fine performance from the
Irish team with a 12-7 win over
Steve Nicol, also a 2011
Scottish Senior finalist.