Irish boxers Peter Brady and David Joe Joyce had to be content with silver at the European Union Cadet Championships this evening after they both lost their finals in Sardinia Italy.
Light flyweight Peter Brady, from the Poleglass club in Belfast, was stopped in round two by England's James Dickens.
And light welterweight David Joe Joyce (St Michael's Athy) was edged out (20-25) by Italian Francesco Nespro.
Both boxers performed magnificently to get to the deciders with Brady beating Turkeys Mustafa Aydin 23-17 in his semi final, and Joyce chalking up a 23-13 last four victory over England's Anthony Fowler.
Brady and Joyce were part of a four strong Irish squad which also included Ruari Dalton (St Johns Belfast) and Des Fahy (Clonmel) who both bowed out at the quarter final stage.
The Irish Amateur Boxing Association will also send a team to the European Cadet Championships which begin in Hungary on June 23.
Meanwhile, the Irish senior team will have their final training session at the National Stadium in Dublin tomorrow ahead of the 5th European Union Championships which begin at the National Stadium on Monday.
Twenty one nations featuring approximately one hundred and thirty boxers will compete in the tournament which concludes on Saturday June 23.
The weigh-in for the Championships will take place between 8am and 10am at the National Stadium this Monday followed by the draw.
The opening ceremony for the 5th European Union Championships will begin at 2pm this Monday.
Boxing will commence at 2.30pm.