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IRELAND DUO BOX CLEVER.

Byline: CIARAN O RAGHALLAIGH

JOHN JOE NEVIN and Darren O'Neill gave it the old one-two yesterday as the pair cruised through to the last 16 at the Olympic boxing arena.

The Irish boxers were joined by rower Sanita Puspure, who qualified for the quarter-final of her discipline, but elsewhere it was a familiar tale of disappointment - as Barry Murphy For other persons named Barry Murphy, see Barry Murphy (disambiguation).
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 finished last in his 100m breaststroke and Lisa Kearney was beaten in the judo judo (j`dō), sport of Japanese origin that makes use of the principles of jujitsu, a weaponless system of self-defense.  opener.

Gymnast Kieran Behan suffered from a bout of nerves and failed to perform in the artistic gymnastics, while David McCann David McCann (born March 17 1973) is an Irish professional road bicycle racer for the american continental squad: Team Colavita Racing.

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 was the highest placed Irish cyclist in the road race, finishing 54th.

But there was plenty to cheer in the ring, with Nevin beating Denmark's Dennis Ceylan in the bantamweight division.

"I'm very pleases with it, because I was a bit nervous, there's always pressure if you're the first Irishman in the ring," he said.

Kilkenny middleweight Darren O'Neill, joined him in the afternoon, seeing off Nigerian Muideen Akanji.

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PUNCHING ABOVE HIS WEIGHT: John Joe Nevin on his way to victory
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jul 29, 2012
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