Team Ireland arrived in Anapa, Russia late last night after a long trek from Dublin to the Black Sea port.
The squad are booked in to participate in a training camp with some of the word’s top boxing nations until March 14th when the Pavlyukov Youth Memorial begins in the city.
Irish boxing has an impressive medal haul from the last six editions of the “mini-World Championships.”
Rio Olympian Brendan Irvine, Willie Donoghue and Kieran Molloy topped their respective podiums and won gold, and Christy Joyce, Keith Flavin and Michael Nevin silver – Flavin and Nevin have also won bronze in Anapa.
George Bates, David Roche, Kieran Forde, Stephen Broadhurst, Gary Sweeney, Hugh Joyce, John Nevin, JJ McDonagh, Michael Gallagher, Stephen Broadhurst took home bronze.
Anapa is three hours ahead of Ireland.
Irish Squad Pavlyukov Youth Memorial Anapa, Russia March 6th/20th
60kg Eamer Coughlan (Riverstown)
64kg Patrick Donovan (OLOL)
64kg Aaron McKenna (Old School)
69kg Gabriel Dossen (Olympic)
69kg Jason Harty (Rathkeale)
75kg Tommy Hyde (Setanta)
Team manager: Robbie Redmond
Coaches: Billy McClean and Fergal McKenna
R&J: Martin O’Neill