Ireland at Dublin Airport this morning

Carly McNaul, Dervla Duffy, Kellie Harrington, Grainne Walsh and Christina Desmond left Dublin Airport for a training camp in France this morning ahead of the start of the European Union Women’s Championships in Italy next month.

The squad will train and spar with the host nation, Italy, Hungary, Poland and Turkey in Nancy.

The rest of the panel for the European Union Championships will train at the High-Performance Unit in Abbotstown.

The European Union Women’s Championships, which is returning after a three-year gap, begins on August 3rd.

The last boxer to hold the EU lightweight title was Katie Taylor, who has since switched codes.



European Union Women’s Championships Cascia, Italy August 4th/13th


48kg Kristina O’Hara (St John Bosco)

51kg Carly McNaul (Ormeau Road)

54kg Michaela Walsh (Monkstown Antrim)

57kg Dervla Duffy (Mulhuddart)

60kg Kellie Harrington (St Marys)

64kg Ciara Ginty (Geesala)

69kg Grainne Walsh (Sparticus)

75kg Christina Desmond (Fr Horgan’s)

Coaches: Dmitry Dimitruc and Jimmy Payne