1st Test Matches take place between Ireland & Ukraine

A series of 13 test matches between Ireland and Ukraine took place today, as part of the dual nations camp in Castlerea, Co. Roscommon.

Ukraine is returning to Ireland after taking part a High Performance Super Camp in Sport Institute Ireland, the home of the HPU, in September. The High Performance Unit has, in the last 6 months, hosted Spain, France and Turkey in camps in Dublin and Belfast.

This camp is a key preparatory event for the Paris 2024 Olympics, the 2nd Olympic World Qualifier in Bangkok and the 2024 European Championships.

  IRELANDUKRAINE 
110.30Shannon SweeneyTetiana KobW5OKG
210.45Daina MoorhouseYaroslava MarynchukW50KG
311.00Michaela WalshKovalchuk AnastasiiaW57KG
411.15Niamh FayLakhno AnhelinaW54KG
511.30Grainne WalshChernokolenko AnastasiiaW66KG
611.30Aoife O’RourkeMakhno KarolinaW75KG
711.45Michaela WalshOkhrei HannaW60KG
 BREAK for Lunch 12.15-1.00pm 
81.30Rickey NesbittZamotayev DmytroM51KG
91.45Jude GallagherAbduraimov AiderM57KG
102.00Eugene McKeeverZakharieiev YuriiM71KG
112.15James WhelanRazhba MatviiM80KG
122.30Jack MarleyHorskov SerhiiM92KG
132.45Martin McDonaghLovchynskyi DmytroM92&KG

The second series of test matches takes place on Thursday – the camp will culminate in an Ireland Vs. Ukraine international, also kindly hosted by Castlerea BC.

HP Training – Castlerea Juniors

High Performance boxers, including former World Champion, Castlerea’s Lisa O’Rourke, Paris qualified Dean Clancy, and Dean Walsh, coached a training session today, with HP Coaches, for Castlerea’s Junior squad.

The session included technical training, padwork and footwork. Over 35 children took part in two separate sessions today, delivered by HP boxers. High Performance Director, Tricia Heberle, says “Great to be able to give some of the local Castlerea kids some special memories. HPU athletes were all class in spending time coaching them. Shout out to Dean Clancy, Lisa O’Rourke and Dean Walsh”

On Monday, High Performance hosted a Coach Coaching Seminar at Castlerea BC. This is the second such seminar hosted by High Performance in 2024, following the holding of an Ulster Coaching Seminar at the Ulster High Performance Unit at the University of Ulster, Jordanstown, in January. Up to 30 coaches took part in that workshop.