3 Team Ireland Boxers In Action On The Opening Day Of The 73rd Strandja Tournament.

Reigning European U22 champion, Dean Clancy will the the first Irish boxer between the ropes at the 73rd International Strandja Tournament.

He’ll take on Abdal Serik of Kazakhstan in Bout 6, afternoon session, Ring B. Action begins at 12pm, Irish time.

Next on day one is welterweight, Eugene McKeever, who takes on French opposition in the form of Hugo Grau in Bout 3 – evening session, Ring B.

Superheavy, Thomas Maughan, is the final Irish boxer in the ring tomorrow – he meets Jonas Jazevicius in the final bout of the evening session in Ring B.

M57kg Adam Hession, M60kg JP Hale, M71kg Luke Maguire and M80kg Kelyn Cassidy all have byes. All but Luke Maguire box on Tuesday. Maguire is in action on Wednesday.

Half of Team Ireland’s women begin their campaigns on Monday – W48kg Shannon Sweeney, W50kg Caitlyn Fryers, W52kg Carly McNaul and Olympian, W57kg Michaela Walsh, get in to the ring in the afternoon session.

Reigning W60kg Olympic Champion, Kellie Harrington, is in action on Tuesday, as are W70kg Christina Desmond and W75kg Aoife O’Rourke.

World governing body, the IBA, will stream the tournament on its YouTube Channel, here. Additional live-stream links are expected to be published here, on the 73rd International Strandja Tournament website.

The competition schedule, programme of boxing for the opening day’s bouts, and draw sheets for each member of Team Ireland are attached.

Team Ireland Squad:

F48kg Shannon Sweeney

F50kg Caitlin Fryers

F52kg Carly McNaul

F57kg Michaela Walsh

F60kg Kellie Harrington

F70kg Christina Desmond

F75kg Aoife O’Rourke

57kg Adam Hession

60kg JP Hale

63.5kg Dean Clancy

67kg Eugene McKeever

71kg Luke Maguire

80kg Kelyn Cassidy

92kg+ Thomas Maughan

Competition schedule:

Schedule of Boxing: Sunday, February 20th

W48kg: Shannon Sweeney

W50kg: Caitlyn Fryers

W52kg: Carly McNaul

W57kg: Michaela Walsh

W60kg Kellie Harrington

W70kg: Christina Desmond

W75kg: Aoife O’Rourke

M57kg: Adam Hession

M60kg: JP Hale

M63.5: Dean Clancy

M67kg: Eugene McKeever

M71kg: Luke Maguire

M80kg: Kelyn Cassidy

M92+kg: Thomas Maughan