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Dublin super-heavy Thomas Carthy, pictured, will captain Ireland at the European U/22 Championships in Brăila, Romania next week.

Irish head coach Zaur Antia confirmed this morning that the Glasnevin BC man has been named Irish skipper.

Ireland’s chief seconds believes that they will face big tests at the 2nd edition of the tournament but is confident that they will perform well after an intensive five-week training camp at the Institute of Sport in Abbotstown.

The Irish panel finished up their training camp in Abbotstown yesterday and leave for Romania on Monday afternoon.

Thirty one nations – including Ireland –  will compete in Brăila.

Boxing begins next Tuesday. The start times will be confirmed by the organisers shortly.

Irish squad European U/22 Championships Brăila, Romania March 13th/22nd

49kg Darryl Moran (Illies GG)
52kg Jordan Moore (Glasnevin)
56kg Kurt Walker (Canal)
60kg Dylan Duffy (Pegasus)
64kg Keith Flavin (Paulstown)
69kg Eugene McKeever (Holy Family Drogheda)
75kg Kelyn Cassidy (Saviours Crystal)
81kg Brian Kennedy (St Marys Daingean)
91kg Geoffrey Kavanagh (Glasnevin)
91+kg Thomas Carty (Glasnevin) cpt

Team Manager: Paddy Osbourne

Coaches: Zaur Antia, Dmitry Dimitruck, Jimmy Halpin

R&J: Philip Rooney