Ireland and Poland – and the hatchet – pose for a picture yesterday

Tonight’s Poland versus Ireland Elite international begins at 5pm (Irish time) in Kielce, Poland.

Ten bouts will be decided on the night.

Both nations weighed-in yesterday ahead of what promises to be a top class international with six current Elite champions and European medallists on both sides.

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The five Irish boxers in action today

Callum Walsh, Dean Clancy and Thomas Doherty posted impressive wins at the European Junior Championships in Albena, Bulgaria today to join Jude Gallagher in the quarter-finals.

But Peter Vrinceanu and Patrick McCarthy lost to Russian opponents on split and unanimous decisions.

Clancy out-punched Armenia’s Artur Shahakyan in a fiery contest to earn a well-deserved 4-1 decision and Walsh was well on top versus Racz Kristopher in the 60kg class.

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Elite Schoolboys Squad Training for last seasons Boy 3 and Boy 4 Champions plus Cadet Champions at those ages starts this Sunday, September 24th at 11am in the High Performance Gym at the National Boxing Stadium. Boxers should arrive at 10:45am for the initial weigh-in.

Two sessions will take place on the day and dinner will be served between sessions. The second session will end at approximately 3:30pm.

All boxers are asked to have full training gear with them. This includes good quality 16oz sparring gloves, bag gloves, groin guard, headguard, skipping rope, wraps and gumshield, water for two sessions and a change of clothes would be desirable also.

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Level 1 Coach Education assessments will be held on Saturday 30th September, and 07th October 2017

Open to all PCI card holders who attended a Level 1 Course in 2016, and are still active at club level.

  1. Venue: September 30th              Brigids Boxing Club, Kildare town (For directions only)           Paddy Phelan 087-976 6088)
  2. Venue: September 30th           Geesala Boxing Club, Co. Mayo (For directions only)                 Pat McDonagh 087-954 7039)
  3. Venue: October 7th                    Dungarvan Boxing Club, Co Waterford (For directions only)   Jerry O’ Mahony 087-754 5100)
  4. Check in time: 9.15am Finish time: 1pm
  5. Assessment fee  €30.00 (Payable on the day if not already submitted)

Please bring your assessment application papers with you.          (Ignore if you already have them submitted)

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