Ireland’s eight-strong squad depart for Italy tomorrow morning ahead of the opening bell for the 2017 European Union Women’s Elite Championships.

The 19-nation tournament begins on Saturday in Cascia. Please click here tournament details.

The EU Women’s Championships are returning after a three-year absence.

The host nation Bulgaria, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Lithuania, Moldova, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Turkey, Wales, Holland and Montenegro have registered to compete.

A press conference will be held Saturday prior to the start of boxing that afternoon at the Palazzetto Gym. The competition period is from August 5th to August 12th.


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

Irish squad

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)

Team Manager/High Performance Director: Bernard Dunne

Coaches: Dmitry Dimitruc and Jimmy Payne