Team Ireland will have their final training session at the Drimnagh Boxing Club in Dublin this Saturday ahead of the opning bell for the European Schoolboy and Schoolgirl Championships in Albena, Bulgaria

Saturday’s training session begins at 10.30am.

The IABA have named a 31-strong male and female panel for Bulgaria.

The team depart for Albena on Monday afternoon via Dublin Airport.

Boxing begins at the Albenia Sports Hall next Tuesday after the weigh-in and draw.

Click here for Ireland’s performances at the European Schoolboy Championships since Rome 2003.

Team Ireland has claimed 89 medals at this level over the last 15 years. Bulgaria 2018 marks the first occasion that the tournament is a joint male and female event.

Irish amateur boxing is proudly sponsored by Liffey Crane.

European Schoolboy & Schoolgirl Championships Albena, Bulgaria May 21/30


Irish squad


38.5kg Martin Collins (Drimnagh)
40kg Michael Faulkner (Northside)
41.5kg William Faulkner (Rathkeale)
43kg Jason Nevin (Olympic Mullingar)
44.5kg Conor Donovan (Clonmel)
46kg Cale Brennan (St Michaels Athy)
48kg Michael Connors (St Marys Dublin)
50kg James Donovan (O.L.O.L.)
52kg Brannon McMahon (Carrickmore)
54kg John Fay (Swords)
56kg James McGuinness (St Monics)
59kg Thomas McAleer (Swords)
62kg Ryan Murphy (Neilstown)
65kg Joe Hutchinson (Neilstown)
68kg Feidhlim Behan (Kilcullen)
72kg Tyler Meade (Kilnamanagh)
76kg Curtis Darcy (Callan)
80kg Patrick McDonagh (St Josephs)
91kg Martin McDonagh (Ballyhaunis)


36kg Katie O’Keeffe (Kanturk)
39kg Sophia Elstone (Ardnaree)
42kg Nora Jackman (Paulstown)
45kg Robyn Kelly (Ballynacargy)
48kg Robyn Murran (St Brigids Kildare)
51kg Labhaoise Glynn (Cloghan)
54kg Yasmin Meredith (Glasnevin)
57kg Kaci Crowley (Erne)
60kg Laura Moran (St Annes)
63kg Winne Christina McDonagh (Neilstown)
67kg Dearbhla Tinnelly (Clann Naofa)
70kg Nasya McJin-Igelige (Clann Naofa)

IABA President: Dominic O’Rouke

Team Managers: Martin Fennessey and Jennifer O’Sullivan.

Coaches: Liam Brereton, Jim O’Neill, Eva Carr, John Gallagher, Tom Hayes

R&J: Brian Wallace