High Performance hosts Connacht Coaching Seminar.

High Performance has held a Coaching Seminar in Connacht, as part of the Ireland & Ukraine training camp.

Ukraine is bringing a full squad of Olympic weight boxers to contest against Ireland in a Round Robin on April 5th These will follow a series of collective squad training sessions with Ireland, and test matches from April 2nd to 4th. The training camp, and the International, is kindly hosted by Castlerea Boxing Club and Connacht Provincial Council.

Ukraine is returning to Ireland after taking part a High Performance Super Camp in Sport Institute Ireland, the home of the HPU, in September. The High Performance Unit has, in the last 6 months, hosted Spain, France and Turkey in camps in Dublin and Belfast.

This is the second Coaching Seminar hosted by High Performance in 2024, following the holding of an Ulster Coaching Seminar at the Ulster High Performance Unit at the University of Ulster, Jordanstown, in January. Up to 30 coaches took part in that workshop.

This evening’s seminar, in which 14 coaches participated, involved a boxing technical presentation by High Performance Head Coach Zauri Antia and Coach, Damian Kennedy, observation of a High Performance school combat training session, and a Q&A.

Clash of the Titans

The Ireland V Ukraine international on April 5th is multi-focused: preparation of Team Ireland’s 6 boxers already qualified for Paris, and preparation for the 2024 European Championships, April 15th to 29th, and preparation for the 2nd Olympic World Qualifier.

Event information:

Ireland v Ukraine, Friday 5th April (Doors open 6pm) in Castlerea Boxing Club, The Hub, Castlerea Business Park, Henry Byrne Rd, Demesne, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon

This is a ticket-only event.