Dean Gardiner (blue) in action


Ireland will send a five-strong squad to the Eindhoven Elite Box Cup which begins this weekend in the Netherlands.

The initial weigh-in will be held Thursday with boxing scheduled to begin Friday.

The four-day tournament will be held under the supervision of the Dutch Boxing Association and AIBA.

Irish squad at Dublin Airport this morning

The Eindhoven Box Cup is The Netherlands’ largest Olympic Boxing event which will be hosted at the Hotel Eindhoven, located strategically only 10 minutes from the Eindhoven International Airport and 10 minutes from the Eindhoven city centre.

Over 200 boxers from throughout Europe will participate in the tournament. The tournament is open to Elite A-class boxers, both Male and Female, in all weight classes.

Please see below attachments for further information.

Boxing2017 – Eindhoven Box Cup Invitation

Boxing2017 – Eindhoven Box Cup Entry List as of October 12


Irish squad


60kg James McGivern (St Georges)
69kg Kieran Molloy (Oughterard)
75kg Michael Nevin (Portlaoise)
91kg Kirill Afanasev (Smithfield)
91kg+ Dean Gardiner (Clonmel)

Coaches: Dmitry Dmitruk & Eoin Pluck

Physio: Sé Caffrey