Ireland’s three-strong squad and coach Dmitry Dimitruk, pictured above, fly out to Buenos Aires, Argentina tonight ahead of the boxing event at the 2018 Youth Olympics.
The Games began with a spectacular opening ceremony last weekend.Boxing starts on October 14th in the Argentinian capital.
Team Ireland boxing qualified through European competition for Buenos Aires.
“The Irish squad are in very good shape and looking forward to boxing at the Youth Olympics,” said Dimitruk. “They have put in a good training camp, I think it will be a very exciting tournament with top class boxing.”
Ireland’s 16-strong squad will compete in 9 sports at the third edition of the Games.
TEAM IRELAND YOUTH OLYMPIC BUENOS AIRES 2018
Miriam Daly (400m Hurdles), Sophie Meredith (Long Jump), Miranda Tcheutchoua (Hammer)
Nhat Nguyen (Men’s Singles)
Dean Clancy (Men’s Flyweight, Ballinacarrow BC), Lauren Kelly (Middleweight, St Brigid’s BC Edenderry), Dearbhla Rooney (Featherweight, Sean McDermott BC)
Tanya Watson (10m Platform)
Sean McCarthy Crean (+68kg)
Lauren Crowley Walsh (Women’s Individual, Mixed Team), David Kitt (Men’s Individual, Mixed Team)
Emma Slevin (Women’s Artistic Programme)
Niamh Coyne (50, 100, 200 breaststroke), Mona McSharry (50, 100, 200 breaststroke, 50 freestyle), Robert Powell (50, 100 freestyle, 50 butterfly)
Georgia Drummy (Women’s Singles)