Team Ireland, pictured, are scheduled to return home home from Germany tonight after completing a ten-day training camp in preparation for the AIBA World Women’s Elite Championships in India

The six-strong team trained with the host nation, Greece, Great Britain, Sweden and USA at the German Olympic and Paralympic Sport Centre in Kienbaum, about 35km east of Berlin.

The squad finished their final session this morning.

The Championships begin in New Delhi on November 15.

Approximately 300 boxers from 70 nations will compete at the 10th edition of the tournament.

Irish boxing, courtesy of Katie Taylor and Kellie Harrington, who is included on the 2018 panel, has medalled at every World Women’s Championships since 2006.

The squad fly out to New Delhi next Sunday.


Schedule of the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in New Delhi

November 13-14 – Sport Entries Check
November 14 – Technical Meeting
November 14 – Official Draw
November 15 – Opening Ceremony
November 15 – Preliminaries
November 16 – Preliminaries
November 17 – Preliminaries
November 18 – Preliminaries
November 19 – Preliminaries
November 20 – Quarter-finals
November 21 – Rest Day
November 22 – Semi-finals
November 23 – Semi-finals
November 24 – Finals
November 25 – Departure of the delegations

Irish squad

51kg Ceire Smith (Virginia)
57kg Michaela Walsh (Monkstown)
60kg Kellie Harrington (St Mary’s)
64kg Amy Broadhurst (Dealgan)
69kh Grainne Walsh (Sparticus)
75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Castlerea)

Team manager: Bernard Dunne

Coaches: Zaur Antia & Dmitry Dimitruk