Members of the Irish World Youth squad

Members of the Irish World Youth squad.




Team Ireland wound up their training camp with the Ulster High Performance Unit, England and Scotland at the University of Jordanstown in Belfast today.

All sides met in a test match last night in the countdown to next month’s AIBA World Youth Championships in St Petersburg, Russia.

Irish coaches Billy McClean and John Conlan described the training camp and test match as top notch.

Team Ireland, who completed at training camp at Dublin’s National Stadium before Belfast, take a break for the Halloween weekend and return next Tuesday to fly out from Dublin Airport to Moscow on Wednesday morning for their final training camp with Russia and Cuba.

The squad travel by rail (649.7 km/403.7 miles) from the Russian capital to St Petersburg on November 14th ahead of the start of the World Youths at the 7,000-capacity Sibur Arena on November 17th.

Over 400 boxers from 70 nations have entered the tournament.

2016 AIBA World Youth Championships St Petersburg, Russia November 17/26

Irish squad
49kg Jordan Moore (Glasnevin)
52kg Conor Quinn (Clonard)
56kg Eamer Coughlan (Riverstown)
60kg Patrick Donovan (OLOL)
64kg Gabriel Dossen (Olympic)
69kg Brett McGinty (Oakleaf)
75kg Michael Nevin (Portlaoise)
81kg Christopher O’Reilly (Bracken)
91+kg Kevin Sheehy (St Francis)

Team manager: Stephen Connolly

Coaches: Billy McClean and John Conlan