The Boys and Girls in Green can’t wait to get into the ring at the European Junior Championships in Anapa, Russia, according to Irish Team Manager Anna Moore.

Team Ireland finished their final training session at the Lough Lannagh Centre in Mayo this morning and fly out to Russia on Sunday morning via Dublin Airport.

Irish boxing, which has won 23 medals in World and European competition this year, has named a 26-strong squad for the tournament.

“The squad have been given it 130% in training here this week and the facilities in Lough Lannagh are absolutely fantastic for athletes,” said Moore who is Irish team manager along with Joe Hennigan.

“I have never seen a more dedicated Irish squad. They’re exceptional and Dominic O’Rourke couldn’t have picked two better captains in Jason Myers and Leanne Murphy. They’ve been motivating the squad all week.

“The squad have worked tremendously hard and they can’t wait to get in the ring in Anapa.”

Team Ireland is predominately comprised of current National Senior Cadet champions.

Billy McClean, Eve Carr, Liam Cunningham, James Doyle, Brian Barry and  Martin Donovan will be working Ireland’s corner in Anapa.

Click here for further details of the European Junior Men’s and Women’s Championships.

(Images, courtesy of Anna Moore, of Irish squad training this morning)

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European Junior Championships Anapa, Russia (October 8/17)

Irish squad


46kg Michael Donohue (St Michaels Athy)
48kg Michael Maughan (Olympic
50kg Shane O’Brien (Raging Bull)
52kg John Mc Connell (Holy Trinity)
54kg Patrick Sweeney (Olympic)
57kg Barry O’Connor (Sliabh Luachra)
60kg Steven Cairns (Legacy)
63kg Taylor Quiney (Drimnagh)
66kg William Hayden (Crumlin)
70kg Eoghan Lavin (Ballyhaunis)
75kg Jason Myers (Olympic)
80kg Patrick Myers (Sligo City)
80+kg Bonvie Ndefi (Olympic Mullingar)


46kg Breda Quilligan (Rathkeale)
48kg Chloe Gabriel (Mulhuddart)
50kg Rachel Lawless (Portlaoise)
52kg Niamh Fay (Swords)
54kg Ellie Mai Gartland (Clonmel)
57kg Lauren Dempsey (Ryston)
60kg Sinainn Glynn (Cloghan)
63kg Leanne Murphy (Togher)
66kg Leah Gallen (Raphoe)
70kg Lisa O’Rourke (Castlerea)
75kg Kaitlyn Doyle (St Brigids Kildare)
80kg Bethany Doocey (Castlebar)
80+kg Kori Goad (Cahen Vale) (TBC)

Team Managers
Anna Moore (St Francis)
Joe Hennigan (Connacht Council)

Billy McClean (High Performance)
Eve Carr (Enniskerry)
Liam Cunningham (Saints)
James Doyle (Monkstown Dublin)
Brian Barry (Riverstown)
Martin Donovan (Our Lady of Lourdes)

Michael Gill (Ballymore/Hollywood)