Mary Kate Nevin (red) in action


Ireland is sending a Youth & Junior Team to Warrington from the 17th to the 20th April to compete in two Internationals with England.


Please see below attachment for teams.


England V Ireland 2017 Team-1
Following the recent Girls Youth & Junior Competition at the National Stadium over forty girls were invited to join the IABA Development Programme at the High-Performance Unit. One of the first actions taken by IABA President, Pat Ryan on taking up office was to bring Women’s Boxing in under the High-Performance Unit. This has proven to be a very positive move towards bringing our young girl boxers up to the standard of their counterparts throughout Europe. This was evidenced in the outstanding performance of Team Ireland in the Queens Cup in Germany last year. Fifteen boxers took home fifteen medals, Mary Kate Nevin won Best Boxer and Ireland was named Best Team.

Head Coach, Jimmy Payne and his team are building on this success with many exciting new prospects added to the programme. The IABA Development Programme is part of a continuous assessment process to select a team to represent Ireland at the forthcoming EUBC European Women’s Youth & Junior Championships 2017.

Payne said, “The potential in Girls Youth and Junior boxing in Ireland is growing and we are looking forward to seeing the girls performance in England. England is currently the benchmark in Europe so this will be a good test for the team. This competition is all about performance. This is part of our process to get the girls ready for European and World Championships later this year which are qualifiers for the Youth Olympic Games in Argentina 2018.”