Ireland team to contest the 74th Strandja International Tournament named.

A 19 strong squad has been named to contest the 74th Strandja International Tournament.

The prestigious competition, hosted by the Bulgarian Boxing Federation, begins in Sofia on February 18th. Its understood a record number of boxers will contest this edition of the tournament.

Team Ireland


51kg Sean Mari, Monkstown, Dublin/Defence Forces

54kg Dylan Eagleson, St. Paul’s, Antrim

57kg Adam Hession, Monivea BC

57kg Jude Gallagher, Two Castles ABC

Dean Clancy, Sean McDermott BC

71kg Aidan Walsh, Emerald BC

71kg Dean Walsh, St. Joseph’s/St Ibar’s BC

80kg Kelyn Cassidy, Saviours Crystal BC

92kg Jack Marley, Monkstown, Dublin


50kg Carly McNaul, Ormeau Road BC

50kg Caitlin Fryers, Immaculata BC

54kg Niamh Fay, Phoenix of Ballyboughal BC

54kg Jennifer Lehane, DCU BC

57kg Kelsey Leonard, Unit 3, Naas, BC

63kg Kellie Harrington, St. Mary’s, Dublin

66kg Grainne Walsh, Spartacus BC

66kg Amy Broadhurst, St. Bronagh’s BC

70kg Christina Desmond, Dungarvan BC/Garda

75kg Aoibhe Carabine, Geesala BC

Team Lead: Zauri Antia

Head Coach: John Conlan


Eoin Pluck

Noel Burke

Lynne McEnery

Physio: Rob Tuomey

R&J: Paul McMahon

The draw will take place on Sunday, February 19th, and boxing begins on Monday, February 20th. The Bulgarian Federation is expected to live-stream the competition here

Team Ireland will contest at the 74th Strandja International Tournament as this is an independently run and organised competition and is being conducted in alignment with the statement of the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee from January 25th, 2023.