Image: Team Manager Emmet Colgan with seventeen of his twenty boxers for this weeks Schoolboy/schoolgirl Internationals against Germany in Leipzig, following their final training session at the High-Performance Gym at the National Boxing Stadium on Sunday.

Boxers meet in the early hours of Thursday morning at 03:15 (Wednesday night/Thursday morning) at Dublin Airport, Terminal 1.

They must arrive in their Irish tracksuits with their Red boxing gear – vest + shorts, red headguards, gloves (for pad work), gumshields (not red, partially red or orange) wraps, groin guards or chest protectors and a small towel.

All their essential boxing items must be kept in their 8KG carry on bag.

All other items of clothing, toiletries and travel accessories, need to be put in their suitcase (max 20KG) which is placed in the hold of the plane. All team members travelling should bring a European 2-pin adaptor for their phones and other electronic devices to charge.

Boxers must bring their passport and their club boxing record book (if not already handed in at training). Boxers who have boxed at the Europeans don’t require a club book, as they will box on their International record book.

Flights to and from Germany will be with Lufthansa and the boxers will return to Ireland on Sunday night, October 6th at 22:35.

Current European Schoolboy champion Adam Olaniyan will captain Ireland in Germany.

Irish squad


36KG Abbie Convery (Jobstown)
48KG Shauna Riordan (Sliabh Luachra)
50KG Carleigh Irving (Illies G.G)
52KG Nora Jackman (Paulstown)
54KG Georgia McGovern (Drimnagh)
64KG Emma Keating (Paulstown)


36KG Martin McDonagh (Avona)
38KG Patsy Joyce (Olympic Mullingar)
40KG Roy Colgan (Avona)
42KG Paul Fitzgerald (Corinthians)
44KG Danny O’Reilly (St.Pauls W/ford)
46KG Anton Genockey (Docklands)
48KG Ben Dempsey (Achill)
50KG Daragh Lawlor (Mayfield)
52KG Padraig Stapleton (Monkstown)
54KG Ryan Connolly (Setanta Kildare)
56KG Lee McEvoy (Avona)
60KG Bobbi Flood (Cabra)
65KG James Maguire (Holy Family Drogheda)
80KG Adam Olaniyan (Jobstown)

Coach/team manager: Emmet Colgan

Coaches: Martin Donovan, Kathleen Meli, Nicole Meli

R&J: Mick Gill