Team Ireland arrived in Russia this morning ahead of the opening bell for the European Men’s and Women’s U/22 Championships.
The tournament begins Friday in Vladikavkaz.
“We have arrived and are at the hotel. All looking forward to the start of the competition,” said Team Manager Stephen Molloy.
Five current Irish Elite champions – Amy Broadhurst, Aoife O’Rourke, Adam Hession, David Oliver Joyce and Gabriel Dossen – are included in the 10-strong team.
Broadhurst is the current European U/22 lightweight champion while O’Rourke claimed middleweight silver at the 2018 edition of the competition.
The panel finished up training on Friday under Irish coach Dmitry Dmitruk who will be working Ireland’s corner in Russia with Anita Just and Philip Keogh.
The finals will be decided on St Patrick’s Day.
Click here for Ireland’s performances at the European U/22 Championships since 2012.
Vladikavkaz is three hours ahead of Ireland.
Picture, courtesy of Stephen Molloy and Dmitry Dimitruk, of the Irish squad at Dublin Airport last night.
European U/22 Championships Vladikavkaz, Russia March 8/17
51kg Niamh Earley (Ryston)
57kg Mary Geraghty (St Anthonys)
60kg Amy Broadhurst (Dealgan)
64kg Shauna O’Callaghan (Clann Naofa)
75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Castlerea)
52kg Adam Hession (Monivea)
60kg Davey Oliver Joyce (Ballymun)
64kg Pierce O’Leary (Dublin Docklands)
69kg Patrick Donovan (OLOL)
75kg Gabriel Dossen (Olympic)
Team Manager: Stephen Molloy
Head Coach: Dmitry Dmitruk
Coaches: Anita Just, Philip Keogh
R&J: Stephen Kelly