Ireland has named a seven-strong squad for the 16th edition of the Elite Liventsev Memorial in Minsk, Belarus.

The Elite tournament is a preparation event for the 2019 multi-sport European Games in the Belarusian capital.

Hosts Belarus, China, Croatia, England, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, France, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Serbia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Wales will feature.

Boxing begins today in Minsk.

Olympic champion Michael Carruth and Eoin Pluck will be working Ireland’s corner.

(Image, courtesy of Michael Mongan: Eoin Pluck, John Mongan and Michel Carruth)

Irish squad.

52kg Regan Buckley (St Teresa’s BC)
56kg Jordan Moore (Glasnevin)
64kg James McGivern (St Georges)
69kg Eugene McKeever (Holy Family)
75kg Brett McGinty (Oakleaf)
91kg Kevin Sheehy (St Francis)
91+kg Martin Keenan (Rathkeale)

Coaches: Michael Carruth, Eoin Pluck

R&J: John Mongan