IATBA IMPRESS IN ETERNAL CITY

Kenneth Doyle, Fionn Gill and Patryk Adamus

The Irish Athletic Third-level Boxing Association (IATBA) had a very successful trip to Italy where they participated in two boxing matches against an Italian Select whilst also availing of the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of the historical values that Italy has to offer.

They visited the Vatican (Pope Francis wasn’t available to meet them) and took in a tour of its environs including St.Peters Basilica while admiring the beautiful work of Michelangelo in his painting of the Sistine Chapel.

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PRESIDENT HIGGINS CONGRATULATES TEAM IRELAND AT EUROPEAN C’SHIPS

Irish squad in Ukraine

The President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, has described the performances of Team Ireland at the European Elite Championships in Kharkiv, Ukraine as inspirational.

Joe Ward won his third European gold at the tournament and Brendan Irvine and Kurt Walker claimed double bronze. All three qualified for the World Championships in Hamburg, Germany in August, along with Sean McComb.

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QUALIFIERS ALMOST COMPLETE FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Joe Ward on top of the podium in Kharkiv in Saturday

Team Ireland arrived home from the European Championships in the Kharkiv,Ukraine late last night via Dublin Airport.

Joe Ward, Brendan Irvine and Kurt Walker claimed gold and double bronze at the tournament.

Team Ireland’s nine-strong squad, which also included Sean McComb, Darren O’Neill, Dean Gardiner, Pat Mongan, Emmet Brennan and Steven Donnelly, finished 4th in tne medals table and 4th in the rankings table in the Ukraine.

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