EUROPEAN MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIPS MEDALS

Joe Ward and Ray Moylette struck doube European gold in 2011

Irish boxing, with current head coach Zaur Antia and coaching staff working our corner, has claimed 19 medals at the European Men’s Championships since Andy Lee secured bronze, and qualified for Athens 2004 into the bargain, at Croatia 2004.

Moreover, Irish boxing has finished in the top three in the medals table at every European Men’s Championships this decade. In three of those tournaments, Ireland commanded a top two finish behind the powerful Russian Federation.

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IRISH TEAM NAMED FOR EUROPEAN MEN’S ELITE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Brendan Irvine in action v Cuba

The Irish Athletic Boxing Association have confirmed a nine-strong squad for the European Elite Men’s Championships in the Ukraine.

The 2017 Europeans, the 42nd edition of the tournament since 1925, runs from June 14th to June 25th in Kharkiv.

Rio 2016 and London 2012 Olympians Brendan Irvine, Steven Donnelly, Joe Ward and Darren O’Neill have been named in the Irish panel for the tournament which will act as the sole qualifier for the 2017 World Elite Championships in Hamburg, Germany in August/September.

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