A 13 strong team of boxers has been named to contest the Commonwealth Games for Northern Ireland.
Boxing is Northern Ireland’s most successful sport at the Commonwealths with 61 medals, including 13 golds, 19 silvers and 29 bronze medal bronze.
The team includes 3 2018 Gold Coast Games silver medallists, in Carly McNaul and Aidan and Michaela Walsh, now Olympic bronze medalist and Olympian, respectively.
Ulster Head Coach, John Conlan, says “It’s good to get the squad in early enough to get them training together and get a solid platform of training going. The squad will train with the National team, will attend a sparring camp in Italy, take part in the Eindhoven Box Cup which is good for building international experience. The preparation will finish with a massive international training camp in Belfast, with teams from Australia, India, New Zealand, GB, Canada, and many of the smaller nations.”
John adds: “Dylan Eagleson and Clepson dos Santos are two very young boxers who have earned their right to go to name but a few, it’s an exciting time and I can’t wait to see what these boxers will do”.
The 2022 Commonwealth Games take place in Birmingham from July 28th to August 8th.
N.I Commonwealth Team:
48kg Nicole Clyde, Antrim BC
50kg Carly McNaul, Ormeau Rd BC
51kg Clepson Paiva, Holy Trinity BC
54kg Dylan Eagleson, St. Paul’s BC
57kg Michaela Walsh, Emerald BC
57kg Jude Gallagher, Two Castles BC
60kg Amy Broadhurst, St. Bronagh’s BC
63.5kg JP Hale, Star ABC
67kg Eugene McKeever, Holy Family BC, Drogheda
70kg Eireann Nugent, Immaculata BC
71kg Aidan Walsh, Emerald BC
75kg Jake Tucker, Emerald BC
92+kg Damien Sullivan, Emerald BC