Members of the Irish squad in Sheffield with squads from other nations


Team Ireland finish up their final training camp before the 85-nation 2017 AIBA World Championships at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield today.


The 19th World Elite Men’s Championships begin next Friday, August 25th, in Hamburg, Germany.


The squad return home this evening and fly out to Germany next Tuesday.


Members of Irish squad in Sheffield


Brendan Irvine, Kurt Walker, Sean McComb, Joe Ward and Dean Gardiner will represent Ireland in Hamburg in the fly, bantam, light-welter, light-heavy and super-heavy classes.


All five qualified for the tournament at the European Elite Championships in the Ukraine in June.

Newly designed medals for 2017 World Championships


Please click here for a statement from AIBA in relation to their court case in Lausanne, Switzerland yesterday.


Ireland, under coaches Zaur Antia and John Conlan, trained and sparred with England, Bulgaria, France, New Zealand and Scotland in Sheffield.


Irish Squad: World Elite Men’s Championships Hamburg, Germany August 25th/September 2nd

52kg Brendan Irvine  (St Paul’s)
56kg Kurt Walker (Canal)
64kg Sean McComb (Holy Trinity)
81kg Joe Ward (Moate)
91+kg Dean Gardiner (Clonmel)

Team manager/High-Performance Director: Bernard Dunne
Coaches: Zaur Antia, John Conlan and Dmitry Dimitruc
Physio: Seamus Caffrey
Performance Analysis: Alan Swanton
R&J: Ben McGarrigle