Kurt Walker

Kurt Walker



Ireland completed a light training session in Anapa, Russia this afternoon ahead of a full training schedule in the Russian city tomorrow.

The squad arrived in Anapa late last night after a flight from Dublin, an internal flight in Russia and a four-hour coach trip.

Team Ireland will train and spar with some of the World’s top boxing nations in Anapa in the build up to the Pavlyukov Youth Memorial next week.

Meanwhile, the Irish European U/22 squad finish up their training camp at the Institute of Sport in Abbotstown on Thursday.

The panel, which includes current Elite champion Kurt Walker, have been in camp for the last number of weeks under head coach Zaur Antia, Dmitry Dimitruk and Jimmy Halpin.

The European U/22s officially begin in Brăila, Romania on March 13th. Boxing starts on March 14th.

Ireland leave for Romania next Monday.Down lightweight Down Dylan Duffy is enjoying training in Abbotstown.

“I’m just soaking everything up, trying to learn off him (Zaur Antia) and there’s guys who have boxed at major tournaments – the likes of Jordan Moore and Kurt Walker – so it’s good to have guys like that about who have a bit of experience behind them,” he said.


Irish squad European U/22 Championships Brăila, Romania March 13th/22nd

49kg Darryl Moran (Illies GG)
52kg Jordan Moore (Glasnevin)
56kg Kurt Walker (Canal)
60kg Dylan Duffy (Pegasus)
64kg Keith Flavin (Paulstown)
69kg Eugene McKeever (Holy Family Drogheda)
75kg Kelyn Cassidy (Saviours Crystal)
81kg Brian Kennedy (St Marys Daingean)
91kg Geoffrey Kavanagh (Glasnevin)
91+kg Thomas Carty (Glasnevin)

Team Manager: Paddy Osbourne

Coaches: Zaur Antia, Dmitry Dimitruck, Jimmy Halpin

R&J: Philip Rooney
Irish Squad Pavlyukov Youth Memorial Anapa, Russia March 6th/20th

60kg Eamer Coughlan (Riverstown)
64kg Patrick Donovan (OLOL)
64kg Aaron McKenna (Old School)
69kg Gabriel Dossen (Olympic)
69kg Jason Harty (Rathkeale)
75kg Tommy Hyde (Setanta)

Team manager: Robbie Redmond

Coaches: Billy McClean and Fergal McKenna

R&J: Martin O’Neill