Brendan Irvine (red) and Hugh Myers

Brendan Irvine (red) and Hugh Myers


The IABA have named an entire squad of current National Elite champions for the 66th Strandja Memorial in Bulgaria.

Boxing at the tournament begins on February 24th in Sofia.

London 2012 Olympians Adam Nolan and Darren O’Neill will wear the Irish welterweight and heavyweight vests in the Bulgarian capital.

The 1st Strandja Memorial was held in 1950. Click here for invitation letter.
Strandja Multi-Nations Sofia, Bulgaria February 23rd/March 1st

49kg: Brendan Irvine (St Paul’s Antrim)
51kg: Ceire Smith (Cavan)
52kg: Myles Casey (St Francis)
54kg: Michaela Walsh (Holy Family)
56kg: Kurt Walker (Canal)
60kg: Sean McComb (Holy Trinity)
64kg: Dean Walsh (St Joesphs/St Ibars)
69kg: Adam Nolan (Bray)
75kg: Michael O’Reilly (Portlaoise)
75kg: Louise Traynor (Bray)
81kg Roy Sheahan (St Michael’s Athy)
91kg: Darren O’Neill (Paulstown)
91+kg: Dean Gardiner (Clonmel)

Team manager: Joe Hennigan

Coaches: Billy Walsh, Jimmy Halpin, Antoinette Faye