Team Ireland will go into the hat for today’s draw at the Strandja multi-nations in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Thirty two nations have registered to take part in the 72nd edition of the tournament.

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The draw will be made this afternoon at 5.30 pm today local time and boxing begins Tuesday.

Bulgaria is two hours ahead of Ireland.

Ireland is using a nine-strong squad in Sofia.

The Strandja multi-nations marks Ireland’s first outing since last year’s European Olympic qualifiers which were cancelled on March 16 after three days of competition in London because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Strandja Multi-Nations Sofia, Bulgaria February 21/28

Irish squad

51kg Niamh Earley (Ryston BC)
52kg Brendan Irvine (St Paul’s BC)
57kg Michaela Walsh (Monkstown BC)
60kg Kellie Harrington (St Mary’s BC)
63kg George Bates (St Mary’s BC)
75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Castlerea BC)
81kg Emmett Brennan (Dublin Docklands BC)
91kg Kirill Afanasev (Smithfield BC)
91+kg Gytis Lisinskas (Celtic Eagles BC)

Team Manager:Bernard Dunne

Coaches: Zauri Antia, John Conlan, Dmitry Dmitruk

Physio: Lorcan McGee