Irish squad at Dublin Airport this morning

Team Ireland arrived in Berlin shortly after 1pm this afternoon after an early flight from Dublin.

The nine-strong squad, management, coaches and R&J are en route to Frankfurt/Oder ahead of the opening bell for the 23rd Brandenburg Youth Cup.

The tournament begins tomorrow, with the draw scheduled for tonight.

163 athletes from 16 nations will be in the hat for the preliminary round pairings.

Brandenburg Youth Cup Frankfurt/Oder, Germany July 3/8

Irish squad

49kg Adam Hession (Monivea)
52kg Owen McDonagh (Leeside Lough)
56kg John Paul Hale (Star)
60kg David Oliver Joyce (Ballymun)
64kg Pearce O’Leary (Dublin Docklands)
69kg Christian Preston (Dublin Docklands)
75kg Sean Crowley (Arklow)
81kg Jack Lawlor (Thurles)
91kg Ownie McDonagh (St Annes)

Team Manager: Gerry O’Mahony (Dungarvan)
Coaches: Phil Sutcliffe (Crumlin) & Stephen Friel (Illies GG)
R&J: P McEvoy (Avona)