Team Ireland arrived in Sofia, Bulgaria early this afternoon ahead of the European Elite Women’s Championships.


The 10th edition of the tournament begins in the Bulgarian capital tomorrow.


145 boxers from 28 nations have entered for the final AIBA ranking event of 2016.


Schedule (local times apply below, Sofia is two hours ahead of Ireland)


November 15 – one session at 3:30pm

November 16 – one session at 3:00pm

November 17-22: two sessions at 3:00pm and 6:00pm

November 23 (finals): starting at 3:00pm


The official draw will be tomorrow at 11am.


Irish Squad


48kg Lauren Hogan (St.Brigids Edenderry)

54kg Dervla Duffy (Mulhuddart)

57kg Moira McElliggot (St Michael’s Athy)

60kg Shauna O’Keeffe (Clonmel)

64kg Kellie Harrington (Glasnevin)

69kg Grainne Walsh (Sparticus)

75kg Christina Desmond (Fr Horgans)


Team manager: Noreen Glendening

Physio: Caoimhe Gilmore

Coaches: Zaur Antia, Eddie Bolger, Dmitri Dimitruc

R&J: Sadie Duffy

Strength & Conditioning: John Cleary