Irish European squad


Team Ireland will have a light training session today ahead of the start of the European Junior Championships in Albena, Bulgaria tomorrow.

The Irish squad arrived in Albena last night.

Approximately 300 young boxers from 31 countries will compete at the 21st edition of the tournament.

Irish coach Billy McClean said that the team are eager to get in the ring and get their campaign underway.

The entire Irish squad are current National Senior Cadet champions.


Venue: Albena Sport Hall (Albena – Bulgaria).

Competition Period

Preliminaries: 18-22 September.
Rest day is on 23 September.
Semifinals are on 24 September.
Finals are on 25 September.

Boxing begins at 4.30pm each day – Bulgaria is two hours ahead of Ireland.


Irish squad

46kg Jude Gallagher (Two Castles)
48kg Patrick McCarthy (Tralee)
50kg Myles Casey (Rathkeale)
52kg Dean Clancy (Ballinacarrow)
54kg Brandon McCarthy (St. Michaels Athy) Cpt
57kg Mikey Stokes (Athlone)
60kg Callum Walsh (Riverstown)
63kg Peter Vrinceanu (Crumlin)
66kg William Hayden (Crumlin)
70kg Jake Tucker (Holy Trinity) V/Cpt
75kg Gavin Rafferty (St. Cianans)
80kg Thomas Doherty (Baldoyle)
80+kg Cathel Crowley (Spartan)

Team Manager – Peter Brady
Coaches – Billy McClean & Dmitri Dmitruk
R&J – John Casey