A 24 strong team has been named to contest the European Youth Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria.
The squad has just concluded a week long training camp in Co. Louth, and will depart for Sofia on Tuesday. Key members of the training squad are 44kg Karl Reilly, of Immaculata BC and 46kg Louis Rooney, of Star ABC. Weights for the championship begin at 48kg.
Yasmin Meredith of Corinthians BC and Bobbi Flood of Cabra BC have been named Team Captains.
The draw takes place on Wednesday, April 13th, and boxing begins on April 14th.
Team Ireland Squad:
48kg: Georgia McGovern, Setanta
48kg: Patsy Joyce, Olympic
50kg: Katie O’Keefe, Kanturk
51kg: Adam McKenna, Holy Family
52kg: Esther Lambe, Setanta
54kg: Shakira Donoghue, Templemore
54kg: Gavin Ryan, Ratoath
57kg: Yasmin Meredith, Corinthians: Team Captain
57kg: John Donoghue, St Michaels Athy
60kg: Jason Nevin, Olympic
63kg: Winnie McDonagh, Neilstown
63.5kg: Tom McDonnell, Docklands
66kg: Gabrielle Mongan, Whitechurch
67kg: Jim Donovan, Our Lady of Lourdes
70kg: Laura Moran, St Annes
71kg: Bobbi Flood, Cabra: Team Captain.
75kg: Emma Keating, Paulstown
75kg: Joshua Olaniyan, Jobstown
80kg: Ryan Murphy, Neilstown
81kg: Dearbhla Tinnelly, Clann Naofa
81+kg: Cliona Darcy, Tobar Pheadair
86kg: Nathan Ojo, Esker
92kg: David J McDonagh, Olympic
92+kg: Bernie Cawley, St David’s, Naas
R & J:
The tournament, hosted by the Buglarian Boxing Association, begins on Monday, April 11th with team arrivals, and runs until April 22nd.