Team Ireland took time out from their training schedule to visit the Irish Embassy in Budapest this afternoon.
The squad, on a break from competitive action today, are in the Hungarian capital for the AIBA World Men’s and Women’s Youth Championships in Hungary.
Warmly welcoming the squad to the Embassy, Patrick Kelly, the 7th Irish Ambassador to Hungary, wished Team Ireland the versus best of luck.
”Absolute pleasure to meet our young boxers and their coaches and support staff taking part in the AIBA World Youth Championship, they are doing us proud this week! COYBAGIG! @IABABOXING,” said the official Twitter Account of the Irish/Hungarian Embassy.
“We received a fantastic welcome from the Ambassador and Embassy staff today and he was really encouraging to our young athletes and wished them the very best in what will be a very exciting and competitive weekend of boxing at the World Youths,“ said Irish female Team Manager Tarai Mari Robins.
Echoing those sentiments, Irish male Team Manager,Stephen Connolly, said the Ambassador spoke to each boxer individually and encouraged them in their careers.
Irish male captain Jude Gallagher is in action tomorrow versus Brazil with at least a bronze medal up for grabs.
Dianne Moorehouse and Irish female skipper Lauren Kalley are between the ropes on Sunday in the quarter-finals and last 16.
Images, courtesy of Tara Mari Robins: Irish boxers and staff with the Irish Ambassador to Hungary, Patrick Kelly, today.