Four Irish boxers are between the ropes at the World Military Games in Wuhan, China tomorrow.

Leona Houlihan, Stephen Lochart, Ross Hickey and Michael Connolly are in action on Day 2 of the tournament

Houlihan meets Garza Fallon of the USA, and Hickey, an ex Irish Elite champion and European Elite medallists, faces Miliusha Dzmitry of Belarus in the last 32. Connolly is in against Poland’s Golembiewski Bartosz.

The Irish Army is using a seven-strong squad at the 7th edition of the Games

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(Image: Irish squad and staff in China)


World (CISM) Military Games Wuhan, China

October 20

Last 16

75kg Leona Houlihan (Ireland) v Garza Fallon (USA)

Last 32

64kg Stephen Lockhart (Ireland) v Zang Shuang (China)
69kg Ross Hickey (Ireland) Miliusha Dzmitry (Belarus)
75kg Michael Connolly (Ireland) v Golembiewski Bartosz (Poland)

October 21

Last 32

91kg Danny O’Brien (Ireland) v Michael Gavaj (France)

October 22

Last 16

91kg+ Antoine O Gríofa (Ireland) v Kumar Satish (India)
81kg Brian Kennedy (Ireland) v Winner (TBA)

Irish squad

Team Manager Comdt: Adrian Watson (Roscommon)

Head coach: Sgt John Molloy (7th Batt) (Offaly)

75kgkg: Cpl Leona Houlihan (Dublin)

64kg: Pte Stephen Lockhart (7th Dublin)

69kg: Pte, Ross Hickey (Kildare)

75kg: Lt Mike Connelly (Galway)

81kg: Tpr Brian Kennedy (Offaly)

91kg: Pte Danny O’Brien (Dublin)

91kg+: Pte Antoine O Gríofa (Galway)