Team Ireland arrived in Germany yesterday for their final training camp before next month’s World Women’s Elite Championships in Ulan-Ude, Siberia.

The squad are training with the host nation, Australia and USA at the German Olympic Centre in Kienbaum, about 35km east of Berlin.

Ceire Smith, Michaela Walsh, Amy Broadhurst, Christina Desmond, Carly McNaul and Grainne Walsh are training in Kienbaum.

Cavan flyweight Smith, Belfast feather Walsh, Dundalk light Broadhurst and Cork welter Desmond will represent Ireland at the World Women’s Elites.

The four-strong panel and staff leave for Siberia from Kienbaum on September 26 ahead of the World Elite draw on October 2. Boxing commences on October 3 at the Buryat State University venue.

It’s expected that 75 nations will participate at the 11th edition of the tournament.

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(Image: Irish squad at Dublin Airport yesterday)


Irish squad (Kienbaum)

51kg Carly McNaul (Holy Family)

51kg Ceire Smith (Cavan)

57kg Michaela Walsh (Monkstown, Antrim)

60kg Amy Broadhurst (Dealgan)

69kg Grainne Walsh (Spartacus)

69kg Christina Desmond (Fr Horgan’s)

Coaches: Dimitry Dimitruk and Damian Kennedy