Irish squad in Red Square

Irish squad in Red Square.


Ireland will bid dasvidania to Moscow this weekend ahead of the start of the AIBA World Youth Championships in St Petersburg, Russia next Thursday.

The squad are training and sparring with Russia and Bulgaria and leave the Russian capital by rail on Monday for Petersburg.

Members of Irish quad in moscow this morning

Members of Irish squad in Moscow this morning

Seventy nations have entered for the 2016 World Youths.

Irish team manager Stephen Connolly reports that the Boys in Green, who will have completed training camps in Dublin, Belfast and Moscow before making the trip to Russia’s second largest city, are in top form.

“All sparring went very well yesterday and all is good with the team who are winding down and getting ready to move on Monday. Looking forward to the boxing starting on the 17th, he said.

Ireland training base in Moscow

Ireland training base in Moscow

“No injuries for any of the boxers. The coaching staff say that all boxers are in good shape. We would like too thank all our supporters back home for all the messages to all the team.”

Boxing at the 2016 AIBA World Youth Championships begins at 4.30pm (Irish time) next Thursday.

2016 AIBA World Youth Championships St Petersburg, Russia November 17/26

Irish squad

49kg Jordan Moore (Glasnevin)
52kg Conor Quinn (Clonard)
56kg Eamer Coughlan (Riverstown)
60kg Patrick Donovan (OLOL)
64kg Gabriel Dossen (Olympic)
69kg Brett McGinty (Oakleaf)
75kg Michael Nevin (Portlaoise)
81kg Christopher O’Reilly (Bracken)
91+kg Kevin Sheehy (St Francis)

Team manager: Stephen Connolly

Coaches: Billy McClean and John Conlan

R&J: Ben McGarrigle