Ireland’s six-strong squad are en route to India today ahead of the opening bell form the 10th AIBA World Women’s Elite Championships.

Boxing begins on Thursday in New Delhi.

The squad – Ceire Smith, Michaela Walsh, Kellie Harrington, Amy Broadhurst, Grainne Walsh and Aoife O’Rourke – completed a 10-day training camp Greece, Great Britain, Sweden and USA at the German Olympic and Paralympic Sport Centre in Kienbaum, about 35km east of Berlin.

The competition venue for the tournament is the Indira Ghandi Stadium.

Meanwhile, Ulan Ude in eastern Siberia, subject to final confirmation, has been selected as the host city for the 2019 World Women’s Elite Championships next October.

Image: Irish squad and staff this morning

Schedule of the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in New Delhi

November 13-14 – Sport Entries Check
November 14 – Technical Meeting
November 14 – Official Draw
November 15 – Opening Ceremony
November 15 – Preliminaries
November 16 – Preliminaries
November 17 – Preliminaries
November 18 – Preliminaries
November 19 – Preliminaries
November 20 – Quarter-finals
November 21 – Rest Day
November 22 – Semi-finals
November 23 – Semi-finals
November 24 – Finals
November 25 – Departure of the delegations

Irish squad

51kg Ceire Smith (Virginia)
57kg Michaela Walsh (Monkstown)
60kg Kellie Harrington (St Mary’s)
64kg Amy Broadhurst (Dealgan)
69kh Grainne Walsh (Sparticus)
75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Castlerea)

Team manager: Bernard Dunne

Coaches: Zaur Antia & Dmitry Dimitruk