The Irish squad has been confirmed for next month’s EUBC European Women’s Youth and Junior Championships in Hungary.
A 17-strong Irish team will compete at the tournament between August 15th and 24th in Keszethely.
Former World and European Junior champions Ciara Ginty and Amy Broadhurst have been named in the Youth panel.
Broadhurst, who regularly medals in top international competition, will wear the Irish lightweight vest, while Ginty, an Olympic Youth silver medallist, lines out at light-welter.
Broadhurst claimed silver at the 2014 European Youth Championships after she was somehow adjudged to have lost the featherweight final to Valeria Manchak of the Ukraine in Assisi, Italy.
The dynamic Kildare duo won silver and bronze at the AIBA World Junior Championships in Taiwan last May.Meanwhile, Niamh Earley and Kelsey Leonard will be aiming to build on their World Junior success in Keszethely next month.
The Irish squad are due to begin a training camp at the St Brigid’s BC Edenderry, Offaly this Sunday until next Friday in the build up to Hungary. A number of top Youth boxers from Sweden will joint the camp.
The Irish squad are scheduled to depart for Hungary on August 14th.
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European Women’s Youth and Junior Championships , Keszethely, Hungary, August 15th/24th
48kg Shannon Sweeney (St Annes)
51kg Caitlin Sweeney (St Brigid’s, Edenderry)
54kg Saidbh Greene (St Brigid’s, Edenderry)
57kg Shannon Edge (St Brigid’s, Edenderry)
60kg Amy Broadhurst (Dealgan)
64kg Ciara Ginty (Geesala)
69kg Saoirse Dignam (Sacre Coeur)
75kg Aoife Burke (St Marys)
46kg Chloe Callander (Ryston)
48kg Caitlin Fryers (Immaculata)
50kg Kelsey Leonard (Curragh)
52kg Niamh Earley (Ryston)
54kg Labhaoise Clarke (Cardonagh)
57kg Orla Garvey (Dealgan)
60kg Shauna O’Callaghan (Clann Naofa)
63kg Katelyn Phelan (St Brigids, Kildare)
66kg Lauren Kelly (St Brigid’s, Edenderry)
70kg Lauryn Sinclair (Ryston)
Team Manager: Maura Campbell (South Meath)
Coaches: Liam Brereton (St Brigid’s, Edenderry); Jim O’Neill (Clan Naofa); Anita Just (Arklow); Damien Walsh (Holy Family GG)
R/J: Jim Murrin (Edenderry)