IABA name team for European Youth & Junior Championships

15 young boxers will represent Ireland next month in Bulgaria at the 2017 European Women’s Youth and Junior Championships.

The Irish Athletic Boxing Association tonight confirmed their team for the tournament in Sofia which runs from July 2nd until July 10th.

Ireland did not enter a team in last year’s tournament due to security concerns. At the 2015 edition eight medals were won including Junior bronzes for Lauren Kelly, Katelynn Phelan, and Caitlin Fryers – who will all compete at Youth level next month

EUBC European Women’s Youth & Junior Boxing Championships
Sofia, Bulgaria July 2nd-10th

Irish Squad
Junior

46kg Ciara Brien (St David’s, Naas)
48kg Daina Moorehouse (Enniskerry)
50kg Catherine Blaney (Navan)
52kg Mary Kate Nevin (Elite, Mullingar)
54kg Chloe McDaid (Illies, Golden Gloves)
57kg Niamh Fay (Bracken)
63kg Evelyn Igharo (Clann Naofa)
75kg Aoibhe Carabine (Geesala)

Youth
48kg Caitlin Fryers (Immaculata)
54kg Mary Geraghty (Baldoyle)
57kg Labhaoise Clarke (Carndonagh)
60kg Marguerita Nevin (St.Brigid’s, Kildare)
63kg Katelynn Phelan (St.Brigid’s, Kildare)
69kg Shannon Reilly (Bray)
75kg Lauren Kelly (St.Brigid’s, Edenderry)

Team Manager: Bernie Harold
Coaches: Jimmy Payne Ger McDaid, Antoinette Faye-McClean
R & J: John Casey

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