Ireland add Elite Senior champion to squad for European Under-22 Championships

A late change has been made to the ten-man Irish team that will fly to Romania for the European Under-22 Championships.

St George’s bantam James McGivern has withdrawn and will be replaced by Canal stylist Kurt Walker.

The Lisburn boxer is a high-quality addition to the squad, and just last month Walker claimed his third consecutive Elite Senior title.

kurt walker

Walker commented how the call-up was “short notice but I’m in great shape! Looking for nothing less than a gold medal.”

The tournament runs from March 13th to March 22nd in the city of Brăila.

49kg Darryl Moran (Illies GG)
52kg Jordan Moore (Glasnevin)
56kg Kurt Walker (Canal)
60kg Dylan Duffy (Pegasus)
64kg Keith Flavin (Paulstown)
69kg Eugene McKeever (Holy Family Drogheda)
75kg Kelyn Cassidy (Saviours Crystal)
81kg Brian Kennedy (St Marys Daingean)
91kg Geoffrey Kavanagh (Glasnevin)
91+kg Thomas Carty (Glasnevin)

The squad have been training at the new Centre of Excellence in Abbottstown, Dublin.

Joe O'Neill

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