Ireland head to UUJ for test match ahead of World Championships

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Ireland’s nine-strong World Youth Championships team begin tomorrow their second of three training camps ahead of next month’s tournament in St Petersburg, Russia

The squad, who finished up a training camp at Dublin’s National Stadium last weekend, are scheduled to train and spar with Ulster, England and Scotland at the University of Ulster Jordanstown until October 29th.

The panel will then have a final camp with Russia and Cuba in Moscow from November 3rd to 14th before travelling to St Petersburg.

Team Ireland leave for Belfast from the National Stadium in Dublin tomorrow morning ahead of the camp with Ulster, England, and Scotland, and all four sides will meet in a test match on Thursday October 27th at the Girdwood Hub.

“The boys had a great training camp in Dublin and they’re ready for Belfast now. They’ll see plenty of action at the University of Ulster in the build up to the World Youth Championships,” said Irish coach Billy McClean who will be working Ireland’s corner alongside John Conlan in Russia.

All the boxers selected for St Petersburg took home National U18 titles at the recent championships in Dublin.

Team Profiles – (Click name for recent interview with Irish-Boxing.com)

Jordan Moore
Light Flyweight (49kg)
Glasnevin BC, Dublin
Honours: National Champion x3
Photo: Top Row, second from left

Conor Quinn
Flyweight (52kg)
Clonard ABC, Antrim
Honours: National Champion x5
Photo: Top Row, second from right

Eamer Coughlan
Bantamweight (56kg)
Riverstown BC, Cork
Honours: National Champion x2, World Junior Silver (2015)
*Will still be a Youth/U18 next year
Photo: Top Row, far right

Paddy Donovan
Lightweight (60kg)
OLOL, Limerick
Honours: National Champion x8, World Junior Silver (2015)
Photo: Top Row, far left

Gabriel Dossen
Light Welterweight (64kg)
Olympic BC, Galway
Honours: National Champion x2
*Will still be a Youth/U18 next year
Photo: Bottom Row, second from left

Brett McGinty
Welterweight
Oakleaf BC, Derry
Honours: National Champion x8, Euro Schoolboys Bronze (2012), Commonwealth Youth Silver (2015)
Not featured in photo

Michael Nevin
Middleweight
Portlaoise BC, Laois
Honours: National Champion x10, European Schoolboys Gold (2012), European Junior Gold (2014), European Youth Gold (2015)
Photo: Bottom Row, far left

Christopher O’Reilly
Light Heavyweight
Bracken BC, Dublin
Honours: National Champion x7
Photo: Bottom Row, far right

Kevin Sheehy
Super Heavyweight
St Francis BC, Limerick
Honours: National Champion x2
Photo: Bottom Row, second from right

Joe O'Neill

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