Irish Elite Squad selected for tournament in France next week

The Irish Elite team began their second week of training and sparring with Italy in Assisi, Italy on Monday.

India are also at the Assisi training camp.

All three nations trained together last week, with all of the Irish squad performing well.

Team Ireland will send a team to the Alexis Vastine Memorial in Nantes, France next week.

The Memorial begins on October 28.

(Images: Irish squad in Assisi)


51kg Carly McNaul (Ormeau Road)

51kg Niamh Early (Ryston)

57kg Michaela Walsh (Monkstown)

57kg Kurt Walker (Canal)

60kg Kellie Harrington (St Mary’s)

63kg George Bates (St Mary’s)

69kg Grainne Walsh (Spartacus)

69kg Christina Desmond (Fr Horgan’s BC/Garda BC)

69kg Kieran Molloy (Oughterard)

69kg Aidan Walsh (Monkstown)

75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Castlerea)

75kg Gabriel Dossen (Olympic)

81kg Emmet Brennan (Dublin Docklands)

91kg Kiril Afanasev (Smithfield)

91kg+ Antoine O’Gríofa (Celtic Eagles)

91kg+ Gytis Lisinskas (Celtic Eagles)

High-Performance Director Bernard Dunne

Coaches: Zaur Antia, John Conlan, Dmitry Dimitruk, Eoin Pluck

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