Irish line-up announced for Friday’s International v Russia at the National Stadium

The Irish Athletic Boxing Association have announced the line-up for Friday night’s test international against Russia/

The line-up contains six upcoming Olympians, medalists from the European Games and European Youths, and two rising Dublin big men.

Light Flyweight 49kg
Paddy Barnes

Holy Family BC Belfast
Olympic Bronze 2008, 2012
European Gold 2010
European Silver 2013
Commonwealth Gold 2010, 2014

Flyweight 52kg
Brendan Irvine

St Paul’s ABC Antrim
European Games Silver 2015

Bantamweight 56kg
Michael Conlan

Clonard ABC Belfast
Olympic Bronze 2012
World Gold 2015
European Gold 2015
European Silver 2013
Commonwealth Gold 2015

Lightweight 60kg
David Oliver Joyce

St Michael’s Athy
EU Gold 2008, 2009, 2014

Light Welterweight 64kg
Sean Mc Comb

Holy Trinity BC Belfast
European Games Bronze 2015

Steven Donnelly

All Saints Ballymena
Commonwealth Bronze 2014

John Joyce

St Michael’s Athy
European Schoolboys Gold 2011
European Youth Bronze 2013
European Junior Gold 2015

Light Heavyweight
Joe Ward

Moate BC
World Bronze 2013
World Silver 2015
European Gold 2011, 2015

Heavyweight 91kg
Jeffrey Kavanagh

Corinthians BC
Intermediate Champion 2014

Super Heavyweight +91kg
Thomas Carthy

Glasnevin BC
Elite Senior Runner-Up 2015

Ticket details for Ireland v Russia at the National Stadium:
Friday July 1st 2016
€5 for Children <14s
€10 for Adults
Tickets available at the door.
Doors Opening @ 6.30pm

Joe O'Neill

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