Irish squad confirmed for the Worlds

A 13-strong squad has been confirmed for next month’s AIBA World Women’s Youth and Junior Championships in Asia.

The tournament begins in Taiwan, Taipei on May 14th. The Irish squad are scheduled to depart on May 13th.

Olympic Youth silver medallist and ex AIBA World Junior champion Ciara Ginty and European gold medallist Amy Broadhurst have been named on the Irish team.

Youth boxers (17 to 18) will compete across 10 weight categories – 48kg, 51kg, 54kg, 57Kg, 60kg, 64kg, 69kg, 75kg, 81kg, 81+kg.

Junior boxers (15 to 16) will compete across 13 weight categories – 44kg – 46kg, 48kg, 50kg, 52kg, 54kg, 57kg, 60kg, 63kg, 66kg,70kg, 75kg, 80kg and 80+kg.

Previous editions of the Women’s Junior and Youth World Boxing Championships took place in Albena, Bulgaria in 2013 and in Antalya, Turkey in 2011.

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Meanwhile, seven of the Irish squad – Broadhurst, Natasha Logan, Shannon Edge, Aoife Burke, Shauna Blaney, Kelsey Leonard and Orla Garvey – will line out for a St Brigids BC (Edenderry) selection versus a French selection this Friday and Saturday in Paris, coach Liam Brereton has confirmed.

(Shannon Reilly (Bray), Clodagh Greene (South Meath) and Nicole Moorehouse (Sacre Coeur) will also be in action for the Edenderry selection in the French capital this weekend).

2015 AIBA World Women’s Youth and Junior Championships  Taiwan, Taipei– May 14th/24th

Irish squad

Youths

48kg Emma Flannery (Baldoyle)
51kg Jacqui Lynch (Golden Gloves)
54kg Natasha Logan (St Brigids, Edenderry)
57kg Amy Boardhurst (Dealgan)
60kg Shannon Edge (St Brigids, Edenderry)
64kg Ciara Ginty (Geesala)
75kg Aoife Burke (St Mary’s)

Juniors

48kg Shauna Blaney (Navan)
50kg Kelsey Leonard (Curragh)
52kg Niamh Early (Ryston)
57kg Orla Garvey (Dealgan)
60kg Shauna O’ Callaghan (Clann Naofa)
66kg Joanne Richards (St Michael’s New Ross)

Team manager: Fionna Hennigan

Coaches: Gerry Storey, Liam Brereton & Anita Just

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