Irish squad depart for European Men’s and Women’s Youth Championships

Ireland’s 18-strong squad are en route to Sofia this morning ahead of the start of the European Men’s and Women’s Youth Championships in the Bulgarian capital.

The draw for the tournament will be made tomorrow with boxing slated to begin Wednesday.

37 nations including Ireland are registered for the competition.

Ireland completed their final training camp in Dungarvan over the weekend and are ready to roll, according to Irish coach Billy McClean.

“The team had an extremely good training camp and they’re in top form. We’re just waiting on the draw now and the squad will be ready to go in Wednesday’s preliminaries,” he said.

The Irish panel for Sofia secured National U/18 titles at the National Stadium earlier this summer.

Tournament schedule

Technical Meeting – September 3, 2019

Official Draw – September 3, 2019

Opening Ceremony – September 4, 2019

Preliminaries – September 4/8, 2019

Semifinals – September 9, 2019

Finals – September 10, 2019

2019 European Men’s and Women’s Championships Sofia, Bulgaria (September 2/11)

Irish squad


49kg Ryan Dunne (Jobstown)
52kg Jude Gallagher (Two Castles)
56kg Dean Clancy (Sean McDermott)
60kg Brandon McCarthy (St Michael’s Athy)
64kg Matthew Tyndall (Dublin Docklands)
69kg William Hayden (Crumlin)
75kg Jake Tucker (Emerald, Antrim)
81kg Jason Myers (Titans)
91kg Jack Marley (Monkstown D)
91+kg Owen McDonagh (St Annes)


48kg Daina Moorehouse (Enniskerry)
51kg Nicole Clyde (Antrim)
54kg Niamh Fay (Swords)
57kg Lauren Dempsey-Fitzmaurice (Ryston)
60kg Sinainn Glynn (Cloghan)
64kg Evelyn Igharo (Clann Naofa)
69kg Leah Gallen (Raphoe)
75kg Lisa O’Rourke (Castlerea)


IABA President: Dominic O’Rourke
Team Managers: Patrick Osborne & Anna Moore
Coaches: William McClean, Aoife Hennigan,Anita Just,Brian Barry,Liam Cunningham.

Courtesy of IABA


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