Irish Squad to face Ukraine this month

AIBA World No. 8 ranked welterweight Clare Grace has been named in the Irish squad for a double header of Elite internationals with the Ukraine at the National Stadium in Dublin and at the St Brigid’s BC in Kildare at the end of the month.

Irish Youth Olympian Christina Desmond and World Youth silver medallist, who Grace, a European Elite bronze medallist, beat on a split decision in January’s Elite 69kg final, has also been called up to the Irish team, along with current Elite champions Louise Donohue, Lauren Hogan, Debbie  O’Reilly, Dervla Duffy, Kelly Harrington and Dianna Campbell and Kayleigh McCormack, Moira McElligot, Grainne Walsh and Fionna Nelson.

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National Stadium 27th February
48kg Lauren Hogan (St Brigid’s E)
57kg Moira McElliggot (Rathkeake)
60kg Debbie O’Reilly (Olympic)
64kg Kelly Harrington (St Margarets)
64kg Sarah Close (Holy Family)
69kg Clare Grace (Callan)
69kg Christina Desmond (Macroom)
81+ Diane Campbell (Garda BC)

Kildare 28th February
48kg Lauren Hogan (St Brigids E)
57kg Dervla Duffy (St Brigids Kildare, Defence Forces)
60kg Louise Donohue (Geesala)
64kg Kayleigh McCormack (Kilfenora)
64kg Grannie Walsh (Spartcus)
69kg Clare Grace (Callan)
69kg Christina Desmond (Macroom)
81kg Fiona Nelson (City Of Belfast)

Ukraine

Snizhana Kholodkova
Maryna Malovana
Ganna Okhrei
Nila Lipska
Mariia Bova
Olena Kolesnyk
Mariya Borutsa
Elvira Papirovych

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