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Irish squad for ‘Mini World Championships’

The Irish Athletic Boxing Association (IABA) have confirmed a seven-strong squad for the Pavlyukov Youth Memorial in Anapa, Russia next month.

Team Ireland will train and spar with the host country, Cuba, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Scotland and a number of other nations at the Black Sea port before the competition begins on March 14th.

Team Ireland leave for Anapa on March 6th.

At last year’s tournament, Kieran Molloy won gold while Michael Nevin claimed bronze.

Irish Squad Pavlyukov Youth Memorial Anapa, Russia March 14th-20th
56kg Nathan May (Dublin Docklands)
60kg Eamer Coughlan (Riverstown)
64kg Patrick Donovan (OLOL)
64kg Aaron McKenna (Old School)
69kg Gabriel Dossen (Olympic)
69kg Jason Harty (Rathkeale)
75kg Tommy Hyde (Setanta)

Team manager: Robbie Redmond
Coaches: Billy McClean and Fergal McKenna
R&J: Martin O’Neill

Eric Donovan joins Gavan Casey and Joe O’Neill on Episode 2 of the Irish Boxing Show:

Joe O'Neill

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