Team Ireland are due to finish up their training camp for the Women’s AIBA 2015 World Youth and Junior Championships in Taiwan, Taipei at the St Brigids BC in Edenderry, Offaly today.
The squad will leave Edenderry at 10am for Dublin Airport by Quick Park Bus tomorrow, May 13th, before departing for Taiwan via Dublin airport ahead of the opening bell for the start of the 3rd edition of the Championships.
The tournament, which is expected to attract over 300 boxers, begins on Saturday in Taipei.
Former World Junior lightweight champion Ciara Ginty, an Olympic Youth silver medalist, is aiming to do a “Joe Ward” in Taiwan and become the second Irish boxer to win AIBA World Junior and Youth gold at two different weights – Ward claimed light-middle and middle gold at the 2009 and 2010 AIBA World Junior and Youths Championships in Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Team manager Fiona Hennigan said that the Girls in Green are ready to roll.
“It’s a fantastic training camp. The facilities and accommodation are excellent. The weights are perfect and the girls are really looking forward to the start of the World Championships. They are due to visit a local school today and will sign some Irish vests for the pupils. They can’t wait to get started and are ready to go,” she said.
Youth boxers (17 to 18) will compete across 10 weight categories – 48kg, 51kg, 54kg, 57Kg, 60kg, 64kg, 69kg, 75kg, 81kg, 81+kg at the 2015 World Championships.
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.
Irish women’s boxing is proudly sponsored by Quick Park of Dublin Airport.
2015 AIBA World Women’s Youth and Junior Championships Taiwan, Taipei– May 14th/24th
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)
46kg Kayleigh Lynch (Golden Gloves)
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: Fiona Hennigan
Coaches: Gerry Storey, Liam Brereton & Anita Just
R&J: Dermot McDermot