Five of Ireland’s seven-strong Olympic boxing team have entered this year’s National Elite Championships.
The IABA confirmed the blue ribbon amateur event was returning for the first time since 2019 earlier this month.
What promises to be an exciting tournament full will play out between September 17 and October 3.
So far 69 fighters have officially registered to compete, with some really interesting established, emerging, and new names all part of the list.
Olympic medal winner Aidan Walsh is among the 69, as is his sister Michaela Walsh as well as Dubliner Emmet Brennan.
Flag-bearer Brendan Irvine has registered to compete and will be joined by fellow Tokyo Olympian Aoife O’Rourke.
There are also international underage medalists and reigning champions on the provisional list.
Elite entries as of August 26th is as follows – eligible fighters have up and until September 8 to register.
|Martin Brady McCullough|
|Aoife O Rourke|
|Lisa o Rourke|
|John Paul Hale|