O’Hara called up to Irish Squad for Ukraine friendly

By IABA Press Officer Bernard O’Neill

Kristina O’Hara has been called up to the Irish squad from Friday’s Elite international with the Ukraine at Dublin’s National Stadium.

Emma Agnew is also included on the Irish panel for the meeting at the home of Irish boxing.

Meanwhile, Elaine Harrison and Cheyanne O’Neill have been included on the Irish panel for Saturday’s clash with the Ukraine at the St Brigid’s BC in Kildare.

Moira McElliggot and Louis Donohue have withdrawn from the Irish team because of work commitments and a hand injury.

AIBA World No. 8 ranked welterweight Clare Grace will line out versus the Ukraine on Friday and Saturday, along with Irish Youth Olympian Christina Desmond, a World Youth silver medallist, who Grace, a European Elite bronze medallist, beat on a split decision in January’s Elite 69kg final.

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National Stadium 27th February
48kg Lauren Hogan (St Brigid’s E)
51kg Kristina O’Hara (St John Bosco)
57kg Emma Agnew (Dealgan)
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)
51kg Elaine Harrison (Ballina)
57kg Dervla Duffy (St Brigids Kildare, Defence Forces)
60kg Cheyanne O’Neill ( Athlone)
64kg Kayleigh McCormack (Kilfenora)
64kg Grannie Walsh (Spartcus)
69kg Clare Grace (Callan)
69kg Christina Desmond (Macroom)
81kg Fiona Nelson (City Of Belfast)


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