The Youth Olympics begin in Nanjing, China on August 16th. Mayo’s Ciara Ginty, Cork’s Christina Desmond and Donegal’s Michael Gallagher will line out for Ireland in the boxing event at the Games.
There will be further Olympic European qualifiers – and qualifiers for WSB and APB boxers – for males and females after both World Championships.
Joe Hennigan has worked as Irish team manager on 25 occasions, including the 2013 European Elite Championships in Minsk, Belarus where Ireland won two gold and two silver medals.
Stephen Connolly has also worked as Irish team manager in the past and was with the Irish delegation the 2010 AIBA World Women’s Championships in Barbados where Katie Taylor won her third successive title.