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Squad of National champs goes to Bulgaria- Bee Gee’s squad also named

The IABA have named an entire squad of current National Elite champions for the 65th Strandja Memorial in Bulgaria.

Boxing at the tournament begins on February 24th in Sofia.

London 2012 Olympians Adam Nolan and Darren O’Neill will wear the Irish welterweight and heavyweight vests in the Bulgarian capital.

The 1st Strandja Memorial was held in 1950. Click here for invitation letter.

Strandja Multi-Nations Sofia, Bulgaria February 23rd/March 1st

49kg: Brendan Irvine (St Paul’s Antrim)
51kg: Ceire Smith (Cavan)
52kg: Myles Casey (St Francis)
54kg: Michaela Walsh (Holy Family)
56kg: Kurt Walker (Canal)
60kg: Sean McComb (Holy Trinity)
64kg: Dean Walsh (St Joesphs/St Ibars)
69kg: Adam Nolan (Bray)
75kg: Michael O’Reilly (Portlaoise)
75kg: Louise Traynor (Bray)
81kg Roy Sheahan (St Michael’s Athy)
91kg: Darren O’Neill (Paulstown)
91+kg: Dean Gardiner (Clonmel)

Team manager: Joe Hennigan

Coaches: Billy Walsh, Jimmy Halpin, Antoinette Faye

Meanwhile the IABA have named a six-strong squad for the Gee Bee Multi-Nations in Helsinki, Finland.

The 34th edition of the tournament will be held in the Urheilutalo Sport Hall between March 13th and 15th.

Click here for invitation letter.
Gee Bee Multi-Nations Helsinki, Finland March 13th/15th

49kg: Brendan Irvine (St Paul’s Antrim)
52kg: Myles Casey (St Francis)
56kg: Kurt Walker (Canal)
60kg: George Bates (St Marys)
69kg: Wayne Kelly (Mullingar Elites)
75kg: Conor Coyle (St Josephs, Derry)

Team manager: Peter O’Donnell

Coaches: Billy Walsh, Jimmy Halpin, Noel Burke
R&J: Ben McGarrigle


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