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Team Ireland arrive Ireland in Nanjing for youth Olympics

Team Ireland arrived in Nanjing, China yesterday ahead of Saturday’s Opening Ceremony, which promises to be a spectacular occasion, for the 2014 Youths Olympics.
The Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Village (YOV) will house 3800 athletes, along with team coaches and officials, for the duration of the 2nd edition of the Games.
The YOV was officially opened by Executive President of the Nanjing 2014 organising committee, Yang Weize accompanied by IOC Executive Director, Gilbert Felli.
Mayo’s Ciara Ginty, Cork’s Christina Desmond and Donegal’s Michael Gallagher will represent Ireland in the boxing event at the Games. Boxing begins on August 23rd.
Irish Boxing Squad
51kg Ciara Ginty (Geesala)
75kg Christina Desmond (Macroom)
91kg Michael Gallagher (Finn Valley)
Team Manager: Stephen Connelly
Coach Billy McClean
Team Ireland

Ireland are represented by 16 athletes in 7 sports, with 14 performance support staff.

Athletes as follows:

Athletics: Adam King (Hammer), Roseanna McGuckian (200m), Louise Shanahan (800m), Eoin Sheridan (discus), Michaela Walsh (shotput)

Boxing: Michael Gallagher, Christina Desmond, Ciara Ginty

Canoeing: Robert Hendrick

Equestrian: Michael Duffy

Golf: Kevin Le Blanc, Olive Mehaffey

Rowing: Eimear Lambe

Swimming: Laoise Fleming, Dearbhail McNamara, Calum Bain

Support Staff: Martin Burke (Chef de Mission), Gary Power (Athletics), Stephen Connolly and Billy McClean (Boxing), Eoin Rheinisch (Canoeing), John Leddingham (Equestrian), Dave Kearney (Golf), Clare Cox (Rowing), Pearse McGuigan (Swimming), Dr Dave Fegan/Dr Rod McLoughlin, Sinead Murphy and Niamh Maguire (Medical), and Leah Ewart (Team Ireland Young Ambassador and 2010 Singapore Youth Olympian)


Integral part of the Irish boxing community for over 13 years