The Irish male Olympic squad arrived in Rio, host city for the 2016 Olympics, in the early hours of yesterday morning after a long journey from Dublin via Frankfurt.
The panel had a light session among themselves and will begin a training camp with the host nation and Billy Walsh’s USA today before moving into the Olympic village on July 29th. Men’s boxing begins on August 6th.
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Katie Taylor joins the squad on August 2nd. Women’s boxing is not scheduled to begin until August 12th.
286 boxers – 250 males and 36 females – will compete at this year’s Olympics.
Rio is four hours behind Ireland.
Irish 2016 Olympic Boxing Squad
49kg Paddy Barnes (Holy Family)
52kg Brendan Irvine (St Paul’s)
56kg Michael Conlan (Clonard)
60kg Katie Taylor (Bray)
60kg David Oliver Joyce (St Michael’s Athy)
69kg Steven Donnelly (All Saints)
75kg Michael O’Reilly (Portlaoise)
81kg Joe Ward (Moate)
Team manager: Joe Hennigan (Mayo)
Coaches: Zaur Antia (Georgia/Wicklow), Eddie Bolger (Wexford), John Conlan (Dublin/Antrim)
Physio: Julianne Ryan (Limerick)