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Walsh: we are expecting tough tests in Chemistry Cup

The Irish Elite squad will wind down their training camp in Germany over the next two days ahead of the 41st Chemistry Cup.
The tournament begins on Wednesday, May 28th, in Halle.
Ireland have been training with Germany, France, Netherlands, Korea and Russia over the last eight days.
“The squad have had a quality training camp and we’re now in the tapering off phase, said Irish head coach Billy Walsh.
“The team are looking ahead to the Chemistry Cup, which has always been one of the top and most competitive Multi-Nations in the world.
“We’re expecting some tough tests over the three days.Thankfully, we have no injury worries.”
Joe Ward won gold at the 2012 Chemistry Cup after beating Russia’s Olympic champion Egor Mekhontsev in the light-heavy final.Click here for 2012 Chemistry Cup results. Ireland did not compete in the 2013 edition of the “Chemiepokal”.Michael Conlan, David Oliver Joyce and Adam Nolan secured bronze at the 2012 Chemistry Cup.

Irish Squad

49kg Hughie Myers (Ryson)
52kg Chris Phelan (Ryson)
56kg Kurt Walker (Canal)
60kg David Oliver Joyce (St Michaels Athy)
64kg Dean Walsh (St Josephs/St Ibars)
69kg Stephen Donnelly (All Saints)
75kg Michael O’Reilly (Portlaoise)
81kg Joe Ward (Moate)
91kg Gary Sweeney (Olympic)
91+kg Dean Gardiner (Clonmel)

Team manager: Jim Walsh
Coaches: Billy Walsh, Zuar Antia, Eddie Bolger
R&J: Sadie Duffy
Physio: Julianne Ryan


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