Willie Donoghue has replaced Cork’s Luke O’Shea in the Irish squad for next month’s European Youth Championships in Croatia.
O’Shea withdrew from the Irish team because of college commitments, and Donoghue, a gold medal winner at the 2013 AIBA World Junior Championships, has been drafted into the nine-strong panel.
The Irish squad, combined with a top Antrim selection, will meet a strong-looking Germany team on an Antrim County Board hosted international in Belfast this Friday and Saturday.
Please see below attachment for invitation letter for European Youth Championships 2014 and above link for teams for Ireland versus Germany in Belfast.
Gary Cully and Kurt Walker won gold and silver at the 2013 European Youth Championships in Holland. Click here for all European Youth Championships results.
2014 European Youth Championships, Zagreb, Croatia October 17th/26th
49kg Darryl Moran (Illies GG)
52kg Willie Donoghue (St Michael’s Athy)
56kg Francis Cleary (Olympic)
60kg James Cleary (Olympics)
64kg Martin Stokes (Holy Family, Drogheda)
69kg John Joyce (St Michael’s Athy)
75kg Fergus Quinn (Camlough)
81kg Cormac Long (Rathkeale)
91kg James Hughes (Ryston)
Team manager: Sean Canavan
Coaches: Billy McClean and Tom Hayes