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Egan, Joyce and Hickey named in IABA squads

Ireland’s amateur boxers compete in two international competititions in the coming weeks.

Kenny Egan (file photo).
Kenny Egan (file photo).
Image: INPHO/Donall Farmer

THE SQUADS FOR two upcoming tournaments have been announced by the Irish Amateur Boxing Association (IABA) today.

The Elite Tammer Multi-Nations begins in Finland tomorrow, with coaches Billy Walsh and Zaur Antia leading an eight-man team which includes Olympic silver medallist Ken Egan and European silver medallists John Joe Joyce and Ross Hickey.

In November, meanwhile, the AIBA World Youth Championships, a competition which Ireland has been extremely successful in in recent years,  takes place in the Armenian capital Yerevan. Five boxers have been chosen to travel while George Boylan and JJ McDonagh are set to fight  in a box-off at the National Stadium on Friday, October 26, for the final spot.

Irish squad Elite Tammer Multi Nations – Tampere, Finland (October 17-22): 56kg: Michael Nevin (Portlaoise), 60kg: David Oliver Joyce (St Michael’s Athy), 64kg: Ross Hickey (Grangecon), 69kg: John Joe Joyce (St Michael’s Athy), 69kg: Willie McLaughlin (Illies GG), 75kg: Conrad Cummings (Holy Trinity), 81kg: Ken Egan (Neilstown), 91+kg: Con Sheehan (Clonmel)

Irish squad AIBA World Youth Championsips – Yerevan, Armenia (November 25- December 8): 49kg: Keith Flavin (Paulstown), 52kg: Kurt Walker (Canal), 56kg: Chris Nevin (Holy Family Drogheda), 60Kg: Hugie Nevin (Cavan), 64kg: David Roche (Riverstown), 69kg: Stephen Mulholland (St Malachys), 81kg: Box off – George Boylan (Drimnagh) v John Joe McDonagh (Crumlin).

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