Amateur stars in Belfast

7 March 2009 – Press Release

Nine senior champions have been named in a 19 strong squad for a week long training and conditioning camp at the University of Ulster in Jordanstown.

World champions Katie Taylor and Ray Moylette have been called up to the panel which left for Ulster this morning. The training and conditioning camp is part of the IABAs preparations for the 2009 European Union Senior Championships and 2009 AIBA World Senior Championships in Denmark and Milan this year.

Ireland have won seven gold and four silver medals at European Union Championship level in the last two years. The 2009 European Union Senior Championships will be held in Odense, Denmark between June 14-21. The 2009 AIBA World Senior Championships will be held in Milan between August 29th and September 13.

James Moore, son of IABA High Performance coach Jim Moore, was the last Irish boxer to medal at World Championships level after he claimed bronze in Belfast in 2001.

Irish squad for University of Ulster (Jordanstown) Training Camp March 6/13.

48Kg: Paddy Barnes

51Kg: Declan Geraghty

54Kg: Ryan Lindberg, John Joe Nevin

57Kg: Carl Frampton, David Olive Joyce, Tyrone McKenna

60Kg: Eric Donovan, Ross Hickey, Ray Moylette, Katie Taylor

64Kg: Philip Sutcliffe, John Joe Joyce.

69Kg: Roy Sheahan, Willie McLoughlin.

75Kg: Eamon O’Kane

81Kg: Ken Egan, Tommy McCarthy

91Kg: Con Sheehan

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