Ireland and Russia to square off in Waterford tonight

Team Ireland Youths and Russia conclude their training camp in Dungarvan, Waterford tonight.

Both nations will have a test match at the Dungarvan Sports Centre to bring the curtain down on what coach Billy McClean described as an excellent training camp.

The Russian team are very pleased with the qualify of training and sparring in Dungarvan and our team can only learn and grow from the experience of training and sparring with the top boxing nation in the world, he said.

“It has been a very well organised and well structured training camp and both nations have got a lot of work done in Dungarvan.

International Youth boxing is building up toward May’s European Youth Championships in Latvia and the AIBA World Youth Championships in Russia later this year.

Irish squads

Team manager: Gerry O’Mahony
Coaches: Billy McClean, Gerry McDaid, Fergal McKenna, Dmitry Dmitruk

1st squad

49kg Regan Buckley (Bray)
52kg Shane Flavin (Paulstown)
56kg Sean Purcell (Enniskerry)
56kg Aaron McKenna (Old School)
60kg Oliver McCarthy (Brian Dillons)
64kg Jason Harty (Rathkeale)
69kg Paul Ryan (Bay City)
75kg Tommy Hyde (Setanta)
81kg Brian Kennedy (St Marys D)

2nd squad

52kg Eamer Coughlan (Riverstown)
56kg Aaron McKenna (Old School)
56kg James McGivern (St Georges)
60kg Patrick Donovan (OLOL)
64kg Kieran Molloy (Oughterard)
69kg Michael Nevin (Portlaoise)
75kg Kevin Kehoe (Marble City)
81kg Brian Kennedy (St Mary-

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