Ireland to meet France in the National Stadium on Saturday

Ireland meet France in a Women’s Elite international at the National Stadium in Dublin on Saturday.

Les Bleus have included three National champions in their squad.

Ireland have included two Ulster flyweights, current Irish Elite champion Michaela Walsh and Ceire Smith, in a  seven-strong team.

Irish Youth Olympian Christina Desmond, a World Youth silver medallist, boxes at middleweight along with Grainne Walsh.

Irish Elite champions Kelly Harrington, Dervla Duffy and Moira McElligot also line out for the Girls in Green.

Harrington is in against Amina Zidani, the present French Elite light-welter champion.

Zidani, Saray Ovrahmoune and Erika Guerrier, who face Michaela Walsh and Grainne Walsh Saturday, claimed Elite belts at the French Championships in Aubervilliers, Paris last month.

France have been training with Ireland and Lithuania, who are also in  training camp with Ireland at the home of Irish boxing, for the last number of days.

Boxing begins at 7.30pm on Saturday night.

Admission is from €5.

Ireland v France  National Stadium Dublin March 26th (7.30pm)

51kg Michaela Walsh (Holy Family) v Saray Ovrahmoune (France)

51kg Ceire Smith (Cavan) v Wassila Lkhadiri (France)

54kg Dervla Duffy (Ryston) v Mona Mestiaen (France)

60kg Moira McElligot (St Michael’s Athy) v Sofia Nabet (France)

64kg Kelly Harrington (Glasnevin) v Amina Zidani (France)

75kg Christina Desmond  (Fr Horgan’s) v Maily Nicar (France)

75kg Grainne Walsh (Sparticus) v  Erika Guerrier (France)

French 2016 National Elite Women’s Finals Results, February 13th Paris

48kg Cassandra Crevecoeur beat Nassia Mekkid 3:0

51kg Sara Ourahmoune  beat Vassilia Lkhadiri 3:0

54kg Delphine Mancini beat Mona Mestiaen 3:0

57kg Stelly Ferge beat  Julie Le Galliard 2:1

60kg Estelle Mosselly beat Flora Pili  3:0

64kg Amina Zidani  beat Wendy Couvercelle 2:1

69kg Marie-Helene Meron beat Malika Gonthier Silva 2:1

75kg Erika Guerrier beat Davina Michel 3-0

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