Irish squad in Albania

11 April 2009 – Press Release

A six strong Irish senior squad departed from Dublin airport on Saturday ahead of the Shkodra Memorial Cup which gloves off in Tirana, Albania tomorrow.

European Union champion David Oliver Joyce, 2008 European Championship bronze medalists Eamon O’Kane and Ross Hickey, AIBA World Youth bronze medalists Tommy McCarthy and present and ex Irish senior champions Declan Geraghty and Ryan Lindberg will represent Ireland in the Albanian capitol.

Darren Sutherland, Roy Sheahan and Eric Donovan finished in podium positions at this tournament in 2006. The Irish squad return home Tuesday.

Irish Squad Shkodra Memorial Cup Tirana Albania April 11th/14th

51Kg: Declan Geraghty (Dublin Docklands)

54Kg: Ryan Lindberg (Immaculata)

57Kg: David Oliver Joyce (St Michael’s Athy)

64Kg: Ross Hickey (Grangecon)

75Kg: Eamon O’Kane (Immaculata)

81Kg: Thomas McCarthy (Oliver Plunkett)

Team Manager: Joe Hennigan

Coaches: Patsy McAllister & Jim Halpin

Physio: Scott Murphy

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