Boxing: Team Ireland depart for Valcea, Romania

We’ll have updates on the Irish schoolboys over the coming weeks here on SportsNews IRELAND as they’ve just left Dublin on the first step in their quest for glory.


Undefeated Donegal middleweight Jason Quigley is backing the ‘Boys in Green’ to impress at the European Schoolboy Championships in Romania.The ex-European Elite champion and the first Irish male boxer to reach an AIBA World Elite final in 2013, met up with Team Ireland at Dublin Airport.

The Irish squad flew out from Terminal 1 to Romania at 10am Monday.


Irish coach Paddy Gallagher explained that Quigley, who also claimed European Youth gold for Ireland, left Terminal 2 to meet the Irish team and wish them the very best of luck at the Europeans.


“A brilliant gesture from the Donegal middleweight as he heads on his own journey towards world domination in the professional game,” said Gallagher.


The European Schoolboy Championships begin in Valcea, Romania on Tuesday..


European Schoolboys Championships 2017, Valcea, Romania July 18th/26th


Irish squad:


38.5kg Michael Donoghue (St Michaels Athy)

40kg Brooklyn Saunders (Ballybough)

41.5kg Jake Charles (Mullingar Elite)

43kg Cory Byrne Dunbar (St Aidans)

44.5kg Cahir Gormley (Maydown Olympic)

46kg Patrick Sweeney (Olympic)

48kg Shamie McDonagh (St Pauls Waterford)

50kg Patrick Donovan (Olympic)

52kg Cain Lewis (Ballymun)

54kg Sean Roche (Donore)

56kg James Whelan (Dublin Docklands)

59kg Eoghan Lavin (Ballyhaunis)

62kg Danny McHugh (Two Castles)

65kg Aaron McElligott (Cashen Vale,Kerry)

68kg John Ward (Brosna,Kerry)

72kg Sean Walsh (Trojan,Kerry)

76kg Darragh Farrell (St Joseph’s Edenderry)

80kg Jordan Ward (Bay City)

90kg Thomas McDonnell (Crumlin)


Team Manager – Peter O’Donnell


Coaches – Stephen McElhinney, Paddy Gallagher and Liam Brereton


R&J – Larry Durand


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