Amateur | Issue | Premium | Feb 13 2020

Ireland announce Olympic squad

Ireland select their team of boxers for the European Olympic qualification event in London
Brendan Irvine
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IRELAND have announced their team for the European Olympic qualification event. They won’t have far to travel as the Copper Box in London hosts the event from March 14-24. So the Irish squad can expect good support in the arena.

“We have some really good athletes pushing each other for places, so it has been a challenge to select our squad, but we have picked the best team to compete at the first qualifier in London,” said Bernard Dunne, Ireland’s High Performance director. “We would be looking for some good performances from our team. We have two opportunities to qualify, London and Paris, so we will review the squad post London.”

“Preparations have gone well so far, and we head to Italy on Monday for a sparring camp which will then lead us into the qualifier,” he added. “They’ve worked extremely hard to get to this point, so if they perform to the best of their ability in London, then that is all we can ask of them.”