A Wexford boxer has been named on the ‘Team Ireland’ squad for an upcoming international tournament…
Wexford man Dean Walsh claimed his fifth national elite title last month.
After his exploits in the National Elites, he has been named on Team Ireland’s squad for the upcoming 74th Strandja International Tournament, taking place in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Walsh is the only Wexford native to be named in the squad. He will be fighting in the 71kg category and the tournament will run over nine days from 18th Feb to the 27th Feb.
Interestingly, the boxer who Walsh defeated in the semi-final stages of the Irish National Elites, Aidan Walsh, has also been named in the squad and will be entered into the competition in the same category.
51kg Sean Mari, Monkstown, Dublin/Defence Forces
54kg Dylan Eagleson, St. Paul’s, Antrim
57kg Adam Hession, Monivea BC
57kg Jude Gallagher, Two Castles ABC
63.kg Dean Clancy, Sean McDermott BC
71kg Aidan Walsh, Emerald BC
71kg Dean Walsh, St. Joseph’s/St Ibar’s BC
80kg Kelyn Cassidy, Saviours Crystal BC
92kg Jack Marley, Monkstown, Dublin
50kg Carly McNaul, Ormeau Road BC
50kg Caitlin Fryers, Immaculata BC
54kg Niamh Fay, Phoenix of Ballyboughal BC
54kg Jennifer Lehane, DCU BC
57kg Kelsey Leonard, Unit 3, Naas, BC
63kg Kellie Harrington, St. Mary’s, Dublin
66kg Grainne Walsh, Spartacus BC
66kg Amy Broadhurst, St. Bronagh’s BC
70kg Christina Desmond, Dungarvan BC/Garda
75kg Aoibhe Carabine, Geesala BC
Team Lead: Zauri Antia
Head Coach: John Conlan
Physio: Rob Tuomey
R&J: Paul McMahon
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