Kilkenny boxer Darren O Neill starts training camp for European Championships

Paulstown boxer Darren O Neill and Team Ireland arrived in the Ukraine last night for their final training camp ahead of the European Championships in a few weeks.

The Championships officially begin on June 14th and are the sole qualifier for the World Elite Championships in Hamburg, Germany in August/September.

The top eight boxers in each weight qualify for Hamburg.

Irish squad

52kg – Flyweight – Brendan Irvine (St Pauls)

56kg – Bantamweight – Kurt Walker (Canal)

60kg – Lightweight – Patrick Mongan (Olympic)

64kg – Light-welter – Sean McComb (Holy Trinity)

69kg – Welterweight – Steven Donnelly (All Saints)

75kg – Middleweight – Emmett Brennan (Glasnevin)

81kg – Light-heavy – Joe Ward (Moate)

91kg – Heavyweight – Darren O’Neill (Paulstown)

91+kg – Super-heavy – Dean Gardiner (Clonmel)