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For From Irish Squad Ramble Into Kiev Final Eight

Kieran Molloy, Willie Donoghue and Irish team captain John Joyce all claimed victories in Kiev, Ukraine this afternoon and evening to book their tickets into the last-eight of the AIBA World Junior Championships.

The trio join Sean Conroy in Thursday’s (September 12th) quarter-finals. All four are now just one win away from at least a bronze medal each.

The IABA have named an 11-strong squad for the AIBA World Women’s Youth and Junior Championships in Bulgaria.

The Championships, the second in the edition since 2011, will be held in Albena between September 20th/29th.

Eight of the Irish squad for Albena – Kristina O’Hara, Niamh Ball, Christine Desmond, Jacqui Lynch, Grainne Gavin,Amy Broadhurst, Ciara Ginty and Ciara Sheedy – claimed Youth and Junior gold, silver and bronze at the EU Women’s Elite, Youth and Junior Championships in Hungary this summer.

The Irish team depart for Albena next Wednesday.

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