(JUNE 13) Ireland’s boxing
squad will have their final training session on Sunday ahead of
Tuesday’s opening bell at the inaugural European Games in the
Azeri capital. Men’s boxing begins on Tuesday, followed by
Women’s boxing on June 19th.
At Friday’s opening ceremony in
Baku’s new National Stadium, both Team GB (Nicola Adams) and
Team Ireland (Katie Taylor) were not only chosen to carry their
Nation’s flag in the hour long ceremony but were also among the
chosen few Elite athletes from all competing nations to act as
European Games Ambassadors for event.
Taylor described it as one of the highlights of her career to
“To be representing Team Ireland is a great honour and being
selected as the flag-bearer for both the European Games and Team
Ireland is a truly unforgettable experience,” said the Bray
orthodox, who was also Team Ireland flag-bearer at London 2012.
“Everyone is fit, healthy and well and in great spirits. We had
a very good training session today and we will have another
session tomorrow before the weigh-in, ” said Head Coach Billy
Walsh on Saturday.
“The squad were very excited about the Opening Ceremony
yesterday. Katie was magnificent leading out Team Ireland and
E.O.C President Patrick Hickey gave a fantastic speech welcoming
the 6000 athletes to the Games”.
So let boxing commence and here on WBAN we will be bringing you
the draw following the weigh-in and then from 19th updates on
the women’s boxing in Baku. For those interested in the men’s
boxing you can find daily updates on AIBA.org or your own
National Federation website.
You can find the complete Boxing schedule with session times
Link here to the 2015 Opening Ceremony in full: