Wicklow’s Hickey in Irish squad
IRISH SENIOR lightweight boxing champion Ross Hickey has been named in the Irish Amateur Boxing Association nine-man squad for next month’s European Senior Championships in Liverpool.
BOXING The Grangecon man and the rest of the squad will travelled to Sheffield yesterday (Tuesday) for a training camp with hosts England, France, and Sweden, before heading to Liverpool for the start of the tournament on 5 November.
Russia dominated the last European Senior Championships in Bulgaria, winning a phenomenal nine gold and two silver medals from eleven weight categories.
Ireland have won 33 medals ( five gold) at European Senior Championships level since 1939.
The full Irish European Championships Squad is as follows: 51Kg: (Flyweight) Conor Ahern (Baldoyle); 54Kg: ( Bantamweight) Ryan Lindberg (Immaculata); 57Kg: ( Featherweight) David Oliver Joyce (St Michael’s Athy)
60Kg: ( Lightweight) Ross Hickey ( Grangecon); 64Kg: (Light welterweight) John Joe Joyce ( St Michael’s Athy); 69Kg: ( Welterweight) Willie McLoughlin (Illies GG); 75Kg: ( Middleweight) Eamon O’Kane (Immaculata); 81Kg: ( Light heavyweight) Darren O’Neill ( Paulstown); 91Kg: ( Heavyweight) Con Sheehan ( Clonmel).