Billy Walsh

July 28, 2012

Team Ireland boxing head coach Billy Walsh after the London 2012 Olympic Games boxing draw.

Irish team captain Darren O’Neill  and John Joe Nevin will be aiming to join Paddy Barnes and Michael Conlan in the last-16 at the Olympics Games in London today.

Both Nevin and O’Neill  will be between the ropes on Saturday afternoon to open Ireland’s campaign at the 2012 games.

Adam Nolan will also be aiming to reach the last-16 this weekend. The Wexford welterweight meets Carlos Sanchez Estacio of Ecuador on Sunday evening.

Barnes and Conlan received byes into the last-16 and will be in action on August 3rd and 4th.

Number one seed Katie Taylor received a bye into the quarter-finals on August 6th.

Please see below attachments for full draws involving Irish boxers.


Olympic Games Draw

Venue: ExCel London

July 28th – Last 32 (1.30pm session)

56kg – Bantamweight – John Joe Nevin (Ireland) v Dennis Villy Ceylan (Denmark)

75kg – Middleweight – Darren O’Neill (Ireland) v Muideen Olalekan Akanji (Nigeria)

July 29th – Last 32 (8.30pm session)

69kg – Welterweight – Adam Nolan (Ireland) v Carlos Sanchez Estacio (Ecuador)

August 3rd – Last 16 (8.30pm session)

51kg – Flyweight – Michael Conlan (Ireland) v Duke Akueth Micah (Ghana) or Jason Olivier Lavigilante (Mauritius)

August 4th – Last 16 (1.30pm session)

49kg – Light-flyweight – Paddy Barnes (Ireland) v Abdelali Darra (Morocco) or Thomas Essomba (Cameroon)

August 6th – Quarter-final (1.30pm session)

60kg – Lightweight – Katie Taylor (Ireland) v Queen Underwood (USA) or Natasha Jonas (Great Britain)


Irish 2012 Olympic squad

49Kg (Light-flyweight) Paddy Barnes (Holy Family BC, Belfast)

52kg (Flyweight) Michael Conlan (St John Bosco BC, Belfast)

56kg (Bantamweight) John Joe Nevin (Cavan BC)

60kg (Lghtweight) Katie Taylor (Bray BC, Wicklow)

69kg (Welterweight) Adam Nolan (Bray BC, Wicklow)

75kg (Middleweight) Darren O’Neill (Paulstown BC, Kilkenny)

Team Manager: Des Donnelly

Coaches: Billy Walsh, Zuar Antia, Pete Taylor

Physio: Conor McCarthy

Strength & Conditioning: John Cleary

Performance Psychologist: Gerry Hussey






London 2012 Olympic Games, Boxing Draw, South Arena 2, ExCeL Arena, Royal Victoria Dock, London, England.

Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

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