Experienced team coaches Walsh and Zaur Antia are the key figures behind Ireland ‘s five qualifiers and their pending performance in Beijing.They are being supported by additional performance support staff accommodated by the OCI HQ staff.
Team coach Billy Walsh said that “the accommodation and food in at their Russia training camp were poor but the training and sparring was excellent, and we are settling in well here in the village”
Fortunately everyone is healthy , no illness in the camp. Jim Walsh Team Manager, said that “theres a very positive atmosphere in the Village and a great team spirit as we get closer to the start of the Games “
Walsh and Zaur Antia are now tapering the boxers preparations in the Village, and like many other top nations are doing some light training in the Village rather than travelling to the Boxing training venue.