The London Games are only weeks away and teams all over the world are gearing up for this global stage.
Ireland is no exception and is proving to be a strong contender this year.
Ireland’s boxing team has been assembled and are making their final preparations for the games. The team consists of Darren O’Neill, Paddy Barnes, John Joe Nevin, Michael Conlan, Adam Nolan, and Katie Taylor.
O’Neill, the team captain says the team have a positive attitude going into the games:
‘All of the squad are capable of winning medals if we perform to the best of our abilities. We’re capable of beating anyone, but they’re capable of beating us also, so it is crucial that we perform to our best’
Making his Olympic debut this summer in the boxing is Michael Conlan, a 21 year old flyweight boxer from Belfast. Conlan qualified for the the games at the 2011 World Championships in Baku, after he beat Nordine Oubaali.
He is confident that he is the right competitor for the Olympic games, and like O’Neill is focusing on his performance.
And we’re excited to see Conlan and the Irish Boxing Team. With not long to go, we wish them the best of luck and hope you all get behind them!