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Ireland's 7 Boxers Are Beginning Their Olympic Campaigns In Tokyo

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Joe O'Neill of Irish-Boxing.com joined Ciara Plunkett on Saturday Sportsbeat to look ahead to the bouts.

Ireland's 7 boxers are beginning their Olympic campaigns in Tokyo.

Dubliner, Kellie Harrington and Team Captain, Brendan Irvine, were Ireland's flag bearers at yesterday's opening ceremony on Friday.

The draws for all weight categories in the competition took place on Thursday morning, and are available, individually here along with the daily bout schedule. Full draw and daily schedule is here

Four of Ireland's boxers will begin their bid for a medal from the last 16 stage

Kellie Harrington (Lightweight 60kg female) and Michaela Walsh (Featherweight 57kg female) were already poised to receive byes into the last 16 prior to the draw.

Aidan Walsh (Welterweight 69kg male) received a bye into the last 16 of the men's welterweight, while Aoife O'Rourke (Middleweight 75kg female) will also begin in the last 16 in the women's middleweight.

Emmett Brennan(Light Heavyweight 81kg male) is in the ring on Sunday, with Brendan Irvine (Flyweight 52kg male) beginning his Olympic campaign early on Monday morning.

Kurt Walker (Featherweight 57kg male) was the first first Irish fighter in action, early this morning. He faced Spanish opposition in the form of Jose Quiles Brotons, and came away with a decisive 5-0 win. He is now through to the last 16, and boxes again on Wednesday.

Joe O'Neill of Irish-Boxing.com joined Ciara Plunkett on Saturday Sportsbeat to look ahead to the rest of the tournament

Boxing takes place at the Kokugikan Arena, until August 8th.

 

 

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