Dungloe’s Matthew McCole gets his National Under-22 Championship bid underway tonight at the National Stadium.
Light-welterweight McCole faces Padraig Convery in one of four quarter-final bouts down for decision in the weight.
The 64kgs semi-finals are pencilled in for tomorrow.
The National U22 finals will take place at the National Stadium on January 25.
Current European U22 champion Amy Broadhurst, a World Elite quarter-finalists, opens her title defence against Jennifer Lehane in the lightweight class tonight.
Twelve bouts – 8 male and 4 female – will be decided on day 1.
A second session will be resolved tomorrow to confirm the finalists.