CARNDONAGH bantamweight Labhaoise Clarke flies out to Hungary on Friday as part of the Irish team for the European Junior Championships.
A seven-time Irish champion, the in-form Carndonagh ABC puncher (pictured above with club coaches) is part of a large Irish traveling contingent with a ten-woman team taking part in the Juniors and another eight heading to box in the European Youth Championships.
Boxing at the Sportshall in Csokonai, Keszethely, gets underway on Sunday.
Kezethely has been a happy hunting ground for Irish boxers, especially in the European Schoolboy Championships, over the years.
Back in June, Clarke overcame Mary Geraghty of Phibsboro to win Irish title number seven, just a month after the capture of her sixth thanks to a win over Amy Whitmore.
Clarke was in Edenderry for a training camp with the Irish squad, which departs for Hungary from Dublin Airport on Friday afternoon.
“The team have prepared well for the Europeans and are looking forward to getting in the ring and getting the tournament underway,” said Irish coach Liam Brereton.
Clarke is joined on the squad by the likes of former World and European Junior champions Ciara Ginty and Amy Broadhurst.Tags: