Dungloe boxer Matthew McCole is set to represent the Irish Universities in Russia in early September.
McCole is a student at Letterkenny Institute of Technology and has been selected to travel as part of the Irish team to Elista.
Matthew McCole (left) is pictured with Sean Purcell WIT (centre) and Terry McEntee DCU (right).
McCole won an Irish Third Level Boxing Association title at 64kgs in April.
In June, the Dungloe ABC southpaw, coached by his father, Jim, won gold at the Haringey Box Cup in London.
Representing LYIT at the Great Hall of Alexandra Palace, McCole defeated Jordan McIntosh, Ewan Jenkins and Aston Ryan to win the elite 64kgs prize.
Last December, he reached an Irish Senior final, but lost out to Kenneth Doyle in the decider at the National Stadium.
Since then, he has attended the high performance training camp in Abbotstown in Dublin, under the direction of Zana Antia, the national Boxing coach and has impressed the selectors.
Matthew has just completed his first year studies in Science in LYIT and hopes to continue with his success .