Ireland's squad for the European qualifiers for Tokyo 2020 in London has been confirmed.
There will be 13 Irish boxers at the Copperbox Arena in the English capital for the event beginning 13 March.
Former World Elite lightweight champion Kellie Harrington is included on the Irish panel, along with Antrim’s and Roscommon’s current European Elite feather and middleweight champions Kurt Walker and Aoife O’Rourke.
Harrington claimed silver at the Strandja multi-nations in Sofia last month in her first outing since picking up a hand injury at the European Games in Minsk last June.
Rio 2016 Olympian Brendan Irvine competes at flyweight, and Antrim siblings Aidan and Michaela Walsh will wear the Irish welter and feather vests.
There was intense competition for places on the Irish squad for London, according to Bernard Dunne, IABA High-Performance Director.
He said: "We have some really good athletes pushing each other for places, so it has been a challenge to select our squad, but we have picked the best team to compete at the first qualifier in London..
"We would be looking for some good performances from our team. We have two opportunities to qualify, London and Paris, so we will review the squad post London.
"Preparations have gone well so far, and we head to Italy on Monday for a sparring camp which will then lead us into the qualifier.
"They’ve worked extremely hard to get to this point, so if they perform to the best of their ability in London, then that is all we can ask of them."
Team Ireland leave for their final training camp in Assisi, Italy on Monday and return home at the end of the month before heading to London where 77 Olympic places – 50 for men and 27 for women – will be up for grabs in the eight weight classes for males and five for females.
The African, Asia/Oceania, Americas and European qualifiers will be decided next month and early April to complete the Continental qualification process.
There will be one final World qualifier for Tokyo 2020 in Paris in May.
52kg – Flyweight – Brendan Irvine (St Paul's, Antrim)
57kg – Featherweight – Kurt Walker (Canal, Antrim)
63kg – Light-welterweight – George Bates (St Mary’s, Dublin)
69kg – Welterweight – Aidan Walsh (Monkstown, Antrim)
75kg – Middleweight – Michael Nevin (Portlaoise, Laois)
81kg – Light-heavyweight – Emmett Brennan (Dublin Docklands)
91kg – Heavyweight – Kiril Afanasev (Smithfield, Dublin)
91+kg – Super-heavyweight – Dean Gardiner (Clonmel, Tipperary)
51kg – Flyweight- Ceire Smith (Cavan)
57kg – Featherweight – Michaela Walsh (Monkstown, Antrim)
60kg – Lightweight – Kellie Harrington (St Mary’s, Dublin)
69kg – Welterweight – Christina Desmond (Fr Horgan’s, Cork)
75kg – Middleweight – Aoife O’Rourke (Castlerea, Roscommon)