Medal-winning Irish boxers arrive home today

The medal laden Irish youth squad are due to arrive home via Dublin Airport from Guadalajara, Mexico today at approximately 3.20pm (Flt EI607).

The medal laden Irish youth squad are due to arrive home via Dublin Airport from Guadalajara, Mexico today at approximately 3.20pm (Flt EI607).

Ireland claimed four medals at the AIBA Youth Championships in Mexico courtesy of podium finishes from Ray Moylett (gold), Jamie Kavanagh (silver), David Joe Joyce (bronze) and Thomas McCarthy (bronze).

Moyletts heroics means that Ireland now have two World champions in the lightweight category, as Katie Taylor, who defends her title in Ningbo City, China later this month, is the reigning women's World 60Kg champion.

Eighteen-year-old Moylett, who boxes out of the St Anne's club in Westport, admitted after he won gold on Saturday that it would probably take a while for it all to sink in.

He said: "I still can't believe it and I think that it will take a few weeks if not months for it all to sink in that I have won a world title.

"When I beat the 2007 European cadet champion and then the Cuban national champion, psychologically I began to believe that I could go on and win the gold.

"It is a fantastic feeling and I would like to thank all my coaches for all their help. My dream is too qualify for the London Olympics and I believe that I can realise that dream."

The weekend's medal haul ensured that Ireland finish in fourth spot in the medals tables behind hosts Mexico and power houses Russia and Cuba.

Sixty eight nations were competing in Mexico.

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