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Boxers Kellie Harrington and Brendan Irvine have been announced as flag-bearers for Team Ireland

Boxers Kellie Harrington and Brendan Irvine have been announced as flag-bearers for Team Ireland

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Boxers Kellie Harrington and Brendan Irvine have been announced as flag-bearers for Team Ireland

KELLIE Harrington and Brendan Irvine will follow in the footsteps of some of Ireland’s legendary boxers when they carry the Irish flag in the athlete’s parade at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympic Games on Friday at noon (BST).

Even though Ireland failed to win a boxing medal for the first time since 2004 at the Rio Games, the sport is still Ireland’s most successful Olympic discipline with 15 boxers taking home 16 medals since 1952. All the other athletes combined have won 15.


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