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Triathlon star Aileen Reid leads Ulster's bid for glory at first Euro Games

Triathlete Aileen Reid, boxer Michaela Walsh and badminton's Chloe Magee head the Ulster contingent selected by Ireland for the inaugural European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan in June.

And with competitors from some sports - including men's boxing - still to be chosen, Ulster can expect further representation. The Olympic Council of Ireland has so far selected 36 competitors from 10 sports.

Reid has been picked along with other top Olympians such as gold medal winning boxer Katie Taylor.

Chef de Mission Dermot Henihan said: "It's a pleasure to see so many athletes and sports. They join over 6,000 athletes from 50 nations."

OCI President Pat Hickey added: "With many of the sports offering Olympic qualification for Rio 2016, these Games have caught the sporting imagination."

TEAM IRELAND: Archery: Sinead Cuthbert Cunningham, Darren Wallace; Badminton: Chloe Magee, Josh Magee, Rachel Darragh, Sarah Boyle, Scott Evans, Sam Magee; Basketball (3x3): Niamh Dwyer, Grainne Dwyer, Suzanne Maguire, Orla O'Reilly; Judo: Eoin Fleming; Karate: Karen Dolphin; Shooting: Derek Burnett; Swimming: Rory McEvoy, Mona McSharry, Rachel Bethel, Danielle Hill, Emma Reid, Andrew Moore, James Brown, Benjamin Doyle, Alan Corby, Niamh Kilgallen, Kate Baguley, Iseult Hayes, Natasha MacManus (diving); Triathlon: Aileen Reid, Russell White, Aaron O'Brien; Women's Boxing: Katie Taylor, Michaela Walsh, Ciara Smith; Wrestling: Alex Dolly, Soslan Tuaev.

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