Boxing is now officially on a collision course with Minister for Sport Jack Chambers after delegates overwhelming rejected the key elements of a reform package at an Extraordinary General Meeting in Roscommon this afternoon.
The future of boxing in Ireland is ‘grim’ with the sport facing long-term damaging restrictions unless members back reform measures at an EGM on Sunday, according to a joint statement issued by Board of Directors Chairman Ciarán Kirwan and chief executive Fergal Carruth.
The cornerstone motion aimed at kick-starting a programme of reform in the troubled Irish Athletic Boxing Association will require backing from three-quarters of the voting delegates at next Sunday’s extraordinary AGM in Roscommon.
IN the history of hurling no manager is better than Brian Cody at extracting the maximum return from a team both individually and collectively. So, despite losing twice in the Leinster series, Kilkenny will contest the All-Ireland final on Sunday week.
It was back to normality in most ways at Croke Park this evening. A crowd of 50,874, the biggest since the 2019 All-Ireland final replay, chanting on Hill 16 and Dublin strolling to victory in the All-Ireland quarter-final.
Derry referee Barry Cassidy was the central figure in Castlebar yesterday as last year’s beaten All-Ireland finalists Mayo survived an injury-time scare to secure their place in tomorrow’s second round qualifier draw.
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