Boxing community pays tribute following untimely death of Paddy Hyland Senior
The boxing community of Ireland has united to pay their respects following the sudden passing of Paddy Hyland Senior.
The untimely death of the hugely popular Hyland comes following the tragic death of Eamonn Magee Junior in Belfast last week.
Hyland is father to Paddy, Eddie and Paulie - the Tallaght trio who have built successful amateur boxing careers.
The Irish Amateur Boxing Association paid tribute to Paddy today. "Patrick was a very active and well liked member of the Association who had coached multiple Junior, Youth and Senior National Champions. He also represented Ireland as a Coach. He was the founding member of Golden Cobra B.C from Tallaght in Dublin which was established in 1990," read a statement.
"Paddy was instrumental in developing the club in the community having worked tirelessly over the years with all of the members, both male and female to help grow it to it’s current size of over 50 athletes. He also hosted a number of very successful Amateur and Pro-Shows in the National Stadium and he be will sorely missed by all who knew him. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with all the family during this very difficult time."
Carl Frampton was one of many leading boxers in the country to express his shock at Paddy's sudden passing.
"Very sad to hear the terrible news about Paddy Hyland Snr. Always laughing. I remember him cheering me on in Irish seniors 2009. RIP," wrote Frampton on Twitter.
Barry McGuigan added: "Tragic news to hear of the passing of Paddy Hyland Sr RIP. Deepest condolences and prayers to his boys and his entire family."
Paddy is survived by his wife Dinah and sons Paddy, Eddie and Paulie.