The IABA is deeply saddened by the passing of two time Olympian, Andrew “Ando” Reddy, a servant of boxing over many long decades.
Ando grew up on the famous Downpatrick Road in Crumlin where no fewer than 4 National senior champions lived at the time. Ando was 6 times national senior champion and 2 time Olympian, he contested the 1952 Helsinki Olympics at flyweight, and the 1960 Rome Olympics at featherweight. Ando’s brother, Tommy, who died in 1993, boxed at Helsinki as a featherweight – the brothers were among only a handful of sibling pairs to contest the same Olympiad in boxing at that time.
Ando spent many decades contributing to the growth of our sport at Sandymount and British Rail BCs
Ando is survived by his loving Wife Sheila, children Alan, Andrew, Declan, Mary, and extended family.
He will be laid to rest on Tuesday morning following 10am mass in the Church of the Assumption, Walkinstown, Dublin. Funeral arrangements, live-stream links and condolences page can be found here