The Irish Athletic Boxing Association wishes Sean Crowley a happy birthday.
A long-serving Secretary of the Association, Sean turned 90 years young today.
Dom O’Rourke, President of the IABA, described him as one of the great and enduring stalwarts of Irish amateur boxing.
Fergal Carruth, CEO of the IABA, said that Sean had given exemplary service to amateur boxing over many decades and was one of the gentlemen of the sport.
Sean Crowley received a well-deserved standing ovation from officers and delegates at the Irish Athletic Boxing Association (IABA) Central Council meeting at the National Stadium in 2016
when he announced that he was hanging up his gloves as National Secretary.
The IABA stalwart, who boxed with the Fermoy BC and Thurles BC in his youth, admitted that it was an emotional decision.
A Cork man now living in Arklow, Sean Crowley served as National Secretary for almost twenty years under four IABA Presidents, Breandan O Conaire, Dominic O’Rourke, Tommy Murphy and Pat Ryan.
Sean Crowley was inducted into the IABA Hall of Fame for his service to boxing at the IABA Awards Dinner earlier this year at the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel.
Happy Birthday, Sean.