Congratulations to Linda Morgan on her election to the Olympic Federation of Ireland (OFI) body as boxing’s representative.
The Arklow BC stalwart said she was delighted to be on board and was looking forward to working with the OFI.
She said: “It’s a great honour. I feel very privileged. Reading some of the other names that were there I thought that maybe it wasn’t going to be possible.
“But I think with the backing of Fergal (Carruth) and Andrew Duncan doing a lot of canvassing on my behalf it got us over the line.
“I’m very excited about it now; I have to say. I’m very honoured as well, obviously.”
Morgan comes from a family with a strong boxing pedigree.
She added: “My father, Jim Moore. He’s the head coach here in Arklow and Chairman of the club. He was also highly involved in the High-Performance unit over the years at Junior and Youths.
“My brother James Moore would have been an Elite champion and a World bronze medalist in 2001 (Belfast). He’d have been part of the High-Performance set up in Gary Keegan’s time.
“As long as I remember I’ve been over in Arklow boxing club. I suppose I really got involved in 2012.
“I did my judges course, and then 2014 I did my Level-1 coaching course as when more females came into the club my father asked me to come on board on the coaching side of things with the girls.
“That was in 2014, and I’ve been coaching them in the club here ever since.”