Mick O'Brien, right, with IABA CEO Fergal Carruth and the Lord Mayor of Cork and Tim O'Sullivan and associate in Cork

Mick O’Brien, right, with IABA CEO Fergal Carruth,left, the Lord Mayor of Cork and Tim O’Sullivan and associate in Cork


MICK O’BRIEN has been elected President of the Cork County Boxing Board (CCBB).

The new President, who worked as the PRO with the CCBB for the last four years, was elected for a two-year term last night at a specially convened meeting.

“I’m looking forward to the challenges ahead and I expect to my put own mark on Cork County boxing,” said Mick O’Brien, who hailed the contribution of outgoing President Ted Barry over the last seven years as outstanding.

The sport has grown exponentially on Leeside this decade and now has the highest concentration of clubs in Ireland after Antrim and Dublin.

THE CCBB recently officially opened the doors of its new headquarters in Churchfield, which will serve as an interim base until the eagerly anticipated state-of-the-art Centre of Excellence and High Performance Unit is build in Knocknaheeny.

Pat Ryan, President of the Irish Amateur Boxing Association, congratulated Mick O’Brien on his election.