Firstly, to all of our IABA members, may I take this opportunity to wish you and your loved ones a Happy New Year.

Hopefully 2021 can bring some better times for all of us than the year just gone.

However, as you are all aware, the Covid-19 pandemic has taken control of many countries throughout the world and we in Ireland have not missed out.

The case numbers both north and south are rising rapidly and lockdowns have now been put in place to try to curb the spread.

For all our clubs, training is currently not allowed in any indoor setting. Individual training can take place outside but this is not really a suitable option in the current winter weather.

To avoid any doubt, the only boxers who can currently train are those Elite boxers who are part of the High Performance funded programme, and they will have already been notified of this with a letter from the High-Performance Director, Bernard Dunne.

Kind regards,
Paddy Gallagher
National Secretary