Following the Government announcements this evening in relation to Covid-19 measures being introduced in Kildare, Laois and Offaly. Please be advised that all gymnasiums in these areas have been instructed to close. For clarity, from midnight tonight, all boxing clubs should remain closed and not be reopened until further notice.
The COVID-19 Club Resilience Funding is part of a programme from the Government of Ireland, implemented through Sport Ireland and National Governing Bodies to support the sports sector during the COVID-19 pandemic. This scheme is designed to support Sports Clubs who find themselves in need of assistance to avoid closing. Applications must be completed and submitted prior to the 7th September 2020. Submission of applications is done via survey link below, ensure you have clicked submit at the end of the application. Funding applications are submitted to Sport Ireland by September 14th and funding is expected to be distributed by October 2020.
Los Angeles 1932
The Irish Amateur Boxing Association sent a four-strong squad to the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles, but the squad didn’t exactly travel to the USA with the ringing endorsement of all of Irish boxing.
Some of the biggest County Boards in the country expressed the view that the panel might not be up to task and even suggested at a Central Council meeting – a suggestion which went down like a led baloon – that the quartet should test themselves in the ABA Championships (English Championships).
Boxing has won more than half of our Olympic medals since Ireland first entered the Olympics independently at Paris 1924.
Sixteen medals – two gold, five silver and nine bronze – have been claimed in the ring.
Ireland’s Olympic boxing champions – twenty years apart in 1992 and 2012 – are Michael Carruth and Katie Taylor.