IABA mourns the passing of former President, Tommy Murphy.

Former IABA President, Tommy Murphy, with Michael Conlan and Paddy Barnes, 2012. Image courtesy Ulster Boxing Council.

Former President of the IABA, Tommy Murphy, has passed away. Mr. Murphy also served as National Registrar, and his family say boxing “was the love of his life”.

Mr. Murphy is predeceased by his beloved wife Anna, brothers Andrew and Patrick and survived by by his daughters Carol and Kim, son in law Patrick, grandchildren Patrick and Keir, his partner Gertrude, brother in law Liam, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Tributes have been paid throughout the Irish boxing family:

Ulster Boxing Council sends its deepest sympathies to the family of Tommy Murphy. Former IABA president and all round boxing man. Tommy will will be fondly remember and missed by all in Ulster Boxing 🕊️🙏🏻🥊

Ulster Boxing Council

The Connacht Boxing Council would like to extend their sincere condolences to the Murphy Family on the passing of Tommy Murphy former President and Registrar of the IABA. Tommy dedicated his life to Boxing a kinder man you could not meet, May his gentle soul rest in Peace

Connacht Boxing Council

St Paul’s boxing club Belfast Condolences to former IABA President and boxing stalwart Tommy Murphy. RIP Tommy 🙏🏻🕊️🥊

St. Paul’s BC, Antrim

St brigids boxing club would like to offer our condolences to the family & friends of former president and register of the IABA Tommy Murphy a true gentleman may he rest in peace

St. Brigid’s Boxing Club, Kildare Town.

The Officers and members of Tyrone & Fermanagh County Board offer their deepest condolences to the family of Tommy Murphy, past IABA President who passed away yesterday.

Tyrone and Fermanagh Boxing Board
IABA President Tommy Murphy and Beijing 2008 Olympian John Joe Joyce the opening ceremony of the 2015 National Boy 1 Championship finals.

The Minister for Sport, Thomas Byrne, has also paid tribute:

Mr. Murphy’s live was one of service to the community – aside from decades of service to boxing, he was a former Mayor and Alderman of Drogheda.

Mr. Murphy is reposing at Townley’s Funeral Home, Crosslanes, Drogheda A92 XN75 on Wednesday evening between 5pm and 8pm.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Peter’s Church, West Street, on Thursday at midday, and can be viewed here: www.saintpetersdrogheda.ie

Cremation will take place in Dardistown Crematorium at 2.30pm and can be viewed here https://www.dctrust.ie/location/dardistown/dardistown-chapel-webstreaming.html

Messages of condolence can be left here.