The Ulster Boxing Council and Antrim County Board jointly held a special occasion to mark the achievements of their four boxers on achieving Olympic status (a second time for Brendan Irvine). The boxers were presented with special plaques and cheques to mark their achievements.
Antrim President, Paddy Barnes Snr addressed the gathering and thanked everyone who turned up to honour the boxers. He wished the boxers well in their quest for medals in Tokyo.
Ulster President Kevin Duffy spoke of the honour they brought to Antrim, Ulster and to their families. He thanked the coaching staff and made a presentation to High Performance coach John Conlon.
IABA President Dominic O’Rourke thanked the High Performance coaches for their work with this team and also the club coaches who worked with them as the progressed from juvenile to elite level.
Behind the scenes, Liam Corr and Charlie Toland were also instrumental in the organisation of this presentation event.
Attached picture is of the four Olympians:
(l-r) Michaela Walsh, Aidan Walsh, Brendan Irvine, Peter O’Donnell, Kurt Walker and Eugene Duffy