Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Wednesday, 3 November 2021
Joint Committee on Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sport And Media
Governance in Irish Athletic Boxing Association: Discussion
Mr. Ciaran Kirwan:
It has been a problem. I can only give my personal view. Like the Senator, I have been going to the senior championships since the late 1960s. I have been attending them for more than 50 years. This year was the first year I can remember that I did not attend, although there must have been others. I did not attend as a result of Covid restrictions. My attendance would have been ancillary to the event. Mr. Treacy has been a guest at our senior championships on many occasions. The reality is I have always believed the senior championships should be the pre-eminent event and all our fighters, including those in the high-performance unit, should be entered into it.