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
Is there too much focus on the higher element of the sport in terms of the balance of expenditure rather than the spread of money that existed previously? I accept Mr. Treacy is trying to introduce a policy that may come under pressure from national media and whatever, that is, he wants to see people do well at major championships and that is where the expenditure is focused. However, as a result of that, the amateur ethos Mr. Kirwan referred to at the outset may have been surrendered to a certain degree and the smaller financial supports that were in place in previous decades are not as prevalent as they were to help people.