Contact training back for Cork boxers again from September –

THE President of the Irish Athletic Boxing Association Dom O’Rourke has this week confirmed to the Cork County Boxing Board that contact training will be introduced from Sunday, September 13.

This is positive news for all clubs as it will facilitate the opportunity for coaches to provide full training sessions for their athletes.

However, the recently introduced Covid-19 restrictions, which allows for only six people to gather indoors, has caused a lot of disquiet amongst clubs.

When O’Rourke was made aware of these restrictions, he informed the Cork Board that the IABA was making representations to the Irish Sports Council.

The IABA President said that he was hopeful following this meeting that changes may be made to allow for higher numbers.

Amongst the units in Cork affected is Ireland’s oldest club, the Glen BC. 

Head coach Tom Kelleher said: “We are fortunate to have a big club where groups can

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