Significant changes ahead for Irish Boxing following the IABA Congress in Temple Gate Hotel, Ennis, Co. Clare. Portlaoise coach Pat Ryan was elected as President with a convincing result of 156 votes.
IABA Officer Board
President: Pat Ryan 156 votes (elected)
Vice President: Joe Hernon 154 votes(elected)
Secretary: Sean Crowley 171 votes (re-elected)
Registrar: Stephen Connolly (unopposed)
Treasurer: Larry Morrison (unopposed)
Members of the Boxing Council (votes in brackets)
Seamus Dowling (243), Eugene O’Kane (234), Paddy Osborne (219) Philip Rooney (200), Larry Durand (197), Gerry Storey (172), Antoinette Faye (129), Mary Butler (128)
It was an emotional day as both Tommy Murphy and Sean Canavan retired as President & Vice President respectively after a lengthy service to Irish Boxing.