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Irish Sports Council Chair Kieran Mulvey

Further to Irish boxing coach Billy Walsh’s resignation.

“We don’t operate on that basis. You have meetings weekly; monthly. Imagine an organisation that says to its chief coach – imagine Joe Schmidt being told he had to contact Philip Browne [chair of the IRFU] every time he selected a team or made a decision? Or (before) he could talk to the media. This is unconscionable and unacceptable.

Kieran Mulvey, telling an Oireachtas committee this morning that the IABA association wanted to control all of Billy Walsh’s media appearances.

Ouch.

IABA to hold emergency meeting after Kieran Mulvey threat (Irish Times)

Previously: Counted Out

(Rollingnews.ie)

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12 thoughts on “Sucker Punch

  1. Daisy Chainsaw

    Billy Walsh is not a demanding primadonna, he gets on with the job, does it damn well and when he speaks it’s not media trained bull. It’s disgraceful that he couldn’t be left alone to continue with the fantastic job he’s been doing for Irish Boxing. The bloated, self importance of a committee has lost Ireland the best boxing coach in the World.

      1. Frilly Keane

        Crumlin Centre of Excellence says
        “Tis ri’ ate an’just ….
        Tis ri’ ate an’just”
        Dat da’comm’mate’tea have a say

        ( in other words they weren’t getting enough members inta the Irish team and they only ’round da’corner from da National Stadium)

    1. Clampers Outside!

      “The bloated, self importance of a committee…” …precisely. None of those IABA knobs would have anything to do with the media if it weren’t for aul Billy.

      The more I hear, Billy did the right thing, given his circumstances.

  2. Frilly Keane

    D’ya know

    I hope Billy does go to Boxing USA
    I’d nearly lose respect for him if he stayed annuder minute longer with this crowd of self serving self interested comm’mate’tea lifers

    Mulvey says they wouldn’t even address Billy with his correct Job Title

    FFS
    Throw them out ‘ve the National Stadium and send ’em back to Des Kellys Carpets

    1. classter

      You’d lose respect for him if he continued on doing his best even if not everyone around him did theirs?

      You have a lot of growing up to do.

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