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The pictures that no Irish sports fan wanted to see this morning

No late u-turn as boxing coach Billy Walsh leaves for America.

ANY HOPES OF an 11th-hour reprieve in the Billy Walsh fiasco look to be well and truly dead.

The Irish boxing coach made his way through Dublin Airport this morning to fly out to America, where he is set to finalise a contract with the US women’s team.

Walsh has described his resignation as the head of the high performance unit as “the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make.”

Apart from a short statement issued on Monday night, the Irish Amateur Boxing Association refused to make any comment on the collapse of negotiations with Walsh, who oversaw seven Olympic medals during his time in charge.

Billy Walsh makes his way through the departures of Dublin Airport Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Billy Walsh makes his way through the departures of Dublin Airport

Billy Walsh makes his way through the departures of Dublin Airport

Billy Walsh makes his way through the departures of Dublin Airport

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