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Eddie Bolger (right) pictured with David Joyce.
Eddie Bolger (right) pictured with David Joyce.
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One of Ireland's Olympic coaches is joining the German national team

Eddie Bolger has resigned from his role as High-Performance Coach with the Irish Athletic Boxing Association.
Feb 27th 2017, 9:19 PM 5,474 3

EDDIE BOLGER HAS resigned from his role as High-Performance Coach with the Irish Athletic Boxing Association, in order to become the new Head Coach of the German national team.

Bolger was part of Ireland’s High-Performance team for the last two years and was one of three coaches, along with Zaur Antia and John Conlan, to coach Ireland at the Olympics.

He had previously worked in the Irish set-up on a voluntary basis since 2008.

Speaking following the news, Bolger said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for me to work as Head Coach of a strong boxing nation such as Germany at their new centre of excellence in Heidelberg. It was an offer that I could not refuse at this point in my career. The IABA have been very supportive to me and I remain on very good terms with all involved Irish boxing.”

Fergal Carruth, CEO of the IABA, added: “I want to thank Eddie for all the dedication and commitment he has shown to Irish High-Performance boxing over the last nine years. We will miss him professionally but also as a person and want to wish him all the best in his new role and hope that he is not lost forever to Irish Boxing.”

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