Following the presentation to the Irish champion and European No 3, McCarthy spoke passionately about the sport.
One of the guests at the Convention was Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin.
Speaking at the Boxing Breakfast on Convention weekend, Martin expressed the wish that he would love to return some evening to the Glen BC.
This request was immediately facilitated and on Monday, November 26, next, Martin will return to the unit where his father, Paddy ‘The Champ’ learned his trade and meet some of the greats from the club’s past.
Pictured at the IABA convention are (l-r) Larry Durand from Waterford, Eugene O’Kane, Derry and Johnny Carey from Mayo.
Young boxers Colm O’Mahony and Peter O’Connell following their bout on the recent Muskerry BC card in Oriel House, Ballincollig.
Cllr Fergal Dennehy speaking at the launch. Also pictured are Dominic O’Rourke, IABA President and Micheál Martin TD.
Dominic O’Rourke, President of the IABA, being welcomed to the Glen BC by President Mr MIchael O’Sullivan.
Gerry O’Mahony, Dungarvan, Maurice Walsh, Cloyne, Ted Barry, Mick Devane of Riverstown, Dave O’Brien and Denis Murray, Dungarvan.