Paulstown boxing coach Ollie O’Neill says he’s hoping they can get back outside training in a few week’s time as restrictions are lifted somewhat.
The Kilkenny club, like all the others, have closed their doors to training during the lockdown and with that comes pressure on paying bills and keeping clubs afloat.
Ollie told Scoreline.ie though that thanks to the IABA’s resilience fund, they can pay a few bills that keep the pressure off.
“Clubs are after getting a few euros, they haven’t charged the clubs any membership money or insurance or anything this year yet so far which is about 700 (euro),” said Ollie.
“But you still lose a lot of finance, clubs are renting halls, and they have to keep heating and lighting on and all them (sic) bills have to paid” he added.
“Definitely is a lot of financial pressure on clubs, definitely, there are no questions whatsoever but sure we have to keep going the best we can for the love of boxing anyway that’s for sure”.
Listen back to Ollie’s interview on Scoreline below.