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Bernard Dunne Appointed IABA High Performance Director

April 27, 2017

The Irish Athletic Boxing Association (IABA) today announced that Bernard Dunne has been appointed High-Performance Director with the IABA.

The former WBA World super-bantamweight and three-time Irish Elite champion will work with head coach Zaur Antia and the Irish coaching staff at the National Sports Campus in Abbotstown, Dublin.

“My vision is to take the very best in the current system and match it with the very latest in high-performance training so that our men and women can perform and win at European, World and Olympic level, said Dublin-born Dunne after today’s appointment was confirmed in Abbotstown.

“Their attitude, commitment and work ethics are equally as important as their talents. So, I will be working with the boxers and the coaches to get the very best from their training regimes, diets, as well as their physical, mental and all round development,” he added.


Dunne will take up the appointment with immediate effect and will be at the weekend’s Elite International Round Robin featuring Ireland, France, Germany, Italy and Russia at the National Stadium.

Pictured at the launch: L to R: Liam Harbison (Institute of Sport) Bernard Dunne (IABA) and Stephen Martin (Olympic Council of Ireland)

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