Bernard Dunne resigns from his position as High Performance Director

Bernard Dunne has resigned from his position as High Performance Director.

The former super bantamweight champion of the world took up the role in 2017 and oversaw a transitional period in Irish amateur boxing.

The Clondalkin native was at the helm for a rebuild after a disappointing Rio Olympics and the departure to the pro ranks of some of Ireland’s greatest ever amateurs.

That attempted rebuild took place among some very unhelpful infighting within the IABA and Dunne will argue it was successful considering Ireland won only our third boxing gold at the Tokyo Olympics as well as another bronze.

The former St Matthews amateur has been on extended leave since the summer Olympics and was said to be unhappy with a number of political issues within the organisation.

The Dubliner lodged a complaint with IABA CEO Fergal Carruth in November with reference to an unsigned document calling for his immediate resignation, which was circulated before the Games.

He argued the SWOT analysis, which went public, was shared to deliberately discredit him.

There was meant to be a hearing into his complaint last week but that was postponed and it’s understood that Dunne then decided it was time to resign.

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