Austin Carruth awarding trophy to a boxing winner

Sadly, Irish boxing coach Austin Carruth passed away last Saturday peacefully at home surrounded by his family. His funeral is being held today in the Church of the Holy Spirit, Greenhills after 11.30 mass & then onto Palmerstown cemetery.

An article in the Independent said  tributes for Carruth have poured in. Below is an extract from the article & you can read it in full by clicking here.

Carruth helped steer numerous young boxers to Irish and international honours from the Drimnagh Boxing Club in Dublin.

He also guided his son Michael to the 1992 Olympic title — Ireland‘s only boxing gold medal at Olympic level.

Ten-time Irish senior champion and Olympic silver medallist Ken Egan said he was deeply saddened by the news.

“I remember when I was starting out I used go down to the Drimnagh club and Austin was always available for tips and advice. He was always there for his boxers,” he said.

Only last September the Drimnagh boxing club organised a cermony to pay tribute to the Carruth family for their dedication & commitment to their club & to the Irish boxing world.

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