Tributes flood in after death of boxing trainer Paddy Hyland
The world of Irish boxing is plunged into mourning for the second time in a week following the news that one of the major figures of the Irish boxing scene, Paddy Hyland, has passed away.
Hyland was a coach and promoter of the sport here in Ireland and he was also the father to three Irish boxers, Paddy Jnr (Padjo), Paul and Eddie.
Widely respected in the sport, tributes have flooded in from across the boxing community, home and abroad.
Very sad to hear the terrible news about Paddy Hyland Snr. Always laughing. I remember him cheering me on in Irish seniors 2009. RIP— Carl Frampton (@RealCFrampton) June 4, 2015
Tragic news to hear of the passing of Paddy Hyland Sr RIP. Deepest condolences and prayers to his boys and his entire family.— Barry McGuigan (@ClonesCyclone) June 4, 2015
I am so saddened by the passing of Paddy Hyland, a true boxing man and all around great guy. God is holding Paddy in the palm of his hand.— Lou DiBella (@loudibella) June 4, 2015
RIP Paddy Hyland, a great boxing and community man who introduced so many young people to boxing and nurtured so much talent over the years— Brian Peters (@BPPboxing) June 3, 2015
The news comes in the same week that Eamonn Magee Jnr was murdered in Belfast, making it a truly terrible week for the sport in Ireland