Tributes flood in after death of boxing trainer Paddy Hyland

Paddy Hyland
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.

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