LONG-TIME Donegal boxing official James McCarron has been elected as Vice President of the Ulster Boxing Council.
The new Officer Board was appointed at Sunday’s Annual General Meeting in Belfast.
The officers were all returned unopposed, except for the election of McCarron, who takes on the role of Vice President.
Carrigart Boxing Club’s McCarron was elected to serve under President Kevin Duffy at the meeting in the Balmoral Hotel.
McCarron is best known as a boxing referee and judge and officiated at European Junior Championships in 2014 in Russia.
He is also a regular referee at Irish Elite Championships and other Championship bouts at the National Stadium.
A son of Thomas McCarron, the founder of the Carrigart ABC, James has officiated at a host of international tournaments.
He started judging aged 17 before taking up refereeing.
Donegal Boxing Board President Peter O’Donnell was elected as a member of the Ulster Council after being voted in at Sunday’s meeting.
High-Performance coach John Conlan and Sean O’ Hare, the new Ulster Operations manager, also attended the meeting which attracted over 60 attendees.
The UBC discussed several exciting plans for the new season including the hosting of the Ulster Elite Championships at the Ulster Hall for a third successive year.
President: Kevin Duffy
Vice President: James McCarron (Donegal)
Secretary: Charlie Toland
Treasurer: Jim Knox
Medical Registrar: Eamon Henry
Registrar: Eugene Duffy
Child Protection Officer: Liam Corr
Medical Officer: Dr. Michael McKenna.
Christy Fullerton, Gary McGillion, Eugene O’Kane Jnr, John Gallagher, Marty Toland, Gerry McCarthy, Michael O’Neill, Peter O’Donnell