Barnes: ‘If I don’t medal in Rio, I’ll be in a dole line’
Olympic medallist says he has seen very few financial gains from his achievements
Leading Irish sports figures have hit out at the lack of state support for elite-level sport.
Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring last week announced an increase in the 2016 sports budget to €27 million, with €10.25 million going to high-performance sport.
But elite boxer and double Olympic medallist Paddy Barnes said he had seen very few financial gains from his achievements.
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