SBG Tallaght head coach Paddy Holohan has left the Dublin branch, the organisation has confirmed.
In a post on Facebook, SBG confirmed that Holohan departed for what they are calling a ‘staffing issue,’ expressing their best wishes to the former UFC flyweight and giving assurances that the 28-year-old will be replaced in due course.
The statement reads:
“To all our members.
“There has been a lot of confusion over the past 48 hours. We at SBG Tallaght will continue to value all our members and provide top quality coaches.
“Unfortunately Paddy Holohan has left SBG Tallaght over a staffing issue. SBG Tallaght respects Paddy’s decision to leave. We want to wish Paddy well in the future. SBG Tallaght are working hard on finding a suitable replacement for Paddy. All the other coaches will be operating business as normal.
“We appreciate your patience.
“Senior Management Team”
Holohan opened the Tallaght branch of SBG, along with John Kavanagh. Upon his abrupt retirement from competitive UFC action last year, he was able to devote more time to training the next group of prominent Irish fighters, but has now chosen to end that relationship.
Fellow coach Joey Breslin also announced his resignation from the branch on Facebook in solidarity with Holohan, insisting that he had to ‘pick a side’ in the matter:
Holohan himself is yet to officially comment on the matter, but took to Twitter on Thursday evening to thank the messages of support that he had been receiving:
Níl aon tinteán mar do thinteán féin nice message to receive.. thanks Dr dan #Motivated
— Paddy Holohan (@PaddyHolohanMMA) February 23, 2017