Two Team Ireland boxers win through to World Junior Championship finals.

Two Team Ireland boxers have won through to the World Junior Championships in Yerevan, Armenia, following today’s semi-finals.

63Kg John Donoghue, Olympic Mullingar BC, contesting his 4th bout of the tournament, Greece’s Emmanouil Fotiadis, a two time European Junior champion. This was a tough and testy bout, but John came out the 3-0 victor on a scoreline of 28:28; 27:29; 28:28; 27:29; 27:29. John will contest for gold against Uzbekistan’s Khikmatillo Ulmasov. read more

Work in Boxing: key Governance role – Company Secretary.

Irish Athletic Boxing Association (IABA) is looking for a Company Secretary to provide high quality, professional company secretarial services and promote good corporate governance.

This position assists in the efficient administration of the Association’s Governing Structure; ensuring Members are fully informed of legal and corporate responsibilities and ensuring full compliance with statutory regulations and corporate governance. read more

Submissions sought: IABA Rulebook Review

Work is continuing on revising the rules which govern boxing and the governance structure of the IABA. This includes review of the IABA’s Rulebook. The existing rulebook, adopted in 2019, is below and is also published here

The members of the Rules Committee undertaking this work are:

  • Art O’Brien
  • Fiona Hennigan
  • Tom Geraghty
  • Stephen Connolly.

The committee is seeking submissions from clubs and members on any proposed changes or amendments to the existing rulebook – and these can be communicated to read more

2 more World Junior Championship bronze medals for Team Ireland.

Two more Team Ireland boxers have claimed podium places at the World Junior Championships in Yerevan, Armenia.

345 boxers from 51 countries are contesting the tournament, the first of its kind in 8 years. 11 of those boxers are Team Ireland athletes.

70Kg Mary McDonagh, Sliabh Luachra BC make a definitive tournament debut, contesting her quarter final against  Akbota Essimekova of Kazakhstan. Mary was a decisive 5-0 winner – the judges scored the bout 30:27; 30:27; 30:27; 30:26; 30:26. read more

Work in Boxing: High Performance Finance & Administration Officer.

The Irish Athletic Boxing Association (IABA) is wishing to recruit a part-time Finance and Administration Officer with the successful candidate to work in the High Performance Unit (HPU) at the Sport Ireland Institute in Abbotstown, Dublin.

Boxing is Ireland’s most successful Olympic sport with a rich history of medal winning performances across multiple Games. The HPU provides a world class daily training environment for Ireland’s best boxers.  It is a crucial part of the overall IABA approach to high performance development and sustainable world class performances on an international stage. read more