18 clubs attend Connacht EGM Info Meeting

18 clubs attended the third in a series of EGM Info Meetings in Connacht on Thursday evening, led by IABA Board of Directors Chair, Niall O’Carroll.

Also present were IABA Directors Tom Geraghty and Fiona Hennigan, as well as President of the Connaught Council, Sean Clancy.

The Info Meeting series is designed to enable clubs to hear all available information, and to pose any questions they may have. This evening’s meeting lasted just over 2 hours.

As indicated in early June following the IOC’s recommendation from the IOC Executive Board to IOC Session to withdraw recognition of the International Boxing Association, IABA clubs will have the opportunity to consider alternative partnerships. Formal notice of the time, date and location of the EGM will issue in the coming days.

The clubs which attended this evening are:

Monivea BC

Olympic BC, Galway

Ernie BC

Ballinacarrow BC

Galway BC

Ballymote BC

Oughterard BC

Ballinamore BC

Castlerea BC

Castlebar BC

Geesala BC

Swinford BC

Charlestown BC

Drumsna BC

Ardagh/Crossmolina BC

Ardnaree BC

Ballaghadereen BC

Riverside BC

Frequently Asked Questions – including World Boxing calendars:

The first Info Meeting took place in Mitchelstown, Co. Cork, on Tuesday evening – it was attended by 14 clubs:

St Paul’s Waterford/SETU BCs, Leeside Lough BC, Kilfenora BC, Dungarvan BC, Riverstown BC, Sliabh Luchra BC, Saviours Crystal BC, Ennis BC, St Francis BC, Togher BC, Dunmanway BC, West Cork Jesters and Tralee BC, Clonmel BC

The second Info Meeting took place on Wednesday in the National Stadium, Dublin. It was attended by 43 clubs: Phoenix of Ballyboughal, Avona BC, Monkstown BC, Setanta Boxing Academy, Whitechurch BC, Portmarnock BC, Bay City BC, Moyle Park BC, St Matthews BC, Ballymun BC, Kilcullen BC, St David’s Naas, Enniskerry BC, Crumlin BC, Ballybrack BC, Arklow BC, Westside BC, Portlaoise BC, Ballybough BC, Arbour Hill BC, Curragh ABC, Dublin Docklands, Erne BC, Palmerstown BC, Jobstown BC, Darndale BC, Cabra BC, St Brigids Edenderry, Smithfield BC, Nutgrove BC, Neilstown BC, UCD BC, Garda BC, TU Dublin, Fr Flanagans Kildare, St Kevin’s BC, Sacred Heart Dublin, Ballagh BC, St Brigid’s, Kildare, Dunboyne BC, Santry BC, St Michael’s Athy, St Pappins

The final workshop in this series will take place in Belfast, on Saturday, at the Girdwood Community Hub, 10 Girdwood Avenue, Belfast, Antrim BT14 6EG, beginning at 11am.

Meetings are open to all registered members of clubs successfully affiliated for the 2023/2024 season. No registration is required.

Questions connected with the EGM can be submitted to questions@iaba.ie

Delegates at Thursday’s Connacht’s meeting requested a re-issue of relevant documents, which have also been resent to clubs this evening:

International Olympic Committee Documents

Decision of the IOC Extraordinary Session on 22 June 2023

IOC Comprehensive Report Summary

Asian Confederation statement on IOC Extraordinary Session decision

USA Boxing Letter to Membership

World Boxing

World Boxing Timeline

World Boxing background information

World Boxing competition plan

Type of EventFrequencyGenderOwnership/operation
Senior World ChampionshipsEvery 2 yearsMale/FemaleWorld Boxing
U19 World Boxing ChampionshipsEvery 2 yearsMale/FemaleWorld Boxing
Continental ChampionshipsEvery 2 yearsMale/FemaleWorld Boxing/Continental Confederations
World Boxing CupEvery year (max 4 events)Male/FemaleWorld Boxing
World Boxing Cup FinalEvery yearMale/FemaleWorld Boxing
World Boxing Challenge competitionsEvery year (max 10 events)Male/FemaleWorld Boxing/National Federations
U23 / U19 / U17 / U15 Continental ChampionshipsEvery yearMale/FemaleWorld Boxing / Continental Confederations
International tournaments and Invitational competitionsAs demandedAs determined by the organiserNational Federations