Please scroll down Circular for Boy/Girl 4 and Junior 1 & 2 Championships.

Boxing begins on March 20 at the National Stadium.

Please note that the tournament dates have been revised since previous correspondence.



Please inform clubs within your unit of boxers you have entered.


20th February 2020

Boxing: March 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th and April 3rd & 4th

The above dates are subject to change, dependant on entries

Venue: The National Boxing Stadium Dublin

Weigh-In & Medical: Friday 8am – 9am and 12pm – 1pm. Saturday 8am – 9am.

Boxers will weigh in each day they box

Draw: Monday 16th March at 12pm in National Stadium Board room.

Programmes will be sent to all units and posted on the IABA website. Please do not call the office for information.

Male Weights:
Boy 4 & Junior 1: 27kg; 29kg; 31kg; 33kg; 36kg; 39kg; 42kg; 44kg; 46kg; 48kg; 50kg;
52kg; 54kg; 57kg; 60kg; 63kg; 66kg; 70kg; 75kg; 80kg; 85kg; 91kg; 91+ kg.
Junior 2: 29kg, 31kg; 33kg; 36kg; 39kg; 42kg; 44kg; 46kg; 48kg; 50kg; 52kg; 54kg; 57kg;
60kg; 63kg; 66kg; 70kg; 75kg; 80kg; 85kg; 91kg; 91+ kg.

Female Weights:
Girl 4: 25kg, 27kg, 29kg, 31kg, 33kg, 35kg, 37kg, 39kg, 41kg, 43, 45kg, 47kg, 49kg, 51kg,
53kg, 55kg, 57kg, 59kg, 61kg, 63kg, 66kg, 68kg, 70kg, 72kg, 75kg, 75+kg.
Junior 1/2: 25kg, 27kg, 29kg, 31kg, 33kg, 35kg, 37kg, 39kg, 41kg, 43kg, 46kg, 48kg, 50kg,
52kg, 54kg, 57kg, 60kg, 63kg, 66kg, 70kg, 75kg, 80kg, 80+kg.

Rounds: Boxing will be 3 x 1 ½ minute rounds for Boy 4 and 3 x 2 minute rounds for Junior 1 and Junior 2

Entries: Only those sent by the Secretaries of the Provincial Councils and of the Antrim and Dublin County Boards shall be accepted. Entries to reach The National Stadium by 5pm on Thursday 12th March.

At the conclusion of the Unit Championships, details of names, club, age (B4/J1/J2) and weights for the Irish Championships must be sent by email to and cc’d to Stephen Connolly at If any boxer is moving up in weight from the Unit Championships, the boxers club must notify the Unit Secretary of same before entries are sent. The 2019 Irish Champion must also state which weight they are entering at if they did not participate in, or win, their Unit Championships.

Entry Fee: A €10 entry fee applies. This fee should be collected by the Unit from all boxers intending on entering the National Championships and along with their Boxing Record Book be given to National Registrar and Chief Official Stephen Connolly.

Anti-Doping: Boxers must provide details of any medication they are taking or have taken in the preceding 4 weeks. Anti-Doping may be carried out at any stage of the competition.

Attention is called to the stipulation in the IABA Rule book that each boxer presented by his/her club shall be fit to box. This is the responsibility of the club.

Attire: Coaches must wear tracksuits and runners in their corners at all sessions and endeavour to set a high standard of hygiene. Only qualified coaches are permitted in corners.

N.B. It is a condition of entry that all boxers and their clubs have signed and submitted the Members Acknowledgement Form and it is the responsibility of the entering unit that this stipulation is complied with.

Any boxer who is participating in other contact sports (see shall be removed from these Championships.

Yours Sincerely,

Paddy Gallagher

Hon Secretary

Irish Athletic Boxing Association