Competition News: Boy/Girl 1 & 2 National Championships

The arrangements of the Boy/Girl 1 & 2 National Championships have been published this evening.

Boxing will take place in Drimnagh Boxing Club, Keeper Road, Dublin.

Dates: December 3rd – December 18th (Fri/Sat/Sun are provisional days set aside)

Entries: An entry fee of €10 applies. Boxers will be pre-entered by their Units from the weights they won at in their Unit Championships. Any boxer wishing to move up in weight must contact Chief Official Stephen Connolly by 11am on Tuesday 30th November.

Draws: Tuesday, 30th November, 2pm in the National Stadium.

The draw is being conducted on the basis of pre-entry only.

Weigh-in and Medical: Boxers will weigh only on the day they box.

Boxing Record books to be presented by the boxer at their initial weigh-in (if not previously given to the IABA).

Weigh-in times: In Drimnagh BC from 8.00am – 9.00am & 12.00pm – 1.00pm

Boxing: Friday, December 3rd at 6.00pm. Other times will be contingent on entries and shall be announced after the draw.

Duration: Duration of rounds: Boys & Girls 3 x 1.5 Minutes

Age Requirements: Boxers born between 2008 and 2009.

It is a condition of entry that all competitors and officials have a signed Waiver/Members Acknowledgement Form.

Anti-Doping may be carried out at any stage of the championships and all boxers must advise the doctor of any medication they are taking or have taken in the preceding 4 weeks. It is imperative that all boxers adhere to the Anti-Doping Rules and Regulations. For any queries regarding this matter, boxers/coaches should contact Mr Larry Morrison, IABA Anti-Doping Officer on 086-0292476.

Non Pregnancy Declaration forms must be signed.

Attire: Boxers shall have one red and one blue vest. Boxers must not wear long sleeved shirts under their vests. Hair must be tied back and swimming hats or hairnets should be worn under the headgear for boxers with long hair. No red, orange or pink gum shields are allowed.

Coaches: They must wear track suits and runners at all sessions and endeavour to set a high standard of hygiene in the corners. No shorts, caps or hats are allowed.

Sportsmanship: All decisions must be accepted in a sporting manner. Any complaints must be addressed to the Chief Official, Mr Stephen Connolly. Please show respect to all Ringside Officials. Please note that, under AIBA rules, boxers who are engaged in ‘Other Physical Contact Sports’ are not eligible to compete. For more information please visit

Covid-19 Precautions: For the duration of this Championships, Covid-19 protocols will be in place and all boxers, coaches, officials must abide by these. The exact protocols that will apply will be made known closer to the event as government guidelines will dictate. Any boxer, coach or official who fails to follow the protocols and directives issued, will be removed from the Championships and may have his/her membership of the IABA revoked.

All persons entering the venue must wear face masks. Coaches and officials must wear these throughout the event whilst boxers remove their masks for their warm-up and bouts. Coaches should wear nitrile gloves in the corners and should not remove the gumshield from a boxer’s mouth between rounds.

Fully vaccinated parents may attend the event with their child. No other spectators may attend. Two coaches may attend with the boxer.