Connacht Safey in Boxing seminar rescheduled.

Following on from the IABA’s inaugural First Aid education programme, Safety in Boxing, in May, IABA opened registration for 5 additional courses, which focus on how to recognise and care for people with life-threatening injuries before the arrival of healthcare practitioners.

The first of this group of 5 courses too place in Belfast on June 22nd. The second, scheduled for the Hub, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon, has been rescheduled to August 17th. IABA will contacted all intending participatants.

Remaining courses, for IABA members included in their club’s Blocworx portal, are taking place on the following dates and locations:

July 13th  St Brigids Kildare BC, Co. Kildare:

July 27th St. John Bosco BC, Newry, Co. Down:

August 3rd Firgrove Hotel, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork:

These are 1-day courses, led by Dr. Robert Scully in partnership with Jim Howe of They will touch on Health and Safety, Basic First Aid and Athlete Injury covering topics including:

  • First Aid in the Workplace
  • Patient Assessment
  • Incident Procedure
  • Basic CPR Understanding
  • Common Medical Emergencies (asthma, diabetes, etc)
  • Injury Management & Shock
  • Care of the Unconscious Patient

This practical learning is being funded for members by IABA, through Sport Ireland. IABA hopes to provide this training to a total of 180 people in the first phase.

For more information, please contact IABA National Development Manager James Geraghty on