Don’t miss a punch: live-stream of the 2024 National B/G 4 Championships

IABA and partners and JW Player will be live-streaming every bout of the 2024 National Boy/Girl 4 Championships, live from Castlerea BC, The Hub, Castlerea Co. Roscommon.

Boxing fans can now purchase streams of individual days of boxing on March 1st, 2nd or 3rd, or the entire championships, here

To reduce the workload on clubs and coaches in arranging printing, completion and return of competition waivers and codes of conduct, and the workload on weigh-in officials in managing collection of these documents, both documents have been converted to an online process.

Please share this link with parents/guardians of all boxers contesting the 2024 National BG4 Championships. It is shareable by email, text message or WhatsApp.

Please ask parents/guardians to complete the link by February 29th. Review and signing takes under 3 minutes. It is a condition of competition that these documents are digitally signed by parents/guardians and boxers. Hardcopy of the waiver and code of conduct have been attached, for your information.

For queries or comments on this process, please contact IABA National Safeguarding Manager, Stephen Flynn –

IABA intends to live-stream this competition, with our partners StreamSport and JW Player, and completion of waiver/consent forms for both boxers in a given bout is required for streaming to occur.

Competition Arrangements

These were communicated by National Secretary, Antoinette Fay McClean, to all provincial units on February 2nd.

Boxing: March 01st, 02nd, 3rd.  Boy/Girl 4. Dates are subject to change, dependent on entries.

Venue: Castlerea Boxing Club – precise location here

Weigh-In & Medical: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 9am to 12pm Boxers will weigh in each day they box

Draw:  Tuesday 27th February. The draw will be viewable by Zoom, and the applicable link will issue to all clubs on February 26th. Following the live draw, the footage will be up-loaded to IABA’s YouTube channel

Male Weights:

Boy 4:  27kg; 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, 43Kg, 45kg, 47kg, 49kg, 51kg, 53kg, 55kg, 57kg, 59kg, 61kg, 63kg, 66kg, 68kg, 70kg, 72kg, 75kg, 75+kg.

Rounds: Boxing will be 3 x 1 ½ minute rounds for Boy/Girl 4

Entry Fee: A €15 entry fee applies. This fee will be collected from all boxers at the weigh-in on their first day of boxing. Boxers must also give their Boxing Record Book to National Registrar and Chief Official Phillip Rooney at their initial weigh-in.

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. No Shorts, Caps or Hats are allowed.

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. 

Gumshields: Red/Orange/Pink or variations of these colours are not allowed. Hair must be tied back, and swimming hats or hairnets should be worn under the headgear for boxers with long hair. 

Sportsmanship: All decisions must be accepted in a sporting manner. Any complaints must be addressed to the Chief Official, Mr. Philip Rooney. Please show respect to all Ringside Officials