Entries open: 2023 National Junior Cadet Championships.

IABA National Secretary, Antoinette Fay McClean, has opened entries to the 2023 National Junior Cadet Championships.

This competition is open to boxers born in 2009 and 2010, contesting at the below stated weights. Clubs have 23 days in which to submit their entries. All entries and entry fees must be submitted through the Blocworx portal by 5pm on May 26th. Late entries will not be accepted. Any club which requires assistance may contact any member of staff in advance of the entry and payment deadline.

Competition arrangements:

Venue:                                    National Stadium, Dublin.

Dates:                                     June 2nd 3rd 4th – 9th 10th 11th – 16th 17th 18    

Entries:                                  A non–refundable entry fee of €20 applies, including in the event of a boxer withdrawal.  Online entry, via the Blocworx portal, is open until 5pm sharp, on Friday, May 26th. Entries will not be accepted without the payment of entry fees. All fees must be paid by 5pm on May 26th. Only boxers for whom entries have been completed and entry fees have been received will be allowed box.

Entry Form:                          Affiliated clubs wishing to enter boxers into the championships must log-in to their Blocworx portal, using their unique username and password. Clubs who have not retained their username or password following the completion of their affiliation for the 2022/2023 season can contact IABA staff, Sally Ann Kinch sally@iaba.ie, James Geraghty, James@iaba.ie or Ciara Plunkett, ciara@iaba.ie

Draws:                                    Tuesday, 30th May, 1pm in the National Stadium.

Only boxers entered through the Blocworx portal for whom fees are fully paid will be included in the draw.

Weigh-in and Medical:        Boxers will weigh only on the day they box. Individual weigh-in times may be given to participants, but this will be decided and made known prior to the event. Boxing Record books to be presented by the boxer at their initial weigh-in.

Weigh-in dates: In National Stadium 8:00 to 9:00am and 12:00 to 1:00pm.

Boxing:           Times will be contingent on entries and shall be announced after the draw.

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


Men: 37KG, 40KG, 42KG, 44KG, 46KG, 48KG, 50KG, 52KG, 54KG, 57KG, 60KG, 63KG, 66KG, 70KG, 75KG, 80KG, 90KG, 90+KG.

Please note that clubs entering boxers at 90+kg will be contacted after close of entries to specify the weight above 90+kg that they wish their boxer to contest at.

Women: 34KG, 36KG, 38KG, 40KG, 42KG, 44KG, 46KG, 48KG, 51KG, 54KG, 57KG, 60KG, 64KG, 70KG 70+KG

Please note that clubs entering boxers at 70+kg will be contacted after close of entries to specify the weight above 70+kg that they wish their boxer to contest at.

Age Requirements:  Boxers born between 2009 to 2010 inclusive.

It is a condition of entry that all competitors and officials have a signed Waiver/Members Acknowledgement Form and adhere to any agreement made with the Association sponsors.

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, IBA Anti-Doping Officer on 086-0292476.

Non-Pregnancy Declaration forms must be signed.

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: Boxers shall have one red and one blue vest. 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 suitsandrunners at all sessions and endeavour to set a high standard of hygiene in the corners. No shorts, caps or hats are allowed.  Only qualified coaches are permitted in corners.

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