Entries open: 2024 National Elite Championships.

Entries are now open for IABA’s marquee competition: the 2024 National Elite Championships. The entry and fees deadline is 5pm on October 25th, the draw takes place on October 27th, and boxing may take place from November 1st. Finals will be boxed on the evening of November 11th, at the National Stadium, Dublin.

Please note:

  • Any club experiencing any difficulty in using their Blocworx portal either to submit their boxer’s information, or to pay entry fees, is asked to make contact with Sally Kinch, sally@iaba.ie James, Geraghty james@iaba.ie or Ciara, ciara@iaba.ie at the earliest opportunity and well in advance of the entry and payment deadline.
  • Boxer’s email addresses are required for this competition – this is to enable the sharing of information with clubs and boxers after the close of entries.
2023 National Elite Championship Finals, January 21st, 2023. Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Competition Arrangements:

Venue: National Stadium, Dublin.

Dates:   November 1st to 11th. Finals take place on the 11th,  

Entries:      A non–refundable entry fee of €40 applies. Online entry, via the Blocworx portal, is open until 5pm sharp on Wednesday, October 25thth. Only boxers for whom entries and entry fees have been

received by this deadline will be allowed box. Late entries will not be accepted. Boxers wishing to be considered for selection to the High Performance Unit and HPU events, including squad training, competition and training camps, must enter the 2024 National Elite Championships

Athletes must note that Team Ireland boxers have already qualified for Paris 2024 at F57kg, 60kg and 75kg, 63.5kg and 92kg. Therefore, these weights are completed and no longer available.

The following weights, only, are available to Team Ireland to contest the 2024 World Olympic Qualifier competitions:

Women – 50kg / 54kg / 66kg

Men – 51kg / 57kg / 71kg / 80kg / 92+kg

Boxers who do not enter the 2024 National Elite Championships at these 8 weights will not be considered for selection for Olympic qualification events.  Athletes are advised that, should a boxer qualify in any of the above noted 8 weights in the 1st World Olympic Qualifier, this weight will no longer be available at the 2nd World Olympic Qualifier. Boxers who enter the 2024 National Elite Championships but who cannot compete through injury will be required to undergo a medical exam by a doctor at the National Stadium.

Entry Process: 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 2023/2024 season, or which are experiencing any difficulty in submitted boxing information or fees should contact IABA staff, Sally Ann Kinch sally@iaba.ie, James Geraghty, James@iaba.ie or Ciara Plunkett, ciara@iaba.ie for assistance.

Draws:                                             Friday, 27th October, 1pm in the National Stadium.

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

Weigh-in and Medical:                 Boxers will weigh in each day they box. Individual weigh-in times may be given to participants but this will be decided and made known prior to the event. A medical will be performed on each boxer on their first day of competition.

Boxing Record books to be presented by the boxer at their initial weigh-in.

Weigh-in dates:              

November 01st – 10th                     8.00am – 10.00am & 11.00am – 1.00pm

November 11th (Finals)                8.00am – 9.00am & 12.00pm – 1.00pm

Boxing: Wednesday, November 01st at 7.00pm. Other times will be contingent on entries and shall be announced after the draw.

Duration: Duration of rounds: Men & Women 3×3 Minutes


Men: 48kg, 51kg, 54kg, 57kg, 60kg, 63.5kg, 67kg, 71kg, 75kg, 80kg, 86kg, 92kg, 92+kg

Women: 48kg, 50kg, 52kg, 54kg, 57kg, 60kg, 63kg, 66kg, 70kg, 75kg, 81kg, 81+kg

Age Requirements:  Boxers born between 1983 and 2004.

Please note that boxers born in 2005 are Youth boxers until January 1st 2024 and accordingly, cannot compete in an Elite Championships in 2023. Youth boxers are obliged to wear headgear until the year in which they turn 19 years of age.

Pro-Wraps: Are permitted. Boxers with pro-wraps hands must present them to an official, as directed by the National Registrar, for inspection before competing.

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. This document also stipulates requirements in relation to conduct throughout the championships, and social media It is the duty and responsibility of the National Registrar to withdraw any boxer deemed to be insufficiently experienced for Elite level competition, with reference to the boxer’s Boxing Record book.

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.

Attire: Boxers shall have one red and one blue vest. In accordance with IBA Technical and Competition rule 48.7, boxers may wear form fitting arm / and or leg coverings. Hair must be tied back and hairnets or swimming caps should be worm under head gear for boxers with long hair. NO red, orange or pink gumshields are allowed.  A boxer can have a beard and moustache, but either must not cover the neck and must not be longer than 10cm, in accordance with IBA Technical and Competition rule

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.

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. A document stipulating requirements in relation to conduct and the use of social media must be signed by all boxers and coaches at their initial weigh-in.

Please note:

  • The Elite Championship will be run under the IBA Technical & Competition rules.
  • Referees & Judges for the Elite Championships will not be allowed enter the field of play as a coach with their club boxer.
  • All Referee & Judges must bring their record book.