Weight categories added: 2023 National Senior Cadet Championships

Entries are now open for the 2023 National Senior Cadet Championships. Weight categories at 33kg, 37kg, 39kg and 42kg have been added for male and female boxers. All entries and entry fees must be submitted through the Blocworx portal by 5pm on June 30th. 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:                                     July 7th, 8th, 9th – 14th, 15th, 16th – 21st, 22nd, 23rd

Entries:                                  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 on June 30th. Entries will not be accepted without the payment of entry fees. All fees must be paid by 5pm on June 30th. 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, 4th July, 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 & 12:00pm to 1:00pm.

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

Duration:           Duration of rounds: Men & Women 3 x 2 Minutes


Men: 33kg, 37kg, 39kg, 42kg, 44kg, 46kg, 48kg, 50kg, 52kg, 54kg, 57kg, 60kg, 63kg, 66kg, 70kg, 75kg, 80kg, 80+kg,

Women: 33kg, 37kg, 39kg, 42kg, 44kg, 46kg, 48kg, 50kg, 52kg, 54kg, 57kg, 60kg, 63kg, 66kg, 70kg, 75kg, 80kg, 80+kg

There are two lighter weights, 44kg and 46kg, available in both categories.

Age Requirements:  Boxers born between 2007 to 2008 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 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.  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