Live-Streaming – IABA x StreamSport

IABA is delighted to announce a live-streaming partnership with StreamSport.ie and InPlayer. StreamSport.ie is an Irish company, based in Limerick, which live-streams fixtures for Swim Ireland, Connacht Rugby, the LGFA Munster GAA and others, in partnership with InPlayer.

This is a significant step in ensuring that the cream of Irish boxing is available to friends, family and clubmates who aren’t in a position to travel to the National Stadium, including to boxers’ supporters all over the world. read more

Congratulations to O’Sullivan and Lowe on their 1 Star IBA R&J qualifications.

Robbie O’Sullivan and Joseph Lowe have attained IBA 1 Star R&J qualifications.

Robbie and Joe completed a 7-day certification course in La Nucia, Spain from 29 January to 3 February
last. Their certification was confirmed this week.

IBA 1 Star R&Js may officiate at U22, U14 and Junior continental competitions. IBA 2 Star R&Js may officiate at Youth continental competitions and any qualifying event for World event, while IBA 3 Star R&Js may officiate at the European Games, Asian Games, Pan American Games, Commonwealth Games in addition to IBA World tournaments. read more

Attention Parents/Guardians & 2024 National B/G 4 Championship Boxers

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. read more

The Last Mile: Kellie Harrington on self care on her Road to Paris

Kellie Harrington’s training and preparation for her second Olympic Games, at which she will seek to retain her lightweight title, is intense. Here, she shares the vital role self-care plays in striking the balance that best benefits her and her boxing.

“I actually started up a walking group just after Covid, there. And there’s a group of people from all over, all over Dublin, really, and sometimes they come from different counties. We’ll all meet up and go for a hike somewhere. Sometimes we don’t even go for a hike, we just meet up and have breakfast and just chat about anything, really. And I find that that’s is actually really helpful because they’re not people that you see every day. They’re not strangers, either, but it’s actually easier to talk to people who you don’t see every day. So it’s really nice – a nice way of letting off a bit of steam. And I also bring the dogs with me – they’re getting a walk in, as well. And, you know, going home and having me dogs there all the time, it’s the best thing in the world, because they listen to you all the time.” read more

Boxing Club members named County Award Recipients in the Volunteers in Sport Awards

Two key members of boxing clubs have been named County Award Recipients in the Federation of Irish Sport’s 2023 Volunteers in Sport Awards

They are Mick Duddy of Ring Boxing Club, Derry and Amanda Spencer of Jobstown Boxing Club, Dublin – both were nominated through the public process underway between November 13th and December 18th, for their commitment to their clubs and local communities. read more

IABA Strategic Forum – Zoom Meeting, February 13th.

Consultation on the development of an IABA Strategic Plan for the period 2024 to 2028 continues. On completion, the plan will guide all forms of growth and development throughout the boxing community over the course of the next four years.

A final Strategic Forum, open to all club members, will take place on Tuesday, February 13th at 7.30pm. This forum follows 6 consultations over the last three months: read more