Celebrating: Women in High Performance Boxing

IABA’s Women in Sport Lead, Sophie Doolan, is kicking-off Women in Sport Week by celebrating women in High Performance Boxing.

Women’s boxing in Ireland is 23 years old this year – the first women’s competitive bout took place on Hallowe’en night, 2001, between Katie Taylor and Alanna Nihell. It was officiated by Illes Golden Glove BC’s Sadie Duffy. read more

Two wins for Ireland on the opening day of the 1st Olympic World Qualifier.

Ireland recorded two wins from three bouts on the first day of action at the 1st Olympic World Qualifier.

51kg Sean Mari, 92+kg Martin McDonagh and 50kg Daina Moorehouse were all in action today.

Martin McDonagh, who claimed three domestic titles in a 10 month period last year, is in action in Bout 12 of Ring A’s afternoon session, against the Dominican Republic’s Fernely Ali Feliz. read more

102 boxers vie for Defence Forces Boxing Championship titles.

102 Boxers weighed in for the 2024 Defence Forces Boxing Championships, three national Elite Champions are currently serving members in the Defence Forces. Commandant John Moody says ‘the standard of boxing over the three (3) days was to a very high standard. “

Draws, and Day 1-Day 2 First Olympic Qualifier Programmes.

Ireland will open it’s 1st Olympic Qualifier campaign on Sunday, March 3rd, following today’s draw.

602 boxers from 113 countries have registered to contest the tournament – making it the third largest boxing tournament in history. As a result, the beginning of boxing has been brought forward by a day, to March 3rd. Three sessions of boxing will take place March 4th to 8th to accommodate the volume of competition required. read more

Countdown on: 1st Olympic World Qualifier draw takes place this evening.

It’s a keynote day for Ireland on the Road to Paris – the draw for the 1st Olympic World Qualifier takes place in Busto Arsizio, Milan, Italy, from 4.30pm, Irish time.

Almost 700 boxers have registered to contest the tournament, and, as a result, the beginning of boxing has been brought forward by a day, to March 3rd. Three sessions of boxing will take place March 4th to 8th to accommodate the volume of competition required. read more