Entries Open: 2024 National U18 Championship.

Entries are now open for the 2024 National U18 Championship. Entries are open for a period of 22 days and will close at 5pm on January 5th.

Please find attached the Competition Circular, Waiver/Member Acknowledgement Form and the 2024 National Youth Championships Code of Conduct. These two documents must be signed by the boxer and their parent/guardian and presented at the boxer’s first weigh-in. This is a condition of entry.

Competition Arrangements:

The 2024 National U18s Championship may be considered as an element in any potential selection process utilised in anticipation of contesting the EUBC Youth Championships, April 2nd to April 15th.

Dates:                                              January 11th,12th,13th,14th and 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st.    

Entries:                                            A non–refundable, non-transferrable 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, January 5th. Entries will not be accepted without the payment of entry fees. All fees must be paid by 5pm on January 5th. Only boxers for whom entries have been completed and entry fees have been received will be allowed box. No late entries will be accepted.

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 2023/2024 season can contact IABA staff, Sally Ann Kinch sally@iaba.ie, James Geraghty, James@iaba.ie or Ciara Plunkett, ciara@iaba.ie

Draws:                                             Tuesday, 9th January, 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 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 examination 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:

January 11th – 14th                 8.00am – 10.00am & 11.00am – 1.00pm

January 18th – 21st          8.00am – 9.00am & 12.00pm – 1.00pm

Above times and dates will be dependent on entry and could change.

Boxing:               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 2006 and 2007, 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. For underage competitions, this Waiver/Members Acknowledgement form must be co-signed by the boxer’s parent/guardian. It is a condition of entry that the Code of Conduct for Young People with respect to this competition is signed by the boxer, and their parent/guardian. The fully completed Waiver/Members Acknowledgement and the Code of Conduct for Young People must be presented at the boxer’s first weigh-in.

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 the IBA Technical and Competition Rule 48.7, boxers may wear form-fitting arm and/or leg coverings. 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 A Boxer can have a beard and moustache, but either must not cover the neck and must not be longer that 10cms, in accordance with the 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. Any misbehaviour or misuse of social media in a negative manner from members of any club relating to a boxer/coach/official will be reported to the Disciplinary Officer

Please note: 

  • The U18s Championship will be run under IBA Technical & Competition rules, as adopted on September 1st, 2022.  
  • Referees & Judges for the U18s Championships will not be allowed enter the field of play as a coach with their club boxer.
  • All Referee & Judges must bring their record books.

Competition Circular:

Waiver/Member Acknowledgement Form

Code of Conduct: 2024 National U18 Championship