Welcome to the IABA

The Home of Irish Boxing

Established in 1911, the Irish Athletic Boxing Association’s primary role is to develop, foster and control amateur boxing in the 32 counties of Ireland. The IABA is committed to providing the environment, supports and opportunities to enable our athletes, coaches and clubs to excel, and in doing so to increase participation and improve performance in Irish Boxing. The IABA operates from the National Stadium in Dublin, the first purpose built amateur boxing stadium in the world. There are over affiliated boxing clubs on the island of Ireland, providing training to over 28,000 boxers.  IABA is a volunteer led organisation where the hard work, dedication and significant time afforded by each member has contributed to the growing success of the sport in Ireland. The sport of boxing originally flourished in the 1920’s as the newly formed Government viewed boxing as an ideal way to promote the fledgling country and gain International recognition. Over its illustrious 111 year history, boxing has grown to become one of the most successful amateur sports in Ireland.

The Most Successful Irish Olympic Sport

Boxing is Ireland’s most successful Olympic Sport with 18 medallists, 9 of which have been won in the last four Olympic Games.

Our Values

•Respect      •Trust      •Inclusion     •Excellence      •Teamwork      • Integrity      •Leadership