COVID-19 Club Resilience Funding – IABA

The COVID-19 Club Resilience Funding is part of a programme from the Government of Ireland, implemented through Sport Ireland and National Governing Bodies to support the sports sector during the COVID-19 pandemic. This scheme is designed to support Sports Clubs who find themselves in need of assistance to avoid closing. Applications must be completed and submitted prior to the 7th September 2020. Submission of applications is done via survey link below, ensure you have clicked submit at the end of the application. Funding applications are submitted to Sport Ireland by September 14th and funding is expected to be distributed by October 2020. read more

IRISH BOXING AT THE 1932 OLYMPICS

Los Angeles 1932

The Irish Amateur Boxing Association sent a four-strong squad to the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles, but the squad didn’t exactly travel to the USA with the ringing endorsement of all of Irish boxing.

Some of the biggest County Boards in the country expressed the view that the panel might not be up to task and even suggested at a Central Council meeting – a suggestion which went down like a led baloon – that the quartet should test themselves in the ABA Championships (English Championships). read more

IRISH SPORT AT THE OLYMPICS

Boxing has won more than half of our Olympic medals since Ireland first entered the Olympics independently at Paris 1924.

Sixteen medals – two gold, five silver and nine bronze – have been claimed in the ring.

Ireland’s Olympic boxing champions – twenty years apart in 1992 and 2012 – are Michael Carruth and Katie Taylor. read more