Calendar: Safeguarding One workshops.

IABA is re-platforming the calendar of Safeguarding One workshops for 2024. All adults – coaches, committee members and non-coaching volunteers – in every club who have contact with children are required to have undertaken Safeguarding 1.

Two courses will take place every month, March to November. Acknowledging that club members have a variety of schedules and that no one time will be best for all, a percentage of courses will take place in the evenings, a percentage during weekday lunchtimes and a percentage on Saturdays. Workshops on Safeguarding 2 and Safeguarding 3 will be made available later in 2024. read more

Affiliation for the 2024/2025 season is now open.

Affiliation for the 2024/2025 season is now open. Clubs are reminded that they must be affiliated in order to vote in national elections (Rule 6.11). The deadline by which all fees are due through your club’s Blocworx portal is midnight on June 15th.


The total cost of affiliation is €765 per club; however, IABA is in a position to contribute to the fees of every club which is re-affiliating this season. The co-funding amount is 10% of the total. This IABA co-funding reduces the cost for each club to €695. read more

HP Team departs for Assisi training camp.

A 12 strong High Performance team has departed for an 8 day training and sparring camp in Italy.

The squad includes Paris-qualified Kellie Harrington, Michaela Walsh, Aoife O’Rourke, Jude Gallagher, Dean Clancy and Jack Marley, as well as European 50kg champion, Shannon Sweeney, and bronze medalist, Niamh Fay. This is a key Paris preparatory event for qualified athletes, and a development and preparatory event for Reserve athletes. read more