Irish Third-level Championships 2016

The Irish Athletic Third-level Boxing Association are proud to announce details of the upcoming Irish Boxing Championships for College and University Students at the home of Irish Boxing, the National Stadium.

Venue: National Boxing Stadium, South Circular Road, Dublin 8

Dates: March 5th ,18th,19th and 20th 2016

Entry Weigh-in: Saturday March 5th 2016 at 9:30-11:00 am

All other weigh-ins 8:30-9:30 am

Draw: 11:15 am, Saturday March 5th 2016

Boxing: Contingent on entries, details to be announced after the competition draw.


  • Novice & Intermediate: 48Kg, 51Kg, 54Kg, 57Kg, 60Kg, 64Kg, 67Kg, 71Kg, 75Kg, 81Kg, 86Kg, 91Kg and 91+Kg (male & female)
  • Senior (Male): 49Kg, 52Kg, 56Kg, 60Kg, 64Kg, 69Kg, 75Kg, 81Kg, 91Kg and 91+Kg
  • Senior (Female): 48Kg, 51Kg, 54Kg, 57Kg, 60Kg, 64Kg, 69Kg, 75Kg, 81Kg and 81+Kg

Qualifying Criteria:

  1. Competitors must be fully registered and hold a student card for the institution with which they are internally registered for the current academic year.
  2. Competitors must be pursuing a course of study that leads to an award ranked at a minimum of Level 6 on the Quality and Qualifications Ireland’s (QQI) framework of qualifications, or minimum Level 4 on the Northern Ireland National Qualifications Framework.
  3. Competitors must be members of the IABA, and members of an affiliated Boxing Club of the IABA.
  4. Competitors must be over 18 years of age, and under 40 years of age on the first day of competition, Saturday March 5th 2016.



  • Competitor Entry fee is €25
  • Competitors must produce their boxing medical book and their valid student identification card for the current academic year.
  • Entries are subject to vetting and it is a condition of entry that all competitors and officials shall have signed the IABA Waiver / Members Acknowledgement Form.

Important – Entries will only be accepted from third-level institutions’ Sports Officers / Students Services Staff, or from secretaries of recognized third-level boxing clubs. Boxers can only compete with the permission of their academic institutions’ sports officer.

Irish Athletic Third-level Boxing Association (IATBA) Boxing competitions are governed in accordance with the rules and regulations of the International Boxing Association (AIBA). The Official in Charge of the competition will follow the AIBA Open Boxing (AOB) Competition Rules.

Each Competitor presented by his or her Club shall be fit to box. This is the responsibility of the Club.

Competitors must have one red and one blue vest. Coaches must wear tracksuits and trainers at all sessions, and endeavour to set a high standard of hygiene in the corners. Females competitors must wear headguards. Competitors with  long hair must keep it contained within the headguard with a hair net or bandanna.

Boxers must present themselves clean shaven for weigh-ins and bouts, and advise details of any medication they are taking, or have taken in the preceding 4 weeks. All body piercings must be removed before attending the weigh-in. Hair clips cannot be used.

Gum Shields: Red or Orange coloured gumshields are forbidden. Any competitor entering the ring with either colour gumshield will not be allowed to box and a walkover to their opponent will be called.

To: Clubs and Sports Officers

For details on how to enter boxers in this tournament, please register your interest by email to and information on the entry procedure will be provided.

I.T. Tallaght Tournament


I.T Tallaght Boxing Club are inviting third-level and club boxers to participate in their upcoming tournament on Dec 9th at the premises of their parent club, St. Mary’s Tallaght.

Interested boxers should forward the following details:

Name, Weight (Kg), No. of bouts, Club, College and Coach’s name to

This is a great opportunity for competition before the Christmas break and the Championships in the new year.

Darren Sutherland Memorial Cup

Dublin City University Boxing Club will host the inaugural Darren Sutherland Memorial Cup in “The Venue” in the DCU Student’s Union on Monday March 31. Doors open at 7.15 pm.

This event is a tribute to the late Darren Sutherland, an Irish Elite middleweight champion and Olympic Bronze medalist, boxing out of  St. Saviours BC, and a student of Sports Science in DCU.

A DCU/St. Saviours team will take on an Irish Third-level select, comprising of student boxers from other institutions. DCU boxing club were the most successful club at the recent Irish Amateur Third-level Boxing Association Championships, winning 8 gold and 3 silver medals, and will undoubtedly provide a stern challenge to the Irish third-level team. Both teams will be keen to win the cup and the very best of Irish student boxing will be showcased.

Tickets for the show are a student friendly €5 and are available to purchase in advance online. Click here . Tickets can also be bought at the door on the night.

Further information on the show is available by clicking on the event poster below.

Darren Sutherland Memorial Cup

Darren Sutherland Memorial Cup


Third-level Championships Finals 2014


The 2014 IATBA Championships conclude this Saturday March 15th at the National Stadium. There are 21 finals down for decision. DCU Boxing Club have the most finalists with 8, followed by NUIG Boxing Club with 5.

Weigh-ins for all competitors is from 9-10 am at the Stadium. Boxing will commence at 11 am sharp.

The program for the IATBA finals is available here.

The results from last weekends contests are at the links below.

Friday 7th March

Saturday 8th March

Irish Third-level Team Compete in London

The Irish Amateur Third-level Boxing Association selected a team of four boxers to compete at the Dagenham ABC home show at Dagenham & Redbridge Football Club on Friday February 21st 2014. The trip came about due to an invite to compete in the East London club’s event from “Daggers” Head Coach Danny O’Sullivan. Danny is the MC for the famous Haringey International Box Cup, where an IATBA Select team competed with distinction in 2013. He was also MC for the London 2012 Olympics Boxing event.

Competing for the Irish Third-level team were UL students Fionnbarr Thompson (Moy Valley), the current IATBA Novice 64 Kg champion, and heavyweight Cathal O’Donovan (University of Limerick) in just his second contest. DCU were represented by Sean Cuddy (Arbour Hill) at 67 Kg. Cavan Institute’s Leroy Dick (Navan), 64 Kg Irish Intermediates contender, was the fourth boxer on the team. Continue reading

IATBA Team Success at Haringey International Box Cup


Alexandra Palace, North London

The Ireland Students team selected by the Irish Amateur Third-level Boxing Association (IATBA) celebrated medal success at the 6th Haringey International Box Cup held in London’s famous Alexandra Palace from June 20-23. The 10-strong IATBA team secured 1 gold and 4 silver medals at Europe’s largest open senior boxing tournament. Continue reading

IATBA V Defence Forces – Report

Wed, March 20th, 2013

A great night of boxing took place at the National Boxing Stadium, Dublin as the IATBA hosted the Defence Forces. 12 contests were up for decision, in what is hoped will be an annual match in the future. A range of experience categories were on show, from Novice right up to Elite level. Both sides were evenly matched in some keenly contested bouts, but at the end of the night, the Defence Forces shaded the tie on a 7-5 score line.  Continue reading

IATBA v Defence Forces Programme – Wed March 20th



Wed, March 20th, 2013

Start time 7pm

                       RED                                                      BLUE



1.  64KG F. Thompson     UL                                    C. Cullen

2.  81KG D. Markouski    IT Carlow                           S. Tyrell

3.  86KG E. McNutt         IT Blanchardstown             D.Quinn

4.  86KG J. McKenna      Maynooth                           J. Coughlan


5.  57KG M. Kirwan        UL                                      A. Dowling

6.  64KG L. Boyd             LyIT                                 A. Monahan

7.  69KG D. Lewis           UL                                      C. Rafferty

8.  71KG J. Griffin           NUI Maynooth                     J. Joyce

9.  71KG B. Walsh           DIT                                    T. Fay

10.75KG A. Begley         IT Tallaght                         I. Joyce


11. 69KG S. Ferry           UL                                      R. Carty

12. 69KG M. Bustard     Trinity                                 B. Brosnan

13. 71KG M. Wall          DIT                                     D. Roche

14. 75KG J. Tighe          IT Sligo                                M. Fitzpatrick


IATBA v Defence Forces


An IATBA selection will take on a Defence Forces selection at The National Stadium on Wed 20th March at 7 pm. Admission for the show will be just €5. It would be great to have as much support as possible for the IATBA team and for this match, which we would like to see become a regular and anticipated event.

Boxers selected for the the IATBA team will be contacted directly. Updates will be posted on our website when available. The tournament  with the Defence Forces will influence the selection of boxers for future student boxing international matches.

IT Carlow “Fight Night”- March 7th


Hot on the heels of the IATBA Intervarsity comes the IT Carlow Boxing Club “Fight Night” on Thursday March 7th, always one of the best college shows of the year. There’s still time to enter! It would be a great tournament for boxers who missed out on a contest at the IATBAs.

Invitation to IT Carlow’s Fight Night

I T Carlow Boxing Club invites all college Boxing Clubs to an Open Novice Boxing Tournament on:

Date :        Thursday 7th March 2013

Time :        Starting @ 6.45pm  – Weigh in @ 5.30pm

Venue :      IT Carlow Sports Hall

Details :

Open Novice Competition for student boxers – under 6 fights (predominately for novice boxers but students with a higher number of contests can be accommodated also).

Students must produce Boxers Record Card (Medical Cert) at the weigh-in.

To enter send on details of the boxers to:

IT Carlow Boxing Club

C/O  Carmel Lynch, Sports Officer IT Carlow:   087 -2646608

E mail :

IT Carlow Boxing Coach – Andy Larkin : 086 -3886566

E mail :

The information required is:

Boxer’s name, Institution, No. of bouts, Exact Weight, Moblie No. (also Coach’s mobile).

IATBA Intervarsity Open Finals – Results

2013 IATBA Intervarsity Open

2013 IATBA Intervarsity Open


1.           60 Kg John Quigley (DCU) beat Kevin Moran (DIT) (Unan.)

2.           64 Kg Terry Keegan (DCU) lost to Fionnbarr Thompson (UL) (Unan.)

3.           67 Kg Kieran Farrell (NUIG) lost to Louis Cronin (UCC) (Maj.)

4.           71Kg Robert Egan (DCU) beat Adam Bruton (DIT) (rtd 2)

5.           75Kg Chris McCarthy (UCC) beat Kyle Preston Kelly (UL) (Unan.)

6.           81Kg Shane Trimble (DIT) beat Jamie O’Keefe (UCC) (Maj.)

7.           91Kg David Lynam (NUIG) beat Manus McHugh (LyIT) (Maj.)

86 Kg Michael O’Donoghue (Cork IT) W/O

75 Kg Jessica Shine (UCC) W/O

57 Kg Lisa Ann Lonergan (UCC) W/O

57 Kg Patrick Xie (UCC) W/O

91+Kg  Ceginkas Egiditus (IT Tralee) W/O


8.           60kg Mark Teahan (Dundalk IT) lost to Mark Kirwan (UL) (Unan.)

9.           71Kg Jamie Griffin (NUIM)  lost to Bryan Walsh (DIT) (Unan.)

75Kg Andrew Begley (ITT, D) W/O

81Kg Dimitrij Markouskij  (IT Carlow) W/O

86Kg Shane Noonan (DCU) W/O


10.         54 Kg Lily de la Cour (UCC) beat Daria Lach (Cavan Institute) (Maj.)

11.         66 Kg Clare Grace (DCU) beat Amanda Coughlan ( IT Tralee) (Unan.)

12.         60 Kg Deirdre Begley (UCC) beat Maria Faney (IT Sligo) (Unan.)

13.         60 KG Noel Kehoe (IT Carlow)  lost to Lee Boyd (LyIT) (Unan.)

14.         64 KG Keith Gallagher (IT Sligo) beat Rohan Date (WIT) (Maj.)

15.         69 Kg Craig Mc Carthy (WIT) lost to Michael Bustard (Trinity) (Unan.)

16.         81 KG Eamon Tighe (NUIG) lost to Steven O’Reilly (LyIT) (Unan.)

52KG Thomas J. Waite (Belfast Met.) W/O

75KG Ryan Dervan (NUIG) W/O

91KG James Kelly (IT Carlow) W/O

91+KG David Timlin (GMIT) W/O

IATBA Intervarsity Open Finals

The Finals conclude tomorrow at the National Stadium with 17 finals down for decision. Weigh-in at 0800 – 0900 am in the ringside with competition commencing at 10.00 am. Please ensure that you bring as much support as possible to the finals at the home of Irish boxing.

Sunday March 3rd, IATBA Finals 2013


  1. 75Kg  Jessica Shine (UCC) W/O
  2. 57 Kg Lisa Ann Lonergan (UCC) W/O
  3. 57 Kg Patrick Xie (UCC) W/O
  4. 60Kg John Quigley (DCU)                                                               Kevin Moran (DIT)
  5. 64Kg Terry Keegan (DCU)                                                 Fionnbarr Thompson (UL)
  6. 67 Kg Kieran Farrell (NUIG)                                                          Louis Cronin (UCC)
  7. 71Kg Robert Egan (DCU)                                                               Adam Bruton (DIT)
  8. 75Kg Chris McCarthy (UCC)                                                  Kyle Preston Kelly (UL)
  9. 81Kg Shane Trimble (DIT)                                                         Jamie O Keefe (UCC)
  10. 86Kg Paul O Neill (IT Tallaght)                                    Michael O’Donoghue (Cork IT)
  11. 91Kg David Lynam (NUIG)                                                      Manus McHugh (LyIT)
  12. 91+Kg  Ceginkas Egiditus (IT Tralee) W/O


  1. 60kg Mark Teahan (Dundalk IT)                                                      Mark Kirwan (UL)
  2. 71Kg Jamie Griffin (NUIM)                                                              Bryan Walsh (DIT)
  3. 75Kg Andrew Begley (ITT, D) W/O
  4. 81Kg Dimitrij Markouskij  (IT Carlow) W/O
  5. 86Kg Shane Noonan (DCU) W/O


  1. 54Kg Lily De la Cour (UCC)                                           Daria Lach (Cavan Institute)
  2. 66Kg Clare Grace (DCU)                                            Amanda Coughlan ( IT Tralee)
  3. 60Kg Deirdre Begley (UCC)                                                   Maria Faney (Sligo IT)
  4. 52KG T.J Waite W/O
  5. 60KG Noel Kehoe (IT Carlow)                                                        Lee Boyd (LyIT)
  6. 64KG Keith Gallagher (IT Sligo)                                                   Rohan Date (WIT)
  7. 69Kg Craig Mc Carthy (WIT)                                         Michael Bustard (Trinity)
  8. 75KG Ryan Dervan (NUIG) W/O                                               
  9. 81KG Eamon Tighe (NUIG)                                                 Steven O’Reilly (LyIT)
  10. 91KG James Kelly (IT Carlow) W/O
  11. 91+KG David Timlin (GMIT) W/O

IATBA Intervarsity Semi-Finals – Updated

Saturday March 2nd Contests 

        Red                                                                               Blue


1. 64 Kg S/F Terry Keegan (DCU)                                       Faheem Noonan (GMIT)

2. 64 Kg SF Sean Cuddy (DCU)                                        Fionnbarr Thompson (UL)

3. 67 Kg S/F Jack Higgins (NUIG)                                              Kieran Farrell (NUIG)

4. 67 Kg S/F Brian Fitzsimons (ITB)                                          Louis Cronin (UCC)

5. 71 Kg S/F Robert Egan (DCU)                                                 Eoin Raftery (DCU)

6. 71 Kg S/F Samir Parker (GMIT)                                                Adam Bruton (DIT)

7. 75 Kg S/F Kayode Ayidne (ITTD)                                       Kyle Preston Kelly (UL)

8. 81 Kg S/F Edwin Whelan (ITT, D)                                           Shane Trimble (DIT)

9. 81 kg S/F Jamie O Keefe (UCC)                                      Conor Keane (IT Tralee)

10. 91 Kg S/F David Lynam (NUIG) W/O

11. 91+ Kg S/F Jack Kennedy (GMIT)                                    Ryan Dempsey (GMIT)

12. 91+ Kg S/F Kenneth Kelleher (UCC)                      Ceginkas Egiditus (IT Tralee)


13. 71 Kg S/F Gavin Butler (LIT)                                                 Jamie Griffin (NUIM)

14. 71 Kg S/F Bryan Walsh (DIT)                                                     David Lewis (UL)


15. 69 Kg S/F Seosamh Ferry (UL)                                          Craig McCarthy (WIT)

16. 69 Kg S/F Michael Bustard (Trinity)                                        Conor Duffy (DCU)

IATBA Finals Weekend

IATBA FinalsThe 2013 IATBA Intervarsity opens have been the biggest yet, with over 100 entries from student boxers from all over Ireland. The boxers on show range from novice right through to national  champions.
The IATBA opens will conclude this weekend at the  National Stadium with 18 finals down for decision on Sunday. Semi-finals will be held on Saturday, with the weigh-in from 10.30 am to 11.30 am, and boxing commencing at 12 pm.
Weigh-in for Sunday’s Finals will take place between 8 am – 9 am with the boxing commencing at 10 am.

The full draw for the two days of boxing is available to download below

Contest List.

The order of the program is subject to change. Best of luck to all of the competitors!

IATBA Intervarsity Opens Semi-Finals


2013 IATBA Intervarsity Open

2013 IATBA Intervarsity Open

The IATBA Intervarsity Opens conclude next weekend with the semis and finals at the National stadium. Weigh-in on Saturday will be from 10.30-1130 am. Boxing to start at 12 pm. There will be a €5 cover charge  for entry to stadium on both days. Boxers must make weight category they have entered each day. Weigh-in on Sunday from  0800-0900 am. Boxing to commence afterwards.

Saturday March 2nd Contests – Provisional

Red                                                                                              Blue


1. 64 Kg S/F Terry Keegan (DCU)                                       Faheem Noonan (GMIT)

2. 64 Kg SF Sean Cuddy (DCU)                                        Fionnbarr Thompson (UL)

3. 67 Kg S/F Jack Higgins (NUIG)                                             Kieran Farrell (NUIG)

4. 67 Kg S/F Brian Fitzsimons (ITB)                                          Louis Cronin (UCC)

5. 71 Kg S/F Robert Egan (DCU)            Eoin Raftery (DCU)/Daniel Fulham (ITT, D)

6. 71 Kg S/F Jack Ebbs (ITT, D)/Samir Parker (GMIT)  Keith Neary (LyIT)/Adam Bruton (DIT)

7. 75 Kg S/F Kayode Ayidne (ITTD)                                 Kyle Preston Kelly (UL)

8. 81 Kg S/F Edwin Whelan (ITT, D)                                      Shane Trimble (DIT)

9. 81 kg S/F Jamie O Keefe (UCC)                                    Conor Keane (IT Tralee)

10. 91 Kg S/F David Lynam (NUIG) W/O

11. 91+ Kg S/F Jack Kennedy (GMIT)                                Ryan Dempsey (GMIT)

12. 91+ Kg S/F Kenneth Kelleher (UCC)                      Ceginkas Egiditus (IT Tralee)


13. 71Kg S/F Gavin Butler (LIT)                                              Jamie Griffin (NUIM)

14. 71 Kg S/F Bryan Walsh (DIT)                                             David Lewis (UL)


15. 69Kg S/F Sheosamh Ferry (UL)                                        Craig McCarthy (WIT)

16. 69Kg S/F Michael Bustard (Trinity)                                    Conor Duffy (DCU)

IATBA Intervarsity Opens 2013 – 1st Weekend Results


James Kennedy (NUIG) v Eddie Whelan (ITT, D) Referee: Martin O’Neill

The 2013 IATBA Intervarsity Opens began last weekend at the home of Irish Boxing, The National Stadium. 102 student boxers from 21 colleges and universities weighed-in for the event. DCU, Inchicore CFE, Belfast Metropolitan College and Trinity College were competing for the first time in an IATBA event.

The DCU boxing team secured 6 wins from 8 bouts in the first weekend, with IT Tallaght taking 5 wins. The University of Limerick had a 100% record, winning all 5 of their bouts.

Results Saturday Feb 23, 2013

1. Novice 64 Kg Fionnbarr Thompson (UL) beat Stephen Murray (DCU) (Unan.)

2. Novice 64 Kg Tony McSweeney (UCC) lost to Alhassan Shaar (ITT, D) (Unan.)

3. Senior 69 Kg Paul Sweeney (GMIT) lost to Cian D’arcy (IT Tralee) (Unan.)

4. Novice 67 Kg Jack Higgins (NUIG) beat David Galvin (UCC) (Unan.)

5. Senior 69 Kg Diego Capucci (ICFE) lost to Michael Bustard (Trinity) (Maj.)

6. Novice 67 Kg Jack Haverty (UCC) lost to Kieran Farrell (NUIG) (Unan.)

7. Novice 75 Kg Paul Sweeney (GMIT) lost to Thomas Farrelly (Unan.)

8. Novice 75 Kg Kayode Ayidne (ITT, D) beat Derek Walsh (ITT, D) (unan.)

9. Novice 75 Kg Kyle Preston Kelly (UL) beat Alan Murphy (IT Carlow) (Unan.)

10. Novice 81 Kg James Kennedy (NUIG) lost to Edwin Whelan (ITT, D) (Maj.)

11. Novice 81 Kg Shane Trimble (DIT) beat Hugh O’Connor (Cork IT) (RSC 2)

12. Novice 81 Kg Ayotunle Bakare (GMIT) lost to Jamie O’Keefe (UCC) (Unan.)

13. Novice 81 Kg Conor Keane (IT Tralee) beat Thomas Ruane (GMIT) (Unan.)

14. Intermediate 71 Kg Oisin Morgan (DCU) lost to Bryan Walsh (DIT) (Unan.)

15. Intermediate 71 Kg David Lewis (UL) beat John Coyle (GMIT) (Unan.)

16. F Senior 60 Kg Deirdre Begley (UCC) beat Shauna Ward (NUIG) (Unan.)

17. F Senior 54 Kg Lily de la Cour (UCC) beat Jade Corcoran (ICFE) (Unan.)

Results – Sun Feb 24, 2013

1. Novice 91 Kg Taiwo Tibetan (GMIT) lost to Manus McHugh (LYIT) (Maj.)

2. Novice 71 Kg Austin Kenny (ITT, D) lost to Keith Neary (LYIT) (Unan.)

3. Novice 60 Kg John Quigley (DCU) beat John Evans (NUIG) (Unan.)

4. Novice 64 Kg Terry Keegan (DCU) beat Fionn Bowles (Cork IT) (RSC2)

5. Novice 64 Kg Liam Brennan (GMIT) lost to Faheem Noonan (GMIT) (Maj.)

6. Novice 64 Kg Parnell Watters (NUIG) lost to Séan Cuddy (DCU) (RSC3)

7. Novice 64 Kg Fionnbarr Thompson (UL) beat Alhassan Shaar (ITT, D) (Unan.)

8. Novice 71 Kg Eoin Raftery (ITT, D) beat Robinson Mondonedo (Cork IT) (Unan.)

9. Novice 75 Kg Chris McCarthy (UCC) beat Thomas Farrelly (IT Carlow) (Unan.)

10. Novice 71 Kg Samir Parker (GMIT) beat Eoin Stack (UCC) (Unan.)

11. Senior 69 Kg Daragh Finn (LIT Tipp) lost to Sheosamh Ferry (UL) (Maj.)

12. Senior 69 Kg Craig McCarthy (WIT) W/O

13. Senior 69 Kg Conor Duffy (DCU) beat Cian D’Arcy (IT Tralee) (RSCI 1)

14. Novice 71 Kg Daniel Fulham (ITT, D) beat Aaron O’Byrne (ITT, D) (RSCI3)

15. Novice 71 Kg Jack Ebbs (ITT, D) beat Daniel Winston (ITT, D) (Unan.)

16. Novice 71 Kg Adam Bruton (DIT) W/O

17. Novice 71 Kg Conor Egan (DIT) lost to Robert Egan (DCU) (RSC 3)