The curtain closed on the 2018 IATBA championships on St. Patrick’s Day at the National Stadium. There were 24 finals boxed across novice, intermediate and senior classes.
Dublin City University retained their status as top student boxing team with four gold medals earned inside the squared circle, all be it with a less clear cut margin – reduced from the seven golds won in 2017. DCU ABC were also the only team to earn more than 10 contest wins over the course of the championships with 13, followed by University of Limerick with 8 and Cork IT and GMIT with 7 wins each.
It was a much more competitive championships across the board with the medals shared between 22 different colleges. This speaks to the hard work and dedication being put in by boxers, coaches and committee members in colleges around Ireland and the support given to them by sports officers.
Results and reports from the championships can be found at the links below.