European Olympic Boxing Qualifier

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The European Olympic Boxing qualifier – which runs from 14-24 March – will see around 342 men and women compete from around 45 countries. It is one of several qualifiers held around the world as numbers are whittled down to 186 men and 100 women who will be at Tokyo 2020.

Ireland has a team of 8 male and 5 female boxers at the event seeking Olympic qualification.

The qualifiers can be watched online at the Olympic Channel: https://www.olympicchannel.com/en/events/detail/tokyo-2020-boxing-olympic-qualification-tournaments/

2020 IATBA Champions

The 2020 IATBA Championships concluded Sunday 08 March at the National Stadium with 56 new IATBA champions crowned. This was the 10th anniversary IATBA championships since the association was founded in 2010.

Belfast Metropolitan College Boxing Academy and NUI Galway Boxing Club both emerged with nine IATBA titles and three silver medals. However, NUI Galway was the most successful team as they won six gold medals through in-ring competition and Belfast met won five gold medals.

NUI Galway succeed their (friendly) city rivals GMIT Boxing Club, who were 2019’s outstanding student boxing club.

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NUI Galway Boxing Club

 

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Belfast Met Boxing Club

 

Full List of Champions and Medallists

IATBA 2020 FINAL Results

The Irish Athletic Third-level Boxing Association wish to thank all the officials who volunteered their services over the weekend and all the coaches for their dedication to the sport.

Special thanks to all the student boxers for their commitment and dedication to boxing whilst undertaking academic courses.

 

IATBA Championships 2020 Session 2

Weigh in for Saturday 07 March from 8 – 9am.

All boxers competing for the first time in the championships must weigh in.

All Seniors and Intermediates must weigh in.

All finalists must weigh in.

All male boxers must be clean shaven at weigh in and for contests.

Boxers must present their student ID card and boxing record book at the weigh in.

Only Novices competing in their second contest of the championships, in semi finals do not have to weigh in.

There are 9 finals starting from bout 52.

IATBA QUARTER FINALS

Boxing is underway.

Bouts 3, 4, 5 and 8 are walkovers. All other contests as per program.

Bout 1 Patrick Graham WIT beat Colin Koyce UCC 2-1

Bout 2 Blaine Keenan Bel. Met beat Shane Hurley UCC RSC 3

Bout 6 Jack Butler Finlay NUIG beat Aaron Lyons UCC 2-1

Bout 7 Samuel Adebayo UCC beat Daniel Griffin UCC 3-0

Bout 9 Aaron Cosgrove NUIG beat Colm O Gadhra UCC 3-0

Bout 10 Rory Trainor Belfast Met beat Jamiu Adio TUD 3-0

Bout 11 Luke Burke WIT beat Eoin Collins IT Carlow 2 – 1

Bout 12 Cullen McDonagh GMIT beat Alexander Carpenter DCU 2-1

Bout 13 Conor Reneghan SRC beat Harrison Jameson DKIT 3-0

Bout 14 Matthew McCole LYIT beat Derek Murray CIT ABD2

Bout 15 Aaron Tuke UL beat Michael Kinsella UL 2-0

Bout 16 Terry McEntee DCU beat Fearghal de Faoite UL ABD1

IATBA Championships Q-Finals

The IATBA Intervarsity Boxing Championships will commence at the National Stadium on Friday evening, 06 March, with 16 quarter-finals contests down for decision.

Friday 06 March Schedule:
Weigh-in: 8am – 9am (Boxers must indicate if they are using this option – no weight allowance at morning weigh-in)
5pm – 6pm (Boxers have an allowance of exactly 1Kg due to an evening weigh-in)

Boxers are requested to state which weigh-in they will attend by email to iatba.2020@gmail.com. If no email is forthcoming then the 5pm – 6pm weigh-in is assumed.

Capture

Boxers must present their boxing record book at the weigh-in.

Their student ID card must also be presented for checking.

Competition

  1. Target start time for boxing is 7.30pm.
  2. All Novice class boxers  must wear headguards
  3. Boxers with long hair must keep it contained within the headguard with a hair net or bandanna.
  4. 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.
  5. Coaches must wear tracksuits and trainers at all sessions, and endeavour to set a high standard of hygiene in the corners.
  6. All decisions must be accepted in a sporting manner.
  7. Seconds must collect their boxer’s record book from the top table right after the boxer has lost and the bout has been logged in their record book.
  8. Questions to the Supervisor’s table are not permitted unless absolutely essential – the top table must be able to concentrate fully on the field of play at all times.
  9. Checking of boxers’ record books by coaches or other boxers is prohibited – record books of boxers will be thoroughly checked by the organising committee to ensure that mismatches do not occur. Safety of all competitors is paramount.

2020 IATBA Championships

All boxers entered in the IATBA Championships not featured in the published draw sheets were unopposed in their weight categories, and won their championships by walkover. Those boxers are in the list below.

Category Weight (Kg) Name College
FY 64 Hollie Weir BMC
MY 81 Carter Harbinson BMC
75 Joseph Burke NWRC
JN 54 Mubarak Ahmed BMC
92 Jonathon Carey CIT
FN 60 Filumena Flanagan NUIG
57 Kirsty Moran NUIG
70 Mary Elizabeth Taylor CIT
66 Chloe Collins GMIT
86 Cara Cleary GMIT
75 Taryn Tanton ITC
SN 92 Israel Akinniranye DCU
54 Matthew McConachie SERC
57 Cian O’Reilly UCD
FI 69 Rachel Buchanan GMIT
51 Olivia Grant QUB
57 Dearbhla Snow UCC
60 Lauryn Walsh UCC
MS 52 Rickey Nesbitt DKIT
91 Thomas O’Toole GMIT
FS 80 Aoibhe Carabine GMIT

 

2020 IATBA Championships Draw

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The IATBA Intervarsity Boxing Championships will commence at the National Stadium on Friday evening, 06 March, with 16 quarter-finals contests down for decision. 145 student boxers entered the championships.

Semi-finals will be held on Saturday 07 March.

Finals will be held on Sunday 08 March.

Draw Sheets are available at the links below.

Boxers not listed on the draw sheets won their categories by walkover. These boxers are not required to weigh in to claim their championships.

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Semi-finals Day 2

Sunday Finals IATBA Championships

Schedule of the Championships
Important: All Intermediate and Senior boxers have to weigh-in on the day(s) they compete.
Novice boxers weigh-in on the first day they compete and on finals day.

Friday:
Weigh-in: 8am – 9am (Boxers must indicate if they are using this option – no weight allowance at morning weigh-in)
5pm – 6pm (Boxers have an allowance of exactly 1KG due to an evening weigh-in)

Boxing: 7:30pm in the National Boxing Stadium

Saturday:
Weigh-in: 8am – 9am (For all boxers except novice boxers having their second contest of the championships. All finalists must weigh in)

Boxing: 11am in the National Boxing Stadium
34 semi-finals followed by 11 finals.

Sunday:
Weigh-in: 8am – 9am (For all boxers)

Boxing: 11am in the H.P. Gym at the National Boxing Stadium.

Important to note that any boxer who fails to make their designated championship weight is automatically out of the championships. It is imperative that coaches make sure their boxers are on or below their weight to avoid disappointment.

Any boxers intending on doing the Friday morning weigh-in must notify the IATBA by email at iatba.2010@gmail.com before 5pm on Thursday 05 March. Otherwise, they will be expected at the evening weigh-in.

Male boxers must be clean shaven at the scales and upon entering the ring.

All novice boxers and all female boxers must wear headguards. Intermediate and Senior male boxers do not wear headguards.

Note: All colleges must have paid all the relevant entry fees in order for their students to compete.

Coaching Course

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Please complete the contact form below if you are involved with a college boxing club, or are a college/university student and are interested in undertaking an IABA Level 1 Boxing Coaching Course.

Fill in your name, email and a brief account of your circumstances (what college you’re in, why you want to do the course etc.).

2020 IATBA Championships Circular

The 2020 IATBA Championships will run over two weekends at the National Boxing Stadium beginning Friday 06 March. Entries will open Monday 10 Feb and will be made online through a link here on http://www.iatba.ie. Closing date for entries is Wednesday 26 Feb at 11pm.

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Irish Athletic Third-level Boxing Association (IATBA) Championships 2020 for third level students.

Venue: National Boxing Stadium, 145 South Circular Road, Dublin 8

Day 1: March 06

Weigh-in and box at the National Boxing Stadium

Day 2: March 07

Weigh-in and box at the National Boxing Stadium

Day 3: March 08

Weigh-in and box at the National Boxing Stadium

Day 4: March 13

Weigh-in and box at the National Boxing Stadium

Day 5: March 14 (if required)

Weigh-in and box at the National Boxing Stadium

All officials will be drawn from those not selected by their provinces for National Championships where boxing takes place on the same day as other National Championships.

Entries:

  • IATBA Athlete Membership fee is €7
  • Competitor entry fee is €25
  • Championships entry is pre-paid and non-refundable
  • 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.
  • Closing date for entries is Wednesday 26 Feb at 11pm.

In addition, all third-level institutions entering Competitors for this Championships must pay an IATBA membership fee of €100 for 2020. Sport Officers / Club Officials are requested to contact IATBA at iatba.2010@gmail.com to organize this payment as soon as possible, in order to facilitate the administration of the Championships.

Important – Entries will only be accepted once approved by the third-level institutions’ Sports Officers / Students Services Staff member. Boxers can only compete with the permission of their academic institutions’ sports officer or equivalent. No entry will be official until payment is received by IATBA.

Registration

The championships are by pre-entry only. The draw will be done a week in advance of the first day of competition based on the given weights in the entry forms. Boxers must make their entered weight. Any boxer who fails to make their weight on their first day of boxing (or any subsequent day) is eliminated from the competition.

Novices weigh in on first day they compete and Finals day.

Boxers in all other categories weigh-in any day they box.

Draw: Shall take place on Friday 28 Feb. Draw will be made available at http://www.iatba.ie.

Boxing: Starts 06 March 2020.

Remaining sessions contingent on entries, details to be announced after the competition draw.

Classifications:

Note: The term “Elite” refers to age classification only and is not related to the ability or experience of the Boxer.

Elite: Male and Female Competitors aged 19 – 40 years old in 2020.

Youth: Male and Female Competitors aged 17-18 years old in 2020.

Qualifying Criteria:

  1. Competitors must be Elite Boxers: born between 01 January 1980 – 31 December 2001, or Youth Boxers: born between 01 January 01 2002 – 15 January 2003.
  2. Competitors must be fully registered, and hold a student card for the institution with which they are internally registered for the current academic year.
  3. Competitors must have successfully completed second-level education (Leaving Cert or equivalent), and be currently pursuing a course of study that leads to an award ranked at a minimum of Level 6 up to Level 10 on Quality and Qualifications Ireland’s (QQI) National Framework of Qualifications, or minimum Level 4 up to Level 8 on the Northern Ireland National Qualifications Framework.
  4. Individuals undertaking courses at third-level institutions as part of an apprenticeship programme are not eligible to compete.
  5. Competitors must be currently registered members of the IABA, and members of an affiliated Boxing Club of the IABA.

Categories & Weights for Elite Male Competitors are:

Junior Novice (0 – 3 bouts and first registered to IABA from 04 March 2019)

3 x 2 minutes rounds

51 – 54 Kg
57 Kg
60 Kg
63 Kg
66 Kg
69 Kg
72 Kg
75 Kg
78 Kg
81 Kg
86 Kg
91 Kg
91+ Kg

Senior Novice (4 – 10 bouts and first registered to IABA from 01 January 2017)

3 x 2 minutes rounds

51 – 54 Kg
57 Kg
60 Kg
64 Kg
67 Kg
71 Kg
75 Kg
81 Kg
86 Kg
91 Kg
91+ Kg

Intermediate (11 – 25 bouts, or 0 – 25 bouts and registered to IABA prior to 01 January 2017)

3 x 3 minutes rounds

49 – 52 Kg
56 Kg
60 Kg
64 Kg
69 Kg
75 Kg
81 Kg
91 Kg
91+ Kg

Senior (> 25 bouts)

3 x 3 minutes rounds

49 – 52 Kg
57 Kg
63 Kg
69 Kg
75 Kg
81 Kg
91 Kg
91+ Kg

Categories for Elite Female Competitors are:

Novice (0 -3 bouts)

3 x 2 minutes rounds

45 – 48 Kg
51 Kg
54 Kg
57 Kg
60 Kg
63 Kg
66 Kg
70 Kg
75 Kg
80 Kg
86 Kg

Intermediate (4-12 bouts)

3 x 3 minutes rounds

45 – 48 Kg
51 Kg
54 Kg
57 Kg
60 Kg
64 Kg
69 Kg
75 Kg
81 Kg
81+ Kg

Senior (> 12 bouts)

3 x 3 minutes rounds

45 – 48 Kg
51 Kg
54 Kg
57 Kg
60 Kg
64 Kg
69 Kg
75 Kg
80 Kg
80+ Kg

Youth Categories are:

Open class (any experience level)

Male Youth

3 x 3 minutes rounds

46 – 49 Kg
52 Kg
56 Kg
60 Kg
64 Kg
69 Kg
75 Kg
81 Kg
91 Kg
91+ Kg

Female Youth

3 x 3 minutes rounds

45 – 48 Kg
51 Kg
54 Kg
57 Kg
60 Kg
64 Kg
69 Kg
75 Kg
81 Kg
81+ Kg

Note: Boxers who have won an IATBA championship at a certain category automatically move up a category class, regardless of their number of bouts.

Note: Boxers may move up one experience level for reasons of competition on request to the organizing committee. However, boxers who choose to exercise this option may not move back down an experience class for future IATBA events.

Note: The Junior Novice Category is intended for Competitors that are in their first year of boxing. Competitors registered to IABA earlier than 04 March 2019, and having not more than 3 bouts must compete in the Senior Novice category regardless of the number of bouts on their record book. This is to ensure that Boxers with more sparring experience do not obtain an unfair advantage over less experienced Boxers.

All Novice Competitors must include their date of registration on the Competition Entry Form. The organizing committee will check all boxing cards at registration.

Irish Athletic Third-level Boxing Association 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. Please note that, under AIBA rules, boxers who are engaged in ’Other Physical Contact Sports’ are not eligible to compete. Refer to www.aiba.org for more information.

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

Non-Pregnancy Declaration forms must be signed for female athletes.

Attire: 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. No caps/hats allowed. Only qualified coaches will be allowed in the corners.

Novice Males, Youths and all Female competitors must wear headguards. Females put their head-guard on in the ring. Competitors with long hair must keep it contained within the headguard with a hairnet, swim cap or bandana.

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, Orange or Pink coloured gum shields are forbidden. Any competitor entering the ring with either colour gum shield will not be allowed to box and a walkover to their opponent will be called.

Sportsmanship: All decisions must be accepted in a sporting manner. Respect shall be shown to the ringside officials at all times.

2019 IATBA Championships Report

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John Marshall (DCU) silver medallist, Eddie Cummins, referee, and Bryan McNamee (LYIT) gold medallist, after their Senior 75Kg final bout.

The IATBA Championships concluded on Sunday March 10th at the National Stadium Dublin after four days of top quality boxing. GMIT emerged as the most successful team in the championships with six IATBA titles, followed by UCC and UL with five titles each. DCU, whom had been the top team each time in the past number of years, finished with four titles won.

With over 170 entries, these third-level championships cater for all class ranges, where boxers can participate to represent their third level institution from complete beginner up to elite class standard. Three current IABA Elite Champions entered – Regan Buckley (Bray IFE), Patryk Adamus (NCI) and Thomas O’Toole (GMIT).

Saturday and Sunday, March 2nd and 3rd, saw the action get underway and some contests were in the balance up to the final bell. Justin Tang (CIT) edged William O’Connor (NUIG) on a 2-1 split decision in the Junior Novice 72KG division. Kevin Beirne (UL) also took a 2-1 split decision over Eoin O’Connor (MU) in another very close contest in the Junior Novice 75KG division. Conor Glackin (NUIG) also had to wait until the final bell to be sure of his win in another excellent contest with Declan Garvey (TCD). Glackin took it 2-1 to progress in the Junior Novice 75KG division. Harry Walsh (DCU) edged Luke Burke (WIT) on a 2-1 split decision to book his semi final spot and it all came down to the last round as both boxers were level going into it. On another day, Burke could have taken it but the difference between these boxers was minimal. There is definitely the making of a rematch somewhere down the line with these two! The Senior 63KG division threw up a classic when Sean Gallagher (TCD) got matched with Terry McEntee (DCU). After three quality rounds of boxing by both boxers, McEntee’s quantity of punching and supreme fitness levels came to the fore as he took the contest by a unanimous decision. This bout was followed by another top quality contest where Edgar Vuskans (QUB) took a 2-1 decision over Daryl Clarke (UU) in the Senior 69KG division. The result of this bout hung on the result of the last round and Vuskans had enough energy left in the tank to take it on all the judges scorecards. In the Senior 75KG division, Bryan McNamee (LYIT) took a unanimous decision over Airijus Vitlipas (NCI) in another top quality bout between two very experienced boxers.

The semi-finals saw Mary Kate Slattery (TCD) take a 2-1 split decision over Mai Nguyen (TU Dublin) in the Female Intermediate 57KG division. This contest was decided in the final round as both boxers were level after the first two rounds and Slattery got the nod in the last. In the Junior Novice 60KG semi-final, Donagh Egan (UCD) took a unanimous decision over Dean McMahon (MU). In the Junior Novice 69KG division, Beniamin Olar (CIT) took a unanimous decision over Michael Treanor (ITC). In the Junior Novice 72KG semi-final, Sean Owens took a split decision over Niall English in the all University of Limerick battle. Sean McDonnell (UCD) took a unanimous decision over Justin Tang (CIT) in the corresponding semi-final. In the Junior Novice 75KG semi-final, Brian O’Leary (UCC) beat Kevin Beirne (UL) on a unanimous decision while Harry Walsh (DCU) beat Conor Glackin (NUIG) 2-1 on the other side of the draw. The Junior Novice 91+KG semis saw Israel Akinniranye (DCU) win on a unanimous decision over Daniel Clarke (NUIG). Samuel Ilesanmi (TU Dublin) took a unanimous decision over Eithan Ntibimenya (MU). In the Senior Novice 63KG semi-final, Gavin Bradshaw (ICFE) beat Alfred Ololabi (TU Dublin) after the contest was abandoned before round three. The Senior Novice 75KG semi-final saw Jean Pierre Kaluena take a unanimous decision over Zana Palani (TU Dublin) while Conor McGinn (DCU) took a unanimous decision over Ruaidhri O’Conaill (UL) in the corresponding semi-final. In the Intermediate 69KG division, Mikey Keating (WIT) took a 2-1 split over Colm Conneely (NUIG) and again this contest went down to the wire before Keating had his hand raised. In the second Intermediate 69KG semi-final, Kieran McCole (DCU) took a unanimous decision over Jordan Hamilton (BMC) but only after taking the final round on all the judges scorecards. In the Intermediate 81KG semi-final, Harrison Eghosa Igharo (DKIT) took a unanimous decision over Matthew Doherty (ITS). In the Senior 75KG division semi-finals, Bryan McNameee (LYIT) took a unanimous decision over Peter Fabian (TU Dublin) while John Marshall (DCU) took a 2-1 split decision over James Gerard McDonagh (GMIT).

The finals were every bit as exciting as the earlier sessions and in the female novice 57KG final, Dearbhla Snow (UCC) took home the gold after a unanimous decision over Áine McKee (QUB). In the Novice 60KG final, Lauryn Walsh (UCC) showed her class as she overcame Kylie O’Donoghue (UL) by unanimous decision to make it a one two for UCC. Rachel Buchanan (GMIT) got the upper hand on city rival Aisling Parra Haren (NUIG) to take a unanimous decision and the 66KG Novice title. James Moone kept the UCC flag flying when he took a 2-1 split decision win over Donagh Egan (UCD) to claim the Junior Novice 60KG title. In the Junior Novice 63KG final, Darren O’Connor (NUIG) took a unanimous decision over Jamiu Adio (TU Dublin). In the Junior Novice 66KG final, Owen Doyle (MU) stopped his opponent John Dunne (UL) in the third round to claim the title. Danny Maguire (DCU) took a 2-1 split decision win over Beniamin Olar (CIT) in the Junior Novice 69KG final. This contest went right down to the wire with everything evenly poised up to the final bell where eventually, Maguire got the nod. The Junior Novice 72KG final saw Sean McDonnell (UCD) take a unanimous decision over Sean Owens (UL) to claim the title and Brian O’Leary (UCC) did likewise in the Junior Novice 75KG final with a unanimous win over Harry Walsh (DCU). The Junior Novice 78KG final saw Cian Fitzgerald Bradley (UL) take a unanimous decision over Stephen Lee (CIT) while in the Junior Novice 86KG final, Paul Buckley (UCC) got the unanimous decision win over Michael Conlan (SWRC). The Junior Novice 91+KG title was won by Samuel Ilesanmi (TU Dublin) following a unanimous decision over Israel Akinniranye (DCU).

The Senior Novice 60KG final was an excellent tussle between Adam Kiely (WIT) and MacDara O’Morain (UCD). With little between the boxers in a hard-hitting contest, Kiely took the verdict on a 2-1 split decision to claim the title. The Senior Noovice 63KG final followed with Gavin Bradshaw (ICFE) having the better of the bout against Gerard Hughes (BMC) to claim a unanimous decision. The Senior Novice 66KG final was an all TU Dublin affair between Jean Galino and Andre Mendes. This was another bout that went to the last round and Mendes got the nod from all the judges to claim the title. The Senior Novice 69KG final was a similar affair with the decision resting on the last round where David Giles (GMIT) eventually took it to claim a unanimous win over Alex Smirnov (TCD). The Senior Novice 72KG final saw another title go to GMIT when Jack McHugh took a unanimous decision win over John McLoughlin (BMC). In the Senior Novice 75KG final, Jean Pierre Kaluena (DKIT) took a unanimous decision win over Conor McGinn (DCU) despite a very strong last round from McGinn. In the Senior Novice 86KG final, Jordan Doyle (UL) dominated his opponent Ayo Bakare (GMIT) to take the title on a unanimous decision. The Senior Novice 91+KG decider was a classic between two big men. Taiwo Tibetan (GMIT) dominated the opening two rounds and even gave his opponent a count in the second but Mushin Nassir (TU Dublin) refused to give up and landed some huge shots in the final round to hand Tibetan a count. After three pulsating rounds, Tibetan got the decision from all the judges to bring another title back to GMIT.

In the Youth 63KG final, Jack McGivern (BMC) used his vast experience to overcome Jack Gill (MU) and take the title with a unanimous decision. In the Youth 75KG final, Louis Browne (SRC) took a split decision win over Martín O’Donaicha (OFCFE) in a contest that saw big shots landed by both boxers.

The Intermediate finals started with Eirinn Rocks (BMC) taking the 57KG title following a unanimous decision win over Kevin McGrath (TU Dublin). In the 60KG Intermediate final, Eoghan Chelmiah (ITC) took a 2-1 split decision win over Daniel Glavin (CIT). The Intermediate 63KG final saw Ryan McCarthy (CIT) and Martin Tolan (BMC) get stuck into an action packed contest from first to last bell. McCarthy took the unanimous decision win and Tolan made him work hard to earn it. This contest was followed by another classic when Mikey Keating (WIT) and Kieran McCole (DCU) faced off in the Intermediate 69KG decider. As with many of the really close bouts over the Championships, this contest came down to the last round and McCole shaded it in that last round to take a 2-1 split decision. The Intermediate 75KG final saw Euan McConnell (UU) facing Ronan Kelly (TU Dublin). Despite a strong showing from Kelly throughout, McConnell seemed to always have the upper hand and took the contest with a unanimous decision. The Intermediate final at 81KG proved to be another humdinger when Harrison Eghosa Igharo (DKIT) faced Danny Boyle (LYIT). With little to choose between the boxers over the first two rounds, Igharo shading the first and Boyle the second, it again came down to the last round. This round again was very close and the delay before announcing the decision only added to the suspense. Eventually, following a split 2-1 decision, Boyle was declared the winner and the title was going to Donegal.

In the Senior finals, the Female 48KG final was up first and Ciara Walsh (ICFE) faced Emma Feeney (Cavan Inst.). This was a tight contest with Feeney doing enough over the three rounds to win unanimously and bring the title back to Cavan. The Senior 57KG final was an all University of Limerick battle between Chloe O’Keefe and Joanne Padden. After three rounds of boxing, O’Keefe came out on top with a unanimous decision win. In the Senior 75KG final, Shannon Reilly (Bray IFE) took the title following a unanimous win over Renee Roach (DCU). In the battle of the men at Senior 63KG, Terry McEntee (DCU) retained his light welterweight title with a unanimous decision win over Tadgh McGowan (GMIT). McEntee turned the screw as the rounds wore on and handed standing counts to McGowan in the final round as it looked like a stoppage may have been on the cards. Tadgh McGowan however held firm and saw the contest out. The Senior 69KG final for the men saw two seasoned campaigners take to the ring. Edgar Vuskans (QUB) and Michael Kinsella (UL) served up a treat for the spectators but Vuskans received two public warnings for losing his gumshield during the bout and this left him with a huge uphill battle to try to win the contest. The final result was a 2-1 split in favour of Kinsella much to the delight of his cornermen and supporters. Vuskans however can be proud of his showing on the day. The Senior 75KG final saw Bryan McNamee (LYIT) take a unanimous decision win over John Marshall in another cracking contest. McNamee received a cut to the head in the first but he didn’t let it interfere with his progress as he continued to stand close to Marshall and offload big shots. To his credit, Marshall matched McNamee in the punching department but the Letterkenny IT boxer had a little bit more when it mattered. Overall, a cracking contest.

Report by Paddy Gallagher, IATBA

Pictures from the 2019 IATBA Championships

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Programs for Final Weekend of 2019 IATBA CHampionships

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Please find attached the schedule of bouts for finals weekend. Unfortunately, the IABA are holding a full program of Senior Cadet boxing next Saturday, and a Central Council meeting will also be taking place meaning that officials will not be available for our Championships. We have been advised that parking will also be at a premium and thus, the IATBA Committee have decided to postpone the remaining finals until the following day, Sunday, March 10th.

Friday night weigh-in is from 6pm-7pm (a 1KG allowance for evening weigh-in).

**All finalists must weigh-in**  The Senior 75KG semi-finalists must also weigh-in.

Boxing starts at 7:30pm.

Sunday, March 10th will conclude the finals and the weigh-in on Sunday morning will be from 8am-9am.**All boxers must weigh-in on finals day** No allowance givenBoxing will commence at 11am.

VIDEOS/DVD’sAll contests at the 2019 IATBA Championships have been recorded individually by Michael Hade. Anybody wishing to purchace their contest should contact Michael at 087-7054399 or on facebook at Michael Hade or on the National Stadium Boxing Videos page.

DVD’s of the bouts can be posted out or alternatively, bring a USB stick on the day of the finals and get your contest in a matter of minutes.

2019 IATBA Championships Registration and Competition Information

Guidelines for Registration and Competition at the IATBA Championships

  1. Registration & Entry Weigh-in: Saturday 02 March 2019 at 9:30-11:00 am in the High Performance Unit at the National Stadium
  2. Teams whom wish to pay outstanding fees may do so at the collection desk. Fees must be paid before boxers weigh-in.

Weigh-in Procedure

  1. Team Leader/Coach must declare if any of their team has withdrawn from the championships. Boxers may then start to weigh-in.
  2. Boxer must complete a weigh-in slip with their name, Club/College Code and their date of birth. Bring a pen! Club codes are on the entry list. 2019 ENTRY_LIST
  3. Boxer proceeds to the check-in desk and must present their student ID card and boxing record book for checking .
  4. Boxer presents their record book and weigh-in slip to the officer running the scales
  5. Boxer weighs-in.
  6. Boxer deposits their record book and weigh-in slip at the registration desk.

Championships Draw

  1. The draw will take place directly after the close of weigh-in
  2. Every team/boxer must be present or represented at the weigh-in
  3. In the case of a boxer being entered into an incorrect category, the boxer or their coach must bring this to the attention of the organising committee during the draw
  4. Draw sheets and order of bouts for 02 March will be published to the IATBA website; http://www.iatba.ie, as soon as possible after the draw.

Competition

  1. Target start time for boxing is 2.15pm. The start time will be announced after the draw
  2. All Novice class boxers and all Female boxers must wear headguards
  3. Boxers with long hair must keep it contained within the headguard with a hair net or bandanna.
  4. 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.
  5. Novices weigh in on first day and finals day. Boxers in all other categories weigh-in everyday that they box from 8:30-9:30 am.
  6. Coaches must wear tracksuits and trainers at all sessions, and endeavour to set a high standard of hygiene in the corners.
  7. All decisions must be accepted in a sporting manner.
  8. Seconds must collect their boxer’s record book from the top table right after the boxer has lost and the bout has been logged in their record book.
  9. Questions to the Supervisor’s table are not permitted unless absolutely essential – the top table must be able to concentrate fully on the field of play at all times.
  10. Checking of boxers’ record books by coaches or other boxers is prohibited – record books of boxers will be thoroughly checked by the organising committee to ensure that mismatches do not occur. Safety of all competitors is paramount.

 

The Irish Athletic Third-level Boxing Association wish all students competing a very successful championships.

 

Update on Entries for 2019 IATBA Championships

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Regular online entries will close at midnight on 26 February 2019. Late entries will be taken up to midnight on 28 February 2019 at a higher fee of €40. Best to get entered on time and save your money!

Payments

Colleges will be invoiced for outstanding fees after the entries close on 26 February. Students whom wish to pay their own entry fees must request a link by emailing iatba2010@gmail.com

Reminder

To complete the entry, two online forms must be completed. The first is the IATBA Membership Form for 2018/19 here.

Note: Information submitted in the entry form must be correct. Entrants will be vetted. Any entrant found to have understated their level of experience will be removed from the championships.

The second form is the actual entry form here.

Some students have only completed the registration form and not the entry form, and so have not officially entered

 

Entries Open for 2019 Irish Third-level Boxing Championships

Entries are now open for the 2019 Irish Third-level Boxing Championships.

To complete the entry, two online forms must be completed. The first is the IATBA Membership Form for 2018/19 below. Once the registration form is submitted the link to the entry form will be available.

Note: Information submitted in the entry form must be correct. Entrants will be vetted. Any entrant found to have understated their level of experience will be removed from the championships.

Entry fee of €30 will be requested once the entry form is submitted.

Any questions regarding the championships may be submitted by email to iatba2010@gmail.com

Information circular for the championships is available here: https://iatba.ie/2019/01/23/irish-third-level-boxing-championships-2019/

 

Irish Third Level Boxing Championships 2019

The Irish Athletic Third-level Boxing Association (IATBA) are proud to announce details of the upcoming 2019 Irish Boxing Championships for third level students at the home of Irish Boxing, the National Boxing Stadium.

Venue: National Boxing Stadium, 145 South Circular Road, Dublin 8

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Day 1: March 02
Weigh-in and box in H.P. Unit at the National Boxing Stadium
Day 2: March 03
Weigh-in and box in H.P Unit at the National Boxing Stadium
Day 3: March 08
Weigh-in and box in H.P Unit at the National Boxing Stadium
Day 4: March 09
Weigh-in and box in H.P. Unit at the National Boxing Stadium
All officials will be drawn from those not selected by their provinces for National Championships where boxing takes place on the same day as other National Championships.

 

Registration & Entry Weigh-in: Saturday March 02 2019 at 9:30-11:30 am Novices weigh in at registration and Finals day. Boxers in all other categories weigh-in at registration and any day they box from 8:30-9:30 am.

Draw: Shall take place shortly after the close of weigh-in on Saturday March 02 2019.

Boxing: Starts 02 March 2019. Remaining sessions contingent on entries, details to be announced after the competition draw. Classifications: Note: The term “Elite” refers to age classification only and is not related to the ability or experience of the Boxer. Elite: Male and Female Competitors aged 19 – 40 years old in 2019. Youth: Male and Female Competitors aged 17-18 years old in 2019. Qualifying Criteria: 1. Competitors must be Elite Boxers: born between January 01 1979 – December 31 2000, or Youth Boxers: born between January 01 2001 – 15 January 2002. 2. Competitors must be fully registered, and hold a student card for the institution with which they are internally registered for the current academic year. 3. Competitors must have successfully completed second-level education (Leaving Cert or equivalent), and be currently pursuing a course of study that leads to an award ranked at a minimum of Level 6 up to Level 10 on Quality and Qualifications Ireland’s (QQI) National Framework of Qualifications, or minimum Level 3 up to Level 8 on the Northern Ireland National Qualifications Framework. 4. Competitors must be currently registered members of the IABA, and members of an affiliated Boxing Club of the IABA. Categories for Elite Male Competitors are: • Junior Novice (0 – 3 bouts and first registered to IABA from 01 June 2018) • Senior Novice (4 – 10 bouts and first registered to IABA from 01 June 2016) •Intermediate (11 – 25 bouts, or 0 – 25 bouts and registered to IABA prior to 01 June 2016 • Senior (> 25 bouts)


Categories for Elite Female Competitors are:

• Novice (0 -3 bouts)
• Intermediate (4-12 bouts)
• Senior (> 12 bouts)

Youth Categories (Male & Female)

• Open class

Note: Boxers whom have won an IATBA championship at a certain category automatically move up to the next category class regardless of their number of bouts.

Note: Boxers may move up one experience level for reasons of competition on request to the organising committee. However, boxers whom choose to exercise this option may not move back down an experience class for future IATBA events.

Weights:

Female Youth, Elite Intermediate & Elite Senior Categories:
48Kg; 51Kg; 54Kg; 57Kg; 60Kg; 64Kg; 69Kg; 75Kg; 80Kg; 80+Kg

Male Youth & Elite Intermediate Categorie: 52Kg; 57Kg; 60Kg; 63Kg; 69Kg; 75Kg; 81Kg; 91Kg; 91+Kg

Male Senior: 52Kg; 57Kg; 63Kg; 69Kg; 75Kg; 81Kg; 91Kg; 91+Kg

Elite Novices:
Women:  48Kg; 51Kg; 54Kg; 57Kg; 60Kg; 63Kg; 66Kg; 70Kg; 75Kg; 80Kg; 80+Kg
Men:  51Kg; 54Kg; 57Kg; 60Kg; 63Kg; 66Kg; 69Kg; 72Kg; 75Kg; 78Kg; 81Kg; 86Kg; 91Kg; 91+Kg

Note: The Junior Novice Category is intended for Competitors that are in their first year of boxing. Competitors registered to IABA earlier than 01 June 2018 and whom have less than 3 bouts must compete in the Senior Novice category regardless of the number of bouts on their record book. This is to ensure that Boxers with more sparring experience do not obtain an unfair advantage over less experienced Boxers.

All Novice Competitors must include their date of registration on the Competition Entry Form. The organising committee will check all boxing cards at registration.

Irish Athletic Third-level Boxing Association 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. No caps/hats allowed. Only qualified coaches will be allowed in the corner. Novice Males and all Female competitors must wear headguards. Competitors with long hair must keep it contained within the headguard with a hairnet, swimcap or bandana.

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, Orange or Pink coloured gum shields are forbidden. Any competitor entering the ring with either colour gum shield will not be allowed to box and a walkover to their opponent will be called.

Sportsmanship: All decisions must be accepted in a sporting manner. Respect shall be shown to the ringside officials at all times.

Entries:

  • Competitor entry fee is €30
  • 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.
  • Closing date for entries is 26 Feb 2019.
  • Late entries will be accepted up to 28 Feb 2019 with an associated fee of €40

Important – Entries will only be accepted once approved by the third-level institutions’ Sports Officers / Students Services Staff member. Boxers can only compete with the permission of their academic institutions’ sports officer or equivalent. Championships entry is pre-paid, no entry will be official until payment is received by IATBA.

The online entry form is available at: https://iatba.ie/2019/02/05/entries-open-for-2019-irish-third-level-boxing-championships/

Regular entries close 26 Feb 2019.

Queries regarding these championships should be made to the organising committee by email to iatba2010@gmail.com.

IATBA Team for 2018 Haringey Box Cup

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The Irish Athletic Third-level Boxing Association (IATBA) have selected a team of 11 boxers to represent the Irish College & Universities team at the 2018 Haringey Box Cup in the Great Hall of Alexandra Palace in north London from 22 -24 June. The Haringey Cup is celebrating it’s tenth anniversary year, having been established as one of Europe’s largest and most prestigious tournaments for club boxers. This is the fourth year that IATBA have selected a team for this event.

The Irish Colleges & Universities team will comprise 9 male and 2 female student boxers, at both Elite and Developmental level, whom have performed with distinction at domestic and international level over the past season.

IATBA Squad

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CLODAGH MCCOMISKEY

CATEGORY: FEMALE A 57KG

CLUB: HOLY TRINITY, ANTRIM

COLLEGE: SOUTHERN REGIONAL COLLEGE, NEWRY

 

Conor Jennings

CONOR JENNINGS

CATEGORY: SENIOR B 64KG

CLUB: ST. MONICA’S, DOWN

COLLEGE: ULSTER UNIVERSITY, JORDANSTOWN

 

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Jason Clancy (left) alongside his brother Dean (European Youth silver medallist 2018). Dean will represent D.C.U ABC at Haringey Box Cup 2018.

JASON CLANCY

CATEGORY: SENIOR A 81KG

CLUB: BALLINACARROW, SLIGO

COLLEGE: INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, SLIGO

 

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LOIS WALSH

CATEGORY: FEMALE B 51KG

CLUB: CASTLEBAR, MAYO

COLLEGE: GALWAY-MAYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, CASTLEBAR

 

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MATTHEW MCCOLE

CATEGORY: SENIOR A 64KG

CLUB: DUNGLOE, DONEGAL

COLLEGE: LETTERKENNY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

 

Patryk-Adamus

PATRYK ADAMUS

CATEGORY: SENIOR A 60KG

CLUB: DRIMNAGH, DUBLIN

COLLEGE: INCHICORE COLLEGE OF FURTHER EDUCATION

 

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RICKY NESBITT

CATEGORY: SENIOR A 52KG

CLUB: HOLY FAMILY, LOUTH

COLLEGE: DUNDALK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

 

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Séan Purcell (left) representing IATBA in Italy, May 2018

SEAN PURCELL

CATEGORY: SENIOR A 56KG

CLUB: ENNISKERRY, WICKLOW

COLLEGE: WATERFORD INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

 

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THOMAS O’TOOLE

CATEGORY: SENIOR A 75KG

CLUB: CELTIC EAGLES, GALWAY

COLLEGE: GALWAY-MAYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, GALWAY

 

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Shane Carter with coaches Derek Ahern (DCU), Terry Keegan (DCU)

SHANE CARTER

CATEGORY: SENIOR B 69KG

CLUB: D.C.U. ABC, DUBLIN

COLLEGE: DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY

 

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TERRY MCENTEE

CATEGORY: SENIOR A 60KG

CLUB: OLD SCHOOL, MONAGHAN

COLLEGE: DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY

 

Coaches: Paddy Gallagher (IATBA), Shane Purcell (Enniskerry), Jim McCole (Dungloe),

Team Manager: Paul Geoghegan (IATBA)

IATBA Championships 2018 Results

 

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Patryk Adamus (Red) v Terry McEntee (Blue)

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.

Irish Third-level Boxing Championships 2018 Standings

2018 IATBA Champions

Day 1 report

Day 2 report

Day 3 report

Finals Day report

2018 IATBA Championships Finals

The 2018 Irish Third-level Championships conclude at the home of Irish Boxing, The National Stadium.

There will be a cover charge of €5 on the door.

There will be a special St. Patrick’s Day €10 dinner and dessert on offer in the Ringside Club from 1pm. If interested, let the organising committee know as soon as you arrive at the venue.

Please come and support the finalists.

IATBA FINALS 17th March, 2018

 

 

2018 IATBA Championships Finals

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The showpiece of Irish Third-level boxing will take place next Saturday, 17 March, at the National Stadium Dublin when there will be 28 IATBA championship titles up for grabs in a St. Patrick’s day finals showdown.

The program will consist of 15 Novice, 2 Youth, 3 Intermediate and 7 Elite Senior finals.

DCU Athletic Boxing Club will be seeking to retain their claim as Ireland’s premier student boxing club. UL Boxing Club, GMIT Boxing Club and CIT Boxing Club look best placed to usurp DCU and take that accolade.

Every finalist must weigh-in at the High Performance Gym at the National Stadium between 8:00 to 9.30am. Boxing will begin at 10:30am sharp. Boxers are advised to allow themselves the appropriate recovery time after weigh-in to allow maximum performance in their finals contest.

The provisional program for the finals is before the conclusion of Friday’s semi-finals is here: IATBA CHAMPIONSHIPS FINALS 17-03-2018

 

 

 

IATBA Championships Session 3

The 2018 Irish Third-level Student Championships continues with  a program of 14 contests on Friday, 16 March, at the High Performance Gym, National Stadium, Dublin. Scheduled are 11 semi-finals in the Junior Novice, Senior Novice and Elite Senior divisions and three championship finals for Female Elite Senior at 51 and 57 Kg and one Male Senior Novice final at 75Kg.

In the Female Senior 51Kg final Lois Smith (GMIT/Castlebar) will box Chloe O’Keefe (UL/Kanturk). In the Female Senior 57Kg final Kellie McLoughlin (Inchicore CFE/Drimnagh) will face Clodagh McComiskey (Southern Regional College/Holy Trinity). In the Senior Novice 75Kg final Danny Boyle (LYIT/Dungloe) will meet Paul Fitzgibbon (WIT).

The weigh-in for Friday’s contests will be from 6pm – 7pm in the High Performance Unit. Due to the evening weigh-in there will be a 1Kg allowance for all boxers.

Only elite senior division boxers and the senior novice finalists are required to weigh-in on Friday night.

IATBA CHAMPIONSHIPS Semi-final 16-03-2018 H.P.Unit

2018 IATBA Championships – Programme for Sun 11 March

The programme for the second session of the 2018 Irish Third-level Student Championships is available at the link below.

Please note that all novice boxers are not required to weigh-in. Intermediate and senior boxers must weigh-in at the High Performance gym at the National stadium between 8.00am and 9.30am.

Boxing will begin at 10.30am, and 28 contests are on the schedule.

SUN 11 MARCH 2018

2018 Irish Third-level Boxing Championships Entry Form

Entries are now open for the 2018 Irish Third-level Boxing Championships and must be submitted using the online entry form below. Information about the event is available via the competition circular.

Instructions for entry

Boxers may submit their own entry, but must input the email address of their college’s sports officer at the top of the form. Entries will only be accepted once approved by the third-level institutions’ Sports Officers / Students Services Staff member of their academic institution and on receipt of payment. Boxers can only compete with the permission of their academic institutions’ sports officer or equivalent. Sports Officers must ensure that their students meet the eligibility criteria listed in the competition circular.

Personal contact information of the boxer and their coach(es) is requested in cases where the boxer may need to be contacted regarding selection for Ireland Student Boxing teams or for other matters. This information is for the use of the IATBA committee only and will not be shared to third parties. Boxers’ win/loss record and championships history is also requested for the purposes of IATBA team representation.

The Junior Novice Category is intended for Competitors that are in boxing for no more than a year and have less than 6 bouts. Competitors that are in boxing for more than 1 year, and have less than 13 bouts must compete in the Senior Novice Category regardless of the number of bouts on their record book. This is to ensure that Boxers with more sparring experience do not obtain an unfair advantage over less experienced Boxers. All Competitors must include their date of registration on the Competition Entry Form (this will be checked at registration). For the same reason experience in other fight sports must be declared for safety reasons.

The entry fee per Boxer is €30 and must be prepaid for the entry to be accepted. No refunds will be made. In addition all third-level institutions entering Competitors for this Championships must pay an IATBA membership fee of €100 for 2018. Sport Officers / Club Officials are requested to contact IATBA at iatba2010@gmail.com to organize this payment as soon as possible, in order to facilitate the administration of the Championships.

Entry fees can be paid by credit/debit card via Paypal (for individual entries), or by cheque or bank transfer (where entries are made by college clubs). One of these options should be selected in the entry form. Receipts will be given for Paypal payments which can be presented for refunds.

Entries:

  • Competitor entry fee is €30
  • 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.
  • Closing date for entries is 05 March 2018 AT 5PM
  • All associated fees for entries (Competitor & IATBA Membership) must be received by the IATBA Treasurer by 08 March 2018
  • Late entries will be accepted up to 5PM 08 March 2018 with an increased fee of €40

 

 

FISU World University Boxing Championships 2018

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The 8th FISU World University Boxing Championships will take place from Sep 01 – 06 2018 in Elista, Republic of Kalmykia, in the Russian Federation.

All boxers participating in the 2018 FISU World University Championship must be born between 01/01/1993 and 31/12/1999.

Men’s competitions:
46kg – 49kg, 52kg, 56kg, 60kg, 64kg, 69kg, 75kg, 81kg, 91kg, 91+kg

Women’s competitions:
48kg to 51kg, 57kg to 60kg, 69kg to 75kg

Each country is authorised to enter one competitor for each weight category. Each boxer must have a valid AIBA medical record book.

The Irish Athletic Third-level Boxing Association (IATBA) are now inviting Senior Elite level student boxers, whom wish to represent Ireland at these championships, to declare their interest. Email iatba2010@gmail.com with the subject header “WUC 2018”.

Boxers representing Ireland at the World University Boxing Championships must meet Student Sport Ireland’s eligibility criteria for international competition and the IATBA performance criteria.

IATBA has previously selected a team for the 7th FISU World University Boxing Championships which were held in Chiang Mai, Thailand in October 2016.

Irish Third-level Boxing Championships 2018 Circular

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The Irish Athletic Third-level Boxing Association (IATBA) are proud to announce details of the upcoming 2018 Irish Boxing Championships for college and university students at the home of Irish Boxing, the National Boxing Stadium.

Venue: National Boxing Stadium, 145 South Circular Road, Dublin 8

Day 1: March 10th
Weigh-in and box in H.P. Unit at the National Boxing Stadium
Day 2: March 11th
Weigh-in and box in H.P Unit at the National Boxing Stadium
Day 3: March 16th
Weigh-in and box in H.P Unit at the National Boxing Stadium
Day 4: March 17th (Finals)
Weigh-in and box in the National Boxing Stadium
All officials will be drawn from those not selected by their provinces for National Championships where boxing takes place on the same day as other National Championships.

Registration & Entry Weigh-in: Saturday March 10th 2018 at 9:30-11:00 am

Novices weigh in at registration and Finals day. Boxers in all other categories weigh-in at registration and any day they box from 8:30-9:30 am.

Draw: Shall take place shortly after the close of weigh-in on Saturday March 10th 2018.

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

Classifications:
Note: The term “Elite” refers to age classification only and is not related to the ability or experience of the Boxer.

Elite: Male and Female Competitors aged 19 – 40 years old in 2018.
Youth: Male and Female Competitors aged 17-18 years old in 2018.

Qualifying Criteria:

1. Competitors must be Elite Boxers, born between January 01 1978 – December 31 1999, or Youth Boxers, born between January 01 2000 – 15 January 2001.
2. Competitors must be fully registered, and hold a student card for the institution with which they are internally registered for the current academic year.
3. Competitors must have successfully completed second-level education (Leaving Cert or equivalent), and be currently pursuing a course of study that leads to an award ranked at a minimum of Level 5 up to Level 10 on Quality and Qualifications Ireland’s (QQI) National Framework of Qualifications, or minimum Level 3 up to Level 8 on the Northern Ireland National Qualifications Framework.
4. Competitors must be currently registered members of the IABA, and members of an affiliated Boxing Club of the IABA.

Categories for Elite Male Competitors are:

• Junior Novice (0-5 bouts and first registered between 01 Jan 2017 – 09 Mar 2018)
• Senior Novice (6-12 bouts or 0-5 bouts and registered to IABA prior to 2017)
• Intermediate (13-35 bouts)
• Senior (> 35 bouts)


Categories for Elite Female Competitors are:

• Novice (0-3 bouts)
• Intermediate (4-12 bouts)
• Senior (> 12 bouts)

Youth Categories (Male & Female)

• Open class

Note: Boxers whom have won an IATBA championship at a certain category automatically move up to the next category class regardless of their number of bouts.

Weights:

Youth, Elite Intermediate & Elite Senior Categories:
Female: 48Kg; 51Kg; 54Kg; 57Kg; 60Kg; 64Kg; 69Kg; 75Kg; 81Kg; 81+Kg
Male: 49Kg; 52Kg; 56Kg; 60Kg; 64Kg; 69Kg; 75Kg; 81Kg; 91Kg; 91+Kg

Elite Novices:
Women: 46Kg; 48Kg; 50Kg; 52Kg; 54Kg; 57Kg; 60Kg; 63Kg; 66Kg; 70Kg; 75Kg; 80Kg; 86Kg
Men: 48Kg, 51Kg, 54Kg, 57Kg, 60Kg, 64Kg, 67Kg, 71Kg, 75Kg, 81Kg, 86Kg, 91Kg, 91+Kg

Note: The Junior Novice Category is intended for Competitors that are in their first year of boxing. Competitors registered to IABA earlier than 2017, and whom have less than 13 bouts must compete in the Senior Novice Category regardless of the number of bouts on their record book. This is to ensure that Boxers with more sparring experience do not obtain an unfair advantage over less experienced Boxers.

All Novice Competitors must include their date of registration on the Competition Entry Form. The organising committee will check all boxing cards at registration.

Irish Athletic Third-level Boxing Association 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. No caps/hats allowed. Only qualified coaches will be allowed in the corner. Novice Males and all Female competitors must wear headguards. Competitors with long hair must keep it contained within the headguard with a hairnet, swimcap or bandana.

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, Orange or Pink coloured gum shields are forbidden. Any competitor entering the ring with either colour gum shield will not be allowed to box and a walkover to their opponent will be called.

Sportsmanship: All decisions must be accepted in a sporting manner. Respect shall be shown to the ringside officials at all times.

Entries:

  • Competitor entry fee is €30
  • 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.
  • Closing date for entries is 04 March 2018
  • Late entries will be accepted up to 09 March 2018 with an associated fee of €40

Important – Entries will only be accepted once approved by the third-level institutions’ Sports Officers / Students Services Staff member. Boxers can only compete with the permission of their academic institutions’ sports officer or equivalent. Championships entry is pre-paid, no entry will be official until payment is received by IATBA.

The online entry form will be available on http://www.iatba.ie from 01 Feb 2018. Further information on how to make entries will be available then.

Queries regarding these championships should be made to the organising committee by email to iatba2010@gmail.com.