Irish Colleges & Universities Team for 2017 Haringey Box Cup

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The Irish Athletic Third-level Boxing association have selected a team of 12 boxers to represent the Irish College & Universities team at the 2017 Haringey Box Cup in the Great Hall of Alexandra Palace from 16 -18 June. The Haringey Cup is celebrating it’s tenth year in existence, having been established as one of Europe’s largest and most prestigious tournaments for club boxers.

The Irish Colleges & Universities team will comprise 7 male and 5 female student boxers, at both Elite and Developmental level, whom have performed with distinction at domestic and international level over the past season.

Boxers

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CONOR JENNINGS

CATEGORY: YOUTH B 64KG

CLUB: ST. MONICA’S, DOWN

COLLEGE: SOUTHERN REGIONAL COLLEGE

ACHIEVEMENTS: IRISH NOVICE CHAMPION 64KG 2017, IATBA YOUTH 64KG RUNNER-UP 2017

 

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RIVERS MCCORMACK

CATEGORY: FEMALE A 60KG

CLUB: ST. SAVIOURS OBA, DUBLIN

COLLEGE: DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY

ACHIEVEMENTS: IATBA SENIOR 60KG CHAMPION 2017

 

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SHANE FLAVIN

CATEGORY: SENIOR A 56KG

CLUB: PAULSTOWN, KILKENNY

COLLEGE: WATERFORD INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

ACHIEVEMENTS: IATBA SENIOR 56KG CHAMPION 2017

 

Clodagh McComiskey

CLODAGH MCCOMISKEY

CATEGORY: FEMALE A 54KG

CLUB: GILFORD, ARMAGH

COLLEGE: SOUTHERN REGIONAL COLLEGE

ACHIEVEMENTS: IATBA SENIOR 54KG CHAMPION 2017

 

Shane OBrien

SHANE O’BRIEN

CATEGORY: SENIOR B 75KG

CLUB: ST. FRANCIS, LIMERICK

COLLEGE: UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK

ACHIEVEMENTS: IATBA SENIOR NOVICE 75KG CHAMPION 2017, IRISH NOVICE RUNNER-UP 75KG 2017

 

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IAN KELLEHER

CATEGORY:SENIOR B 60KG

CLUB: TOGHER, CORK

COLLEGE: CORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

ACHIEVEMENTS: IATBA SENIOR NOVICE 60KG CHAMPION 2017, IRISH NOVICE RUNNER-UP 60KG 2017

 

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KELLIE MCLOUGHLIN

CATEGORY: FEMALE B 54KG

CLUB: DRIMNAGH, DUBLIN

COLLEGE: INCHICORE COLLEGE OF FURTHER EDUCATION

ACHIEVEMENTS: IATBA SENIOR 57KG CHAMPION 2017

 

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CHRISTINA DESMOND

CATEGORY: FEMALE A 75KG

CLUB: FR. HORGAN’S, CORK

COLLEGE: LIMERICK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (TIPPERARY)

ACHIEVEMENTS: WORLD UNIVERSITY BRONZE 2016, IRISH ELITE 75KG CHAMPION 2017

 

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RYAN DERVAN

CATEGORY: SENIOR A 75KG

CLUB: LOUGHREA, GALWAY

COLLEGE: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY

ACHIEVEMENTS: IATBA SENIOR 81KG RUNNER-UP 2017

 

Grainne Walsh

GRÁINNE WALSH

CATEGORY: FEMALE A 69KG

CLUB: SPARTICUS, OFFALY

COLLEGE: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY

ACHIEVEMENTS: IRISH ELITE CHAMPION 2017, IATBA SENIOR 69KG CHAMPION 2017

 

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JOHN MARSHALL

CATEGORY: SENIOR B 75KG

CLUB: DCU, DUBLIN

COLLEGE: DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY

ACHIEVEMENTS: IATBA INTERMEDIATE 75KG CHAMPION 2017

 

SHANE CARTER

SHANE CARTER

CATEGORY: SENIOR B 69KG

CLUB: DCU, DUBLIN

COLLEGE: DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY

ACHIEVEMENTS: IATBA SENIOR NOVICE CHAMPION 67 KG 2017

 

Coaches: Paddy Gallagher (IATBA), Daniel Sweeney (IATBA), Derek Ahern (DCU), Terry Keegan (DCU)

Team Manager: Paul Geoghegan (IATBA)

 

2017 IATBA Championships Title Winners

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The 2017 Irish Athletic Third-level Championships concluded at the National Stadium, Dublin on Saturday 11 March. Fifty new Irish Third-level boxing champions were crowned at the home of Irish boxing.

The best performing team was DCU Athletic Boxing Club, emerging with 8 titles (7 in contested weight classes). DCU were followed by IT Carlow Boxing Club with 5 titles (4 in contested weights). Third were UCC Boxing Club with 4 titles (3 in contested weights). Fourth were GMIT Boxing Club with 4 titles (2 in contested weights).

The list of all new IATBA Champions is below.

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DCU Boxing Tournaments

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Dates: Tues. 22 Nov & Thur. 01 Dec 2016

Location: Sports Hall, St. Patrick’s College Drumcondra, Dublin

Dublin City University Boxing Club will be hosting two boxing tournaments in the Sports Hall, St. Patrick’s College Drumcondra on Tues. 22 Nov and Thur. 01 Dec. The November show will be small with the December one being a bit bigger.

Boxer lists can be sent to Derek Ahern at derek.ahern@dublincity.ie

Include: Boxers’ name, actual weight, No. of bouts, No. of wins, College, Coach’s name, mobile & email.

Showdown in the Barrow 2

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Date: 06 December, 2016

Venue: Barrow Centre, I.T. Carlow

After a very successful show last year, I.T. Carlow Boxing Club will host Showdown in the Barrow 2 at the Barrow Centre I.T. Carlow on 06 Dec, featuring bouts between I.T. Carlow’s best and boxers from other third-level institutions.

Boxing will start at 6.00 pm.

Entry form

Irish Third-level Boxing 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 a.m., Saturday March 5th 2016

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.

  1. Elite: Male and Female Competitors between the ages of 19 – 40 years old.
  2. Youth: Male and Female Competitors between the ages of 17-18 years old.

Categories for Elite Male Competitors are:

  • Beginner (0-3 bouts, registered 2015-present)
  • Novice (4-10 bouts)
  • Intermediate (11-30 bouts)
  • Senior (31+ bouts)

Note: The Beginner Category is intended for Competitors that are in boxing for no more than a year. Competitors that are in boxing for more than 1 year (Boxing Record Book registered 2014 or earlier) must compete in the Novice Category regardless of the number of bouts on their record book. This prevents Competitors with more sparring experience obtaining an unfair advantage over Beginner Boxers. All Male Competitors with 10 or less bouts must include their date of registration on the Competition entry Form.

Categories for Elite Female Competitors are:

  • Novice (0-3 bouts)
  • Intermediate (4-12 bouts)
  • Senior (13+ bouts)

Youth Male & Female Category is Open Class – recommended for experienced Boxers

Please note: Male & Female Competitors aged 18 years old on March 4th 2016 also have the option to enter an Elite Category. Competitors aged 17 years old are prohibited from entering an Elite Category.

Weights:

  • Elite Beginner, Novice & Intermediate (Male & Female): 48Kg, 51Kg, 54Kg, 57Kg, 60Kg, 64Kg, 67Kg, 71Kg, 75Kg, 81Kg, 86Kg, 91Kg and 91+Kg
  • Elite Senior & Youth (Male): 49Kg, 52Kg, 56Kg, 60Kg, 64Kg, 69Kg, 75Kg, 81Kg, 91Kg and 91+Kg
  • Elite Senior & Youth (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 3 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.

Entries:

  • 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 or equivalent.

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.

Entering the Championships

Entries will be accepted from Coaches and Secretaries of Third-level Boxing Clubs, and Sports Officers of Third-level Institutions. The entry form will be emailed to the above on request by email to iatba2010@gmail.com.

The closing date for entries is Friday, March 4th 2016.

The following information is required:

  1. Name of Boxer
  2. Student Registration Number
  3. Gender of Boxer
  4. Boxer Contact Number
  5. Third-level Institution
  6. Club
  7. Club Email Address
  8. Competition Category of Entrant
  9. Date of Registration of Boxing Record Book (for Male Boxers with 10 or less bouts)
  10. Number of Bouts on Record Book
  11. Number of Wins
  12. Weight Class
  13. Other Individual Physical Contact Sport Experience (List sport, number of bouts)
  14. Titles Won (Details of any Intervarsity, Provincial or National titles won by Boxer)
  15. Coaches’ Names
  16. Coaches’ Contact Numbers
  17. Date of Birth

Affiliation to Irish Athletic Third-level Boxing Association (IATBA)

Third-level institutions entering Competitors for IATBA Championships must pay a membership fee to the IATBA for the year. Sport Officers / Club Officials are requested to contact IATBA to organize affiliation as soon as possible in order to facilitate the administration of the Championships.

 

 

 

 

Third-level Open Boxing Tournament

UCC v UL

 Venue: Weigh-in & opening days boxing St. Michael’s Boxing Club, Canal Walk, Flinter’s Close, Woodstock Street, Athy, Co. Kildare

Opening weigh-in : 9:30 – 11:00 am, Sunday March 15

Venue for second weekend of the competition to be confirmed before the tournament begins.

Dates: Weigh-in and opening bouts – Sun, March 15

Fri, March 20, if required

Semi-finals – Sat, March 21 Finals

Sun, March 22

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

Experience Categories:

  • Novice (Male): 0-7 bouts and shall be not in boxing earlier than 2012
  • Novice (Female): 0-3 bouts and shall be not in boxing earlier than 2012
  • Intermediate (Male): 8-25 bouts
  • Intermediate (Female): 4-10 bouts
  • Senior (Male): 26+ bouts
  • Senior (Female): 11+ bouts

Note:

  1. Re: Novice boxers – Any boxer who has had previous martial arts experience must be brought to the attention of the organizing committee.
  2. Boxers with 0-7 bouts are not eligible to compete as Novices if they have won third-level, provincial or National Novices Championships. These boxers will be classed as Intermediate. This is also the case for boxers with 8-25 bouts, if they have won third-level, provincial or National Intermediate Championships. These boxers will be classed as Senior.

Weights:

  • Novice & Intermediate (Male):  48kg, 51kg, 54kg, 57kg, 60kg, 64kg, 67kg, 71kg, 75kg, 81kg, 86kg, 91kg and 91+kg
  • Novice & Intermediate (Female):  48kg, 51kg, 54kg, 57kg, 60kg, 64kg, 67kg, 71kg, 75kg, 81Kg & 81+kg
  • 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. Competition is open to all student boxers who are fully registered and hold a student card for the institution with which they are internally registered for the current academic year, Oct 2014 – Sep 2015.

2. Students must be pursuing a course of study that leads to an award ranked at a minimum of Level 6 on Quality and Qualifications Ireland’s (QQI) National Framework of Qualifications, or minimum Level 3 on the Northern Ireland National Qualifications Framework.

3. Boxers must have a boxing card from a club currently affiliated to the Irish Amateur Boxing Association.

4. Boxers born 1975-1996 inclusive.  

Entries:

  • Entry fee is €15 payable at weigh-in
  • Boxers must pre-enter by 5pm on Wednesday, March 11th
  • Late entry will be accepted with a penalty fee of €30
  • Female boxers must sign a pregnancy declaration form before entering
  • Boxers must produce their boxing medical book and a valid student identification card for the current academic year
  • Novice boxers weigh-in at the initial weigh-in and on the day of the finals. Intermediate and senior boxers weigh-in everyday they compete

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.

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. Boxers must present themselves clean shaven 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.

For females long hair must be contained by either a hair net or a bandanna under the head guard. Facial hair, beard or mustache, is not permitted under any circumstances. Boxers must have one red and one blue vest and head guard. Coaches must wear tracksuits and trainers at all sessions and endeavour to set a high standard of hygiene in the corners.

Gum Shields: Red and Orange colours are prohibited.

For details on how to enter this tournament, please register your interest by email to iatba2010@gmail.com and information on the entry procedure will be provided.