IATBA Invitational Tournament

IATBA_BoxingThe Irish Amateur Third-level Boxing Association will be hosting an invitational tournament on Saturday, December 15th in the Ringside Club at the National Boxing Stadium, Dublin. This tournament would suit all boxers looking to gain competitive experience as Novice boxers before the IATBA Championships in Feb/Mar 2013. The tournament is open to male and female student boxers from Novice up to Senior standard. Boxers will be matched on weight and experience.

All boxers wishing to enter should complete the  competition entry form (click here). The college club email their boxers’ entry forms to their institution’s Head of Sport (Sports Officer), who should then forward the entries to iatba.2010@gmail.com. In colleges where there is no active club, boxers email their entry form directly to the Sports Officer. For this tournament, and all successive tournaments, IATBA will only accept entries from third-level Sports Officers.

A €5 entry fee per boxer applies. A cover charge for all spectators of €5 will also be in operation.

A check weigh-in will take place on the day to ensure no mismatches have occurred in terms of the weights of the boxers involved. A provisional start time of 1pm is envisaged with the check weigh-in taking place in the preceding hour. This start time is subject to change, depending on entries received. Entries must be received by 5pm on Wednesday, 12th December, 2012.


All boxers will be charged a €5 entry fee; payable at the scales. Boxers will be asked to show their student I.D card before weighing in.

All boxers must have an IABA boxing record book.

All Boxers must provide their own AIBA STANDARD & STAMPED head guard. Gloves will be provided.

No red/orange gum shields allowed.

Colleges are encouraged to wear their club colours if they have them, and to bring red and blue strips in case of a clash of colours.

Colleges must also return a completed IATBA Member Institutions form (click here), if they have not done so already, before entering boxers for this tournament.

5th World University Boxing Championships

Baku, Azerbaijan,  13 -18 November 2012

The 5th World University Boxing Championships took place in Baku, Azerbaijan from 13-18 November. The event featured 51 male boxers from 9 different nations. The hosts Azerbaijan emerged with the most gold medals, five in total, followed by Russia, with three. Full reports on these championships are available here.

The 6th World University Boxing Championships will be held in Colorado Springs, USA in 2014.

DIT Invitational Show

The annual DIT Boxing Invitational will be held on Thursday 6th December at DIT Kevin Street in Gleeson Hall.

Weigh In will commence at 1pm in Glesson Hall with the boxing scheduled to commence at 5pm.

General Admission will be €3.

For further information please directly email Adam Bruton, President of DIT Boxing Club.

Irish Amateur Third Level Boxing Association Championships 2012 – Full Results

Friday Feb 10, 2012 



60KG Liam Brennan GMIT/Galway B.C     3-11          Michael Thomas DIT

60KG Niall Barrett DIT                          10-3         Jordan Lynch IT Tallaght

67KG Ciaran Finnegan UCC                  10-5         Brian Fitzsimons IT B/town

71KG Conor Egan DIT                            1-10         Jamie Griffin NUI Maynooth

71KG Michael Murphy NUI Galway        12-4           Conor Keane IT Tralee

71KG Thomas Farrelly Carlow IT      won RSC2       Aaron Maguire UCC

75KG Jamie O’Keeffe UCC                       2-5            Richard Quinn IT Tallaght

75KG Daniel Breen IT Tralee                   3-5             Cian Dennehy Cork IT

75KG Joshua Aribasoye IT Tralee            1-8              Adam Bruton DIT

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The main boxing event of the third level boxing calendar was held in the National Boxing Stadium, Dublin on Friday 10th, Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th February, 2012. The IATBA held their National Championships in the home of Irish boxing. The best student boxers from around the country assembled representing their third level institutions. Continue reading