2015 Third-level Open Tournament Finals

The 2015 Third-level Open Boxing Tournament concludes tomorrow, March 22nd, at the National Stadium, South Circular Road, Dublin 8.

Weigh-in time: 9 am – 10 am in the National Stadium

Boxing will begin at 11 am sharp.

All boxers are requested to be present and signed in before 11 am.

Sunday March 22, 2015
Class Bout RED Blue
Novice 81Kg 1 Sean McGrath Lumpini V Rytis Bagdonas St. Mary’s, Dublin
Novice 57Kg 2 Patrick Xie UCC V Eryk Prajs UCC
Novice 67Kg 3 Senan Dwyer Kilnamanagh V Jack Higgins NUIG
Novice 71Kg 4 Hugh O Connor CIT V Kayode Ayinde St. Mary’s, Dublin
Novice 75Kg 5 Jack Monahan UCC V Luke Hickey UCC
Novice 86Kg 6 Gearoid Kiely Farrelly UCC V Leo Dolan Lumpini
Inter 75Kg 7 Michael O’Donoghue CIT V Faolan Rahill DCU
Senior 64Kg 8 Sean Flynn Lumpini V Senan Kelly DCU
F-Senior 75Kg 9 Christina Desmond Macroom V Aoife Hennigan Swinford
Senior 75Kg 10 Conor Wallace Sacred Heart, Newry V Vladimir Belujsky CIT
Senior 69Kg 11 Richard Hedderman Bray V Mark McCole Dungloe

Third-level Open Tournament 2015 – First Day

Entries are now officially closed for the tournament. 74 student boxers, 63 male and 11 female, entered the event, from 17 different third-level institutions.

The venue for the first day of competition is Saint Michael’s Boxing Club, Canal Walk, Woodstock Street, Athy, Co. Kildare.

Schedule for the first day of competition is as follows:

Registration and weigh-in of boxers:   9:30 – 11:00 am

Draw will be performed immediately after the weigh-in. There will be a break after the draw before boxing begins. Schedule of boxing is contingent on entries and will be announced after the draw.

Start of boxing is anticipated to be 1:00 – 1:30 pm, circumstances allowing.

Best of luck to all taking part.

Third-level Open Boxing Tournament


 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


  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.


  • 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.  


  • 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.

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 ittdboxing@gmail.com

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 : carmel.lynch@itcarlow.ie

IT Carlow Boxing Coach – Andy Larkin : 086 -3886566

E mail : andylarkin1@yahoo.ie

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!