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.

I.T. Tallaght Tournament

ITTD

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.

IATBA Intervarsity Opens 2013 – 1st Weekend Results

IATBAs

James Kennedy (NUIG) v Eddie Whelan (ITT, D) Referee: Martin O’Neill

The 2013 IATBA Intervarsity Opens began last weekend at the home of Irish Boxing, The National Stadium. 102 student boxers from 21 colleges and universities weighed-in for the event. DCU, Inchicore CFE, Belfast Metropolitan College and Trinity College were competing for the first time in an IATBA event.

The DCU boxing team secured 6 wins from 8 bouts in the first weekend, with IT Tallaght taking 5 wins. The University of Limerick had a 100% record, winning all 5 of their bouts.

Results Saturday Feb 23, 2013

1. Novice 64 Kg Fionnbarr Thompson (UL) beat Stephen Murray (DCU) (Unan.)

2. Novice 64 Kg Tony McSweeney (UCC) lost to Alhassan Shaar (ITT, D) (Unan.)

3. Senior 69 Kg Paul Sweeney (GMIT) lost to Cian D’arcy (IT Tralee) (Unan.)

4. Novice 67 Kg Jack Higgins (NUIG) beat David Galvin (UCC) (Unan.)

5. Senior 69 Kg Diego Capucci (ICFE) lost to Michael Bustard (Trinity) (Maj.)

6. Novice 67 Kg Jack Haverty (UCC) lost to Kieran Farrell (NUIG) (Unan.)

7. Novice 75 Kg Paul Sweeney (GMIT) lost to Thomas Farrelly (Unan.)

8. Novice 75 Kg Kayode Ayidne (ITT, D) beat Derek Walsh (ITT, D) (unan.)

9. Novice 75 Kg Kyle Preston Kelly (UL) beat Alan Murphy (IT Carlow) (Unan.)

10. Novice 81 Kg James Kennedy (NUIG) lost to Edwin Whelan (ITT, D) (Maj.)

11. Novice 81 Kg Shane Trimble (DIT) beat Hugh O’Connor (Cork IT) (RSC 2)

12. Novice 81 Kg Ayotunle Bakare (GMIT) lost to Jamie O’Keefe (UCC) (Unan.)

13. Novice 81 Kg Conor Keane (IT Tralee) beat Thomas Ruane (GMIT) (Unan.)

14. Intermediate 71 Kg Oisin Morgan (DCU) lost to Bryan Walsh (DIT) (Unan.)

15. Intermediate 71 Kg David Lewis (UL) beat John Coyle (GMIT) (Unan.)

16. F Senior 60 Kg Deirdre Begley (UCC) beat Shauna Ward (NUIG) (Unan.)

17. F Senior 54 Kg Lily de la Cour (UCC) beat Jade Corcoran (ICFE) (Unan.)

Results – Sun Feb 24, 2013

1. Novice 91 Kg Taiwo Tibetan (GMIT) lost to Manus McHugh (LYIT) (Maj.)

2. Novice 71 Kg Austin Kenny (ITT, D) lost to Keith Neary (LYIT) (Unan.)

3. Novice 60 Kg John Quigley (DCU) beat John Evans (NUIG) (Unan.)

4. Novice 64 Kg Terry Keegan (DCU) beat Fionn Bowles (Cork IT) (RSC2)

5. Novice 64 Kg Liam Brennan (GMIT) lost to Faheem Noonan (GMIT) (Maj.)

6. Novice 64 Kg Parnell Watters (NUIG) lost to Séan Cuddy (DCU) (RSC3)

7. Novice 64 Kg Fionnbarr Thompson (UL) beat Alhassan Shaar (ITT, D) (Unan.)

8. Novice 71 Kg Eoin Raftery (ITT, D) beat Robinson Mondonedo (Cork IT) (Unan.)

9. Novice 75 Kg Chris McCarthy (UCC) beat Thomas Farrelly (IT Carlow) (Unan.)

10. Novice 71 Kg Samir Parker (GMIT) beat Eoin Stack (UCC) (Unan.)

11. Senior 69 Kg Daragh Finn (LIT Tipp) lost to Sheosamh Ferry (UL) (Maj.)

12. Senior 69 Kg Craig McCarthy (WIT) W/O

13. Senior 69 Kg Conor Duffy (DCU) beat Cian D’Arcy (IT Tralee) (RSCI 1)

14. Novice 71 Kg Daniel Fulham (ITT, D) beat Aaron O’Byrne (ITT, D) (RSCI3)

15. Novice 71 Kg Jack Ebbs (ITT, D) beat Daniel Winston (ITT, D) (Unan.)

16. Novice 71 Kg Adam Bruton (DIT) W/O

17. Novice 71 Kg Conor Egan (DIT) lost to Robert Egan (DCU) (RSC 3)

IATBA Intervarsity Open 2013 – Entries Open

The Irish Amateur Third-level Boxing Association will be hosting the 2013 IATBA Intervarsity Open at the National Boxing Stadium, over the weekends of February 23rd, 24th  & March 1st, 2nd.  The tournament is open to male and female college and university student boxers from Novice up to Senior standard.

All college clubs/boxers wishing to enter should complete the competition entry form. Then email their entry form to their institution’s Head of Sport (Sports Officer), who should then forward the entries to iatba.2010@gmail.com.

Entries must be received by 5 pm on Wednesday, 20th February. The entry form is available to download.

An €10 entry fee per boxer applies. A cover charge for all spectators of €5 per day will also be in operation.

Colleges must also return a completed IATBA Member Institutions form. Colleges which have not yet paid their €50/£40 IATBA affiliation fee for the year must do so at the initial weigh-in.

All queries in relation to the Boxing Intervarsity can be forwarded to the IATBA, via email at iatba.2010@gmail.com, or by direct message to our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/IATBA.

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Irish Amateur Third Level Boxing Association Championships 2012 – Full Results

Friday Feb 10, 2012 

Quarter-Finals

Novice

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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IATBA CHAMPIONSHIPS 2012 REPORT

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