Introduction to Boxing

Boxing is one of the most illustrious and historic sports in the Olympic Games. Men have sparred in competition since 5000BC in the Middle East, while boxing was one of the key events in the original Olympic Games in ancient Greece. For contact details of Irish Athletic Boxing Association please click Full story

Statement re: Sport Ireland Anti-Doping Finding

04 August 2016 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: The Olympic Council of Ireland can confirm that the Sport Ireland Anti-Doping Agency has returned an adverse analytical finding in an A-sample provided to anti-doping officers. The finding relates to a test not conducted at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The athlete has been provisionally suspended from […]

Barnes delighted with New Balance Performance Kit

Paddy Barnes was delighted to get his New Balance Performance gear this afternoon and on twitter he said “Olympic kit- looking well – cant wait to wear it in #rio2016 #teamireland” Barnes, a double Olympic bronze medalist will be Team Ireland’s flag bearer at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony on 5 August.  

Get in the ring with Olympic Boxer Michael Conlan and Electric Ireland

Electric Ireland, the Official Energy Partner of Team Ireland for the Rio Olympics, has today released a unique 360 degree video featuring 2016 Irish Olympic boxer Michael Conlan, as part of its sponsorship campaign, #ThePowerWithin.   Ahead of the games, Michael Conlan, one of Ireland’s brightest medal hopes, took some time out from his strenuous […]

Boxing’s Rio 2016 Qualifying Enters Final Rounds

The world’s top male and female boxers are gearing up for three final tilts at qualifying for Rio 2016. Bernard O’Neill  explains how. The journey that began early in 2015 with 286 places up for grabs – in reality that’s 272 places as the host nation takes six berths and eight are handed out in […]

European Olympic Boxing Qualifiers

Katie Taylor won on a unanimous decision against Denmark’s Yvonne Rasmussen but will now face one of her toughest opponents in Yana Alexeevna from Azerbaijan. It was Alexseevna who pushed Taylor to a countback decision in last year’s European Games in Baku. There was disappointment for the women’s team at the Olympic Qualifying tournament in Turkey, […]

Team Ireland in Assisi

Team Ireland are in Assisi with the host nation, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria and Finland preparing for the European Olympic qualifiers which begin in Samsun, Turkey on April 9. Darren O’Neill, Paddy Barnes, Christina Desmond, Ceire Smith, Joe Ward, Zaur Antia and David Oliver Joyce in Assisi today along with Joe Ward, Paddy Barnes and Michael Conlan, […]

IABA qualification for Rio

Irish boxing have spelt out the remaining options for Rio 2016 qualification as Zaur Antia and his Team prepare for the next series of qualification events. Its a complex matrix but IABA have published the article below on their website to highlight what is required. The first port of call for Europe is the Black Sea city […]

Conlan Savours RTE Award

Michael Conlan savoured his RTÉ Sport Person of the Year award as he capped off a memorable year in style. The Belfast man took bantamweight gold in Doha, Qatar in October – the first ever Irishman to become the World Championship boxing champion. The 24-year-old, who is also a European and Commonwealth champion, is hungry to keep his […]

National Elite Boxing Semi-Final Weekend

Ireland’s Elite boxers are primed to battle it out in the penultimate weekend of the National Elite Championships at Dublin’s National Stadium on Friday and Saturday evening. With almost 30 Elite belts between them, Ireland’s World, European gold, silver and bronze medalists and Olympians are penciled in to clash in the semi-final stages of the […]

Steven Donnelly secures Rio place

Congratulations to Steven Donnelly who secured a place in the 69kg category at the 31st Olympiad, Rio 2016. Donnelly now joins his fellow Ulster boxers, Michael Conlan and Paddy Barnes together with Joe Ward as confirmed boxers in the Rio Games. Pat Hickey OCI President said “We are absolutely delighted for Steven. We received confirmation that […]
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