Boxing News

Golden Moment 25 Years Ago

August 8, 2017
Its 25 years since Michael Carruth's golden moment at the Barcelona Olympics. Where were you on the August 8, 1992? It was one of those moments you knew at the time you'd remember forevermore with the legendary Jimmy Magee from RTE on commentary . Carruth beat Maselino Tuifao, Andreas Otto and Arkon Chenglai en route […]

Ward is Three Time European Champion

June 26, 2017
Congratuations to Joe Ward who claimed his third European title in Kharkiv, Ukraine at the weekend after beating Russian light-heavy Muslim Gadzhimagomedov.   Ward has his hand raised in victory on a unanimous decision to claim his third European gold since 2011.   The judges handed Ward a 30-27,30-27.30-27, 29-28,29-28 victory after three tight rounds […]

Bernard Dunne Appointed IABA High Performance Director

April 27, 2017
The Irish Athletic Boxing Association (IABA) today announced that Bernard Dunne has been appointed High-Performance Director with the IABA. The former WBA World super-bantamweight and three-time Irish Elite champion will work with head coach Zaur Antia and the Irish coaching staff at the National Sports Campus in Abbotstown, Dublin. “My vision is to take the very […]

European and World Men's Boxing

February 24, 2017
Please click here for qualification criterion for the AIBA World Elite Championships in Hamburg, Germany in August/September. Following the completion of the qualification process through Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania, 280 boxers will compete at the 19th edition of the tournament in Hamburg. 260 of those places will be earned in the ring, with the […]

Zaur Antia Signs New Contract

December 2, 2016
Zaur Antia has agreed a new contract with the Irish Amateur Boxing Association, keeping him with Irish boxing until at least 2021. The highly rated coach has agreed to extend his stay with the IABA until 2021 and is already targetting the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. "I am delighted on both a personal and professional […]

Rio Recap: Team Ireland's Day 11/16

August 16, 2016
Live Blog and Recaps of Team Ireland's Day 11 at Rio 2016 including Annalise Murphy's Medal Race

Rio Recap: Team Ireland's Day 10/16

August 16, 2016
A Recap of Team Ireland's Day 10 at Rio 2016 featuring Athletics, Boxing, Equestrian, Badminton and Diving.

Rio Recap: Team Ireland's 9/16

August 14, 2016
Athletics, Golf, Equestrian and Boxing were the sports to watch on Day 9 of Rio 2016

Rio Recap: Team Ireland's Day 8/16

August 13, 2016
Follow the action for Team Ireland as the action enters Week 2 in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Rio Recap: Team Ireland’s Day 6/16

August 11, 2016
Live Blog, Results and Imagery of Day 6 from Rio 2016 for Team Ireland

Rio Recap: Team Ireland’s Day 5/16

August 10, 2016
Wednesday August 10th, 2016 - Day 5/16 13:00: LWT Women’s Double Sculls Claire Lambe & Sinead Lynch Semi A/B 2 13:10: LWT Men’s Double Sculls Gary O’Donovan & Paul O’Donovan Semi A/B 1 15:40: Women’s Single Sculls Sanita Puspure Semi C/D 2 17:05: Men’s Laser Class - Finn Lynch: Races 5 (18th)& 6 (27th) 17:15: […]

OCI Statement - Michael O'Reilly

August 9, 2016
The OCI can today confirm that Michael O'Reilly is no longer contesting the provisional suspension imposed on him on the 4 August 2016 and will not compete for Team Ireland at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Rio Recap: Team Ireland's Day 4/16

August 9, 2016
All the Team Ireland action from Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Rio Recap: Team Ireland's Day 3/16

August 8, 2016
The very latest from Team Ireland on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympics

Rio Recap: Team Ireland's Day 2/16

August 7, 2016
Day for Ireland at the Rio 2016 Olympics was about Olympic debuts and a first look at our boxers. Weather played its part in disrupting the schedule, but there were still plenty of memorable moments for #TeamIreland Boxing: Steven Donnelly was delighted to come away with the win in his first Olympic fight #rterio2016 […]

Rio 2016 - Team Ireland Profile

August 5, 2016
Pictures and Profiles of all 77 athletes competing for Ireland at the Olympic Games Rio 2016

Statement re: Sport Ireland Anti-Doping Finding

August 4, 2016
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

July 7, 2016
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

July 7, 2016
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

April 28, 2016
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

April 14, 2016
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

March 31, 2016
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

January 28, 2016
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

December 21, 2015
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

December 2, 2015
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

December 2, 2015
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 […]

Michael Conlan World Champion

October 15, 2015
Congratulations to Michael Conlan on his superb victory against Murodjon Akhmadaliev, Uzbekistan (50Kg Bantam weight).   All 3 Judges scored in favour of the Irish Captain. Well done to Team Ireland on a tremendous Championships. Best of luck to Joe Ward who will also be going for gold this evening.

Ward in World Boxing Final

October 13, 2015
Joe Ward admitted that it was a dream come true after he qualified for Thursday’s AIBA World Elite final and the Rio 2016 Olympics last night. The Irish southpaw upgraded his bronze medal to at least silver after beating Uzbekistan’s Ishod Rasulov in the 81kg semi-final at the World Elites in Doha, Qatar. The top […]

Conlan through to World Final

October 12, 2015
Irish skipper Michael Conlan through to World final, but Michael O’Reilly loses on a split decision in AIBA World semi-finals. Michael O’Reilly had to settle for bronze at the AIBA World Elite Championships in Doha, Qatar tonight after being edged out by Bektemir Melikuieve of Uzbekistan on a split decision in a high-quality middleweight semi-final. […]

Mixed fortunes for McComb and Nolan

October 8, 2015
Ireland experienced a second day of contrasting fortunes at the AIBA World Elite Championships and Olympic qualifiers in Doha, Qatar this afternoon. Sean McComb advanced, but London 2012 Olympian Adam Nolan bowed out at the last 32 stage despite a massive performance against a current European Elite champion. McComb beat Lindolfo Garcia-Delgado to progress to […]



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