A total of 27 finals were decided at the Newtownstewart 2000 Centre.  46 Boxers were crowned UlsterOmagh Boys & Girls BC boxer Sean Mc Donagh with Coaches Garry Mc Guillion and Tony Fox  Champions and will challenge for National honours between 22nd - 26th April at the National Stadium, Dublin. 

Click Here for Results .............


Weigh In:     10am to 11am, Thursday, April 17th, at the following venues:

Connaught Dalton Inn Hotel Claremorris               

(Official in charge Stephen Connolly)

Leinster and Dublin Ringside Club, National Stadium

(Official in charge Tommy Murphy)

Munster The Fairgrove Hotel, Mitchelstown                   

(Official in charge Larry Morrison)

Ulster and Antrim White River Hotel, Toome

 (Official in charge Sean Canavan )




This Championship is open to Boxers AGE FROM 11 TO 16 Yrs. (2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998 & 1997)

ALL BOXERS MUST have competed in these Championships to qualify for the Ulster and National Championships

WEIGH-IN                 Sunday 27th April 2014 from 09.30 – 11am.

Read Circular Here........... 

Mid - Ulster Girls 11 - 16 Yrs. Championships 2014

 This Championship is open to Boxers AGE FROM 11 TO 16 Yrs. (2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998 & 1997)

ALL BOXERS MUST have competed in their Unit Championships to qualify for the Ulster and National Championships

WEIGH-IN    Sunday 27th April 2014 from 09.30 – 10.30am.

ENTRY FEE             €3.00 per Boxer to be paid at initial Weigh – in


Read Circular Here.....


POST: High Performance Coach (Ulster)

PURPOSE: To support, refine and maintain a culture of excellence in performance boxing, which will lead to continued and improved success of Ulster boxers on the International stage.

CLOSING DATE: 4pm on Wednesday 23rd April 2014

For more info on this position or to download an application pack please visit the Sport NI website www.sportni.net or email hr@sportni.net  



COACHES - PLEASE NOTE, The Boxers enteries have been sent to Dublin.  Remember to take the Boxers Record Book with you.

Every Province together with Antrim and Dublin County Boards are entitled to enter one Boxer only in each weight division including current Irish Champions who have won their Provincial/Unit Championship. All these boxers may be allowed to move up one weight only. The only exception to a unit having more than one entry per weight division is in the case of a current Champion who was beaten in or did not compete in their Unit. 

The initial weigh-in will take place at the National Stadium on Friday 4th April from 8.30am - 11.30am.

Read Circular Here >>>>> 


  Child Protection Awareness

A number of clubs have asked for further Child Protection Awareness Courses (Safeguarding Children & Young People in Boxing).

The Ulster Club Development Manager Steven Mills will be happy to organise more based on need. He can either host within a club if you have the numbers or like the last time pick a central venue and a number of clubs can come along. Minimum 12, Maximum 20 per course.

The course is 3hrs long and is now a pre-requisite for anyone wishing to attend coaching courses. Certificates will be issued on completion.

If your club is interested please contact Steven. 

Steven Mills
Club Development Manager (Ulster)
Irish Amateur Boxing Association Ltd
Tel: 028 90383224
Mob: 07711008998

Email: steven@iaba.ie  



A total of 37 men and 10 women stepped on the scales from across the 3 weigh-in venues for the 'Unite the Community' Elite boxing championships. The action gotunderway at the Dockworkers club on Monday 27th with 8 contests decided.  Punters were treated to 'pound for pound' action and also the first competition in Ulster under the AIBA rule with no headguards.  

The semi- finals on Wednesday 29th didn't disappoint.  The Dockers Club was a 'full house' with as many again turned away on the night.  One of the top contests of the night was at the 56kg class with Old Schools Gary Mc Kenna in against defending champion Anthony O'Rawe from Braid ABC.  Mc Kenna advanced to the finals on a split decision of the judges.Anthony O'Rawe (Red) v Gary Mc Kenna (Blue) Photo Courtsey Hugh Russell

The 64kg division was a lively affair with Holy Trinitys Sean Duffy edging out Spartan ABC Eamon Magee on another split decision.  Paul Hyland, Gleann will face Duffy the defending champion in Fridays line-up at the Europa Hotel.  


Europas 'Grand Ballroom' set the scene for the Unite the Community sponsored Ulster Elite Boxing  Finals.  St. Josephs club from Derry opened their account with an entertaining contest of Blaine Dobbins up against defending champion T.J Waite, Cairn Lodge.  Dobbins claimed the decision 3-0.   In the 75kg and a repeat of last years final Conor Coyle made it a double for him and St. Josephs.  Holy Trinity claimed a hat-trick of titles by way of Ruairi Dalton, Jason Barron and Sean Duffy.  Duffy also received the best boxer of the chamionships and was presented the Nat Josephs Memorial Belt by High Performance Coach Billy Walsh.  At bantam-weight Canals Kurt Walker put his name on the Hanna Cup and his first Elite title.  Kurt was rewarded for his effort as the Most Improved Young boxer of the championships.  

He received the Jim (Bap) Morrison Perpetual Trophy from Zaur Antia, Technical Director at High Performance.

 The Ulster Boxing Council will use this championship as part of the selection process for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. 

Monday 27th Results Here....  Wednesday 29th Results Here ......  Friday 31st Finals Results Here  



The Ulster Boxing Council are delighted to announce ' Unite the Union' as the new sponsor for the Ulster Elite Boxing Championships for 2014.  Braid ABC hosted the press launch for the championship, amongst the guests was Secretary General of the Union Mr Jimmy Kelly.  Mr Kelly emphasised the importance of communities working together with our youth of today as they will become the leaders for the future.

Ulster Boxing President Paul Mc Mahon stated that this championship will be used as part of the selection process for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. 

UBC President Mr Paul Mc Mahon, Anthony O'Rawe, Unite the Union General Secretary Mr Jimmy Kelly & Sean Higginson

The weigh-ins will get underway on Sunday 26th January 2014 at the three approved venues. Coaches are requested to pre-register their boxers to assist with the seeding.

Read Circular Here: and Pre-entry Form Here





The first AIBA 1 Star Referee / Judge exam took place at the National Stadium, Dublin over the weekend of 10th - 12th January.  The AIBA assessors, Mr Ray Silvas (USA) and Mr. John Waith (Wales) assessed 15 candidates with the possability to upgrade from National to AIBA 1 Star officials.

Ulster was well represented with 6 candidates involved.





A total of 192 boxers weighed in at the Halfway House venue on Saturday 14th December with 34 contests decided on the first day and a further 25 on Sunday 15th. The remaining Semi - Finals were contested on Saturday 21st and the Finals on Sunday 22nd. Results from Saturday 14th Here. Click Here for Sunday 15th Results and Here for Saturday 21st Results . The Championships concluded on Sunday with 64 Ulster Champions crowned at the Burnfoot venue. Ulster 9 Counties Champion Dominic Doyle, Banbridge & Club President George Mawhinney with club Coaches.  'The standard of talent on display was excellent' said Ulster President Paul Mc Mahon.  All this is attributed to the hard work of our club coaches and the long hours spent in the boxing gyms.  There is a good return of success for all the boards in Ulster - Emma Feeney for the Virginia club in Cavan/Monaghan was the first of the Girl Champions. Dominic Doyle opened the account for Banbridge followed by Nash Beattie.  Click Here For all Results from Sunday 22nd.



The Championship gloved off at the Eglinton Clubrooms with an entry of 152 boxers.  30 contests were decided on the opening day with a further 30  bouts down for decision on Sunday starting at 11am.  The championships will conclude on Saturday 7th December.  Weigh-in for the Finals will take place from 9.30 - 10.30am.

The County Derry Board in conjunction with EGLINTON CLUBROOMS, at Eglinton Community Hall,  40 Main St. BT 47 3AD are the hosts for the championships.  Derry Board President - Eugene Duffy thanked the Ulster Boxing Council for granting the Board permission to host this championship ' a fitting end to a very successful year for Derry City and Boxing in the year of Culture.                                

     Read Circular Here .....  Click Here for Sunday 1st Results and Saturday 7th Final Results Here


Mary Peters Trust Athlete Academy.

At the Athlete Academy meeting in the Ramada Plaza Hotel, Dame Mary Peters commended all the young athletes on their success over the year.  She paid tribute to the Chairperson - Eilish Rutherford and all the Committee who work tirelessly to ensure that our aspiring young athletes, whatever their sport or social background, to realise their maximum potential by assisting them in both a financial and advisory capacity. Jason McKay, Kristina O'Hara & Kurt Walker with Mervyn Elder, Trustee of Mary Peters Trust.

Three of Ulsters young boxers featured amongst the many recipients - Jason McKay and Kurt Walker Canal ABC and Kristina O'Hara Emerald ABC.





The Championship gloved off with an entry of 116 boys & girls at the Braid ABC clubrooms.

A total of 28 bouts were completed today with a further 9 down for decision on Sunday 3rd.  Boxing will commence at 11am.  Read Circular Here..... and Sundays results Here..

The championships concluded with 23 finals at the Braid clubrooms.  'It is good to see some of the relatively new clubs breaking onto the scene with good quality young boxers' said Ulster President Paul Mc Mahon. The Ulster Council understands the many long hours coaches put into running their clubs and it is encouraging to see a good spread of clubs with boxers in the championships. Chris Sharpe (North Down ABC) Ulster 9 Co's Novice 66kg champion.  North Down, Ards, Antrim and Hillview were amongst the clubs whose boxers claimed victory at the Ballymena venue.  

Finals Results for Saturday 9th Here.






There was an impressive entry of 64 boxers.  The action got underway at the Dockworkers Club on Monday 28th with 8 bouts decided. 

The remaining Finals from the Ulster 9 Counties Championships were decided in the following divisions, Boys 11 yrs 36kg and 39kg and Boys 12 yrs 39kg and Girl 11yrs 46kg.   

Wednesday nights session was a lively affair with 18 semi-finals decided.  The championships concluded on Friday night in the Dockers venue.  The capacity crowd was treated to an array of exciting bouts.

The 'John Creaney Belt' for the Best Boxer of the Championship was awarded to Enda Kennedy - All Saints ABC. Enda Kennedy receives the John Creaney Belt for the Best Boxer of the Championships from Ulster Registrar - Eugene Duffy.

Read Circular Here ...... Click on each day for  programmes & Results - Monday 28th results , 

Tuesday 29th results  Wednesday 30th results ,Friday 1st Nov. Results.




Derry Boxing Board host Scottish Select.

'As amateur boxing makes a return to the Guildhall, it is most welcome' said County Derry Board President Eugene Duffy.  

Over the years this splendid venue has staged many memorable Internationals.  This promotion we hope will be as memorable for all our patrons.  Our sincere thanks to the 'Big Lottery' for their support with tonights tournament.   

Check Here for Results 




World Boxing Championships Almaty 2013

Day 13 - 26th October

Jason Quigley and Joe Ward will be bringing home silver and bronze from the 100-nation tournament.Jason Quigley World Silver Medalist
Quigley’s bid for gold ended in disappointment earlier today after he lost out on a unanimous decision to Kazakhstan’s Zhanibek Alimkhanuly in the middleweight final.
Click here for report, results, pictures and arrivals time information for Irish squad on Sunday.

Day 12 - 25th October - Donegal middleweight Jason Quigley created Irish boxing history in Almaty, Kazakhstan today…….. 


Jason Quigleys pure delight after securing Irelands first ever World Mens Silver medal


Donegal middleweight Jason Quigley created Irish boxing history at the 17th AIBA World Elite Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan today.

Click here and here for today’s 75kg semi-final results.

The Finn Valley BC clubman produced an excellent display of counter-punching to claim a semi-final win over Russia’s Artem Chebotarev in Central Asia on a unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28,30-27) to become the first Irish male boxer to make it through to an AIBA World Elite final.

Quigley found the target with most of the meaningful punches in the opening round of today’s 75kg three-rounder to claim the first stanza on two of the judges’ cards.

The current European Elite champion was also on top in the opening exchanges of the second frame, but got clipped after he was caught off balance coming out of a clinch and took a standing count. 

Chebotarev poured forward to press home his advantage following that incident, but Quigley responded magnificently with a flurry of shots to leave the scoring 20-18,20-18,19-19 in his favour at the end of the second.  It was a tense third, but again, all the eye-catching punches came from the Donegal orthodox, who rattled the Russian with three unanswered rights and lefts going down the final stretch en route to an historic win for Irish boxing.

He’ll now meet Kzakhstan’s Zhanibek Alimkhanuly in Saturday’s final. The Kazakh received a walkover over England’s Anthony Fowler, who Quigley has beaten in the past, after the Liverpudian withdrew with an injury to his right hand.

Quigley is now guaranteed to be taking home at least a silver medal from the 17th AIBA World Elite Championships, a first for Irish boxing.

“We went through the tactics last night. We knew he was going to come at me so the aim was to pick him off as he comes. I knew I had the skill and speed to beat him. In the last round they told me to go after him and I got him with some lovely, heavy shots, said the Irish champion who is now guaranteed at least 800 AIBA ranking points by virtue of reaching the final (1,200 points for a gold medal winner).  “There was definitely a few times I hurt him in that fight. I didn’t panic and I think that’s experience and learning through the years that when you hurt a man that’s when he is at his most dangerous.

“I kept my composure and kept on him and picked him off with better shots.”

“I’m not going to let anybody get in my way now.” 

Joe Ward had to be content with a bronze medal after losing out on a unanimous decision to Cuba’s  Julio De La Cruz-Peraza in the light-heavyweight class. 

It was a frustrating three rounds for the Moate BC southpaw against De La Cruz-Peraza, a gold medal winner at the AIBA World Championships in Azerbaijan.

The Cuban,  a classy hit and move orthodox, never allowed Ward get close enough to deliver his big lefts bombs - although the Irish Elite champion detonate one in the opening frame.

October 26th

75kg Jason Quigley (Ireland) v Zhanibek Alimkhanuly (Kazakhstan)

Irish squad

52kg – Flyweight – Paddy Barnes (Holy Family BC, Belfast)

56kg – Bantamweight – Michael Conlan (St John Bosco BC, Belfast)

60kg – Lightweight – Sean McComb (Holy Trinity BC, Belfast)

64kg – Light-welterweight – Ray Moylette  (St Anne’s BC, Mayo)

69kg – Welterweight – Adam Nolan (Bray BC, Co, Wicklow)

75kg – Middleweight – Jason Quigley (Finn Valley BC, Donegal) (Silver, at least)

81kg – Light –heavyweight – Joe Ward (Moate BC, Co. Westmeath) (Bronze)

91kg – Heavyweight – Tommy McCarthy (Oliver Plunkett BC, Belfast)

91kg+ -  Super-heavyweight – Con Sheehan (Clonmel BC, Tipperary)

Team manager Paul McMahon

Coaches; Billy Walsh, Zuar Antia, Eddie Bolger

Day 10 - 23rd OctoberQuigley & Ward through to the semi-finals at the 17th AIBA World Elite Championships…

 Joe Ward joined Jason Quigley – both are guaranteed at least bronze – in the last-four of the AIBA World Elite Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan today.


Read more Here .....Jason Quigley who has secured at least a Bronze medal.


Click here for Friday’s semi-finals program. Boxing begins at 9am and 1pm (Irish time).


Joe Ward joined Jason Quigley – both are guaranteed at least bronze – in the last-four of the AIBA World Elite Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan today.

October 25th (Semi- Finals)

75kg Jason Quigley (Ireland) v Artem Chebotarev (Russia)

81kg Joe Ward (Ireland0 v Julio De La Cruz Peraza (Cuba)

Day 9 - 22nd October - Sean McComb agonisingly lost out in his bid to reach to quarter-finals of the AIBA World Elite Men’s Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan this morning (Irish time).

The Belfast lightweight was edged out on a split decision by Azeri puncher Elvin Isayev in the 60kg class.

One judge gave the Irish Elite champion the fight 29-28, but the other two scored it 29-28, 30-27 for Isyayev who will now meet Italy’s Domenico Valentino in the last-eight tomorrow. 

Click here for official result. 

Joe Ward advanced following a 30-27,30-27, 30-26 unanimous decision over Hungarian light-heavy Norbert Harsca.

The Moate BC southpaw will now meet Russia’s Nikita Ivanov in a repeat of the 2011 European final – which Ward won in Turkey – in the quarter-finals on Wednesday. Ward rocked Harsca with two big lefts in the opening two frames of today’s 81kg clash. Harsca had his moments, mostly off single shots, but Ward’s two and three-punch combinations were always going to win the day and he finished out the bout with an all out assault on the Magyar puncher.

Paddy Barnes v Simon Nzioki (Blue, Kenya) Paddy Barnes ensured that there will be five boxers in action in Wednesday’s quarter-finals following an inside the distance win over Kenya’s 
Simon Nziok. The Belfast flyweight dropped Nziok with  a sweet left hook 1:26 into the first round and the ref called a halt.

23rd October (Q/Finals) 

52kg Paddy Barnes (Ireland) v  Jasurbek Latipov (Uzbekistan)

56kg Michael Conlan (Ireland) v Vladimir Nikitin (Russia)

75kg Jason Quigley (Ireland) v Zoltan Harsca (Hungary)

81kg Joe Ward (Ireland) v Nikita Ivanov (Russia)

91kg Tomy McCarthy (Ireland) v  Yamil Peralta (Argentina)

Ulster trio advance to top 8 positions.

Day 8 -October 21st -Michael Conlan eased to within one win of claiming at least a bronze medal at the AIBA World Elite Men’s Championships following an emphatic victory in Almaty, Kazakhstan today.

The Belfast stylist, who has moved up from flyweight to bantamweight for Central Asia, recordED a shut out unanimous decision (30-27,30-27,30-27) victory over Mexico’s Brian Gonzalez.  Conlan, the No.2 seed,  will now meet Russia’s No.10 seed Vladimir Nikitin in the last-eight on Wednesday.

Michael Conlan v Brian GonzalezIf Conlan wins that clash, Ireland will have claimed three successive World Championships bronze medals (at least) in the bantamweight class over the last four years  (John Joe Nevin, who beat Nikitin en route to gold at the 2013 European Championships, won double bronze at the 2011 and 2009 World Championships).Jason Quigley  



See attachment for official result. C73-C73B317

Jason Quigley completed a good morning (Irish time) for Irish boxing after scoring a unanimous (30-27,30-27,29-28 decision over Scotland’s Aston Brown in the middleweight class. See attachment for official result.C73-C73B308  The Donegal man, the No. 5 seed in Almaty, will now meet Hungary’s No. 4 seed Zoltan Harsca in the quarter-finals on Wednesday.

“I changed my game plan and started hitting him with some good shots. He smiled at me,” said Brown after his defeat.

Meanwhile, Tommy McCarthy completed a hat-trick of victories for Team Ireland with a unanimous decision  over Germany’s No. 7 seed Emir Ahmatovic.  It was tight and it was tough, but the Belfast heavyweight carried two of the three judges with him through every round en route to a 29-28,29-28,29-28 decision. See official result here C73-C73B336 (1)

No.2 seed, Yamil Peralta of Argentina, awaits the Oliver Plunkett BC ace in the last-eight on Wednesday.

October 22nd  (Last 16)

52kg Paddy Barnes (Ireland) v Simon Nzioki (Kenya)

60kg Seam McComb (Ireland) v Elvin Isayev (Azerbaijan)

81kg Joe Ward (Ireland) v Norbert Harsca (Hungary)

October 23rd  Q/Finals

56kg Michael Conlan (Ireland) v Vladimir Nikitin (Russia)

75kg Jason Quigley (Ireland) v Zoltan Harsca (Hungary)

91kg Tomy McCarthy (Ireland) v  Yamil Peralta (Argentina)

 Day 7 - October 20thJoe Ward and Sean McComb advanced to the last-16 of the AIBA World Elite Championships on unanimous decisions today.  MCCOMB/WARD CRUISE INTO LAST 16 IN ALMATY

 Mc Comb outclassed Gildas Bangana of the Central African Republic to record his second lightweight win (30-26,30-26,30-27) at the 100-nation tournament. Click here for official result.

 Ward, the No. 6 seed in Almaty, followed that up with victory (30-27,30-26,30-27) over Poland’s Mateusz Tryc in the light-heavyweight class. Click here for official result.Joe Ward wins on a convincing victory over Mateusz Tryc, Poland


Ward, McComb, Paddy Barnes, Michael Conlan, Jason Quigley, Tommy McCarthy, are all through to the last-16.

  Conlan, Quigley and McCarthy will be in action tomorrow. Click here for results, draws, pictures and comments.

October 20th    (Last 32)

60kg Sean McComb (Ireland) beat Gildas Bangana (Central African Republic) 3-0

81kg Joe Ward (Ireland) beat Mateusz Tryc (Poland) 3-0

October 21st   (Last 16)

56kg Michael Conlan (Ireland) v Brian Gonzalez (Mexico)

75kg Jason Quigley (Ireland) v Aston Brown (Scotland)

91kg Tommy McCarthy (Ireland) v Emir Ahmatovic (Germany)

October 22nd   (Last 16)

52kg Paddy Barnes (Ireland) v Simon Nzioki (Kenya)

60kg Seam McComb (Ireland) v Elvin Isayev (Azerbaijan)

Day 6 - October 19th – London 2012 bronze medalist Michael Conlan and current European Elite champion Jason Quigley advanced to the last-16 of the AIBA World Men’s Elite Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan today.

But Tipperary heavyweight Con Sheehan lost out on a unanimous decision to Cuba’s Pan American champion Yohanndi Ortega. Quigley, who boxes out of the Finn Valley BC in Donegal, beat Indian middleweight Vijender Singh, a bronze medal winner at the 2008 Olympics, on a majority decision in Central Asia.

Conlan, who has moved up from flyweight to bantamweight for Almaty, followed that up with a unanimous decision over Hungary’s Kriszthan Nagy, the St John Bosco BC Belfast orthodox impressing on his World Championships debut at 56kg.

Quigley and Conlan now join Paddy Barnes and Tommy McCarthy in the last-16. Joe Ward and Sean McComb will be in action tomorrow.  Click here for full results, draws, pictures and comments.

Today’s results.

56kg Michael Conlan (Ireland) beat Kriszthan Nagy (Hungary) 3-0

75kg Jason Quigley (Ireland) beat Vijender Singh (India (AIBA) 2-1

91+kg Con Sheehan (Ireland) lost to Yohanndi Ortega (Cuba) 0-3

 Day 5 - 18th October  Belfast duo Paddy Barnes and Tommy McCarthy advanced to the last-16 of the 17th AIBA World Men’s Elite Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan today.

But 2011 European Elite champion Ray Moylette bowed out after dropping a unanimous decision to Ermek Sakenov of Kyrgyzstan in the light-welter class.

  No. 5 seed Barnes, who has moved up from light-fly to fly for Almaty, impressed on his 52kg World Championships debut with a unanimous decision over Milos Baltic of Serbia.

McCarthy was involved in a hard-punching heavyweight duel with Canada’s Samir El Mais, the Irish Elite champion earning a majority decision over the No. 10 seed and 2013 Pan American bronze medalist. Please click here for results, draws, comments, pictures.  

Day 3 - 16th October  - Nolan bows out in Almaty

Adam Nolan bowed out of the AIBA World Elite Men’s Championships at the last-64 stage this morning (Irish time) after dropping a 2-1 split decision to France’s Souleymane Cissokho in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

The Bray BC welterweight was awarded all three rounds by the Brazilian judge, who scored it 10-9 across the board for the Wexford southpaw.

But the Azerbaijani and Danish judges leaned in favour of Cissokho (9-10,10-9,9-10) and  (10-9,9-10,9-10) for two of the three frames. Click here for official result.

Read more Here ..  DRAW SHEETS: 52KG, 56KG, 60KG, 64KG, 69KG, 75KG, 81KG, 91KG, 91+KG  

October 16th

(Last 64)

69kg Adam Nolan (Ireland) lost to Souleymane Cissokho (France) 1-2


Sean Mc Comb with Irish Head Coach Billy Walsh after his win

Belfast lightweight Sean McComb booked his ticket into the last-32 of the AIBA World Elite Championships with a convincing victory over Almog Briga in Almaty, Kazakhstan this morning (Irish time). 


The Holy Trinity BC ace earned a unanimous (30-27,30-27,30-26) decision over the Israeli who went down under a right from the Irish champion in the opening round.


Click here for official result.


McComb will now face Gildas Bangana of the Central Africa Republic next Sunday.

He said: “He hit very hard over the top, but in between rounds, my coach said to start circling more rather than just stepping back and that’s when I started avoiding them. I was a lot more comfortable then”.  

Read more Here... 

Monday 14th October (Day 1)

Tommy McCarthy beat Nikolay Mutavski to get Ireland off to a winning start at the AIBA World Elite Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan today.

The Oliver Plunkett BC heavyweight was awarded a unanimous decision over the Bulgarian.

Click here for official result.  McCarthy will now meet Canada’s Samir El-Mais in the last-32 on Friday.

 “Tommy performed very well today and we’re delighted to have made a winning start to the tournament,” said Irish team manager Paul McMahon.

“Yes, Tommy MaC did it again tonight! I won well. Got the ball rolling for team Ireland!!”, tweeted McCarthy after his win.

Sean McComb and Ray Moylette will be in action at the 100-nation tournament tomorrow. Meanwhile, Paddy Barnes will face Milos Baltic in the last-32 on Friday after the Serb edged out China’s  Qingxian Mai on a split decision today.  


The Youth and Junior international is being hosted by the St Anne’s BC in the Woods Hotel Westport, Mayo.Thomas Mongan (Illies G-G)

“We would like to thank everyone for turning out to support this international,” said St Anne’s BC Chairman Peter Mullen.

Ireland Youths and Juniors lost out to their England counterparts in a cracking international meeting at the Woods Hotel in Westport, Co. Mayo.

Click Here for Results.



The championships got underway with an impressive entry of 170 boys and 17 girls.  Saturdays session saw 43 bouts decided with a further 48 down for decision on - Sunday at the Tyholland Complex. 

The championships concluded on Saturday 19th with 6 Semi-Finals and 29 Finals decided.  A special thanks to Mayor of Monaghan County Council - Sean Conlan who made the medal presentations also to the Officers and Members of the Cavan/Monaghan Boxing Board and the Committee of the Tyholland Complex for all their help and support with the Championships.

Saturday 12th Results Here... Sunday 13th & Saturday 19th Results Here


October 19th - Sixteen titles were claimed at the first National Championships of the 2013/14 season at Dublin’s National Stadium tonight.

Brendan Irvine, Jamie Higgins, Karen O’Sullivan, Hugh Joyce and George Bates added their names to the honours list in the ring.

Austeja Acuite, Dean Walsh, Johnny Harty and Robin Smith emerged victorious, while Stephen Broadhurst edged out JP Delaney on a split decision.  Geoffrey Kavanagh, John Joe McDonagh and David Joyce also finished on top of their respective podiums. Results of Finals Here ...


A team of 12 boxers competed in the HSK Box Cup, Hilleród, Denmark, 11th - 13th October.  The team consisted of 10 boys and 2 girls along with coaches John Elliott, Tommy Quinn and Catherine Meli.  Referee/Judge Ben Mc Garrigle.

The team had been attending regular squad training at the Braid ABC prior to their departure. The coaching staff were full of praise for the performance of the young boxers and with the medal tally from the tournament - overall there was 8 Gold, 3 Silver and 1 Bronze. 

Click Here for Results ......



The Novice Intermediate Championships concluded in the Dockworkers Social Club, Belfast on Friday 4th with 15 finals down for decision.

Cookstown ABC claimed three of the titles with impressive displays from Teo Alin, Dylan Wallace & Daniel Mc Elroy.

A total of 49 Men and 12 Women weighed in for the competiton.

 Click here for All results. 





The Ulster Boxing Council convened its annual congress on Saturday 21st September in the Waterfoot Hotel, Co. Derry.


The day was lively and constructive with many issues debated.   Some of the delegates were anxious as they awaited the outcome from the election.  IABA President Tommy Murphy duly obliged when the item came up on the agenda.  Delegates who attended the 2013 Congress


The Council includes 3 new members, all Officers were returned unopposed.






Issue 6 | Aug 2013


Sport Northern Ireland have been busy working with the NI Commonwealth Games Council in embedding anti-doping education into sports' preparations for Glasgow 2014. Sport specific Pure Winner workshops have already begun to ensure athletes are fully aware of their responsibilities and are equipped with the tools they need to confidently compete clean at the Games next summer.


Follow us on Twitter!

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Pure Winner is now on Twitter! Follow us @PureWinnerNI or use #purewinnerni to keep up to date with all the relevant anti-doping news in Northern Ireland.

Key clean sport hashtags to be aware of -
#pureirishsport - for All Ireland sports
#cleansport - commonly used by UK Anti-Doping




Go to the PureWinnerNI Twitter Page


Governing Bodies Develop Sport Specific Education Strategies

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Sport Northern Ireland have been working in partnership with the Irish Sports Council to develop Anti-Doping Education Strategies with a number of Governing Bodies of sport. The Crowne Plaza in Dundalk was the setting for the most recent workshop.


  Find out more about the Athlete Committee  

Always wanted to know more but never had the opportunity?

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Sport NI will be running a Pure Winner workshop, open to all coaches, athletes, support staff etc who are keen to gain an introduction into anti-doping. Some of the topics covered will be:
- What happens in a drug test?
- What is the Prohibited List?
- How do I check my medication?
- Are there risks from taking supplements?

The workshop will be held on Tuesday 10th September at 6.30pm at Lisburn Civic Centre and will be free of charge.

Click on the 'more info' button to secure your place.



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Going on your holidays? Remember to check your medication!

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Remember "Your Body, Your Responsibilty"

If you are going abroad for a holiday or training over the summer months, remember to stock up on any regular medications you take - the ingredients of common brands may be different in another country!

Take the time now to review your medication to ensure that it is allowed in sport.



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 IABA High Performance coach Billy Walsh along with assistant coach Eddie Bolger and Commonwealth Games coach John Conlan coordinated a training camp at the Jordanstown campus with the Sports Institute of Northern Ireland (SINI). Minister of Department of Culture,Arts & Leisure Carál Ní Chuilín MLA met with H.P Coach Billy Walsh and the boxers at Parliament Buildings, StormontThe squad included boxers from the European Championships and Olympic Games.

Minister Carál Ní Chuilín invited H.P Coach Billy Walsh and the boxers along with Ulster and IABA officials to Parliament Building in recognition of the outstanding results of the Irish boxers and their performance from the Olympic Games and most recently the European Championships.

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Affiliation / Insurance 2013 / 2014 

 Applications for affiliation or re-affiliation must be received by County Boards not later than 31st May, by Provincial Councils not later than 30th June and by the National Association not later than 31st July to ensure voting rights at the Annual Conventions of County Boards,  Provincial Councils and the Association.

Fees for 2013/2014 are - Affiliation €15   Insurance €700    Total €715

Affiliation Fee broken down as follows:  Provincial Councils €5, County Boards €5, Boxing Council €5

Kindly use the Affiliation Form enclosed.

Click Here for Affiliation Form..... Here for County Board Treasurer Form .... Here for Members Acknowledgement Form.

                 IRELAND - V - SCOTLAND

County Monaghan celebrates the Gathering

County Monaghan will host its first ever International this weekend when the mighty Scots make their way to Ireland. Tyholland Complex will be the venue where teams from the Irish Elite  Schoolboys and Irish Elite Youth squads will compete against Scotland. In all 52 Irish champions will be on show traveling from all parts of Ulster and Ireland for this two day International. The flag ship event was only made possible with the support of Monaghan County council in celebration of the Gathering with Old School ABC. Taking the stage and proudly representing Monaghan will be Stephen and Aaron McKenna. 

Ireland and Scotland shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw in Friday night’s double header of Internationals at the Tyholland Community Centre in Co. Monaghan.

Team Ireland & Team Scotland at Tyholland Complex.Click Here for Fridays Results.

Ireland and Scotland completed their two-day international at the Tyholland Community Centre in Co. Monaghan tonight.

Ireland won 15-14 on Friday.  On Saturday it finished tied at 13-13. Overall, it finished 28-27 to Ireland, who claim the McGuigan Cup.

“On some occasions you can find that one team is superior to the other, said Paddy Gallagher of the IABA.

“But both sides were very evenly matched in Monaghan and the standard of boxing was very high from Ireland and Scotland over the two days. Irish Team Manager Martin Cadden receives the Mc Guigan Cup from Cllr. Sean Conlon. Photo courtsey Michael Hade

“Both sides deserve enormous credit for a very competitive international and a marvellous occasion.”

Click Here for Saturdays Results.  





As a result of the Ulster Boxing Club Audit and the availability of capital funding through the Sport NI Investment in Boxing Programme, a series of workshops have been planned to support clubs through the development and funding process.

For more info click: HERE



                                           NATIONAL GIRL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013

      11, 12, 13 14 yrs AND YOUTH 15 & 16 yrs 



Click Here for All Results... 


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Issue 4 | Feb 2013

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Welcome to Sport Northern Ireland’s Pure Winner Post...

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It's a new year and there are new changes to the WADA Prohibited List. This edition of the             Pure Winner Post focuses on the resources that will help keep you informed and stay clean.            This e-zine compliments the Sport NI Pure Winner Anti-Doping Education Programme.


WADA 2013 Prohibited List

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Now is the time to re-check your medications!

WADA have released the 2013 Prohibited List, active from 1 January 2013. This contains                   some changes and updates from last year and athletes and their support personnel are                   urged to make themselves familiar wtih the changes. A summary of these changes can                         be found on the Pure Winner website.

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iPhone App for 2013 Prohibited List

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WADA have also released an iPhone app of the 2013 Prohibited List, allowing users to                     easily check a substance or method's status both in and out of competition, and for a                 particular sport. It is available to download from the iTunes store now.

    Download the iPhone app  

2013 Advice Wallet Cards

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Have you got yours?

These handy wallet sized cards are a quick reference guide for what you need to know               regarding your responsibilities as an athlete, how to check your medication, advice on           supplements, the testing process and other useful information and contact details.

Contact us at Sport NI if you would like to receive a free wallet card or a number of                         cards for your team.


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2 Fields 1 Goal : Protecting the Integrity of Science and Sport

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The World Anti-Doping Agency have launched the 2 Fields 1 Goal campaign to help               biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies identify pipeline medicines with doping                   potential, before they come onto the commercial market. This close partnership will                           also facilitate much faster development of detection methods.


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Check Your Medication

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Check if your medication is safe to take....


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IABA Secretary Mr. Sean Crowley wishes to remind all Clubs, County Boards and Provincial Councils of the importance of timely applications seeking permission to host International clubs or for clubs to travel.

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AIBA have confirmed that women’s boxing has been included on the sports programme for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

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is looking for your support, if at all possible. In Northern Ireland upwards of 1500 units of blood are used each and every week,

 Andrea Copithorne,Senior Marketing Officer for NIBTS is asking for the help of the Irish Amateur Boxing Association to promote blood donation and local donor sessions and hopefully increase our donor numbers - and there are a number of ways of doing this: 

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The process for applying for a Level 1 Coaching Course has been reorganised. Please click on the link below to download the new application form. 

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The process for applying for a Referee & Judge Course has been reorganised. Please click on the link below to download the new application form. 

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