The IABA are currently recruiting for a Club Development Officer in Ulster. For more information please go to the Current Vacancies section 


Our mission: CAUSE provides practical and emotional support to empower families, partners and friends caring for a loved one who has experienced serious mental illness.


To mark World Mental Health Day, CAUSE are hosting a  Sports Quiz Charity Challenge on Friday 10th October 2014 in the Holiday Inn Hotel, Ormeau Avenue, Belfast.

In many communities sports clubs are where people meet and socialise as well as keeping fit - therefore playing a vital role in breaking down barriers in helping people, in particular young people, to discuss any concerns and problems they are experiencing. As sport and exercise are proven to have a positive impact on mental health, it is vital that all sections of our community work together to promote healthy mental wellbeing and in turn help us to stamp out the  negative stigma associated with mental illnesses.  

Mental health presents one of the greatest challenges that current and future generations will face. 1 in 4 of us will experience mental illness during the course of our lives.  CAUSE is a unique peer-led, mental health charity that offers practical and emotional support services to families, partners and friends across Northern Ireland caring for a loved one living with a serious mental illness.

Former Northern Ireland and Manchester United player Pat McGibbon told guests who attended the IFA’s ‘Tackling Mental Health through Football’ conference last October 2013, ‘Anything that helps bring the subject of mental health out into the open is a positive step forward and this conference has demonstrated how sport can make a lasting impact in helping raise awareness of the seriousness of mental health issues’.

CLICK Here for Entry Form 



These Championships are open to all boxers from the nine Counties of Ulster and who

Have NO more than 5 Contests.    

Boxers born in 2003, 2002 & 2001.

WEIGH - IN.  On Saturday 4th October in Banbridge BC, Co. Down from 9.30 am. -11am.

 Click Here for Circular .... 


A total of 73 boxers entered the championships at the 3 weigh-in venues. Boxing will take place at the Dockworkers Club on Monday 22nd, Tuesday 23rd with Semi-Finals on Thursday 25th and the Finals on Friday 3rd October. 

Boxing will start at 7.45 pm
Click Here for Monday 22nd Results
Click Here for Tuesday 23rd Results
Click Here for Thursday 25th Results 

Click Here for Friday 3rd Oct. 
Click Here for Circular...
All other championship dates can be viewed on Fixtures 2014-15.
Ulster Boxers wipe the 'Board' - Day 7 most certainly was the Boxers lucky day with the remaining 6 securing at least a Bronze medal. Victories for Michael Conlan, Michaela Walsh, Alanna Audley- Murphy, Paddy Barnes, Steven Donnelly & Connor Coyle cumulated in a total of at least 9 Bronze medals for Boxing.  
Thursday is a rest day at the Games for Boxing, action will resume on Friday.
Click HERE for Fridays Programme..

Fitzy, Duffy & Mc Glinchey secures Bronze in Glasgow - with a further 6 weights to be decided tomorrow for the Ulster boxers.  Amidst the euphoria there was disappointment for Ruairi Dalton who lost out to Australias Andrew Moloney.
52kg A. Moloney (Aus) Won 3-0 Ruairi Dalton
60kg J. Fitzpatrick Won 3-0 N.O. Okoth (Ken)
64kg S. Duffy Won 3-0 K. Azmi (Mas)
81kg S. Mc Glinchey Won E. A. Ochola (Ken)
Michaela Walsh - Winner of the first Womens boxing contest at the GamesUlster boxers maintained their progress at the Games with 5 out of 5 victories with Michaela Walsh becoming one of the first Women to box in the Games.  Michaela from the Holy Family G-G club turned in a superb display against her opponent Thessa Dumas from Mauritius to claim a convincing victory.

Monday 28th 
Michael Conlan Won 3-0 S Thapa (IND) 
Connor Coyle Won D Thomas (GUY)
Paddy Barnes Won TKO3 Hamadi Omari Furahisha (U. Rep. Tanzania)
Steven Donnelly Won 3-0 O Finau (TGA)
Michaela Walsh Won 3-0 Thessa Dumas (Mauritius)
Click HERE for Tuesdays programme....

Ulster boxers had a mixed day at the SECC with Steven Ward losing out on a 2-1 split decision in a very closely contested bout with the highly rated Warren Baister from England. Other results as follows:

Ruairi Dalton Won 3-0 E.P Mwanjwango (Unt. Rep.Tanzania)
Joe Fitzpatrick Won 2-1 Qhobosheane Mohlerepe (Lesotho)
Sean Duffy Won 2-1  F.G Pius (Unt. Rep. Tanzania)
Sean Mc Glinchey Won 2-1 Cheavan Clarke (Jamaica)
Click HERE for Mondays programme


Another busy day in store with 5 boxers in action on Sunday.
Sunday 27th 5.00pm Steven Ward - V - Warren Baister (England)
       7.15pm Ruairi Dalton - V - E.P Mwanjwango (Unt. Rep.Tanzania)
        8.00pm Joe Fitzpatrick - V - Qhobosheane Mohlerepe (Lesotho)
        8.45pm Sean Duffy - V - F.G Pius (Unt. Rep. Tanzania)
        9.45pm Sean Mc Glinchey - V - Cheavan Clarke (Jamaica)

For complete programme Click Here ... 


A further 2 victories today made it a High 5 for Team NI Boxers in Glasgow. Sean Duffy with Team Coaches John Conlan & Stephen Friel

Saturday 26th 2.30pm Connor Coyle Won 3-0 Lungile Dyamdeki (Lesotho)
   6.55pm Sean Duffy Won 3-0 Dilshan Mohamed (Sri Lanka)

Ulsters' Boxers opened the account for Team NI with an impressive hat-trick of victories at the SECC in Glasgow.
Friday 25th 
Michael Conlan    Won 3-0 Mathew Martin (Nauru)
Ruairi Dalton       Won 3-0  Christian Katanya (Zambia)
Steven Donnelly Won TKO 1 Hasan Asif (Pakistan)

The  Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC)  Hall 4A will host the first series of boxing tomorrow Friday 25th.  Michael Conlan is the first boxer to enter the squared ring against Mathew Martin, Nauru at 1pm.  The evening session will see Ruairi Dalton up against Zambias Christian Katanya at 6.40pm.  Steven Donnelly will challenge Hasan Asif, Pakistan at 7.15pm

Saturday 26th 2.30pm Connor Coyle -V- Lungile Dyamdeki (Lesotho)
   6.55pm Sean Duffy - V - Dilshan Mohamed (Sri Lanka)
Sunday 27th 2.20pm Steven Ward - V - Warren Baister (England)
                   7pm      Joseph Fitzpatrick - V - O. Mohlerepe (Lesotho) or D.  Saparamadu (Sri Lanka)
 7.35pm Sean Mc Glinchey - V - Cheavan Clarke (Jamaica)
Monday 28th 6.35pm Paddy Barnes - V - Hamadi Omari Furahisha (U. Rep.  Tanzania)
 7.50pm Michaela Walsh -V- Thessa Dumas (Mauritius)

Wednesday 30th 2pm Alanna Audley- Murphy - V- A. Pritchard (N.Zealand)  or                                                                              V. Spicer (Dominica)

The full draw sheets can be viewed on

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Ulster Boxers all ready for the Opening Ceremony at the Commonwealth Games, Glasgow 2014. Best of Luck to all the Team.



Top Pro inject 'STING' into CWG Boxing Team.
Top Pro Sports equipment distributor has sponsored a full boxing kit including vests, shorts, boxing boots and gloves to the NI Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games Boxing Team. Olympians Paddy ...Barnes and Michael Conlan along with Head Coach John Conlan accepted the equipment on behalf of the team.  ' This is brilliant for all the boxers as we get ready for the Games as Sting is the gloves that has been approved by AIBA for the Games in Glasgow' said Paddy Barnes. For more info check or on See More


The Commonwealth Games Boxers started their final preparations for the Glasgow Games at the University of Ulster,  Jordanstown Sports Centre on Thursday.  They are joined by Team Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Scotland & Mozambique.  Head Coach John Conlan complimented the Sports Institute of Northern Ireland (SINI) for the excellent facility and the Ulster Boxing Council for co-ordinating the camp.  Saturday started off with a physical session at 7am followed by a Strength & Conditioning session at 11am.  In the afternoon the media was invited to an one-to-one interview session with the boxers followed by broadcast coverage of the training session.  Sport Northern Ireland (SNI) CEO Antoinette Mc Keown along with SNI High Performance Director Sean Ogle were in attendance to show their support for the CWG team.   



This competition is open to boxers born in 1998 & 1999 

Dates:             July 11th, 12th & 13th (if required) 

                        July 18th & 19th 

Venue:             National Stadium Dublin

Weigh In:        Friday 11th July8.30am to 11.00am, 

 All Daily Weigh-ins 8.00 - 9.00 am. 

Draw:              Friday 11th July                         1.00pm

Click Here for Circular ............... 

Please Note - Entries will close on Wednesday 9th July. 

Affiliation & Insurance for 2014 - 2015

 Applications for affiliation or re-affiliation must be received by County Boards not later than 31stMay, 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.

A comprehensive list of all club Officials & Members must accompany each application.

Fees for 2014/2015 are - Affiliation €15   Insurance €645    Total €660

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

Kindly use the Affiliation Form attached.

Click Here for Affiliation Form..... Here for Summary of Insurance.


NI Commonwealth Games Boxing Team, Glasgow 2014.

The team spent the 1st week of their training programme at the Illies G-G clubrooms in Buncrana, Co. Donegal. Team Coaches John Conlan & Stephen Friel are pleased with the efforts from all the team. ' We will travel to Dublin on Tuesday 17th  and link up with the High Performance Unit'.  The team took time out of their schedule to visit the local school Naomh Iósaf for a meet & greet with the school children.











Old School boxing club hosted this International feast of boxing on Sunday 1st June at the Hillgrove Hotel, Co. Monaghan.  The event was in association with the Monaghan CDB Peace III Partnership Board.  The capacity audience was treated to many exciting contests on the night.  England claimed victory with 13 - 6 contests decided in their favour.

Click Here for Results....... 







Ulster boxers took part in a 10 day training camp from 13th - 23rd May along with the Irish H.P team, France, Germany, Korea and Russia.   Head Coach John Conlan is pleased with the outcome from the camp.  'This is the start of the programme for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. The camp was tough but there was great quality sparring for all our boxers and an opportunity for them to gain knowledge and experience.'  The boxers will return to training at the National Gym Dublin from Tuesday 27th May.



This championship is open to boxers born in 2000 & 2001

Dates:             June 6th, 7th & 8th 

                        June 13th & 14th 

Venue:             National Stadium Dublin

Weigh In:        8.30am to 11.00am, Friday 6th June, at the                                              Ringside Club

Draw:              Friday 6th June                         2.00pm

Click Here for Circular ............... 



The dates for the National Junior Cadet C'ships are 6th, 7th & 8th - 13th & 14th June. 

The Senior Cadet C'ships will run from 11th, 12th & 13th - 18th & 19th July. 

  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




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.


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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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                 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.

“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.




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.

Read more Here ........



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: 

Please Click Here to find out more ........







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. 

IABA LEVEL 1 Coach Application 

Instructions for Coaching Course. 







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

Click Here for Instruction ..........         and Here for Application Form......




Please click Here for Affiliation Form ....                                                                                             



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