The Irish Athletic Boxing Association -The Home of Irish Boxing
Established in 1911, The Irish Athletic Boxing Association’s (IABA) main role is to develop, foster and control amateur boxing in the 32 counties of Ireland. The IABA is committed to provide the Environment, in which support and opportunities given to our athletes, coaches and clubs excel, and in doing so to increase participation and improve performance in Irish Boxing. The IABA operates from the National Stadium in Dublin, the only purpose built amateur boxing stadium in the world and there are currently over 360 clubs affiliated to the association across the Island of Ireland. It is a volunteer led organisation where the hard work, dedication and significant time afforded by each member has contributed to the growing success of the sport in Ireland. The sport of boxing flourished in the 1920’s as the newly formed Government viewed Boxing as an ideal way to promote the fledging Country and gain International recognition.
“To be Ireland’s leading Olympic Sport, to inspire Ireland to participate in boxing and to achieve international success”
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To foster a culture and an environment that nurtures participation, identifies talent and supports all within the boxing family to reach our full potential.
The IABA endeavours to operate as a team in a effective and transparent manner by being:
Respect – We respect each other and listen to each others’ view point
Trust – We trust each other and work in the best interests of Irish boxing
Inclusion – We welcome everybody to take part in boxing from all communities
Excellence – We strive for excellence in everything we do
Teamwork – We are one team inside and outside the ring
Integrity – We are honest, transparent, open and accountable
Leadership – We set the direction, bring people with us and engage
The Most Successful Irish Olympic Sport
Boxing is Ireland’s most successful Olympic Sport with 16 medalists won out of total 31 Olympic medals in the history.