Welcome to the Irish Amateur Boxing Association. This is a temporary website, but fully functional while we develop our new site.
In 2011 the Irish Amateur Boxing Association celebrated the 100th anniversary of it’s formation.
In 1939 the association built its own National Boxing Stadium. We are very proud
of the fact that we are the only boxing association in the world, to own and control our
own custom built stadium.
The vision, and the foresight of the officers, and members, who made this possible is to be commended.
The effort made by these people to collect the money which was needed to finance this venture was amazing,
and the present members owe a great deal of thanks to them.
Up to the time the stadium was built, the association had led a nomadic existence, holding boxing shows at
many different venues. Many of the people engaged in the building of the new stadium, gave
their services, free of charge, which resulted in a significant saving of much needed money. It
would have been almost impossible to proceed with this construction, without this extreme kindness.
When the stadium was finally completed, it opened in March 1939. The first major boxing show
in The Stadium was The National Senior Championships.
Many years later, The National Stadium is still the home of Irish Boxing and is still indebted to past and present volunteers
Who have made boxing the number one Olympic Sport in Ireland.