Last month
February 2023
# huge blow
Irish boxers will not take part at World Championships following IABA vote
The World Championships will take place later this year.
Last year
# Irish Boxing
Bernard Dunne resigns as IABA’s high performance director
Dunne has been on extended leave from the role since the Tokyo Olympics.
All time
# it never ends
IABA banishes Leinster Council, Connacht Council and Dublin Board from association
Elected officers from the three dissenting units have had their memberships revoked by the IABA’s Central Council, via an independent panel.
# 1s and 2s
'Where we see fit to create a box-off, there will definitely be box-offs' - Dunne
The IABA High Performance Director dismissed criticism after seven reigning champions missed November’s National Elite Championships.
# Boxing
Dublin boxer Niamh Fay crowned European Youth champion with gold medal in Bulgaria
The Swords BC fighter secured Ireland’s fourth medal in Sofia on Tuesday.
# High Court
Brother of MMA fighter Joao Carvalho suing promoters and medical staff behind event
Carvalho died two days after losing consciousness in the aftermath of a bout at the National Stadium in Dublin in April 2016.
# Baby Canelo
'It's a world final for me': Broadhurst-Harrington a fitting national decider as boxing returns to RTÉ
Amy Broadhurst and Kellie Harrington will square off in a potential barnburner on a massive night at the National Stadium.
# No-show for Joe
'We had one TV camera turn up at the airport to see him'
Bernard Dunne is disgusted with the lack of coverage given to World silver medalist Joe Ward.
# lilywhite lightning
Olympic heartbreak to European dreams: The42 presents The Eric Donovan Story
Eric Donovan never achieved his dream of becoming an Olympian. He now has a new dream, and we’ve been following his journey towards redemption.
# lilywhite lightning
Olympic heartbreak to European dreams: The42 presents The Eric Donovan Story
Eric Donovan never achieved his dream of becoming an Olympian. He now has a new dream, and we’ve been following his journey towards redemption.
# lilywhite lightning
'I've had friends who are locked up and stuff. Sometimes you might feel like 'I'm the lucky one'
Eric ‘Lilywhite Lightning’ Donovan admits he ‘fell off the wagon a few times’, but will fight for his first title next month.
# lilywhite lightning
'Before I knew it, I was in the dressing room with my head in my hands, and it's all over'
Eric Donovan never reached his dream of becoming an Olympian. He now has a new dream, and we’ve been following him on the next step of his journey.
# Tipp the scales
Dean Gardiner makes shock announcement that he's qualified for World Championships
Clonmel’s Dean Gardiner will fight in the World Championships despite his early exit at last month’s Europeans.
'Enough is enough' - Irish boxing row escalates ahead of crunch meeting
IABA bosses will meet tomorrow.
# boxing row
Irish boxing row deepens as Central Council to hold talks today
There was another long statement issued last night.
# gloves are off
Sport Ireland issue Irish boxing with funding cut threat
“Significant issues of concern” remain at the IABA.
# Argument
Sport Ireland chief makes funding warning amid Irish boxing row
John Treacy has called on the Irish Amateur Boxing Association to resolve its problems swiftly.
# A new dawn
'My vision is achieving excellence and to inspire our athletes to seek it on a consistent basis'
Bernard Dunne is leaving his backroom role with All-Ireland champions Dublin to take over Irish boxing’s high performance unit.
# Support
IABA's appointment of Bernard Dunne the 'perfect' call
Katie Taylor has backed the new High Performance director to thrive in the role.
# been there dunne that
Dunne's vast experience and role with Jim Gavin's Dublin made him the 'perfect candidate'
The former world champion was today appointed as the IABA’s new high performance director.
# Ringside
IABA unveil Bernard Dunne as new high performance director
“My vision is to take the very best in the current system and match it with the very latest in high performance training.”
# knock me down
'Shit happens. It was my initial dream but dreams change'
Former world champion Bernard Dunne wanted to follow his father’s lead and compete at the Olympics, but instead turned pro before Athens 2004.
# Pros and Cons
Former professional boxers are now allowed compete with amateurs at the Irish National Championships
However, strict terms and conditions apply.
# Interview
'In Ireland, there were roadblocks put in my way. Here, they really want you to be successful'
Irish boxing coach Billy Walsh chats to The42 about his rollercoaster year with Team USA.
# accolade
Billy Walsh named world coach of the year after guiding US to Olympic glory
The Team USA coach helped the country win three medals at the Olympics.
# Looking Back
'I fell out of love with the sport over the last few years'
Katie Taylor talked about “the lowest point of my career” and her new life as a pro on the Late Late Show tonight.
# Claim
Michael Conlan suggests Ireland are being punished for former judge's Guardian revelations
The Belfast native admitted to being nervous about dubious judging ahead of his fights.
# making a difference
'I think we hit a homerun with Billy' - Walsh's influence already felt in US boxing
The coach previously left his role in Irish boxing in acrimonious fashion.
# Olympic Games
"It comes back to him at the end of the day" - Boxing community reacts after Michael O'Reilly leaves Olympic Games
Michael O’Reilly is due back in Ireland by Friday after he was sent home from the Olympics.
# bon voyage
Want to see Ireland's boxers one last time before Rio? Tomorrow's your chance
Team Ireland face Russia as a warm-up for the Olympics
# medal mettle
Kellie Harrington secures AT LEAST a bronze medal with quarter-final win at World Champs
Katie Taylor is the only other Irish woman to have won a World Championship medal.
# American Dream
Billy Walsh sets USA on their way as all three of his team are fancied to qualify for Rio
Lightweight Mikaela Mayer has emerged as a credible Olympic rival to Katie Taylor, while old foe Adriana Araujo will represent the host country.
# Road to Rio
All eyes on Rio as Ireland boxing coach lays out plan for Olympic medals
Zaur Antia is keeping his boxers busy ahead of European qualifier.
# Looking Back
From Conlan and Taylor's triumphs to Walsh's departure -- Irish boxing in 2015
IABA President Pat Ryan chats to The42 about an eventful 12 months for the sport.
# Unlikely heroes
'I should have been a brain surgeon but I didn’t have time to study' - Billy Walsh
An extract from Sean McGoldrick’s book, Punching Above Their Weight: The Irish Olympic Boxing Story.
Katie Taylor managing hand injury ahead of first-ever Irish title fight
The Bray woman is set to take on Clonmel’s Shauna O’Keeffe at the National Stadium.
# Inspiration
'I was gutted to leave my baby, but I went away with a bit of life about me and destroyed the guy'
Ireland’s world champion boxer gave his thoughts at the Web Summit in Dublin yesterday.
# Defence
'Nobody wanted Billy to leave' IABA tells Oireachtas committee
The boxing chiefs were answering questions about the Billy Walsh saga today.
# statement
Billy Walsh: 'I could not work for someone who clearly did not want me'
The fallout continues and is set to rumble on further.
# Gloves off
Fallout from Billy Walsh resignation continues as Sports Council respond to 'unclear' IABA statement
The Irish Amateur Boxing Association had their say this morning.