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Irish Athletic Boxing Association


The Irish Athletic Boxing Association (IABA) was established in 1911 to develop and oversee amateur boxing across the 32 counties of Ireland. Their main goal is to provide an environment where their athletes, coaches and clubs are given the support and and opportunities to excel thus increasing participation and improve performance in Irish Boxing.

They are based at their headquarters in the National Stadium, South Circular Road in Dublin. The stadium is the only purpose built amateur stadium in the world. The Irish Athletic Boxing Association currently has 375 clubs affiliated to the organization. The IABA is volunteer led,  the hard work, dedication and significant time afforded by each member has contributed to the great success of Boxing in Ireland.

Their results speak for themselves as Boxing is Ireland’s most successful Olympic Sport with 16 medalist’s won out of total 28 Olympic medals in the history.

Their Vision is  “To be Ireland’s leading Olympic Sport and one of the World’s leading boxing Nations in Competition, development and Governance”.

Case Study

I was approached by Mycomedia to help them re-design and develop a new custom theme for the Irish Athletic Boxing Association. The client needed a solution to manage a large amount of content they currently possessed on their current site.

We consulted with them to produce mockups and a wire-frame to re-brand the site around their identity. I took inspiration from the Olympic Tracksuits the boxers wore and reflected this in the design. Various plug-ins were suggested to add interactivity on the site.  Text was added to the Association logo to tie in with the typography style chosen for the site.

I then coded up to Static HTML5  using the Bootstrap 3 framework for easy Smartphone and Tablet viewing. The next process involved me working side by side with Mycomedia to convert the site to a Custom WordPress Theme.


The site is visible at


Irish Athletic Boxing Association, Mycomedia


  • Design,
  • Website,
  • WordPress

     Tools used:

  • Photoshop,
  • Less,
  • CSS3
  • WordPress