Irish Athletic Boxing Association Irish Olympic Medal Winners 1952-Present

Irish Athletic Boxing Association Logo [Ref: 1]

Olympic Medal Winners

John McNallyBantamweight1952HelsinkiSilver
Fred TiedtWelterweight1956MelbourneSilver
Tony ByrneLightweight1956MelbourneBronze
Fred GilroyBantamweight1956MelbourneBronze
John CaldwellFlyweight1956MelbourneBronze
Jim McCourtLightweight1964TokyoBronze
Hugh RussellFlyweight1980MoscowBronze
Michael CarruthWelterweight1992BarcelonaGold
Wayne McCulloughBantamweight1992BarcelonaSilver
Kenneth EganLightheavyweight2008BeijingSilver
Darren SutherlandMiddleweight2008BeijingBronze
Paddy BarnesLightflyweight2008BeijingBronze
John Joe NevinBantamweight2012LondonSilver
Katie TaylorLightweight2012LondonGold
Michael ConlonFlyweight2012LondonBronze
Paddy BarnesLightflyweight2012LondonBronze
IABA Irish Boxing Olympic Medal Winners 1952-Present [Ref: 1]


Ireland has won 16 Medals in Boxing in the Olympic Games, by far our most Successful sport. Michael Carruth (Barcelona 1992) and Katie Taylor (London 2012) have won both Gold, while our best medal hauls ever were London 2012 (four medals) and Melbourne 1956 (four medals). John McNally was Ireland’s first ever Boxing Medal Winner, winning Silver at Helsinki 1952.

Katie Taylor wins Gold at the London 2012 Olympics [Ref: 3]



[1] Irish Athletic Boxing Association (2020) logo [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 21 June 2020]


[2] Irish Athletic Boxing Association (2020) Ireland’s Most Successful Olympic Sport [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 21 June 2020]


[3] Daily Mail (2012) London 2012: Katoe Taylor wins Gold for Ireland [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 21 June 2020]


Thanks to Niall Brennan.

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