Ireland beat China on aggregate after two meetings in Wexford and Waterford eleven years ago.

Olympic champion Katie Taylor recorded two wins, the Bray lightweight beating Dong Cheng in a repeat of the 2008 and 2010 World Elite finals In China and Barbados.

Michael Conlan, who would win bronze at London 2012 a year later, also had his hand raised in victory, as did Darren O’Neill who captained Team  Ireland Boxing at London 2012.

John Joe Nevin, who took home silver from London 2012, beat Zhang Hongliang in the bantam class in Wexford.

Rio Olympians David Oliver Joyce and Joe Ward also emerged with wins.

Katie Rowland, Sinead Kavanagh, Michael McDonagh, Patrick Corcoran, Lynn McEnery, Chris Phelan, Tyrone McCullough, Craig McCarthy, Jason Quigley and David Joyce also won in Wexford and Waterford.

Four bouts were decided on countbacks under the old computer scoring system.

Both nations met at the Brandon Hotel in Wexford and the Dungarvan Sports Centre.

Click here for report from IABA in 2011.

Ireland v China

March 20, 2011


51kg Katie Rowland beat Luo Yujie 3:1
60kg Katie Taylor beat Dong Cheng 6:2
75kg Sinead Kavanagh beat Wang Dongmei 5:2
52kg Michael Conlan  beat Chang Yong 15:4
56kg John Joe Nevin beat Zhang Hongliang 7:1
60kg Michael McDonagh beat Liu Qiang 2:0
64kg Huricha Bilige beat Niall Murray 6:3
69kg Maimatti Tusunqiong beat Karl Brabazon 10:3
75kg Darren O’Neill beat Zhang Jianting 5:2
81kg Joe Ward beat Meng Fanlong 9:2
91kg Patrick Corcoran beat Maimaiti Zaipula 7:4
+91kg Zhang Zhilei beat Sean Turner +5:5

Ireland v China

March 23,2011


51kg Lynn McEnery beat Luo Yuji 6:5
60kg Katie Taylor beat Dong Cheng 11:0
75kg Wang Dongme beat Patricia Roddy 6:2
52kg Chris Phelan beat Chang Yong 9:2
56kg Tyrone McCullough beat Zhang Hongliang +1:1
60kg David Oliver Joyce beat Liu Qiang +3:3
64kg Craig McCarthy beat Huricha Bilige ABI 3
69kg Adam Nolan beat Maimatti Tusunqiong +6:6
75kg Jason Quigley beat Zhang Jianting 3:2
81kg David Joyce beat Meng Fanlong 3:1
91kg Maimaiti Zaipula beat John Sweeney ABI 3
+91kg Zhang Zhilei beat Chris Devanney 10:3