Ireland and England have been involved in some tremendous internationals down through the decades.
Both nations renew rivalries on Friday night over nine bouts at the National Stadium in Dublin.
In 1955, two of the men that went on to become legends of the sport in Ireland lined out against an English selection at the same venue.
Fred Tiedt and Freddie Gilroy both won on the night. A year later the Dublin and Belfast duo were part of an Irish boxing team that won four medals, one silver and three bronze, at the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne.
Tiedt (silver), Gilroy (bronze), Tony Byrne (bronze) and John Caldwell (bronze) medalled.
That haul was numerically equaled at the London 2012 Games, with Katie Taylor (gold), John Joe Nevin (silver), Paddy Barnes (bronze) and Michael Conlan (bronze) finishing in podium positions.
Ireland finished in 7th position in the medals table at Melbourne 1956 and Great Britain in second spot. Great Britain topped the medals table at London 2012 and Ireland finished in joint 5th spot with Kazakhstan.
Meanwhile, Friday’s international with England will feature a number of special guests.
Tickets available on the door at €10 per adult and €5 per child. Pre-pay tickets available through IABA.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (01) 453 3371. Group specials available for 10 or more people.
Larry Morrison is Irish team manager.
Ireland v England November 25th, 1955 National Stadium Dublin
|51kg||Chris Rafter||IRL||Frankie Spencer||ENG||PTS|
|54kg||Freddie Gilroy||IRL||Don Weller||ENG||TKO 2|
|57kg||Eddie Duffy||IRL||Dave Merchant||ENG||PTS|
|60kg||Steve Coffey||IRL||Brian Jones||ENG||PTS|
|63,5kg||Fred Tiedt||IRL||George Lucas||ENG||PTS|
|67kg||Harry Perry||IRL||Terry Hollis||ENG||PTS|
|71kg||Danny King||IRL||Johnny Cunningham||ENG||PTS|
|75kg||Peter Burke||IRL||Frank Hope||ENG||PTS|
|81kg||Paddy Lyons||IRL||John Gibbons||ENG||PTS|
|+81kg||Dave Rent||ENG||Tommy Bruce||IRL||TKO 3|
(Results courtesy of Gerry Callan, Irish Daily Star, via StrefaAmateur Boxing.
Ireland v England National Stadium Dublin December 16th
52kg Brendan Irvine (St Pauls)
56kg Stephen McKenna
57kg Moira McElligott (St Michael’s Athy)
60kg Kellie Harrington (Glasnevin)
60kg George Bates (St Marys)
64kg Sean McComb
75kg Connor Wallace
81kg Joe Ward (Moate & AIBA Pro Boxing)
91kg Darren O’Neill (Paulstown)
52kg Ishmail Khan
56kg Louis Lynn
57kg Raven Chapman
60kg Sarah Dunne
60kg Cory O’Regan
64kg Mason Smith
75kg Lewis Richardson
81kg George Crotty
91kg Chevron Clarke