IABA High-Performance Director Bernard Dunne, Paul McCloskey, Neil Gough and Stephen Kirk recorded wins over France at the National Stadium in 1998.
But Les Bleus edged the meeting 5-4 after nine bouts at the home of Irish boxing.
Dunne recorded an emphatic 18-1 win over Mehdi Siouane in the bantam class under the old computer scoring system and McCloskey chalked up a shut out 9-0 decision over Malik Cherchari.
Gough and Kirk both won 7-4 at the expense of Hussein Bayram and Jean-Pual Menndy in the welter and light-heavy classes, with both nations doubling up at 67kg and 81kg on the South Circular Road.
The Friday night meeting, tied at 4-4 after eight contests, was in the balance up to the final bout in Dublin.
Jerome Thomas beat Ireland’s James Rooney at the Stadium. Two years later, Thomas claimed bronze at the Sydney 2000 Olympics.
France won the second meeting, which was scored using judges, 7-0 in Waterford 22 years ago.
Ireland v France
July 10, 1998
48kg Jerome Thomas FRA beat James Rooney IRL 11:4
51kg Franck Gorjux FRA beat Martin Murphy IRL RSCI 4
54kg Bernard Dunne IRL beat Mehdi Siouane FRA 18:1
63.5kg Paul McCloskey IRL beat Malik Cherchari FRA 9:0
67kg Neil Gough IRL beat Hussein Bayram FRA 7:4
67kg Xavier Noel FRA beat Robert Murray IRL 12:1
71kg Joel Damarre FRA beat Bernard McDonagh IRL 12:4
81kg Stephen Kirk IRL beat Jean-Paul Mendy FRA 7:4
81kg John Dovi FRA beat Sean O’Grady IRL 8:3
Ireland v France
July 12 1998
51kg Franck Gorjux FRA beat Martin Murphy IRL 3:0
54kg Mehdi Siouane FRA beat Michael Burke IRL 3:0
57kg Joel Durand FRA beat John Simpson IRL 3:0
67kg Xavier Noel FRA beat Neil Gough IRL 3:0
67kg Hussein Bayram FRA beat Robert Murray IRL 3:0
71kg Joel Damarre FRA beat Frank O’Brien IRL 3:0
81kg John Dovi FRA beat Sean O’Grady IRL 3:0