Multiple Irish Elite champion Mick Dowling, pictured, got Ireland off to a winning start in an away victory over Norway 40 years ago.

The Irish Olympian beat Odd Haugstad on a unanimous decision in the bantam class in 1970.

Brendan McCarthy, Jim Montague, John McCormack, Patrick Doherty and Peter Doyle also had their hands raised in victory.

Montague, McCormack and Doherty recorded inside the distance wins in Bergen.

Edward Hendricks, John Rodgers, Robert Espie and John McKinty also lined out for Ireland against the men from the Land of the Midnight Sun.

Norway v Ireland

Bergen, Norway

December 13, 1970

54kg Michael Dowling beat Odd Haugstad 3:0
57kg Brendan McCarthy beat Svein Johansen 3:0
63,5kg Svein Erik Paulse beat Edward Hendricks 3:0
63,5kg Jim Montague beat Morten Hammer KO2
67kg Ketil Hodne beat John Rodgers 3:0
67kg John McCormack Herman Belch Olsen TKO 2
71kg Patrick Doherty beat Odd Arne Christensen KO1
75kg Peter Doyle beat Oddvar Ervis 2:1
81kg Kjell Oesthus beat Robert Espie TKO3
+81kg Bjoern Rudl beat John McKinty 2:1