Katie Taylor claimed an emphatic 25-5 win over Holland’s Jessica Belder at the National Stadium in Dublin tonight.
The Bray BC lightweight, the current World and European champion, was 17-3 up going into the third round of the 60Kg encounter en route to recording her second win in-a-row over the Dutch lightweight.
Taylor and Belder will meet again in 48-hours in Cavan.
Michelle Lynch, Dervla Duffy, Sarah Close and Claire Grace also had their hands raised in victory tonight.
Lynch edged out Bianca Elmir 42-41 on a countback following a 14-14 tie.
Duffy, Close and Grace earned impressive decisions, but Christine Gargan and Sinead Kavanagh both lost out at the South Circular Road venue.
Both nations will meet again at the Cavan Crystal Hotel on Sunday evening.
Ireland were boxing out of the blue corner tonight.
Ireland v Holland March 23rd National Stadium Dublin
54Kg: Bianca Elmir (Australia) lost to Michelle Lynch (Golden Gloves) 14-14 c/b 42-41
57Kg: Rachel Foefnagels (Holland) v Michaela Walsh (Holy Family GG) (exhibition bout)
57Kg: Kristen Fraser (Scotland) lost to Dervla Duffy (Ryston) 12-21
60Kg: Jessica Belder (Holland) lost to Katie Taylor (Bray) 5-25
64Kg: Willeke Verdellen (Holland) lost to Sarah Close (Holy Family GG) 6-13
69Kg: Lisa de Vilder (Holland) lost to Claire Grace (Callan) 19-21
75Kg: Nouchka Fontijn (Holland) beat Sinead Kavanagh (Drimnagh) 17-9