Audio: Behind the scenes of St John Bosco Boxing Club
Pigeons, no toilets, no showers and what one boxing commentator called "conditions you wouldn't keep a dog in" - the clubs that produce Olympic champions are not deluxe.
Nevertheless Irish boxers are still the success story of the Olympic games.
This week, Belfast boxers Paddy Barnes and Michael Conlan made history clinching Olympic medals for Ireland.
And NI sports minister Caral Ni Chuilin highlighted a £3m cash injection for the sport, announced earlier this year.
BBC Radio Ulster reporter Peter Coulter was given a tour of St John Bosco Boxing Club which is the home club of Irish boxer Michael Conlan.
10 Aug 2012