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85 vs. Scotland
86
87 vs. Wales

Saturday, 17 February 1906
originally scheduled for 3 March
1906
Home International Championship 1905-06 (23rd) Match

Ireland 0 England 5 [0-2]
 

Match Summary
Ireland Squad

England Squad

Team Records

Solitude Ground, Cliftonville, Belfast, County Antrim
Attendance: 16,000;
Kick-off tbc

England - Dick Bond ('took up running, scoring with an unsaveable shot' 26, 'added another' 89), Arthur Brown ('added a second' 32), Stan Harris ('received from Brown' 56), Sammy Day ('a soft shot' 70).
Results 1901-14

England won the toss, Ireland kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

Officials

Ireland

Type

England

Referee - Thomas Robertson
41 (1 December 1864), Torrance, Stirlingshire, Scotland Football Association

Linesmen - E.G. Holland (England) and unknown

The ground's width was six yards less than the regulations permitted.

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
The 1905 International Football Association Board meeting:
Leather balls, non-violent charging, six-yard rule
and the direct free-kick.
  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 14th
Colours: Probably royal blue jerseys and white shorts
Capt: Jack Kirwan Selectors: Team chosen by Committee;
Ireland Lineup
  Sherry, James J. 29/30 poss. 1876 G Bohemians FC 1 5 GA
  Darling, John 28 30 October 1877 RB Linfield FAC 14 0
  McIlroy, Hugh nk not known LB Cliftonville FAC 1 0
  Wright, John nk not known RH Cliftonville FAC 1 0
  Milne, Robert G. 35 1 October 1870
born in Inverarity, Scotland
CH Linfield FAC 26 2
  McConnell, D.J. English 22 14 May 1883 LH Sunderland AFC, England 4 0
  Hunter, Andrew 22 11 October 1883 OR Distillery FC 2 0
  Mulholland, Thomas 17
310 dys
13 April 1888 IR Belfast Celtic FAC 1 0
  Harris, Valentine 21 23 June 1884 CF Shelbourne FC 1 0
  O'Hagan, Charles 24 28 July 1881 IL Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 3 1
  Kirwan, John H. 28 9 February 1878 OL Chelsea FC, England 13 2

reserves:

reserves not known
   
2-3-5 Sherry -
Darling, McIlroy -
Wright, Milne, McConnell -
Hunter, Mulholland, Harris, O'Hagan, Kirwan.

Averages:

Age 25.1-2 Appearances/Goals 6.1 0.4

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 1st
Colours: White collared jerseys and navy blue shorts
Capt: Stan Harris, second captaincy Selectors:
Trainer: Bob Holmes (Blackburn Rovers FC)
The seven-man FA International Selection Committee, on Monday, 5 Ferbuary 1906.
55th match, W 40 - D 10 - L 5 - F 192 - A 49.
England Lineup
  Ashcroft, James 27 12 September 1878 G Woolwich Arsenal FC 1 0 GA
  Crompton, Robert 26 26 September 1879 RB Blackburn Rovers FC 9 0
  Smith, Herbert 26 22 November 1879 LB Reading FC 3 0
  Warren, Benjamin 26 7 May 1879 RH Derby County FC 1 0
  Veitch, Colin C.M. 24 22 May 1881 CH Newcastle United FC 1 0
  Houlker, Albert E. 33 27 April 1872 LH Southampton FC 4 0
Bond, Richard 22 14 December 1883 OR Preston North End FC 3 2
Day, Samuel H. 27 29 December 1878 IR Old Malvernians FC & Corinthians FC 1 1
Brown, Arthur S. 20 6 April 1885 CF Sheffield United FC 2 1
Harris, Stanley S. 24 19 July 1881 IL Old Westminsters FC & Corinthians FC 4 2
  Gosnell, Albert A. 26 10 February 1880 OL Newcastle United FC 1 0

reserves:

Tottenham Hotspur FC's Walter Bull and Middlesbrough FC's Alf Common.

team notes:

Tottenham Hotspur FC's Vivian Woodward was the original named centre-forward, he was replaced by Brown.
   
2-3-5 Ashcroft -
Crompton, Smith -
Warren, Veitch, Houlker -
Bond, Day, Woodward, Harris, Gosnell.

Averages:

Age 25.5 Appearances/Goals 2.7 0.1

 

    Match Report

Source Notes

Northern Ireland's Footballing Greats
Original Newspaper Reports
TheFA.com
Rothman's Yearbooks
FA Yearbooks 1950-60
Ancestry.com

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