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119 vs. Scotland
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121 vs. Wales

Saturday, 25 October 1919
Home International Championship 1919-20 (32nd) Match

Ireland 1 England 1 [0-1]
 

Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, county Antrim
Attendance: 30,000; Receipts: £2,400 (a new Irish record);
Kick-off: 3.30pm GMT

Match Summary
Ireland Squad

England Squad

England - Jack Cock (Immediately on Cock kicking off, the ball was passed out to Turnbull, who crossed it back to Cock, who scored 1 0:30)
Ireland - Jimmy Ferris (headed in a Lynar cross 70)
Results 1919-30

Ireland won the toss, England kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

Officials

Ireland

Type

England

Referee - Thomas R. Dougray
Bellshill, Scotland

Linesmen - not known

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Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 22nd to 21st
Colours: Royal blue jerseys with laced-up collars, white shorts, dark socks.
Capt: Billy Lacey Selectors: Team chosen by Committee, on Monday, 13 October 1919.
Ireland Lineup
  O'Hagan, William 28 8 August 1890 G St. Mirren FC, Scotland 1 1 GA
  McCracken, William R. 36 29 January 1883 RB Newcastle United FC, England 12 1
  McCandless, William 24/25 1894 LB Linfield FAC 1 0
  Lacey, William 30 24 September 1889 RH Liverpool FC, England 15 3
  Hamill, Michael 30 19 January 1889 CH Belfast Celtic FC 4 1
  Emerson, William J. 27 16 December 1891 LH Glentoran FC 1 0
  Lynar, David 26 9 January 1893 OR Glentoran FC 1 0
  Gallagher, Patrick 28 16 March 1891 IR Glasgow Celtic FC, Scotland 1 0
  Gowdy, Joseph 21 December 1897 CF Glentoran FC 1 0
Ferris, James 24 28 November 1894 IL Belfast Celtic FC 1 1
  Snape, Alfred 23 14 January 1896 OL Airdrieonians FC, Scotland 1 0

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

Bill McCracken was winning his twelfth appearance, twelve and a half years after winning his eleventh, also against England, in 1907. He had been exiled, and banned by the IFA for demanding a higher match fee.
Alf Snape was also a replacement for original outside-left, Bradford FC's John McCandless, two days before this match. The vacancy was originally offered to Luton Town FC's Louis Bookman, who was unavailable.
 
2-3-5 O'Hagan -
McCracken, McCandless -
Lacey, Hamill, Emerson -
Lynar, Gallagher, Gowdy, Ferris, Snape.

Averages:

Age 27.0/1 Appearances/Goals 3.5 0.4

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 1st
Colours: The 1903 uniform - White collared jerseys and dark club shorts
Capt: Arthur Knight, first captaincy Selectors: The fourteen-man FA International Selection Committee, following the Victory International match in Stoke, on Saturday, 18 October 1919.
87th match, W 61 - D 16 - L 10 - F 291 - A 77.
England Lineup
  Hardy, Sam 37 26 August 1882 G Aston Villa FC 19 16 GA
  Smith, Joseph 29 10 April 1890 RB West Bromwich Albion FC 1 0
  Knight, Arthur E. 32 7 September 1887 LB Portsmouth FC 1 0
  Bagshaw, J. James 33 25 December 1885 RH Derby County FC 1 0
  Bowser, Sidney 28 6 April 1891 CH West Bromwich Albion FC 1 0
  Watson, William 29 11 September 1890 LH Burnley FC 3 0
  Turnbull, Robert J. 23 17 December 1895 OR Bradford FC 1 0
  Carr, John 27 early 1892 IR Middlesbrough FC 1 0
Cock, John G. 25 14 November 1893 CF Huddersfield Town AFC 1 1
  Smith, Joseph 30 25 June 1889 IL Bolton Wanderers FC 4 1
  Hodkinson, Joseph 30 summer 1889 OL Blackburn Rovers FC 3 0

reserves:

Bill Voisey (Millwall Athletic FC) and Eddie Edmonds (Watford FC)

team notes:

This is England's oldest team, so far.
 
2-3-5 Hardy -
Smith, Knight -
Bagshaw, Bowser, Watson -
Turnbull, Carr, Cook, Smith, Hodgkinson.

Averages:

Age 29.4 Appearances/Goals 3.3 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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