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Saturday, 22 October 1921
Home International Championship 1921-22 (34th) Match

Ireland 1 England 1 [1-1]
 

Match Summary
Ireland Squad

England Squad

Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, county Antrim
Attendance: 30,000;
Kick-off: tbc GMT

Ireland - Billy Gillespie (Lacey received from a corner, who put across goal to an offside Gillespie, and beat Dawson 30)
England - Billy Kirton (headed in a Harrison or Simms cross 35)
Results 1919-30

England won the toss, Ireland kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

 

Officials

Ireland

Type

England

Referee - Alexander A. Jackson
Scotland

Linesmen - not known

The Annual General Meeting of the F.A. Council on 30 May 1920 at Holborn Restaurant decided that "the qualification for International matches shall be birth within the area of the National Association."

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Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 30th
Colours: Royal blue jerseys, white shorts.
Capt: Billy Lacey Selectors: Team Selection by Committee;
Ireland Lineup
  Scott, Elisha 28 24 August 1893 G Liverpool FC, England 5 10 GA
  McCracken, William R. 38 29 January 1883 RB Newcastle United FC, England 13 1
  Rollo, David 31 26 August 1890 LB Blackburn Rovers FC, England 10 0
  McCracken, Robert 31 25 June 1890 RH Crystal Palace FC, England 2 0
  Scraggs, M. John H. 32 26 March 1889 CH Glentoran FC 2 0
  Emerson, William J. 29 16 December 1891 LH Glentoran FC 5 1
  Lacey, William 32 24 September 1889 OR Liverpool FC, England 21 3
Gillespie, William B. 30 6 August 1891 IR Sheffield United FC, England 8 6
  Doran, John F. 24 3 January 1896 CF Brighton & Hove Albion FC, England 2 0
  Mathieson, Allan 23/24 1897 IL Luton Town FC, England 2 0
  Bookman (Buchalter), Louis J.O. 30 6 November 1890
born in Lithuania, Russia
OL Luton Town FC, England 4 0

reserves:

reserves not known
 
2-3-5 Scott -
W.McCracken, Rollo -
R.McCracken, Scraggs, Emerson -
Lacey, Gillespie, Doran, Mathieson, Bookman.

Averages:

Age 29.8/9 Appearances/Goals 6.7 0.9

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 8th to 9th
Colours: The 1903 uniform - White collared jerseys and dark club shorts
Capt: George Wilson, first captaincy Selectors: The fourteen-man FA International Selection Committee, following the trial match, on Monday, 10 October 1921.
94th match, W 64 - D 18 - L 12 - F 302 - A 87.
England Lineup
  Dawson, Jeremiah 33 18 March 1888 G Burnley FC 1 1 GA
  Clay, Thomas 28 19 November 1892 RB Tottenham Hotspur FC 2 0
  Lucas, Thomas 26 20 September 1895 LB Liverpool FC 1 0
  Moss, Frank 26 17 April 1895 RH Aston Villa FC 1 0
  Wilson, George 29 14 January 1892 CH The Wednesday FC 4 0
  Barton, Percival A. 28 early 1893 LH Birmingham FC 2 0
  Chedgzoy, Samuel 32 27 January 1889 OR Everton FC 5 0
Kirton, William J. 24 2 December 1895 IR Aston Villa FC 1 1
  Simms, Ernest 30 22 July 1891 CF Luton Town FC 1 0
  Walker, William H. 23 29 October 1897 IL Aston Villa FC 2 1
  Harrison, George 28 18 July 1892 OL Everton FC 2 0

reserves:

Tom Wilson (Huddersfield Town AFC) and Jackie Carr (Middlesbrough FC)
 
2-3-5 Dawson -
Clay, Lucas -
Moss, Wilson, Barton -
Chedgzoy, Kirton, Simms, Walker, Harrison

Averages:

Age 27.9 Appearances/Goals 2.0 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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