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Saturday, 20 October 1923
Home International Championship 1923-24 (36th) Match

Ireland 2 England 1 [1-1]
 

Match Summary
Ireland Squad

England Squad

Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, county Antrim
Attendance: 25,000;
Receipts: £1,540; Kick-off: tbc GMT

England - Joe Bradford (short-range tap-in from a Hegan corner 7)
Ireland - Billy Gillespie (Irving's effort hit the crossbar, Gillespie headed in the rebound 16), Tucker Croft (a shot following a joint-attack 70)
Results 1919-30

England won the toss, Ireland kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

Officials

Ireland

Type

England

Referee - Alexander A. Jackson
Scotland

Linesmen - not known

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Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 20th
Colours: Royal blue jerseys, white shorts.
Capt: Billy Gillespie Selectors: Team Selection by Committee;
Ireland Lineup
  Farquharson, Thomas G. 22 4 December 1900 G Cardiff City FC, Wales 3 2 GA
  McCluggage, Andrew 23 1 September 1900 RB Bradford FC, England 2 0
  Curran, John J. 23/24 1898 LB Glenavon 5 0
  Emerson, William J. 31 16 December 1891 RH Burnley FC, England 11 1
  Irving, Samuel J. 30 28 August 1893 RH Dundee FC, Scotland 3 0
  Smith, Ernest E. 27 4 January 1896 CH Cardiff City FC, Wales 4 0
  Brown, John nk not known OR Tranmere Rovers FC, England 2 0
Croft, Thomas 26 8 April 1897 IR Queen's Island FC 2 1
  Irvine, Robert W. 23 29 April 1900 CF Everton FC, England 4 2
Gillespie, William B. 32 6 August 1891 IL Sheffield United FC, England 14 10
  Toner, Joseph S. 29 30 March 1894 OL The Arsenal FC, England 3 0

reserves:

reserves not known
 
2-3-5 Farquharson -
McCluggage, Curran -
Emerson, Irving, Smith -
Brown, Croft, Irvine, Gillespie, Toner

Averages:

Age 26.6/7 Appearances/Goals 4.8 1.1

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 5th to 9th
Colours: The 1923 uniform - White collared jerseys and dark club shorts
Capt: George Wilson, fifth captaincy Selectors: The fourteen-man FA International Selection Committee, following the trial match, on Monday, 8 October 1923.
104th match, W 70 - D 20 - L 14 - F 327 - A 99.
England Lineup
  Taylor, Edward 36 7 March 1887 G Huddersfield Town AFC 5 7 GA
  Bower, Alfred George 27 10 November 1895 RB Corinthians FC, Casuals FC & Old Carthusians FC 1 0
  Wadsworth, Samuel J. 27 13 September 1896 LB Huddersfield Town AFC 4 0
  Pantling, H. Harold 32 16 May 1891 RH Sheffield United FC 1 0
  Wilson, George 31 14 January 1892 CH The Wednesday FC 10 0
  Meehan, Thomas 27 Summer 1896 LH Chelsea FC 1 0
  Hegan, Lt. Kenneth E. 22 24 January 1901 OR 1st reserve Dublin Fusiliers & Corinthians FC 3 4
  Kelly, Robert 29 16 November 1893 IR Burnley FC 8 5
Bradford, Joseph 22 22 January 1901 CF Birmingham FC 1 1
  Chambers, Henry 26 17 November 1896 IL Liverpool FC 8 5
  Tunstall, Frederick E. 22 29 March 1901 OL Sheffield United FC 2 0

reserves:

Sid Bishop (West Ham United FC) and David Jack (Bolton Wanderers FC)
 
2-3-5 Taylor -
Bower, Wadsworth -
Pantling, Wilson, Meehan -
Hegan, Kelly, Bradford, Chambers, Tunstall.

Averages:

Age 27.4 Appearances/Goals 4.0 1.2

 

    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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