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227 vs. Ireland
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229 vs. Wales

Monday, 30 September 1946
International Friendly Match

Éire 0 England 1 [0-1]

 

Match Summary
Ireland Squad
England Squad

Dalymount Park, Phibsborough, Dublin
Attendance: 23,000;
Kick-off: tbc BST

England - Tom Finney
Results 1946-1950

? kicked-off. ? minutes (? & ?).

 

Match Summary

Officials

Éire

Type

England

Referee (-) - tbc
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

Éire Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 25th
Colours: Green jerseys with white collar, white shorts, green and white hooped socks.
Capt:   Coach:  
Éire Lineup
        G     GA
2       RB      
3       LB      
4       RHB      
5       CHB      
6       LHB      
7       OR      
8       IR      
9       CF      
10       IL      
11       OL      

reserves:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 4th
Colours: The 1946 home uniform - White collared jerseys, navy blue shorts, red socks
Capt: George Hardwick, 2nd captaincy. Coach: Walter Winterbottom, 33 (31 March 1913), appointed national director of coaching in September 1946;
2nd match, W 2 - D 0 - L 0 - F 8 - A 2.
England Lineup
        G     GA
2       RB      
3       LB      
4       RHB      
5       CHB      
6       LHB      
7       OR      
8       IR      
9       CF      
10       IL      
11       OL      
England Substitutes
               

reserves:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Tom Finney saved Englands blushes with a scrambled winner eight minutes from the end as the light started to fade in this Monday evening match. It was England's first ever game against the Republic of Ireland. There was a persistent drizzle throughout the game, and conditions handicapped the ball-playing England inside-forwards. The O'Flanagan brothers and right wing partners - Dr Kevin and Michael - were outstanding for Ireland. Both were also Irish rugby internationals. Manchester City left-half Billy Walsh, playing for Ireland, had been capped by England as a schoolboy. The team was skippered by John Carey, who played for both Northern and Southern Ireland and who was to become an outstanding captain of Manchester United. Billy Wright was the most authoritative of the England half-back line, but much of his work was wasted by forwards who struggled to find a way through a defiant Irish defence.

Source Notes

TheFA.com
Original newspaper reports
Rothman's Yearbooks
Mike Payne's England: The Complete Post-War Record (Breedon Books Publishing Company, Derby, U.K., 1993)
Norman Giller, Football Author
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