12 April 2009

11 August 1948

Friendly Representative Match
IRELAND XI 5 - 0 U.S.A. OLYMPIC XI

Referee: D. Maxwell (Belfast)
Venue: Windsor Park, Belfast
Attendance: 15,000
Goals: Hughes, Campbell 2, McGarry 2

Ireland:
Samuel Patty (Glenavon); Herbie Hegarty (Cliftonville), Alf McMichael (Linfield); John Wilson (Cliftonville) capt, Charlie Curry (Belfast Celtic), Sammy Hughes (Glentoran); Johnny Campbell (Belfast Celtic), Kevin McGarry (Cliftonville/Queen's University), Billy Simpson (Linfield), Hugh Cunningham (Bangor), John McKenna (Linfield)

USA:
Archie Strimel (Pittsburg Curry Vets); Joseph Rego-Costa (Fall River Ponta Delgada), Robert Annis (St Louis Simpkins Ford); Joseph Ferreira (Philadelphia Nationals), Manuel Martin (Philadelphia Nationals) [sub: Charles Colombo (St Louis Simpkins Ford)], Walter Bahr (Philadelphia Nationals); Raymond Beckman (St Louis DeAndries), Gino Pariani (St Louis Simpkins Ford) [sub: Steve Grivnow], William Bertani (St Louis Simpkins Ford), Ben MacLaughlin (Philadelphia Nationals), John Souza (Fall River Ponta Delgado)

Match Programme:

Notes:
This match is considered a "full" international by several US sources.

By George Glass

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