2 November 2010

039: 16 March 1895

039
16/03/1895
British Home Nations Championship
Ireland (IRE)
-
Wales (WAL)
H/T
2
2
2-1
Referee:
Jope (ENG)
Umpires:
Venue:
Solitude, Belfast
Attendance:
6,000
Goals:
IRELAND:
Coach:
-
Captain:
T.H. Jordan


Match Report:
Montgomery Express and Radnor Times (26th March 1895)
The Ireland match at Belfast excited a great deal of interest.
Among the Welsh players I was pleased to observe that Newtown was represented by Parry and Chapman and Edwards of Oswestry.
These players acquitted themselves well and did some useful work.
Edwards and Chapman undoubtedly made their mark, and the Association selected them to play the International match against Scotland.
The match was evenly contested although Ireland made several bold attacks, but the defence of the Welsh goal was grand.
Ireland were first to score and at half time were leading by two goals to one. Just before time Harry Trainer sent the leather through with a lightening shot, thereby making the game a draw

Credits/Sources:
George Glass
IFFHS
The British Home Football Championships 1884-1984 (Richard Samuel, 2003)
Penmon.org

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