3 November 2010

090: 10 February 1912

090
10/02/1912
British Home Nations Championship
Ireland (IRE)
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England (ENG)
H/T
1
6
1-3
Referee:
Alexander A. Jackson (SCO)
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Venue:
Dalymount Park, Dublin
Attendance:
15,000
Goals:
IRE Hamill (35); ENG Fleming (12, 40, 64), Holley (17), Freeman (50), Simpson (85)
IRELAND:
Coach:
-
Captain:
Billy Scott
Billy Scott; Sam Burnison, Paddy McCann, Val Harris, Pat O’Connell, Harry Hampton, Billy Lacey, Mickey Hamill, Billy Halligan, James Macauley, Frank Thompson
IFFHS

ENGLAND:
IFFHS

Notes:
After Ireland had lost its previous four full "A" internationals, the Irish football association (IFA) decided to rely more strongly on its professional players in England. Therefore, on 10th February 1912 the Irish national team fielded for the first time in Dublin against England nine (!) footballers who played abroad; this side nevertheless lost (1:6), and "Mickey" Hamill from Manchester United scored the consolation goal.
IFFHS.de

Pre-Match:
Team as announced on 29th January. The line-up that took to the field showed four changes, with Sandy Craig, Sam Young, Charlie O'Hagan and John Lamb dropping out to be replaced by Sam Burnison, Harry Hampton, Billy Halligan and James Macauley. Of the four "drop-outs", three were capped before or after this match, only John Lamb failed to play in a senior international fixture during his career.

Programme:
Credits/Sources:
Gary Spain (programme)
Chris Goodwin (newspaper clipping)
Football Database
NI Statistics

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