25 April 2014

Northern Ireland in the Victory Shield (1947-1960)

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- 1947-1960 - 1961-1980 - 1981-2000 - 2001-2020 -

Ireland were not officially entered in the Victory Shield until 1954. Unofficial tables were occasionally published for these tournaments that included the Irish match results and these are presented below alongside the official tables.

There are anomalies in the results recorded for some matches and these are also highlighted below.

1946/47
(Winners: Scotland)
Unofficial
Teams
Pl
W
D
L
GF
GA
Pts
ENG
1
-
1
SCO
Scotland
3
2
1
0
8
3
5
NIR
2
-
0
ENG
or 3-1
N. Ireland
3
2
0
1
6
4
4
NIR
2
-
1
WAL
England
3
1
1
1
4
4
3
SCO
3
-
2
NIR
Wales
3
0
0
3
2
9
0
SCO
4
-
0
WAL
WAL
1
-
3
ENG
Official
Teams
Pl
W
D
L
GF
GA
Pts
Scotland
2
1
1
0
5
1
3
England
2
1
1
0
4
2
3
Wales
2
0
0
2
1
7
0

1947/48
(Winners: Scotland)
Unofficial
Teams
Pl
W
D
L
GF
GA
Pts
ENG
4
-
0
NIR
Scotland
3
2
1
0
6
2
5
ENG
2
-
1
WAL
England
3
2
0
1
6
2
4
NIR
1
-
4
SCO
Wales
3
1
1
1
5
3
3
SCO
1
-
0
ENG
N. Ireland
3
0
0
3
1
11
0
WAL
3
-
0
NIR
WAL
1
-
1
SCO
Official
Teams
Pl
W
D
L
GF
GA
Pts
Scotland
2
1
1
0
2
1
3
England
2
1
0
1
2
2
2
Wales
2
0
1
1
2
3
1

Ireland Schoolboys that faced England, 1948
1948/49
(Winners: Wales)
Unofficial
Teams
Pl
W
D
L
GF
GA
Pts
ENG
4
-
0
SCO
England
3
2
0
1
11
7
4
NIR
3
-
4
ENG
N. Ireland
3
2
0
1
9
6
4
NIR
3
-
0
WAL
Wales
3
1
1
1
5
7
3
SCO
2
-
3
NIR
Scotland
3
0
1
2
3
8
1
SCO
1
-
1
WAL
WAL
4
-
3
ENG
Official
Teams
Pl
W
D
L
GF
GA
Pts
Wales
2
1
1
0
5
4
3
England
2
1
0
1
7
4
2
Scotland
2
0
1
1
1
5
1
* This was the only time where Ireland's results would have had a meaningful effect on the final tournament. They would have relegated Wales from first to third while allowing England to claim a share of the title with Ireland.

1949/50
(Winners: England)
Unofficial
Teams
Pl
W
D
L
GF
GA
Pts
ENG
5
-
2
NIR
England
3
3
0
0
14
4
6
ENG
6
-
1
WAL
Scotland
3
2
0
1
4
4
4
NIR
0
-
1
SCO
Wales
3
1
0
2
6
11
2
SCO
1
-
3
ENG
N. Ireland
3
0
0
3
5
10
0
WAL
4
-
3
NIR
WAL
1
-
2
SCO
Official
Teams
Pl
W
D
L
GF
GA
Pts
England
2
2
0
0
9
2
4
Scotland
2
1
0
1
3
4
2
Wales
2
0
0
2
2
8
0

1950/51
(Winners: England, Scotland & Wales)
Unofficial
Teams
Pl
W
D
L
GF
GA
Pts
ENG
2
-
2
SCO
England
3
1
2
0
11
5
4
NIR
1
-
7
ENG
Scotland
3
1
2
0
8
3
4
NIR
3
-
3
WAL
Wales
3
0
3
0
6
6
3
SCO
5
-
2
NIR
N. Ireland
3
0
1
2
6
15
1
SCO
1
-
1
WAL
WAL
2
-
2
ENG
Official
Teams
Pl
W
D
L
GF
GA
Pts
England
2
0
2
0
4
4
2
Scotland
2
0
2
0
3
3
2
Wales
2
0
2
0
3
3
2

1951/52
(Winners: England)
Unofficial
Teams
Pl
W
D
L
GF
GA
Pts
ENG
5
-
0
NIR
England
3
3
0
0
14
2
6
ENG
5
-
1
WAL
Scotland
3
2
0
1
9
8
4
NIR
2
-
5
SCO
Wales
3
1
0
2
8
9
2
SCO
1
-
4
ENG
N. Ireland
3
0
0
3
3
15
0
WAL
5
-
1
NIR
WAL
2
-
3
SCO
Official
Teams
Pl
W
D
L
GF
GA
Pts
England
2
2
0
0
9
2
4
Scotland
2
1
0
1
4
6
2
Wales
2
0
0
2
3
8
0

1952/53
(Winners: England)
Unofficial
Teams
Pl
W
D
L
GF
GA
Pts
ENG
0
-
0
SCO
England
3
2
1
0
11
2
5
NIR
0
-
7
ENG
Scotland
3
1
2
0
5
1
4
NIR
2
-
2
WAL
Wales
3
0
2
1
5
7
2
SCO
4
-
0
NIR
N. Ireland
3
0
1
2
2
13
1
SCO
1
-
1
WAL
WAL
2
-
4
ENG
Official
Teams
Pl
W
D
L
GF
GA
Pts
England
2
1
1
0
4
2
3
Scotland
2
0
2
0
1
1
2
Wales
2
0
1
1
3
5
1

1953/54
(Winners: England)
Unofficial
Teams
Pl
W
D
L
GF
GA
Pts
ENG
6
-
0
NIR
England
3
2
1
0
10
0
5
ENG
0
-
0
WAL
or.2-1
Wales
3
0
3
0
4
4
3
NIR
1
-
4
SCO
Scotland
3
1
1
1
5
6
3
SCO
0
-
4
ENG
N. Ireland
3
0
1
2
4
13
1
WAL
3
-
3
NIR
WAL
1
-
1
SCO
Official
Teams
Pl
W
D
L
GF
GA
Pts
England
2
1
1
0
4
0
3
Wales
2
0
2
0
1
1
2
Scotland
2
0
1
1
1
5
1
* result uncertain, would not change final table

1954/55
(Winners: England)
Teams
Pl
W
D
L
GF
GA
Pts
ENG
2
-
2
SCO
England
3
2
1
0
19
4
5
shared?
NIR
0
-
11
ENG
Scotland
3
2
1
0
16
4
5
shared?
NIR
0
-
4
WAL
Wales
3
1
0
2
8
11
2
SCO
9
-
0
NIR
N. Ireland
3
0
0
3
0
24
0
SCO
5
-
2
WAL
WAL
2
-
6
ENG
* England listed as winners, but results suggest trophy should have been shared.

1955/56
(Winners: Scotland)
Teams
Pl
W
D
L
GF
GA
Pts
ENG
1
-
1
NIR
Scotland
3
3
0
0
11
4
6
ENG
3
-
2
WAL
N. Ireland
3
1
1
1
4
4
3
NIR
1
-
2
SCO
England
3
1
1
1
5
6
3
SCO
3
-
1
ENG
Wales
3
0
0
3
5
11
0
WAL
1
-
2
NIR
WAL
2
-
6
SCO

1956/57
(Winners: England)
Teams
Pl
W
D
L
GF
GA
Pts
ENG
2
-
0
SCO
England
3
3
0
0
8
0
6
NIR
0
-
3
ENG
Scotland
3
2
0
1
10
5
4
NIR
2
-
1
WAL
N. Ireland
3
1
0
2
4
11
2
SCO
7
-
2
NIR
Wales
3
0
0
3
2
8
0
SCO
3
-
1
WAL
WAL
0
-
3
ENG

NIR Squad: Robert McGonigal (Ballymena), Robert Irvine (Carrickfergus), Robert Walker (Belfast), Denis Hayes (Belfast), Terry Neill (Bangor), Charles Walsh (Bangor) captain, Martin Harvey (Belfast), James O'Neill (Larne), James Nicholson (Belfast), Howard Best (Portadown), William Nixon (Newtownards), James McAlinden (Belfast), D. Balmer (Ballymena), Arthur Stewart (Ballymena), T. Jordan (Banbridge), W. Conville (Belfast), S. Harland (Lurgan)

1957/58
(Winners: England)
Teams
Pl
W
D
L
GF
GA
Pts
ENG
3
-
0
NIR
England
3
2
1
0
8
3
5
ENG
3
-
1
WAL
Scotland
3
0
3
0
6
6
3
NIR
2
-
2
SCO
Wales
3
1
1
1
5
6
3
SCO
2
-
2
ENG
N. Ireland
3
0
1
2
3
7
1
WAL
2
-
1
NIR
WAL
2
-
2
SCO

NIR Squad: Ronald Briggs (Belfast), Robin Burke (Larne), Albert Mitchell (Befast), James Nicholson (Belfast), Denis Watt (Banbridge), William Donaldson (Belfast), Mervyn Callender (Belfast), Charles Govan (Belfast), Oliver Muldoon (Ballymoney), Kenneth Wilson (Larne), Desmond McCoubrey (Belfast), Thomas Perry (Lurgan), James A. McMaster (Lisburn), William Irvine (Carrickfergus), R. Downley (Belfast), G. Moore (Linfield), H. Shellard (Belfast)

1958/59
(Winners: Scotland)
Teams
Pl
W
D
L
GF
GA
Pts
ENG
2
-
3
SCO
Scotland
3
3
0
0
17
4
6
NIR
0
-
3
ENG
England
3
1
2
0
6
4
4
NIR
1
-
1
WAL
Wales
3
0
2
1
3
11
2
SCO
5
-
1
NIR
N. Ireland
3
0
1
2
2
9
1
SCO
9
-
1
WAL
WAL
1
-
1
ENG

1959/60
(Winners: England)
Teams
Pl
W
D
L
GF
GA
Pts
ENG
4
-
1
NIR
England
3
3
0
0
13
5
6
NIR
4
-
3
SCO
N. Ireland
3
1
1
1
7
9
3
SCO
1
-
2
ENG
Scotland
3
1
0
2
5
6
2
WAL
3
-
7
ENG
Wales
3
0
1
2
5
10
1
WAL
2
-
2
NIR
WAL
0
-
1
SCO

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