13 May 2017

10 March 1943

P.O.W. Fund & Mrs Churchill's Aid-to-Russia Fund
Wednesday, 10 March 1943. KO
IRELAND  2 - 5 N.I. COMBINED SERVICES (H/T 0-2)

Venue: Grosvenor Park, Belfast
Receipts: £700
Referee: W. McClean
Linesmen: S. Thonpson & W.R. Hamilton
Goalscorers: (IRE) Kelly, Cochrane; (NICS) Best (2), Bennett, Rowley (2)

IRELAND
Tierney (Distillery); Bowler (Derry City), Feeney (Linfield), McMillen (Millwall/Linfield), Vernon capt (Belfast Celtic), Douglas (Belfast Celtic), Cochrane (Leeds United/Linfield), Kelly (Glentoran), Byrne (Belfast Celtic), McAlinden (Portsmouth/Belfast Celtic), Walker (Distillery)

COMBINED SERVICES
Beale (Tranmere Rovers/Glentoran); Kirkham (Wolverhampton Wanderers/Glentoran), Marriott (Brighton & Hove Albion/Glentoran), Beattie (Parkhead/Glentoran), Mould capt (Stoke/Linfield), Lumby (Stockport County/Distillery), Best (Cliftonville/HM Minesweepers), Bennett (Tottenham Hotspur/Distillery), Townsend (Brentford/Belfast Celtic), Ormston (Stoke/Linfield), Rowley (Manchester United/Distillery)

  • Including the £700 gate receipts the entire event raised in excess of £1000 for the nominated funds.
  • The match was due to be followed by an auction for Mr Churchill's cigar and three autographed balls, though this was delayed due to the failing light.


Report and photo from Northern Whig, 11 March 1943
Belfast News-Letter, 11 March 1943
With thanks to Steve Bell.

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