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(Northern) Ireland Amateur International Results (1906-1974)

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The Ireland Amateur team played their first match in 1906, losing 2-1 to England at Dalymount Park. The team's first-choice colour was green (unlike the full international side who at the time usually wore blue). Aside from a single match against France in 1921, England were the only regular opponents until 1929 when an annual match against Scotland was first contested.

In 1953/54 Ireland faced Wales for the first time, thus allowing an Amateur Home Nations Championship to begin. From then until 1974 all matches were part of the Home Nations series, with the exception of a match against a touring South Africa side in 1954. Northern Ireland never entered the UEFA Amateur Cup which began in 1966/67 and ran through to 1978 (since succeeded by the Regions' Cup).

The Northern Ireland Amateur side was discontinued in 1974 as the Home Nations abolished official amateur status.

No.

Date

Opposition

Venue

1

15/12/06

ENG

Dalymount Pk, Dublin

H

L

1-2

2

07/12/07

ENG

White Hart Lane, London

A

L

1-6

3

21/11/08

ENG

Dalymount Pk, Dublin

H

L

1-5

4

20/11/09

ENG

Elland Rd, Leeds

A

D

4-4

5

19/11/10

ENG

Solitude, Belfast

H

W

3-2

6

18/11/11

ENG

Leeds ad, Huddersfield

A

L

0-2

7

05/10/12

ENG

Solitude, Belfast

H

W

3-2

8

08/11/13

ENG

The Oval, Belfast

H

L

0-2

9

15/11/19

ENG

Baseball Ground, Derby

A

L

0-5

10

13/11/20

ENG

Solitude, Belfast

H

L

0-4

11

08/02/21

FRA

Parc des Princes, Paris

A

W

2-1

12

14/11/21

ENG

Filbert St, Leicester

A

L

1-4

13

11/11/22

ENG

Deepdale, Preston

A

L

0-4

14

10/11/23

ENG

Crystal Palace, London

A

L

0-3

15

08/11/24

ENG

Solitude, Belfast

H

L

2-3

-

11/05/25

Irish league

Solitude, Belfast

N

D

2-2

16

07/11/25

ENG

Maidstone

A

L

4-6

17

06/11/26

ENG

Solitude, Belfast

H

L

0-3

18

12/11/27

ENG

Blackpool

A

D

1-1

19

10/11/28

ENG

Belfast

H

L

0-2

20

12/10/29

SCO

Brandywell, L'derry

H

L

0-3

21

16/11/29

ENG

Selhurst Pk, London

A

L

2-7

22

20/09/30

SCO

Pittodrie, Aberdeen

A

L

0-2

23

15/11/30

ENG

Belfast

H

W

3-1

24

14/11/31

ENG

Bootham Crescent, York

A

L

2-3

25

23/01/32

SCO

Solitude, Belfast

H

W

4-0

-

16/05/32

Irish League

Celtic pk, Belfast

N

L

3-4

26

28/01/33

SCO

Glasgow

A

L

*

27

18/02/33

ENG

Belfast

H

W

4-3

28

17/02/34

ENG

Ilford, Essex

A

L

0-4

29

25/04/34

SCO

Solitude, Belfast

H

W

4-1

30

16/02/35

ENG

Belfast

H

L

2-4

31

17/04/35

SCO

Ibrox Pk, Glasgow

A

W

3-2

32

15/02/36

ENG

Bloomfield Rd, Blackpool

A

L

0-5

33

22/04/36

SCO

Belfast

H

L

3-5

34

13/02/37

ENG

Solitude, Belfast

H

W

5-1

35

21/04/37

SCO

Cathkin Pk, Glasgow

A

L

0-3

36

19/02/38

ENG

Filbert St, Leicester

A

D

1-1

37

13/04/38

SCO

Belfast

H

W

2-1

38

18/02/39

ENG

Belfast

H

L

0-1

39

19/04/39

SCO

Firhill, Glasgow

A

D

1-1

40

08/02/47

ENG

Southport

A

L

1-3

41

07/02/48

ENG

Belfast

H

L

0-5

42

05/02/49

ENG

Carrow Rd, Norwich

A

W

1-0

43

16/03/49

SCO

Grosvenor Pk, Belfast

H

D

2-2

44

10/12/49

SCO

Pittodrie, Aberdeen

A

W

5-2

45

04/02/50

ENG

Windsor Pk, Belfast

H

L

1-3

46

03/02/51

ENG

Highfield Rd, Coventry

A

L

3-6

47

19/05/51

SCO

Brandywell, L'derry

H

L

0-1

48

15/08/51

Gold Coast

The Oval, Belfast

H

W

5-2

49

02/02/52

ENG

Shamrock Pk, Portadown

H

L

1-3

50

12/04/52

SCO

Ibrox Pk, Glasgow

A

L

1-2

51

31/01/53

ENG

Sincil Bank, Lincoln

A

L

1-4

52

14/02/53

SCO

Belfast

H

W

1-0

53

12/09/53

ENG

Showgrounds, Coleraine

H

W

2-1

54

10/10/53

South Africa

Windsor Pk, Belfast

H

L

2-5

55

23/01/54

WAL

Grosvenor Pk, Belfast

H

W

3-2

-

22/02/54

Distillery FC

Grosvenor Pk, Belfast

A

W

5-2

56

10/04/54

SCO

Rugby Pk, Kilmarnock

A

D

0-0

57

18/09/54

ENG

Selhurst Pk, London

A

L

0-5

58

22/01/55

WAL

Llanidloes

A

W

2-1

59

12/02/55

SCO

Solitude, Belfast

H

W

2-1

60

17/09/55

ENG

Solitude, Belfast

H

L

1-4

61

21/01/56

WAL

Solitude, Belfast

H

W

2-1

62

25/02/56

SCO

Rugby Pk, Kilmarnock

A

W

3-1

63

15/09/56

ENG

Bromley, Kent

A

L

2-5

64

19/01/57

WAL

Ebbw Vale, Monmouth

A

L

1-3

65

23/02/57

SCO

Castlereagh Pk, N'ards

H

W

4-1

66

28/09/57

ENG

The Oval, Belfast

H

L

0-3

67

18/01/58

WAL

Showgrounds, Coleraine

H

W

3-1

68

22/02/58

SCO

Broomfield Pk, Airdrie

A

W

3-1

69

27/09/58

ENG

Dean Court, Bournemouth

A

L

2-6

70

17/01/59

WAL

Llandudno

A

W

4-3

71

21/02/59

SCO

Showgrounds, Coleraine

H

D

0-0

72

26/09/59

ENG

Solitude, Belfast

H

D

1-1

73

16/01/60

WAL

Showgrounds, Ballymena

H

W

3-2

74

24/04/60

SCO

Hampden Pk, Glasgow

A

L

0-2

75

24/09/60

ENG

Loakes Pk, High Wycombe

A

L

2-3

76

14/01/61

WAL

Portmadoc

A

L

1-4

77

18/02/61

SCO

Showgrounds, Coleraine

H

D

3-3

78

30/09/61

ENG

Showgrounds, Coleraine

H

L

0-3

79

13/01/62

WAL

Showgrounds, Ballymena

H

W

3-1

80

17/02/62

SCO

Brockville Pk, Falkirk

A

D

0-0

81

29/09/62

ENG

Champion Hill, Dulwich

A

L

2-3

82

12/01/63

WAL

The Racecourse Ground, Wrexham

A

W

2-0

83

10/05/63

SCO

Belfast

H

W

5-2

84

28/09/63

ENG

The Oval, Belfast

H

W

2-1

85

11/01/64

WAL

Solitude, Belfast

H

D

2-2

86

08/02/64

SCO

Hampden Pk, Glasgow

A

D

2-2

87

26/09/64

ENG

Brooklands, Romford

A

L

1-2

88

16/01/65

WAL

Newtown, Montgomeryshire

A

D

1-1

89

03/04/65

SCO

Showgrounds, Ballymena

H

D

1-1

90

25/09/65

ENG

Showgrounds, Ballymena

H

L

0-2

91

15/01/66

WAL

Shamrock Pk, Portadown

H

D

0-0

92

12/03/66

SCO

Rugby Park, Kilmarnock

A

W

3-2

93

24/09/66

ENG

Vicarage Road, Watford

A

L

0-2

94

14/01/67

WAL

Newtown, Montgomeryshire

A

D

3-3

95

18/03/67

SCO

Castlereagh Pk, N'ards

H

L

1-2

96

23/09/67

ENG

Showgrounds, Ballymena

H

W

1-0

97

16/03/68

SCO

Greenock

A

L

0-2

98

11/05/68

WAL

Shamrock Pk, Portadown

H

L

0-1

99

29/09/68

ENG

The Valley, Charlton

A

L

0-5

100

11/01/69

WAL

Ton Pentre

A

L

0-1

101

22/03/69

SCO

Shamrock Pk, Portadown

H

L

1-2

102

27/09/69

ENG

Shamrock Pk, Portadown

H

L

1-4

103

10/01/70

WAL

Showgrounds, Ballymena

H

W

3-1

104

14/02/70

SCO

Stair Park, Stranraer

A

L

1-3

105

02/10/70

ENG

Woking

A

L

1-4

106

19/02/71

SCO

The Oval, Belfast

H

D

1-1

107

17/04/71

WAL

Llanelli

A

L

0-1

108

15/04/72

WAL

Welshpool

A

W

3-0

109

28/04/72

SCO

Paisley

A

W

1-0

110

15/05/72

ENG

Claremont Rd, Hendon

A

W

2-1

111

06/10/72

ENG

Norwich

A

L

1-2

112

16/03/73

SCO

Brockville Pk, Falkirk

A

L

0-1

113

07/04/73

WAL

Rhyl

A

L

1-2

114

12/10/73

ENG

Maine Rd, Manchester

A

L

0-2

115

06/04/74

WAL

Denbigh

A

L

0-1

* Result uncertain, either 0-6 or 1-5.

Sources:
100 Years of Irish Football (Malcolm Brodie, 1980)
George Glass
Roy Cathcart (card scan)

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