Robert M. Kennedy (IRL)
|Samuel Sinclair (IRL - Distillery FC), William Peirce Dix (ENG - Sheffield FA)|
IRELAND: 2-2-6 (St. Patrick blue shirts, white shorts)
J.M. McAlery (Game 1. Won 0, Drew 0, Lost 1)
ENGLAND: (white shirts and shorts)
Rawlinson; A. Dobson, Greenwood, F.W. Hargreaves, King, E.C. Bambridge, Barnet, A. Brown, J. Brown, Vaughton, Cursham
Back row: David Rattay, James Buckle, Sam Sinclair (Umpire), John Hastings, Jack Davison, Donald Martin, Sam Johnston
Front row: James Hamilton, Alex Dill, John McAlery, Billy McWha, Jack Sinclair.
On Saturday last for the first time an Irish Association team met a picked eleven of English players, at Bloomfield, Belfast. England won the toss and chose to play with a strong wind at their backs. Ireland set the ball rolling: it was soon returned and in a few minutes England forced the ball underneath the crossbar. In the result, England were pronounced victorious by 13 goals to none. - The Times - Monday 20th February, 1882
- Many sources list D. McCaw (Malone) as having played rather than Sam Johnson (Distillery). Johnson was just 15 years and 154 days old.
- J.M. McAlery (Cliftonville) was one of the founders of the Irish FA and secretary from 1880-1888.
- Jack Sinclair (Knock) and Sam Sinclair (Umpire) were brothers.