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Scotland vs Ireland international football match report

Date, kick-off time: Saturday, 9 March 1889, 15:30 (UTC)
National teams, score:
Scotland
-
Ireland
7:0
Competition:British Championship 1889
Referee:
William Stacey, Sheffield
/
England
Attendance, venue:6 000, Ibrox Park field, Govan → Glasgow
Goals:1:0 (7') Frank Watt, 2:0 (10') Frank Watt, 3:0 (25') David Black, 4:0 (32') Willie Groves, 5:0 (50') Willie Groves, 6:0 (70') Willie Groves, 7:0 (88') Tom McInnes
Scotland national football team line-up in match Nr.36
Managed by selection committee
PlayerCapsClub
Ned Doig   2Arbroath FC, Arbroath
James Adams   1Heart of Midlothian FC, Edinburgh
Thomas McKeown   1Celtic FC, Glasgow
Tom Robertson  Captain  1Queens Park FC, Glasgow
David Calderhead   1Queens of the South Wanderers FC, Dumfries
John Buchanan   1Cambuslang FC, Cambuslang
Frank Watt   1Kilbirnie FC, Kilbirnie
Tom McInnes   1Cowlairs FC, Glasgow
Willie Groves   2Celtic FC, Glasgow
Bob Boyd   1Mossend Swifts, West Calder
David Black   1Hurlford FC, Hurlford
Ireland national team line-up in match Nr.21
Managed by selection committee
PlayerCapsClub
John Clugston   3Cliftonville FC, Belfast
Jack McVicker   2Glentoran FC, Belfast
Bob Crone   1Distillery FC, Lisburn
William Thompson   1Belfast Athletic FC, Belfast
James Christian   1Linfield FC, Belfast
Billy Crone   11Distillery FC, Lisburn
Sam Torrans   1Linfield FC, Belfast
Olphie Stanfield   8Distillery FC, Lisburn
Johnny Gibb  Captain  10Cliftonville FC, Belfast
James Wilton   4St Columbs Court FC, Londonderry
Jack Peden   6Linfield FC, Belfast
Match stats
National teamPlayersAverage capsAverage ageClubsGoalsCautionsExpulsions
Scotland111.18210700
Ireland114.3646000
Historical data sources
The Dundee Courier and Argus (Dundee), №11130, 11.03.1889; Newspapers.com
The Belfast News-Letter (Belfast), №22988, 11.03.1889; Newspapers.com
Comments
Scotland vs Ireland post-match head-to-head
PlayedWonDrawnLostGoalsPoints/Match
660041 - 72.000
Scotland v Ireland match-by-match record
Scotland matches
Previous match:
British Championship 1888
Ireland vs Scotland 2-10
Belfast, Saturday 24 March 1888
Next match:
British Championship 1889
England vs Scotland 2-3
Lambeth, Saturday 13 April 1889
Ireland matches
Previous match:
British Championship 1889
England vs Ireland 6-1
Walton, Saturday 2 March 1889
Next match:
British Championship 1889
Ireland vs Wales 1-3
Belfast, Saturday 27 April 1889
Scotland top scorers
1. George Ker (1880 - 1882) - 10 goals
... Willie Groves (1888 - 1889) - 4 goals
... John McDougall (1878 - 1879) - 4 goals
... Frank Watt (1889) - 2 goals
... Tom McInnes (1889) - 1 goal
... David Black (1889) - 1 goal
(correct as of March 9, 1889)
Brief match report
Sat. 09 Mar 1889
Ibrox Park field, Govan → Glasgow
Scotland 7-0 Ireland
Goals: Watt 7, Watt 10, Black 25, Groves 32, Groves 50, Groves 70, McInnes 88

Scotland: Doig, Adams, McKeown, Robertson (c), Calderhead, Buchanan, Watt, McInnes, Groves, Boyd, Black. Managed by selection committee.

Ireland: Clugston, McVicker, Bob Crone, Thompson, Christian, Billy Crone, Torrans, Stanfield, Gibb (c), Wilton, Peden. Managed by selection committee.

Att: 6 000
Ref: Stacey (England)

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