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  • Irish Free State earned its 3rd consecutive victory
  • John Joe Flood set the goal scoring record for Irish Free State (4 goals)
  • Record for most Irish Free State caps: Jack McCarthy's 6th appearance
  • Fred Horlacher is the latest born international footballer of Irish Free State
  • Belgium vs Irish Free State Head to Head: Belgium football team's 3rd loss in 3 matches

Belgium vs Irish Free State international football match report

Date, kick-off time:
Sunday, 11 May 1930, 16:00 (UTC+1:00)
National teams, score:
Belgium
1-3
Irish Free State
Competition:
International Friendly
Referee:
Ramón Melcón, Madrid /
Spain
Attendance, venue:
15 000, Stade à Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, Sint-Jans-Molenbeek
Goals:
1-0 (20') Désiré Bastin, 1-1 (32') Jimmy Dunne, 1-2 (57') Jimmy Dunne, 1-3 (77') John Joe Flood
Belgium football team line-up in match Nr.111
Managed by head coach Viktor Löwenfeld (Austria)
Player
Caps
Age
Club
3
20
Daring Club de Bruxelles SR, Sint-Jans-Molenbeek
7
22
RRC Malines SR, Mechelen
16
29
Excelsior FC, Hasselt
39
29
Royal Beerschot AC, Antwerpen
3
22
Royal FC Malinois, Mechelen
3
24
Royal Antwerp FC, Antwerpen
4
21
Royal FC Brugeois, Brugge
19
27
SC Anderlecht, Anderlecht
9
28
RCS Brugeois, Brugge
13
30
RRC Bruxelles, Brussel
27
30
Royal Antwerp FC, Antwerpen
Irish Free State football team line-up in match Nr.9
Managed by selection committee
Player
Caps
Age
Club
2
30
Cardiff City FC, Cardiff
3
40
Shelbourne AFC, Dublin
6
32
Bohemian FC, Dublin
3
26
Shamrock Rovers FC, Dublin
3
36
Norwich City FC, Norwich
1
24
Cork FC, Cork
2
26
Leeds United AFC, Leeds
3
30
Shamrock Rovers FC, Dublin
1
24
Sheffield United FC, Sheffield
1
20
Bohemian FC, Dublin
2
Shamrock Rovers FC, Dublin
Match stats
National team
Players
Average caps
Average age
Clubs
Goals
Cautions
Expulsions
Belgium
11
13.000
26.151
10
1
0
0
Irish Free State
11
2.455
8
3
0
0
Historical data sources
Gazet van Mechelen (Mechelen), №111, 10 May 1930; Concentra online archief
Gazet van Mechelen (Mechelen), №112, 12 May 1930; Concentra online archief
Irish Independent (Dublin), №112, 12 May 1930; Irish Newspaper Archives
Evening Herald (Dublin), №112, 12 May 1930; Irish Newspaper Archives
La Dernière Heure (Brussels), №133, 13 May 1930; Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België - BelgicaPress
De Gentenaar (Ghent), №113, 13 May 1930; Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België - BelgicaPress
Comments

db - posted on 30 May 2009 at 22:07:21

Ireland Team (link: )

stringer - posted on 28 May 2010 at 01:01:21

Most sources give the Belgium scorer as Bastin (not Braine) (link: )

DFN - posted on 11 March 2012 at 21:59:31

Referee is Ramon Melcon of Spain (!) not England

23232 - posted on 19 November 2016 at 22:25:22

db’s link posted 30.05.2009 22:07:21 : (link: )
does’nt work (anymore).
How to be sure this is the right picture of the right game ?
Belgium vs Irish Free State post-match head-to-head
WP
0.0
P
3
W
0
D
0
L
3
GF
3
GA
11
GF/P
1.000
GA/P
3.667
Av attendance
18 333
WP - winning percentage, P - played, W - wins, D - draws, L - losses, GF - goals for, GA - goals against, Av - average
Belgium national team matches
Previous match:
Friendly International
Netherlands vs Belgium 2-2
Amsterdam, Sunday 4 May 1930
Next match:
Friendly International
Belgium vs Netherlands 3-1
Antwerp, Sunday 18 May 1930
Irish Free State national team matches
Previous match:
Friendly International
Irish Free State vs Belgium 4-0
Dublin, Saturday 20 April 1929
Next match:
Friendly International
Spain vs Irish Free State 1-1
Barcelona, Sunday 26 April 1931
Top Belgium goal scorers
1. Robert De Veen (1906 - 1913) - 26 goals
2. Raymond Braine (1925 - 1929) - 18 goals
3. Rik Larnoe (1920 - 1924) - 11 goals
4. Fernand Nisot (1912 - 1914) - 10 goals
... Désiré Bastin (1929 - 1930) - 4 goals
(correct as of May 11, 1930)
Top Irish Free State goal scorers
1. John Joe Flood (1929 - 1930) - 4 goals
2. Ned Brooks (1924) - 3 goals
3. Jimmy Dunne (1930) - 2 goals
4. Paddy Duncan (1924) - 2 goals
5. Jimmy White (1928) - 2 goals
6. Frank Ghent (1924) - 2 goals
(correct as of May 11, 1930)
Brief match report
Sun. 11 May 1930
Stade à Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, Sint-Jans-Molenbeek
Belgium 1-3 Irish Free State
Goals: Bastin 20, Dunne 32, Dunne 57, Flood 77

Belgium: Badjou, Nouwens, Hoydonckx, Braine (c), Hellemans, De Clercq, Versyp, Adams, Vanderbauwhede, Moeschal, Bastin. Managed by Löwenfeld (Austria).

Irish Free State: Farquharson, Lacey, McCarthy, Glen, O'Brien (c), McLaughlin, Duggan, Flood, Dunne, Horlacher, Golding. Managed by selection committee.

Att: 15 000,
Ref: Melcón (Spain)

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