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Q: Ireland versus Wales football (soccer) match 1903 ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Ireland versus Wales football (soccer) match 1903
Category: Sports and Recreation > Team Sports
Asked by: paultoon-ga
List Price: $2.50
Posted: 08 Dec 2005 05:32 PST
Expires: 07 Jan 2006 05:32 PST
Question ID: 603110
On 28 March 1903, Ireland defeated Wales 2-0 in an international
football match. I need the line-ups of both teams and the names of the

A tip will be offered for additional relevant information relating to
this match - match report, trivia etc. I know that the match was part
of the British Home Championship, a tournament which ended in a 3-way
tie between England, Ireland, and Scotland.
Subject: Re: Ireland versus Wales football (soccer) match 1903
Answered By: answerfinder-ga on 08 Dec 2005 06:43 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Dear paultoon-ga,

The match was played in Belfast. The scorers is a matter for dispute.
The Times of Monday 30th March states it was Goodall part way through
the second half and Sheridan in the last minute following a melee in
front of the goal. The Penny Illustrated states it was Goodall and

A copy of the Penny Illustrated report of the match can be accessed on
the link below. The Times at your local library.

The teams from the Times report.

Scott (Linfield) goal
McCartney (Ulster Irish) back
Boyle (Sheffield United) back
Darling (Lindfield) half-back
A. Goodall (Derby County) half-back
Magennis (Linfield) half-back
Mercer (Distillery) forward
Sheridan  (Everton) forward
Connor (Brentford) forward
Maxwell (Lindfield) forward
Kirwan (Tottenham Hotspur) forward

R.O Evans (Wrexham) goal
S. Meredith (Stoke) back
C. Morris (Derby County) back
G. Richards (Oswestry) half-back
R. Morris (Chirk) half-back
T. Davies (Druids) half-back
W. Meredith (Manchester City) forward
Winn (Chirk) forward
W. Davies (Wrexham) forward
R. Morris (Liverpool) forward
R. Atherton (Edinburgh Hibernians) forward

I hope this answers your question. If it does not, or the answer is
unclear, then please ask for clarification of this research before
rating the answer. I shall respond to the clarification request as
soon as I receive it.
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paultoon-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Thanks again answerfinder. I will be posting similar football
questions over the next few weeks so do keep your eyes open!
(I couldn't access the Penny Illustrated report ("Error reading\ the
zip file") but guess that may be a problem with the site rather than
your link)

Subject: Re: Ireland versus Wales football (soccer) match 1903
From: answerfinder-ga on 11 Dec 2005 07:37 PST
Dear paultoon-ga,
I tried it again Sunday 3.30pm UK time and there is obviously
something wrong with the site. I get the same response both for the
direct link and a fresh search from the newspaper home page.

Search> Football Wales 
Date range: 1 April 1903 to 14 April 1903

Should be four responses. The last one is yours.
Penny Illustrated Page 6, 4 Apr 1903 


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