22 February 2008

Ireland Victory Internationals 1919 & 1945/46

In the transitional seasons that followed the two World Wars international football resumed with a series of "Victory" matches. These were not official internationals and several players featured that would never earn "Full" international recognition.

1919
(1) 22-03-1919 Scotland L 1-2 (1-1) (Ibrox Park, Glasgow)
................................... Halligan
(2) 19-04-1919 Scotland D 0-0 (0-0) (Windsor Park, Belfast)

Players
Players.......... (Clubs)......... (1)..(2)
SCOTT Elisha..... (Belfast Celtic).. 1 .. 1 .. 2/0
McCRACKEN Bill... (Newcastle Utd)).. 2 .. 2 .. 2/0
ROLLO Dave....... (Linfield))....... 3 .. 3 .. 2/0

O'CONNELL Pat.... (Rochdale))....... 4 ....... 1/0
LACEY Billy...... (Linfield))....... 5 .. 8 .. 2/0
EMERSON Billy.... (Glentoran))...... 6 .. 6 .. 2/0
LYNER Davy....... (Glentoran))...... 7 ....... 1/0
McKINNEY Daniel.. (Belfast Celtic).. 8 .. 7 .. 2/0
HALLIGAN Billy... (Rochdale))....... 9 .. 9 .. 2/1
HAMILL Mickey..// (Belfast Celtic). 10 . 10 .. 2/0

MOORE William.//. (Glentoran))..... 11 ....... 1/0
McCANDLESS Bill.. (Linfield))............ 4 .. 1/0
SCRAGGS Johnny... (Glentoran))........... 5 .. 1/0
KERR Ned......... (Belfast Celtic)...... 11 .. 1/0

1945/46
(3) 15-09-1945 England. L 0-1 (0-0) (Windsor Park, Belfast)
(4) 02-02-1946 Scotland L 2-3 (2-1) (Windsor Park, Belfast)
................................... Walsh 2
(5) 04-05-1946 Wales... W 1-0 (1-0) (Ninian Park, Cardiff)
................................... Sloan

Players
Players.......... (Clubs))......... (3)..(4)..(5)
BREEN Tommy...... (Linfield)........ 1 .. 1 .. 1 .. 3/0
McMILLAN Billy... (Belfast Celtic).. 2 .. 2 .. 2 .. 3/0
FEENEY Jim....... (Linfield)........ 3 .. 3 ....... 2/0
TODD Jim......... (Blackpool)....... 4 .. 4 ....... 2/0
VERNON Jack...... (Belfast Celtic).. 5 .. 5 .. 5 .. 3/0
JONES Sam........ (Blackpool)....... 6 ............ 1/0
McKENNA Johnny... (Linfield)........ 7 ...... 11 .. 2/0
SLOAN "Paddy".... (Tranmere Rovers). 8 ....... 8 .. 2/1
McCARTHY Sean.... (Belfast Celtic).. 9 ............ 1/0
DOHERTY Peter.... (Manchester City) 10 ...... 10 .. 2/0
BONNAR Paddy..... (Belfast Celtic). 11 . 11 ....... 2/0
AHERNE Tom....... (Belfast Celtic)....... 6 .. 3 .. 2/0
O'FLANAGHAN Kevin (Arsenal).............. 7 .. 7 .. 2/0
STEVENSON Alex .. (Everton) ............. 8 ....... 1/0 
WALSH Davy ...... (Linfield)............. 9 .. 9 .. 2/2
CAREY Johnny..... (Manchester United) .. 10 .. 4 .. 2/0
WATERS Paddy..... (Glentoran)................. 6 .. 1/0

Players in BOLD were also capped at "Full" international level.

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