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Republic of Ireland Senior Football Team Results

Association Football in Ireland has it's origins in Ulster in the north of Ireland. Soccer has had a foothold in Ireland since the mid-1800's. The first formal football organisation on the island was the Irish Football Association (IFA) and the first organisation in, what is now, the Republic of Ireland was the Leinster Football Association (LFA) established in 1892.

Irish International Team Represents the Twenty-Six Counties

Following a period of acrimony that reflected the mainstream political situation in Ireland at the time the Football Association of the Irish Free State (FAIFS) was formed in June 1921 thereby creating a new international team.

In August of 1923 FIFA accepted Ireland's application to be allowed to compete in international soccer tournaments. The first competitive football match that the Irish Free State took part in was in the 1924 Paris Olympics. The result was a 0-1 win for the Irish team. Thus began international football for the twenty-six counties.

The full list of Irish soccer international results from 1924 to 1939 are outlined below. In that period the Irish international soccer team only played six competitive football matches.

Republic of Ireland Match Results 1924 to 1939 (inclusive)

Home Team
Match Result
Away Team Date & Venue Competition
0:1 (0:0)
Ireland 28/05/1924 Paris Paris Olympics
2:1 aet (1:1)
Ireland 02/06/1924 Paris Paris Olympics
Estonia 03/06/1924 Paris Friendly Match
USA 16/06/1924 Dublin Friendly Match
3:0 (3:0)
Ireland 21/03/1926 Turin Friendly Match
4:0 (3:0)
Ireland 21/02/1928 Montrouge Friendly Match
Ireland 26/04/1931 Barcelona Friendly Match
Spain 13/12/1931 Dublin Friendly Match
0:2 (0:1)
Ireland 08/05/1932 Amsterdam Friendly Match
4:4 (1:2)
Belgium 25/02/1934 Dublin World Cup Qualifier
5:2 (1:1)
Ireland 08/04/1934 Amsterdam World Cup Qualifier
Hungary 15/12/1934 Dublin Friendly Match
Ireland 05/05/1935 Basel Friendly Match
3:1 (1:1)
Ireland 08/05/1935 Dortmund Friendly Match
3:5 (3:2)
Netherlands 08/12/1935 Dublin Friendly Match
Switzerland 17/03/1936 Dublin Friendly Match
Ireland 03/05/1936 Budapest Friendly Match
Ireland 09/05/1936 Luxembourg Friendly Match
5:2 (2:2)
Germany 17/10/1936 Dublin Friendly Match
Hungary 06/12/1936 Dublin Friendly Match
Ireland 17/05/1937 Berne Friendly Match
0:2 (0:0)
Ireland 23/05/1937 Colombes Friendly Match
3:2 (2:1)
Ireland 10/10/1937 Oslo World Cup Qualifier
3:3 (1:2)
Norway 07/11/1937 Dublin World Cup Qualifier
2:2 (1:1)
Ireland 18/05/1938 Prague Friendly Match
6:0 (3:0)
Ireland 22/05/1938 Warsaw Friendly Match
Switzerland 18/09/1938 Dublin Friendly Match
3:2 (2:1)
Poland 13/11/1938 Dublin Friendly Match
Hungary 19/03/1939 Cork Friendly Match
Ireland 18/05/1939 Budapest Friendly Match
1:1 (1:0)
Ireland 23/05/1939 Bremen Friendly Match

Scores in parentheses are half-time scores

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