Association International: Scotland v Ireland

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Belfast, Windsor Park




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black and white


01min 18sec




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Newsreel of a British Home Championship match in which the home side, Ireland, are stunned as Scotland turn on the style at Windsor Park.

Ireland’s final game in the 1928-29 Championship would prove a miserable end to a thoroughly dispiriting campaign. They were soundly beaten by a rampant Scotland, with prolific striker, Hughie Gallacher, inspiring the visitors. The 7-3 defeat ensured Ireland finished bottom of the table, whilst the triumphant Scots would go on to defeat England 1-0 in the final group match and claim the title.

This film was digitised as part of the BFI's Unlocking Film Heritage project.


Although, on this occasion, it was Scotland’s Hughie Gallagher who took the plaudits, Ireland also boasted a goal-scorer of distinction in Joe Bambrick. Bambrick scored two of Ireland's goals on the day, but is perhaps best remembered for scoring six goals for Ireland v Wales at Celtic Park on 1 February 1930, in a 7–0 win. It remains the record score for a British Isles player in an international fixture. Bambrick also scored Chelsea's goal in their highest-attended competitive match at Stamford Bridge. A crowd of 82,905 watched the 1-1 draw with local rivals Arsenal on 12 October 1935.  

This film was digitised as part of the BFI's Unlocking Film Heritage Project