Historic footage of two prestige friendlies. First, on 30 December 1952, at Distillery’s Grosvenor Park ground, the first full match played under floodlights, anywhere in Ireland, took place. The home side’s opposition were English team Burnley, then challenging for the English First Division Championship.
Also featured here is Distillery’s third ‘Floodlight Friendly’, on 29 January 1953, against English League Division 2 side, Blackburn Rovers.
This film was digitised as part of the BFI's Unlocking Film Heritage project.