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Sunday, 24 May 1964
End of season tour match

Republic of Ireland 1 England 3 [1-2]


Match Summary
Republic of Ireland Squad
England Squad

Dalymount Park, Phibsborough, Dublin
Attendance: 45,000;
Kick-off: 3.30pm BST

England - George Eastham (9), Johnny Byrne (22), Jimmy Greaves (55)
Republic of Ireland - Freddie Strahan (41)
Results 1960-1965

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Match Summary

Officials from Scotland

Republic of Ireland



Referee (-) - Robert Holley Davidson
x (-), Airdrie.

Linesmen - J.C. Jeans, Edinburgh, and H. Murray, Glasgow.

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Republic of Ireland Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 35th to 36th
Colours: Green jerseys with white collar, white shorts, white and green hooped socks.
Capt: Noel Cantwell Manager: John Carey
Republic of Ireland Lineup
  Dwyer, Noel     G Swansea City FC, Wales   GA
2 Dunne, Anthony P.     RB Manchester United FC, England    
3 Cantwell, Noel E.C.     LB Manchester United FC, England    
4 Strahan, Frederick     RHB Shelbourne Rovers FC    
5 Browne, William     CHB Bohemians FC    
6 McGrath, Michael     LHB Blackburn Rovers FC, England    
7 Giles, M. John     OR Leeds United FC, England    
8 McEvoy, Andrew     IR Blackburn Rovers FC, England    
9 Bailham, Edward     CF Shamrock Rovers FC    
10 Ambrose, Patrick     IL Shamrock Rovers FC    
11 Haverty, Joseph, off injured 5th min.     OL Millwall FC, England    
Republic of Ireland Substitutes
  Whelan, Ronald, on 5th min. for Haverty       St. Patricks Athletic FC    

unused substitutes:


team notes:

Browne appears to have replaced C. Hurley.
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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


England Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 5th to 4th
Colours: The 1959 Bukta home uniform - White v-necked short-sleeved continental jerseys, blue shorts, white socks with red/white/blue tops.
Capt: Bobby Moore, fourth captaincy Manager: Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 44 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective part-time 31 December, full from May 1963.
13th match, W 9 - D 1 - L 3 - F 41 - A 22.
England Lineup
82   Waiters, Anthony K. 27 1 February 1937 G Blackpool FC 1 1ᵍᵃ
2 Cohen, George     RB Fulham FC 3 0
3 Wilson, Ramon 29 17 December 1934 LB Huddersfield Town AFC 27 0
4 Milne, Gordon 27 29 March 1937 RHB Liverpool FC 10 0
5 Flowers, Ronald 29 28 July 1934 CHB Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 43 10
6 Moore, Robert F.C. 23 12 April 1941 LHB West Ham United FC 21 0
7 Thompson, Peter 21 27 November 1942 OR Liverpool FC 2 0
8 Greaves, James     IR Tottenham Hotspur FC 36 31
9 Byrne, John     CF West Ham United FC 6 8
10 Eastham, George     IL Arsenal FC 10 1
11 Charlton, Robert     OL Manchester United FC 52 32

unused substitutes:


team notes:

Gordon Banks appears to the original named goalkeeper. His place going to Waiters. Cohen replaced Armfield and Flowers replaced Norman.
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    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

Goals from George Eastham and Johnny Byrne gave England a 2-1 half-time lead and Jimmy Greaves wrapped it up in the fifty-fifth minute when he put the finishing touch to a classic five-man move down the right wing involving Milne, Thompson, Byrne and Eastham. Manchester United skipper Noel Cantwell switched from left-back to the middle of the Irish defence in a bid to control Byrne, who was at his brilliant best as he tormented his markers with subtle touches and clever changes of pace.  It was not lost on the spectators jammed into Dalymount Park in Dublin that their defence was being tormented by a player with strong Irish ancestry. Tony Waiters, a lifeguard on the Blackpool beach when he was not guarding the Blackpool goal, played the first of his five England games at the back of the England defence.

Source Notes

Original newspaper reports
Rothman's Yearbooks
Mike Payne's England: The Complete Post-War Record (Breedon Books Publishing Company, Derby, U.K., 1993)
Norman Giller
, Football Author