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24.02.1981 at 20:00 Tolka Park Attendance: 15000
Republic of Ireland 1 - 3 Wales
Referee: Reeves (England) Friendly / Prog-match

Tony Grealish (25)
Price 34,
Boyle 38,
Yorath 89,
Opening squads
Tom Farquharson
Seamus Mc Donagh
David Langan
Jimmy Holmes
Joseph Lawler
Don Donovan
Jeremiah Robinson
Chris Hughton
Joe Kinsella
Jack Sullivan
Jack Sullivan
Gary Waddock
Johnny Gavin
Tony Grealish
Gerry Daly
Alf Rigby
Paddy Barry
Joe Kendrick
Steve Heighway
Brendan O'Callaghan
Don Givens
Eamon O'Keeffe
Kevin Moran
Kevin Moran -> Don Givens (46)
Yellow cards
None. None
Red cards
None. None
Other statistics
0 Shots 0
0 Shots on goal 0
0 Offsides 0
0 Corner kicks 0
0 Free kicks 0
0 Penalties 0
Match report
Match 186
Tuesday, February 24th, 1981

Stato:The first full international match to be played in Dublin's Tolka Park - the second, 12 years later, would also be against Wales

Debuts for Seamus Mc Donagh, and Eamon O'Keeffe. 30th International Cap for Jimmy Holmes.

Eamon O'Keeffe qualified to play as his grandparents were from Ireland. Although FIFA declared that he was ineligable as he had represented England in a semi professional game against Scotland. O'Keeffee fought this case and won.

Republic of Ireland 1 (Grealish)
Wales 3 (Price, Boyle, Yorath)

Ireland: Seamus McDonagh (Everton), David Langan (Birmingham City), Brendan O'Callaghan (Stoke City), Jimmy Holmes (Vancouver Whitecaps), Chris Hughton (Tottenham Hotspur), Gerry Daly (Coventry City), Tony Grealish (Luton Town) capt, Gary Waddock (Queens Park Rangers), Steve Heighway (Liverpool), Don Givens (Birmingham City), Eamonn O'Keeffe (Everton)

Subs: Kevin Moran (Manchester Utd) for Givens 45 mins

Manager: Eoin Hand

Wales: Davies, Jones, Ratcliffe, Price, Boyle, Yorath, Flynn, Nicholas, James, Walsh, Harris
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