Sunday, 24th April 1949
Statto: Debuts for: Willie Hayes, Lar O'Byrne John Lawlor, Brendan Carroll and Gerry Malone
Ireland suffer their first defaet to Belgium.
Republic of Ireland 0
Belgium 2 (Lamberechts, Mermans)
Ireland: Willie Hayes (Limerick), Jackie Carey (Manchester Utd) capt, Lar O'Byrne (Shamrock Rovers), Eddie Gannon (Sheffield Wednesday), Con Martin (Aston Villa), Willie Walsh (Manchester City), Jackie O'Driscoll (Swansea City), John Lawlor (Drumcondra), Brendan Carroll (Shelbourne), Paddy Coad (Shamrock Rovers), Gerry Malone (Shelbourne)
Belgium: Meert, Aernaudts, Gillard, Vander Auwera, Henriet, Mees, Lemberechts, Coppens, Mermans, Chaves, Thrifays