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04.05.1952 at 15:00 Mungersdorf Stadium, Cologne Attendance: 80000
Germany 3 - 0 Republic of Ireland
Referee: Ellis (England) Friendly / PROG-match

Posipal, 31
Walter O., 77
Termath, 87
Opening squads
Fred Kiernan
Con Martin
Sean Fallon
Eddie Gannon
Tommy Aherne
Alf Ringstead
Peter Farrell
Tommy Eglington
Arthur Fitzsimons
Shay Gibbons
Reg Ryan
Stollenwerk for Herrmann 43 mins None.
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

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Sunday, 4th May 1952

Match 52

West Germany 3 (Posipal, O Walter, Termath)
Republic of Ireland 0

Statto: Debut for Shay Gibbons

Beginning of the worst month in Irish international history - between now and June 1 Ireland play three games, lose all three, score none and concede fifteen!

Ireland fell to a German side who were "smarting" after their defeat in Ireland only 7 months previously.

Ireland played great football in the first half and with the crowd silenced were beginning to get on top when Posipal - who had scored an OG in Dublin became a National hero as he shot Herrmanns headed cross to the net after 32 minutes.

This goal restored Germany's confidence and playing attractive football they added to their score in the 77th minute when Walter scored with a shot which the reporter felt should have been saved by Kiernan in the Irish goal.

Three minutes before the end of the game Termath scored Germany's third goal.

Ireland were not without their efforts and were unfortunate when Kohlmeyer got back to block an effort from Fitzsimons and once again Fitzsimons failed to convert a good cross from Eglington.

It is worth noting that Germany replaced Herrmann with Stollenwerk after 43 mins

Ireland: Freddie Kiernan (Southampton), Tom 'Bud' Aherne (Luton Town), Sean Fallon (Glasgow Celtic), Eddie Gannon (Sheffield Wed), Con Martin (Aston Villa), Peter Farrell (Everton) capt., Alf Ringstead (Sheffield Utd), Arthur Fitzsimons (Middlesbrough), Shay Gibbons (St. Patrick's Athletic), Reg Ryan (West Bromwich Albion), Tommy Eglington (Everton)

Germany: Adam, Retter, Kohlmeyer, Posipal, Streitle, Schanko, Klodt, Rohrig, O Walter, Herrmann, Termath

Sub: Stollenwerk for Herrmann 43 mins
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