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PAST MEETINGS - REPUBLIC OF IRELAND VS WALES
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PAST MEETINGS - REPUBLIC OF IRELAND VS WALES

 

These two nations have met 13 times with five wins apiece. The first clash came in 1960 at Dalymount Park, Dublin, when Jimmy Murphy’s Wales won 3-2 with two goals from Cliff Jones and a third from Phil Woosnam.

 

It was another 19 years before they met again, this time at the Vetch Field and, again, Wales were the winners, beating Ireland 2-1. Wales claimed a third win at Tolka Park in 1981 where Terry Yorath scored one of only two goals for his country.

 

A fourth success followed at Lansdowne Road courtesy of a goal from Ian Rush, the 12th of 28 goals for his country. It was memorable also for the fact it was Jack Charlton’s first game in charge of the Republic.

 

Ireland finally got the better of Wales in 1990 with a late Bernie Slaven goal at Lansdowne Road and a year later they won 3-0 at the Racecourse Ground where Niall Quinn scored twice.

 

A year later Wales returned to Dublin and won 1-0 but, in 1993, Tommy Coyne’s late winner gave Ireland a 2-1 victory.

 

The teams drew for the first time in 1997 with a 0-0 draw at the Arms Park before two European Championship qualifiers. In the first, at Croke Park, Stephen Ireland scored the game’s only goal and, in the return at the Millennium Stadium, a 2-2 draw, Jason Koumas scored twice for Wales, the equaliser an 89th minute penalty.

 

The two teams met in the Nations Cup at the Aviva Stadium in 2011, in what was Gary Speed’s first game as manager, and Ireland won comfortably with goals from Darron Gibson, Damien Duff and Kevin Fahey. The last meeting saw a goalless draw in Cardiff in 2013.

 

 

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