Republic of Ireland national football team results (1980–1989)

This article contains the results of the Republic of Ireland national football team during the 1980s.

1980Edit

6 February 1980 UEFA Euro 1980 qualifying Group 1 England   2–0   Republic of Ireland London, England
Keegan   34'74' Report Stadium: Wembley Stadium
Attendance: 91,043
Referee: Scheurell (East Germany)
26 March 1980 1982 FIFA World Cup qualification Group 2 Cyprus   2–3   Republic of Ireland Nicosia, Cyprus
Pantziaras   29'
Kaiafas   74' (pen.)
Report McGee   8'38'
Lawrenson   23'
Stadium: Makario Stadium
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Sharir (Israel)
30 April 1980 Friendly Republic of Ireland   2–0    Switzerland Dublin, Ireland
Givens   12'
Daly   41'
Report Stadium: Lansdowne Road
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Thomas (Wales)
16 May 1980 Friendly Republic of Ireland   0–1   Argentina Dublin, Ireland
Report Valencia   28' Stadium: Lansdowne Road
Attendance: 30,100
Referee: Courtney (England)
10 September 1980 1982 FIFA World Cup qualification Group 2 Republic of Ireland   2–1   Netherlands Dublin, Ireland
Daly   78'
Lawrenson   85'
Report Tahamata   57' Stadium: Lansdowne Road
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Lund-Sørensen (Denmark)
15 October 1980 1982 FIFA World Cup qualification Group 2 Republic of Ireland   1–1   Belgium Dublin, Ireland
Grealish   42' Report Cluytens   13' Stadium: Lansdowne Road
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Rolles (Luxembourg)
28 October 1980 1982 FIFA World Cup qualification Group 2 France   2–0   Republic of Ireland Paris, France
Platini   11'
Zimako   77'
Report Stadium: Parc des Princes
Attendance: 44,800
Referee: Castillo (France)
19 November 1980 1982 FIFA World Cup qualification Group 2 Republic of Ireland   6–0   Cyprus Dublin, Ireland
Daly   10' (pen.)23'
Grealish   24'
Robinson   28'
Stapleton   46'
Hughton   65'
Report Stadium: Lansdowne Road
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Guðmundsson (Iceland)

1981Edit

24 February 1981 Friendly Republic of Ireland   1–3   Wales Dublin, Ireland
Grealish   25' Report Price   34'
Boyle   38'
Yorath   89'
Stadium: Tolka Park
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Reeves (England)
25 March 1981 1982 FIFA World Cup qualification Group 2 Belgium   1–0   Republic of Ireland Brussels, Belgium
Ceulemans   88' Report Stadium: Stade du Heysel
Attendance: 37,978
Referee: Nazare (Portugal)
29 April 1981 Friendly Republic of Ireland   3–1   Czechoslovakia Dublin, Ireland
19:00 UTC+1 Moran   18'69'
Stapleton   75'
Report Masný   55' Stadium: Lansdowne Road
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Grey (England)
21 May 1981 Friendly West Germany B   3–0   Republic of Ireland Bremen, West Germany
Del'Haye   50'
Funkel   62'
Schröder   64'
Report Stadium: Weserstadion
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Frickmann (Denmark)
23 May 1981 Friendly Poland   3–0   Republic of Ireland Bydgoszcz, Poland
Iwan   2'
O'Leary   38' (o.g.)
Ogaza   66'
Report Stadium: Zawisza
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Tătar (Romania)
9 September 1981 1982 FIFA World Cup qualification Group 2 Netherlands   2–2   Republic of Ireland Rotterdam, Netherlands
Thijssen   11'
Mühren   64' (pen.)
Report Robinson   40'
Stapleton   71'
Stadium: De Kuip
Attendance: 48,000
Referee: Christov (Czechoslovakia)
14 October 1981 1982 FIFA World Cup qualification Group 2 Republic of Ireland   3–2   France Dublin, Ireland
Mahut   3' (o.g.)
Stapleton   23'
Robinson   39'
Report Bellone   9'
Platini   83'
Stadium: Lansdowne Road
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Eriksson (Sweden)

1982Edit

28 April 1982 Friendly Algeria   2–0   Republic of Ireland Algiers, Algeria
Assad   15'
Madjer   64'
Report Stadium: Olympic Stadium
Attendance: 65,000
Referee: Lambert (France)
22 May 1982 Friendly Chile   1–0   Republic of Ireland Santiago, Chile
Gamboa   1' Report Stadium: Estadio Nacional
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Ojeda (Chile)
27 May 1982 Friendly Brazil   7–0   Republic of Ireland Uberlândia, Brazil
Falcão   32'
Sócrates   53'73'
Serginho   64'75'
Luizinho   68'
Zico   78'
Report Stadium: Estádio Parque do Sabiá
Attendance: 72,733
Referee: Filho (Brazil)
30 May 1982 Friendly Trinidad and Tobago   2–1   Republic of Ireland Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Nelson  
Haynes  
Report Brady   Stadium: Arima Stadium
Attendance: 6,000
Note: It has been subsequently claimed by manager Eoin Hand that the Republic of Ireland actually lost 1–2 to a local club side on 30 May, then defeated Trinidad and Tobago 3–0 on 3 June, but the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association swapped around the results so that the first game was the "official" international and the second game reclassified as a friendly. In the absence of any media reports or FAI officials, there was no-one to gainsay them[1][2]
22 September 1982 UEFA Euro 1984 qualifying Group 7 Netherlands   2–1   Republic of Ireland Rotterdam, Netherlands
Schoenaker   1'
Gullit   64'
Report Daly   79' Stadium: De Kuip
Attendance: 20,500
Referee: Gregr (Czechoslovakia)
13 October 1982 UEFA Euro 1984 qualifying Group 7 Republic of Ireland   2–0   Iceland Dublin, Ireland
Stapleton   36'
Grealish   75'
Report Stadium: Lansdowne Road
Attendance: 23,371
Referee: Rion (Belgium)
17 November 1982 UEFA Euro 1984 qualifying Group 7 Republic of Ireland   3–3   Spain Dublin, Ireland
Grimes   2'
Stapleton   64'76'
Report Maceda   31'
Martin   47' (o.g.)
Muñoz   60'
Stadium: Lansdowne Road
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Redelfs (West Germany)

1983Edit

30 March 1983 UEFA Euro 1984 qualifying Group 7 Malta   0–1   Republic of Ireland Ta'Qali, Malta
Report Stapleton   89' Stadium: National Stadium
Attendance: 6,487
Referee: Mathias (Austria)
27 April 1983 UEFA Euro 1984 qualifying Group 7 Spain   2–0   Republic of Ireland Zaragoza, Spain
Santillana   49'
Rincón   89'
Report Stadium: Estadio La Romareda
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Butenko (Soviet Union)
21 September 1983 UEFA Euro 1984 qualifying Group 7 Iceland   0–3   Republic of Ireland Reykjavík, Iceland
Report Waddock   16'
Robinson   21'
Walsh   81'
Stadium: Laugardalsvöllur
Attendance: 13,706
Referee: Biguet (France)
12 October 1983 UEFA Euro 1984 qualifying Group 7 Republic of Ireland   2–3   Netherlands Dublin, Ireland
Waddock   7'
Brady   35' (pen.)
Report Gullit   51'75'
van Basten   65'
Stadium: Dalymount Park
Attendance: 28,000
Referee: Daina (Switzerland)
16 November 1983 UEFA Euro 1984 qualifying Group 7 Republic of Ireland   8–0   Malta Dublin, Ireland
Lawrenson   25'63'
Stapleton   28' (pen.)
O'Callaghan   35'
Sheedy   74'
Brady   76'88'
Daly   86'
Report Stadium: Dalymount Park
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Amundsen (Denmark)

1984Edit

4 April 1984 Friendly Israel   3–0   Republic of Ireland Tel Aviv, Israel
Ohana   3'
Armeli   62'
Sinai   65'
Report Stadium: Bloomfield Stadium
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Lartigot (France)
23 May 1984 Friendly Republic of Ireland   0–0   Poland Dublin, Ireland
Report Stadium: Dalymount Park
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Courtney (England)
8 August 1984 Friendly Republic of Ireland   0–0   Mexico Dublin, Ireland
Report Stadium: Dalymount Park
Attendance: 5,100
Referee: Baumann (Switzerland)
12 September 1984 1986 FIFA World Cup qualification Group 6 Republic of Ireland   1–0   Soviet Union Dublin, Ireland
Walsh   64' Report Stadium: Lansdowne Road
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Keizer (Netherlands)
17 October 1984 1986 FIFA World Cup qualification Group 6 Norway   1–0   Republic of Ireland Oslo, Norway
Jacobsen   42' Report Stadium: Ullevaal
Attendance: 15,379
Referee: Scheurell (East Germany)
14 November 1984 1986 FIFA World Cup qualification Group 6 Denmark   3–0   Republic of Ireland Copenhagen, Denmark
Elkjær   30'46'
Lerby   55'
Report Stadium: Idrætsparken
Attendance: 45,300
Referee: Würtz (France)

1985Edit

5 February 1985 Friendly Republic of Ireland   1–2   Italy Dublin, Ireland
Waddock   53' Report Rossi   5' (pen.)
Altobelli   18'
Stadium: Dalymount Park
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Keizer (Netherlands)
27 February 1985 Friendly Israel   0–0   Republic of Ireland Ramat Gan, Israel
Report Stadium: Ramat Gan Stadium
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: d'Elia (Italy)
26 March 1985 Friendly England   2–1   Republic of Ireland London, England
Steven   45'
Lineker   76'
Report Brady   88' Stadium: Wembley Stadium
Attendance: 34,793
Referee: Smith (Scotland)
1 May 1985 1986 FIFA World Cup qualification Group 6 Republic of Ireland   0–0   Norway Dublin, Ireland
Report Stadium: Lansdowne Road
Attendance: 18,500
Referee: Németh (Hungary)
26 May 1985 Friendly Republic of Ireland   0–0   Spain Cork, Ireland
Report Stadium: Flower Lodge
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Gächter (Switzerland)
2 June 1985 1986 FIFA World Cup qualification Group 6 Republic of Ireland   3–0    Switzerland Dublin, Ireland
Stapleton   7'
Grealish   33'
Sheedy   57'
Report Stadium: Lansdowne Road
Attendance: 17,300
Referee: Bergamo (Italy)
11 September 1985 1986 FIFA World Cup qualification Group 6 Switzerland    0–0   Republic of Ireland Bern, Switzerland
Report Stadium: Wankdorf Stadion
Attendance: 24,000
Referee: Aladrén (Spain)
16 October 1985 1986 FIFA World Cup qualification Group 6 Soviet Union   2–0   Republic of Ireland Moscow, Soviet Union
Cherenkov   61'
Protasov   90'
Report Stadium: Lenin Stadium
Attendance: 100,000
Referee: Casarin (Italy)
13 November 1985 1986 FIFA World Cup qualification Group 6 Republic of Ireland   1–4   Denmark Dublin, Ireland
Stapleton   6' Report Elkjær   7'76'
Laudrup   49'
Sivebæk   57'
Stadium: Lansdowne Road
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Wöhrer (Austria)

1986Edit

26 March 1986 Friendly Republic of Ireland   0–1   Wales Dublin, Ireland
Report Rush   17' Stadium: Lansdowne Road
Attendance: 16,500
Referee: Hope (Scotland)
23 April 1986 Friendly Republic of Ireland   1–1   Uruguay Dublin, Ireland
Daly   38' (pen.) Report Paz   22' Stadium: Lansdowne Road
Attendance: 14,000
Referee: Martin (England)
25 May 1986 Iceland Triangular Tournament Iceland   1–2   Republic of Ireland Reykjavík, Iceland
19:00 UTC±0 Guðjohnsen   40' Report McGrath   34'
Daly   84'
Stadium: Laugardalsvöllur
Attendance: 4,246
Referee: Worrall (England)
10 September 1986 UEFA Euro 1988 qualifying Group 7 Belgium   2–2   Republic of Ireland Brussels, Belgium
Claesen   14'
Scifo   71'
Report Stapleton   18'
Brady   89' (pen.)
Stadium: Constant Vanden Stock
Attendance: 22,212
Referee: Igna (Romania)
15 October 1986 UEFA Euro 1988 qualifying Group 7 Republic of Ireland   0–0   Scotland Dublin, Ireland
Report Stadium: Lansdowne Road
Attendance: 49,000
Referee: Halle (Norway)
12 November 1986 Friendly Poland   1–0   Republic of Ireland Warsaw, Poland
Koniarek   43' Report Stadium: Stadion Wojska Polskiego
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Németh (Hungary)

1987Edit

18 February 1987 UEFA Euro 1988 qualifying Group 7 Scotland   0–1   Republic of Ireland Glasgow, Scotland
Report Lawrenson   8' Stadium: Hampden Park
Attendance: 45,081
Referee: van Ettekoven (Netherlands)
1 April 1987 UEFA Euro 1988 qualifying Group 7 Bulgaria   2–1   Republic of Ireland Sofia, Bulgaria
Sadkov   41'
Tanev   81' (pen.)
Report Stapleton   53' Stadium: Vasil Levski
Attendance: 35,247
Referee: Da Silva Valente (Portugal)
29 April 1987 UEFA Euro 1988 qualifying Group 7 Republic of Ireland   0–0   Belgium Dublin, Ireland
Report Stadium: Lansdowne Road
Attendance: 49,000
Referee: Holzmann (Austria)
23 May 1987 Friendly Republic of Ireland   1–0   Brazil Dublin, Ireland
Brady   30' Report Stadium: Lansdowne Road
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Sandoz (Austria)
28 May 1987 UEFA Euro 1988 qualifying Group 7 Luxembourg   0–2   Republic of Ireland Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Report Galvin   44'
Whelan   64'
Stadium: Stade Josy Barthel
Attendance: 4,965
Referee: Peduzzi (Switzerland)
9 September 1987 UEFA Euro 1988 qualifying Group 7 Republic of Ireland   2–1   Luxembourg Dublin, Ireland
Stapleton   31'
McGrath   74'
Report Krings   29' Stadium: Lansdowne Road
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Cooper (Wales)
14 October 1987 UEFA Euro 1988 qualifying Group 7 Republic of Ireland   2–0   Bulgaria Dublin, Ireland
McGrath   52'
Moran   83'
Report Stadium: Lansdowne Road
Attendance: 26,000
Referee: Keizer (Netherlands)
10 November 1987 Friendly Republic of Ireland   5–0   Israel Dublin, Ireland
John Byrne   25'
David Kelly   46'56'71' (pen.)
Quinn   83'
Report Stadium: Lansdowne Road
Attendance: 9,500
Referee: Midgley (England)

1988Edit

23 March 1988 Friendly Republic of Ireland   2–0   Romania Dublin, Ireland
Moran   30'
David Kelly   90'
Report Stadium: Lansdowne Road
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Martin (England)
27 April 1988 Friendly Republic of Ireland   2–0   Yugoslavia Dublin, Ireland
McCarthy   24'
Moran   65'
Report Stadium: Lansdowne Road
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Smith (Scotland)
22 May 1988 Friendly Republic of Ireland   3–1   Poland Dublin, Ireland
Sheedy   12'
Cascarino   31'
Sheridan   40'
Report Warzycha   65' Stadium: Lansdowne Road
Attendance: 18,500
Referee: Roberts (Wales)
1 June 1988 Friendly Norway   0–0   Republic of Ireland Oslo, Norway
Report Stadium: Ullevaal
Attendance: 9,494
Referee: Lund-Sørensen (Denmark)
12 June 1988 UEFA Euro 1988 Group 2 England   0–1   Republic of Ireland Stuttgart, Germany
15:30 UTC+2 Report Houghton   6' Stadium: Neckarstadion
Attendance: 51,573
Referee: Kirschen (East Germany)
15 June 1988 UEFA Euro 1988 Group 2 Republic of Ireland   1–1   Soviet Union Hanover, Germany
20:15 UTC+2 Whelan   38' Report Protassov   74' Stadium: Niedersachsenstadion
Attendance: 38,308
Referee: Soriano Aladren (Spain)
18 June 1988 UEFA Euro 1988 Group 2 Republic of Ireland   0–1   Netherlands Gelsenkirchen, Germany
15:30 UTC+2 Report Kieft   82' Stadium: Parkstadion
Attendance: 60,800
Referee: Brummeier (Austria)
19 October 1988 Friendly Republic of Ireland   4–0   Tunisia Dublin, Ireland
Cascarino   26'44'
Aldridge   45'
Sheedy   87'
Report Stadium: Lansdowne Road
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Snoddy (Northern Ireland)
16 November 1988 1990 FIFA World Cup qualification Group 6 Spain   2–0   Republic of Ireland Seville, Spain
Manolo   52'
Butragueño   66'
Report Stadium: Estadio Benito Villamarín
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Savchenko (USSR)

1989Edit

7 February 1989 Friendly Republic of Ireland   0–0   France Dublin, Ireland
Report Stadium: Dalymount Park
Attendance: 22,000
Referee: Lloyd (Wales)
8 March 1989 1990 FIFA World Cup qualification Group 6 Hungary   0–0   Republic of Ireland Budapest, Hungary
Report Stadium: Nepstadion
Attendance: 33,966
Referee: Petrović (Yugoslavia)
26 April 1989 1990 FIFA World Cup qualification Group 6 Republic of Ireland   1–0   Spain Dublin, Ireland
Míchel   16' (o.g.) Report Stadium: Lansdowne Road
Attendance: 49,600
Referee: Brummeier (Austria)
28 May 1989 1990 FIFA World Cup qualification Group 6 Republic of Ireland   2–0   Malta Dublin, Ireland
Houghton   32'
Moran   55'
Report Stadium: Lansdowne Road
Attendance: 48,000
Referee: dos Santos (Portugal)
4 June 1989 1990 FIFA World Cup qualification Group 6 Republic of Ireland   2–0   Hungary Dublin, Ireland
McGrath   34'
Cascarino   80'
Report Stadium: Lansdowne Road
Attendance: 48,600
Referee: Nervik (Norway)
6 September 1989 Friendly Republic of Ireland   1–1   West Germany Dublin, Ireland
Stapleton   10' Report Dorfner   33' Stadium: Lansdowne Road
Attendance: 48,000
Referee: Van den Wijngaert (Belgium)
11 October 1989 1990 FIFA World Cup qualification Group 6 Republic of Ireland   3–0   Northern Ireland Dublin, Ireland
Whelan   43'
Cascarino   47'
Houghton   57'
Report Stadium: Lansdowne Road
Attendance: 45,800
Referee: D'Elia (Italy)
15 November 1989 1990 FIFA World Cup qualification Group 6 Malta   0–2   Republic of Ireland Ta'Qali, Malta
Report Aldridge   30'68' (pen.) Stadium: National Stadium
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Uilenberg (Netherlands)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "PressReader.com - Connecting People Through News". www.pressreader.com.
  2. ^ "The Kieran Shannon Interview: Eoin was never handed anything". 11 November 2017.

See alsoEdit