Wales v Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland
  P W D L F A
Home 8 3 3 2 12 9
Away 9 4 1 4 9 10
ALL 17 7 4 6 21 19

no. date score scorers (wales) venue  
236 28/09/1960 Republic of Ireland 2-3 Wales C Jones (2), Woosnam Dalymount Park, Dublin Fr
351 11/09/1979 Wales 2-1 Republic of Ireland Walsh, Curtis Vetch Field, Swansea Fr
360 24/02/1981 Republic of Ireland 1-3 Wales Price, Boyle, Yorath Tolka Park, Dublin Fr
399 26/03/1986 Republic of Ireland 0-1 Wales Rush Lansdowne Road, Dublin Fr
422 28/03/1990 Republic of Ireland 1-0 Wales   Lansdowne Road, Dublin Fr
428 06/02/1991 Wales 0-3 Republic of Ireland   Racecourse Ground, Wrexham Fr
436 19/02/1992 Republic of Ireland 0-1 Wales Pembridge Royal Society Showgrounds, Dublin Fr
445 17/02/1993 Republic of Ireland 2-1 Wales M Hughes Tolka Park, Dublin Fr
472 11/02/1997 Wales 0-0 Republic of Ireland   National Stadium, Cardiff Fr
546 24/03/2007 Republic of Ireland 1-0 Wales   Croke Park, Dublin ECQ
555 17/11/2007 Wales 2-2 Republic of Ireland Koumas (2) Millennium Stadium, Cardiff ECQ
583 08/02/2011 Republic of Ireland 3-0 Wales   Aviva Stadium, Dublin CC
603 14/08/2013 Wales 0-0 Republic of Ireland   Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff Fr
635 24/03/2017 Republic of Ireland 0-0 Wales   Aviva Stadium, Dublin WCQ
640 09/10/2017 Wales 0-1 Republic of Ireland   Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff WCQ
646 06/09/2018 Wales 4-1 Republic of Ireland Lawrence, Bale, Ramsey, C Roberts Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff NL

Following the partition of Ireland in 1920, both the Belfast based IFA and the Dublin based FAI chose players born in the whole of Ireland to represent their respective teams until 1950.

The Football Association of Wales were incredibly loyal to the IFA and repeatedly opposed the FAI's requests to join the British Championships and despite being recognised by FIFA since 1924 it took a further 36 years before the FAW agreed to a friendly international against the Repubic of Ireland.

It was another 19 years before the two teams met again, this time at Swansea's Vetch Field. Ian Walsh scored on his debut as Wales won 2-1 and Wales continued their 100% record against the Irish two years later in Dublin as another debutant, Terry Boyle, scored in Wales' 3-1 win.

A debutant's goal, this time an Irish debutant, was responsible for the Republic of Ireland's first victory of Wales as Bernie Slaven scored the only goal of the game at Lansdowne Road, Dublin in 1990.

The first competitive match between both countries came in 2007 during the Euro 2008 qualifying campaign. The match at Croke Park was an historic match as it was the first ever football match to be played at the home of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA).

Welsh players to have made their debut against the Republic of Ireland: