Irish senior

v Norway

Sunday, 7th November 1937

First cap for the great Jackie Carey of Manchester United - and start of a 23-match ever-present spell for him.

In a 16-year, war-interupted career, Carey won 29 caps and played in seven different positions for Ireland!

First cap too - and a scoring debut - for the amazing Kevin O'Flanagan: medical doctor; amateur soccer player good enough to play for Arsenal and Ireland; multi-capped Irish rugby international; Irish track-and-field champion; and brilliant golfer and tennis player!

World Cup qualifier

Dalymount Park , Dublin

Republic of Ireland 3 (Dunne, O'Flanagan, Duggan)
Norway 3 (Kvammen 2, Martinsen)

Ireland: George McKenzie (Southend Utd), Willie O'Neill (Dundalk), Bill Gorman (Bury), Joe O'Reilly (St. James Gate), Charlie Turner (Southend Utd) capt, Tom Arrigan (Waterford), Kevin O'Flanagan (Bohs), Harry Duggan (Newport County), Jimmy Dunne (Shamrock Rovers), Jackie Carey (Manchester Utd), Tommy Foy (Shamrock Rovers)

Norway: Nordby, Johannsen, Holmsen, Henriksen, Eriksen, Holmberg, Eeg, Kvammen, Martinsen, Frantzen, Hval

Referee: Gibbs (England)