March 6, 1897
International: British Championship, at Solitude (Belfast), kick-off: 15:30.
Ireland – Wales 4-3 (1-3).
Referee: Mr. Thomas Robertson (Scottish FA); linesmen: Messrs. D.W. Foy (Irish FA) and Baines (Welsh FA/Wrexham)..
Ireland (2-3-5): Thomas Scott (Cliftonville), William Gibson (Cliftonville), Sam Torrans (Linfield), John Pyper (Cliftonville), John Ponsonby (Captain, Distillery), George McMaster (Glentoran), James Campbell (Cliftonville), Olphert Stanfield (Distillery), James Pyper (Cliftonville), John Peden (Distillery), James Barron (Cliftonville).
Wales (2-3-5): Jimmy Trainer (Captain, Preston North End), James Edwards (Oswestry United), Charles Parry (Newtown), Sydney Darvell (Oxford University), Caesar Jenkyns (Newton Heath), Jack Jones (Sheffield United), Billy Meredith (Manchester City), Harry Pugh (Wrexham), Morgan Morgan-Owen (Oxford University), William Nock (Newtown), Jack Rea (Aberystwyth).
The goals: 1-0 Barron (7 min.), 1-1 Meredith (19 min.), 1-2 Jenkyns (27 min.), 1-3 Meredith (36 min.), 2-3 Stanfield (62 min.), 3-3 Pyper (66 min.), 4-3 Peden (68 min.).
James Barron, Cliftonville and Ireland XI.
Jimmy Trainer, Preston North End and Wales XI.