October 10, 1932
Footballers in the South of Ireland will regret to learn of the death of James Ferris, which occurred at his home in Belfast on Monday. The deceased was a well-known Irish international and played with such formidable clubs as Belfast Celtic, Chelsea and Preston North End.
Ferris, who had a brilliant career as a player, was playing regularly till two seasons ago when he was forced to retire on medical advice owing to a cardiac breakdown.
He was “capped” several times for Ireland, and gained many other football honours. Always popular, he was accorded a well-merited benefit as recently as August last, when “Stars of the North,” captained by Mickey Hamill, and “Stars of the South,” led by William Lacey (now manager of Cork Bohemians) met at Celtic Park, Belfast.
(Source: Waterford Standard: October 15, 1932)