Republic of Ireland v Czechoslovakia, 05 April 1959

Score2-0 to Republic of Ireland
RefereeLucien Van Nuffel
CompetitionUEFA European Championship Preliminary round
VenueDalymount Park, Dublin
Attendance37,500
Kick-off: 3:30pm local Although this was the 1st leg of only Preliminary round tie in the first-ever UEFA European Championship, it was not the first game played in the competition's history. A number of 1st round games had already been played. The first was USSR versus Hungary in Moscow on 28 September 1958.

2  Republic of Ireland

Manager: Johnny Carey

0  Czechoslovakia

Manager: Rudolf Vytlacil

Goals:

Liam Tuohy 22 G
Noel Cantwell penalty 42 P

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper James O'Neill
Defender Noel Cantwell (captain)
Defender Charlie Hurley
Full back Brendan McNally
Midfielder Mick McGrath
Wing half Pat Saward
Outside Left Alf Ringstead
Outside Left Liam Tuohy
Forward Christy Doyle
Forward Tommy Hamilton
Inside forward George Cummins

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Imrich Stacho
Defender Gustav Mraz
Defender Ján Popluhár
Defender Jiri Tichy
Midfielder Jan Brumovsky
Midfielder Titus Bubernik
Midfielder Anton Moravcik
Midfielder Svatoplk Pluskal (captain)
Forward Ladislav Kacani
Forward Tadeas Kraus
Forward Pavol Molnar

Substitutions:

Substitutions:

Jiri Hildebrand for Gustav Mraz 18

On the bench:

On the bench:

Defender Jiri Hildebrand