In their previous 50 matches they had enjoyed only 4 victories, all against Wales. Their first international of the season in February had seen Ireland receive a terrible 13-2 beating at the hands of England.
On this occasion Ireland beat Wales 1-0.
The English based players selected were:
Archie Goodall (Derby County)Archie Goodall was born in Belfast when his father was posted there with the army. He went on to earn 10 caps.
Jack Mit Taggart (Walsall)
Tommy Ching Morrison (Burnley)
Morrison had won 3 previous caps whilst at Glentoran, and went on to make a total of 7 appearances for Ireland. He had 3 spells at both Glentoran and Burnley during his career, and also played for Manchester United and Celtic. He had the distinction of being a league championship winner in both Ireland and Scotland. Morison played at inside right or sometimes outside right.
John Hanna (Royal Artillery Portsmouth)
Center forward Hanna won his only cap whilst playing for RAP in the Southern League.
Goodall was the only English based player selected for Ireland's trip to Celtic Park 3 weeks later when Scotland beat them 9-1.