Republic of Ireland national football team 1980s results

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This article contains the results of the Republic of Ireland national football team during the 1980s.

1980[edit]

6 February 1980
England  2–0  Republic of Ireland
Keegan 34', 74' (Report)
Wembley Stadium, London, England
Euro 1980 Qualifier
Attendance: 91,043
Referee: Scheurell (East Germany)

26 March 1980
Cyprus  2–3  Republic of Ireland
Pantziaras 29'
Kaiafas 74' (pen)
(Report) McGee 8', 38'
Lawrenson 23'

30 April 1980
Republic of Ireland  2–0  Switzerland
Givens 12'
Daly 41'
(Report)
Lansdowne Road, Dublin, Ireland
Friendly
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Thomas (Wales)

16 May 1980
Republic of Ireland  0–1  Argentina
(Report) Valencia 28'
Lansdowne Road, Dublin, Ireland
Friendly
Attendance: 30,100
Referee: Courtney (England)

10 September 1980
Republic of Ireland  2–1  Netherlands
Daly 78'
Lawrenson 85'
(Report) Tahamata 57'
Lansdowne Road, Dublin, Ireland
World Cup Qualifier
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Lund-Sørensen (Denmark)

15 October 1980
Republic of Ireland  1–1  Belgium
Grealish 42' (Report) Cluytens 13'
Lansdowne Road, Dublin, Ireland
World Cup Qualifier
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Rolles (Luxembourg)

28 October 1980
France  2–0  Republic of Ireland
Platini 11'
Zimako 77'
(Report)
Parc des Princes, Paris, France
World Cup Qualifier
Attendance: 44,800
Referee: Castillo (France)

19 November 1980
Republic of Ireland  6–0  Cyprus
Daly 10' (pen), 23'
Grealish 24'
Robinson 28'
Stapleton 46'
Hughton 65'
(Report)
Lansdowne Road, Dublin, Ireland
World Cup Qualifier
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Guðmundsson (Iceland)

1981[edit]

24 February 1981
Republic of Ireland  1–3  Wales
Grealish 25' (Report) Price 34'
Boyle 38'
Yorath 89'
Tolka Park, Dublin, Ireland
Friendly
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Reeves (England)

25 March 1981
Belgium  1–0  Republic of Ireland
Ceulemans 88' (Report)
Stade du Heysel, Brussels, Belgium
World Cup Qualifier
Attendance: 37,978
Referee: Nazare (Portugal)

29 April 1981
19:00
Republic of Ireland  3–1  Czechoslovakia
Moran 18', 69'
Stapleton 75'
(Report) Masný 55'
Lansdowne Road, Dublin, Ireland
Friendly
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Grey (England)

21 May 1981
West Germany  3–0  Republic of Ireland
Del'Haye 50'
Funkel 62'
Schröder 64'
(Report)
Weserstadion, Bremen, West Germany
Friendly
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Frickmann (Denmark)
West Germany B Team

23 May 1981
Poland  3–0  Republic of Ireland
Iwan 2'
O'Leary 38' (og)
Ogaza 66'
(Report)
Zawisza, Bydgoszcz, Poland
Friendly
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Tătar (Romania)

9 September 1981
Netherlands  2–2  Republic of Ireland
Thijssen 11'
Mühren 64' (pen)
(Report) Robinson 40'
Stapleton 71'
De Kuip, Rotterdam, Netherlands
World Cup Qualifier
Attendance: 48,000
Referee: Christov (Czechoslovakia)

14 October 1981
Republic of Ireland  3–2  France
Mahut 3' (og)
Stapleton 23'
Robinson 39'
(Report) Bellone 9'
Platini 83'
Lansdowne Road, Dublin, Ireland
World Cup Qualifier
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Eriksson (Sweden)

1982[edit]

28 April 1982
Algeria  2–0  Republic of Ireland
Assad 15'
Madjer 64'
(Report)
Olympic Stadium, Algiers, Algeria
Friendly
Attendance: 65,000
Referee: Lambert (France)

22 May 1982
Chile  1–0  Republic of Ireland
Gamboa 1' (Report)
Estadio Nacional, Santiago, Chile
Friendly
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Ojeda (Chile)

27 May 1982
Brazil  7–0  Republic of Ireland
Falcão 32'
Sócrates 53', 73'
Serginho 64', 75'
Luizinho 68'
Zico 78'
(Report)
Estádio Parque do Sabiá, Uberlândia, Brazil
Friendly
Attendance: 72,733
Referee: Filho (Brazil)

30 May 1982
Trinidad and Tobago  2–1  Republic of Ireland
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22 September 1982
Netherlands  2–1  Republic of Ireland
Schoenaker 1'
Gullit 64'
(Report) Daly 79'
De Kuip, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Euro 1984 Qualifier
Attendance: 20,500
Referee: Gregr (Czechoslovakia)

13 October 1982
Republic of Ireland  2–0  Iceland
Stapleton 36'
Grealish 75'
(Report)
Lansdowne Road, Dublin, Ireland
Euro 1984 Qualifier
Attendance: 23,371
Referee: Rion (Belgium)

17 November 1982
Republic of Ireland  3–3  Spain
Grimes 2'
Stapleton 64', 76'
(Report) Maceda 31'
Martin 47' (og)
Muñoz 60'
Lansdowne Road, Dublin, Ireland
Euro 1984 Qualifier
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Redelfs (West Germany)

1983[edit]

30 March 1983
Malta  0–1  Republic of Ireland
(Report) Stapleton 89'
National Stadium, Ta'Qali, Malta
Euro 1984 Qualifier
Attendance: 6,487
Referee: Mathias (Austria)

27 April 1983
Spain  2–0  Republic of Ireland
Santillana 49'
Rincón 89'
(Report)
Estadio La Romareda, Zaragoza, Spain
Euro 1984 Qualifier
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Butenko (Soviet Union)

21 September 1983
Iceland  0–3  Republic of Ireland
(Report) Waddock 16'
Robinson 21'
Walsh 81'
Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík, Iceland
Euro 1984 Qualifier
Attendance: 13,706
Referee: Biguet (France)

12 October 1983
Republic of Ireland  2–3  Netherlands
Waddock 7'
Brady 35' (pen)
(Report) Gullit 51', 75'
van Basten 65'
Dalymount Park, Dublin, Ireland
Euro 1984 Qualifier
Attendance: 28,000
Referee: Daina (Switzerland)

16 November 1983
Republic of Ireland  8–0  Malta
Lawrenson 25', 63'
Stapleton 28' (pen)
O'Callaghan 35'
Sheedy 74'
Brady 76', 88'
Daly 86'
(Report)
Dalymount Park, Dublin, Ireland
Euro 1984 Qualifier
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Amundsen (Denmark)

1984[edit]

4 April 1984
Israel  3–0  Republic of Ireland
Ohana 3'
Armeli 62'
Sinai 65'
(Report)
Bloomfield Stadium, Jaffa, Israel
Friendly
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Lartigot (France)

23 May 1984
Republic of Ireland  0–0  Poland
(Report)
Dalymount Park, Dublin, Ireland
Friendly
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Courtney (England)

3 June 1984
China PR  0–1  Republic of Ireland
(Report) O'Keeffe 57'
Maruyama Stadium, Sapporo, Japan
Friendly/Japan Cup
Attendance: To Come
Referee: Unknown (Japan?)

8 August 1984
Republic of Ireland  0–0  Mexico
(Report)
Dalymount Park, Dublin, Ireland
Friendly
Attendance: 5,100
Referee: Baumann (Switzerland)

12 September 1984
Republic of Ireland  1–0  Soviet Union
Walsh 64' Report
Lansdowne Road, Dublin, Ireland
World Cup Qualifier
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Keizer (Netherlands)

17 October 1984
Norway  1–0  Republic of Ireland
Jacobsen 42' (Report)
Ullevaal, Oslo, Norway
World Cup Qualifier
Attendance: 15,379
Referee: Scheurell (East Germany)

14 November 1984
Denmark  3–0  Republic of Ireland
Elkjær 30', 46'
Lerby 55'
(Report)
Idrætsparken, Copenhagen, Denmark
World Cup Qualifier
Attendance: 45,300
Referee: Würtz (France)

1985[edit]

5 February 1985
Republic of Ireland  1–2  Italy
Waddock 53' (Report) Rossi 5' (pen)
Altobelli 18'
Dalymount Park, Dublin, Ireland
Friendly
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Keizer (Netherlands)

27 February 1985
Israel  0–0  Republic of Ireland
(Report)
Ramat Gan Stadium, Tel Aviv, Israel
Friendly
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: d'Elia (Italy)

26 March 1985
England  2–1  Republic of Ireland
Steven 45'
Lineker 76'
(Report) Brady 88'
Wembley Stadium, London, England
Friendly
Attendance: 34,793
Referee: Smith (Scotland)

1 May 1985
Republic of Ireland  0–0  Norway
(Report)
Lansdowne Road, Dublin, Ireland
World Cup Qualifier
Friendly
Attendance: 18,500
Referee: Németh (Hungary)

26 May 1985
Republic of Ireland  0–0  Spain
(Report)
Flower Lodge, Cork, Ireland
Friendly
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Gächter (Switzerland)

2 June 1985
Republic of Ireland  3–0  Switzerland
Stapleton 7'
Grealish 33'
Sheedy 57'
(Report)
Lansdowne Road, Dublin, Ireland
World Cup Qualifier
Attendance: 17,300
Referee: Bergamo (Italy)

11 September 1985
Switzerland  0–0  Republic of Ireland
(Report)
Wankdorf Stadion, Bern, Switzerland
World Cup Qualifier
Attendance: 24,000
Referee: Aladrén (Spain)

16 October 1985
Soviet Union  2–0  Republic of Ireland
Cherenkov 61'
Protasov 90'
(Report)
Lenin Stadium, Moscow, Soviet Union
World Cup Qualifier
Attendance: 100,000
Referee: Casarin (Italy)

13 November 1985
Republic of Ireland  1–4  Denmark
Stapleton 6' (Report) Elkjær 7', 76'
Laudrup 49'
Sivebæk 57'
Lansdowne Road, Dublin, Ireland
World Cup Qualifier
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Wöhrer (Austria)

1986[edit]

26 March 1986
Republic of Ireland  0–1  Wales
(Report) Rush 17'
Lansdowne Road, Dublin, Ireland
Friendly
Attendance: 16,500
Referee: Hope (Scotland)

23 April 1986
Republic of Ireland  1–1  Uruguay
Daly 38' (pen) (Report) Paz 22'
Lansdowne Road, Dublin, Ireland
Friendly
Attendance: 14,000
Referee: Martin (England)

25 May 1986
Iceland  1–2  Republic of Ireland
Guðjohnsen 40' (Report) McGrath 34'
Daly 84'

27 May 1986
19:00
Czechoslovakia  0–1  Republic of Ireland
(Report) Stapleton 82'

10 September 1986
Belgium  2–2  Republic of Ireland
Claesen 14'
Scifo 71'
(Report) Stapleton 18'
Brady 89' (pen)
Constant Vanden Stock, Brussels, Belgium
Euro 1988 Qualifier
Attendance: 22,212
Referee: Igna (Romania)

15 October 1986
Republic of Ireland  0–0  Scotland
(Report)
Lansdowne Road, Dublin, Ireland
Euro 1988 Qualifier
Attendance: 49,000
Referee: Halle (Norway)

12 November 1986
Poland  1–0  Republic of Ireland
Koniarek 43' (Report)
Stadion Wojska Polskiego, Warsaw, Poland
Friendly
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Németh (Hungary)

1987[edit]

18 February 1987
Scotland  0–1  Republic of Ireland
(Report) Lawrenson 8'
Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland
Euro 1988 Qualifier
Attendance: 45,081
Referee: van Ettekoven (Netherlands)

1 April 1987
Bulgaria  2–1  Republic of Ireland
Sadkov 41'
Tanev 81' pen
(Report) Stapleton 53'
Vasil Levski, Sofia, Bulgaria
Euro 1988 Qualifier
Attendance: 35,247
Referee: Da Silva Valente (Portugal)

29 April 1987
Republic of Ireland  0–0  Belgium
(Report)
Lansdowne Road, Dublin, Ireland
Euro 1988 Qualifier
Attendance: 49,000
Referee: Holzmann (Austria)

23 May 1987
Republic of Ireland  1–0  Brazil
Brady 30' (Report)
Lansdowne Road, Dublin, Ireland
Friendly
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Sandoz (Austria)

28 May 1987
Luxembourg  0–2  Republic of Ireland
(Report) Galvin 44'
Whelan 64'
Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Euro 1988 Qualifier
Attendance: 4,965
Referee: Peduzzi (Switzerland)

9 September 1987
Republic of Ireland  2–1  Luxembourg
Stapleton 31'
McGrath 74'
(Report) Krings 29'
Lansdowne Road, Dublin, Ireland
Euro 1988 Qualifier
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Cooper (Wales)

14 October 1987
Republic of Ireland  2–0  Bulgaria
McGrath 52'
Moran 83'
(Report)
Lansdowne Road, Dublin, Ireland
Euro 1988 Qualifier
Attendance: 26,000
Referee: Keizer (Netherlands)

10 November 1987
Republic of Ireland  5–0  Israel
John Byrne 25'
David Kelly 46', 56', 71' (pen)
Quinn 83'
(Report)
Lansdowne Road, Dublin, Ireland
Friendly
Attendance: 9,500
Referee: Midgley (England)

1988[edit]

23 March 1988
Republic of Ireland  2–0  Romania
Moran 30'
David Kelly 90'
(Report)
Lansdowne Road, Dublin, Ireland
Friendly
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Martin (England)

27 April 1988
Republic of Ireland  2–0 Yugoslavia 
McCarthy 24'
Moran 65'
(Report)
Lansdowne Road, Dublin, Ireland
Friendly
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Smith (Scotland)

22 May 1988
Republic of Ireland  3–1  Poland
Sheedy 12'
Cascarino 31'
Sheridan 40'
(Report) Warzycha 65'
Lansdowne Road, Dublin, Ireland
Friendly
Attendance: 18,500
Referee: Roberts (Wales)

1 June 1988
Norway  0–0  Republic of Ireland
(Report)
Ullevaal, Oslo, Norway
Friendly
Attendance: 9,494
Referee: Lund-Sørensen (Denmark)

12 June 1988
15:30
 England 0–1 Republic of Ireland 
(Report) Houghton 6'
Neckarstadion, Stuttgart, Germany
European Championship
Attendance: 51,573
Referee: Kirschen (East Germany)

15 June 1988
20:15
 Republic of Ireland 1–1 Soviet Union 
Whelan 38' (Report) Protassov 74'
Niedersachsenstadion, Hanover, Germany
European Championship
Attendance: 38,308
Referee: Soriano Aladren (Spain)

18 June 1988
15:30
 Republic of Ireland 0–1 Netherlands 
(Report) Kieft 82'
Parkstadion, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
European Championship
Attendance: 60,800
Referee: Brummeier (Austria)

14 September 1988
Northern Ireland  0–0  Republic of Ireland
(Report)
Windsor Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland
World Cup Qualifier
Attendance: 19,873
Referee: Vautrot (France)

19 October 1988
Republic of Ireland  4–0  Tunisia
Cascarino 26', 44'
Aldridge 45'
Sheedy 87'
(Report)
Lansdowne Road, Dublin, Ireland
Friendly
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Snoddy (Northern Ireland)

16 November 1988
Spain  2–0  Republic of Ireland
Manolo 52'
Butragueño 66'
(Report)

1989[edit]

7 February 1989
Republic of Ireland  0–0  France
(Report)
Dalymount Park, Dublin, Ireland
Friendly
Attendance: 22,000
Referee: Lloyd (Wales)

8 March 1989
Hungary  0–0  Republic of Ireland
(Report)
Nepstadion, Budapest, Hungary
World Cup Qualifier
Attendance: 33,966
Referee: Petrović (Yugoslavia)

26 April 1989
Republic of Ireland  1–0  Spain
Míchel (og) 16' (Report)
Lansdowne Road, Dublin, Ireland
World Cup Qualifier
Attendance: 49,600
Referee: Brummeier (Austria)

28 May 1989
Republic of Ireland  2–0  Malta
Houghton 32'
Moran 55'
(Report)
Lansdowne Road, Dublin, Ireland
World Cup Qualifier
Attendance: 48,000
Referee: dos Santos (Portugal)

4 June 1989
Republic of Ireland  2–0  Hungary
McGrath 34'
Cascarino 80'
(Report)
Lansdowne Road, Dublin, Ireland
World Cup Qualifier
Attendance: 48,600
Referee: Nervik (Norway)

6 September 1989
Republic of Ireland  1–1  West Germany
Stapleton 10' (Report) Dorfner 33'
Lansdowne Road, Dublin, Ireland
Friendly
Attendance: 48,000
Referee: Van den Wijngaert (Belgium)

11 October 1989
Republic of Ireland  3–0  Northern Ireland
Whelan 43'
Cascarino 47'
Houghton 57'
(Report)
Lansdowne Road, Dublin, Ireland
World Cup Qualifier
Attendance: 45,800
Referee: D'Elia (Italy)

15 November 1989
Malta  0–2  Republic of Ireland
(Report) Aldridge 30', 68' pen
National Stadium, Ta'Qali, Malta
World Cup Qualifier
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Uilenberg (Netherlands)

See also[edit]