Home Nations - Belfast, 19 February 1898
Ireland 0 - 8 Scotland (FT)

Notes

 
Result Scotland won by a margin of 8 points
Home Nations points Scotland 2, Ireland 0
 
Ground name Balmoral Showgrounds, Belfast
Attendance 12000
 
Referee ET Gurdon (England)
 
Ireland Test debuts FFS Smithwick
Scotland Test debuts JM Dykes, GC Kerr, JT Mabon, A MacKinnon, RT Neilson, JM Reid, RB Scott, E Spencer
 
Points scoring rules try 3, conversion 2, penalty goal 3, drop goal 4, goal from a mark 4