Home Nations - Belfast, 16 February 1889
Ireland 0G - 1G Scotland (FT)

Notes

 
Result Scotland won by a margin of 1 goal
Home Nations points Scotland 2, Ireland 0
 
Ground name Ormeau, Belfast
 
Referee WD Phillips (Wales)
 
Ireland Test debuts TM Donovan, LJ Holmes, LC Nash, TB Pedlow, CRR Stack, RA Yeates
Scotland Test debuts AI Aitken, DG Anderson, JG McKendrick, JE Orr
 
Points scoring rules no points awarded, match is decided by a majority of goals

Other scores

New Zealand Natives tour
England 7 - 0 New Zealand Natives Blackheath