Home Nations - Edinburgh, 10 March 1888
Scotland 1G - 0G Ireland (FT)

Notes

 
Result Scotland won by a margin of 1 goal
Home Nations points Scotland 2, Ireland 0
 
Ground name Raeburn Place, Edinburgh
 
Referee JS MacLaren (England)
 
Scotland Test debuts AG Malcolm
Ireland Test debuts WA Morton, A Walpole
 
Points scoring rules no points awarded, match is decided by a majority of goals