A penalty kick from Des McKibbin was the only score of the game as Ireland beat England at a packed Lansdowne Road on 10th February 1951. This was Ireland's second game in the championship. With wins over France and Scotland and a draw in Wales Ireland would go on to be crowned Five Nations champions.
The film shown here was shot by Norman Hodgson (1905-1974). Born in Lenzie in Scotland Norman married Marjorie Towers in 1932 and came to live in Skerries,county Dublin in the late 1930s. He was an avid amateur film-maker who recorded many sporting and social highlights of Irish life in the late 1940s and 1950s. Norman's films were deposited with the RTÉ Archives by his family and are known as the Hodgson Collection.