Ireland faced Scotland at Lansdowne Road on 23 February 1929.

Ireland faced Scotland at Lansdowne Road on 23 February 1929. Scotland went on to win the game beating Ireland 16-7. This was the 15th series of the rugby union Five Nations Championship.

On the day there were over 40,000 spectators in attendance at Lansdowne Road resulting in over crowding. The match had to be halted several times due to the crowd encroaching on the pitch. 

The match was refereed by Mr. B.S. Cumberiege.

This film was deposited with RTÉ Archives by Jimmy Quinlan who found it, along with a 9.5mm projector, at a car boot sale in Athy, County Kildare. 9.5mm film used a single perforation sprocket hole between each frame and was especially popular in the 1920s and 1930s.

The film is silent.

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