High spirits of Scotland rugby supporters dampened by Irish display at a packed Lansdowne Road in Dublin.
The big match atmosphere in Dublin and action from the Five Nations game between Ireland and Scotland as filmed by Norman Hodgson. This was Ireland's second game in the championship having been beaten by England at Twickenham.
Dame Street in Dublin city centre is busy on a wet morning match day. Supporters of both sides arrive at Lansdowne Road, by car, bus, steam train and on foot.
In notes accompanying the film Norman Hodgson remarks,
Crowds rush the turnstiles at Lansdowne Road eager to get inside to obtain favourable positions. The defeat at Twickenham does not damp the enthusiasm of these rugger supporters.
An army pipe band provides music before the game. A group of kilt wearing Scotsmen entertain the crowd with their own high jinks. This involves a mock rugby game, climbing the goal posts and marching behind the pipe band.
Ireland led by captain Karl Mullen pose for the official team photograph before running out. Scotland too pose for their photograph before both teams are introduced to the President of Ireland Seán T O'Kelly. The Garda Band plays the national anthem before kick off.
Norman Hodgson captures some of the match action.
Ireland played Scotland at Lansdowne Road Dublin on 25 February 1950.
The final score was Ireland 21 Scotland 0
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 filmmaker 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.