19 February 1898
at the Oval, Llandudno
Wales
0-1
Ireland
 
HT: 0-0
 
Scorers
Wales: John Morris (Chirk), Charles F Parry (Newtown), Smart Arridge (New Brighton Tower), George Williams (Chirk), John H Edwards (Aberystwyth T), John L Jones (Tottenham Hotspur), Billy Meredith (Manchester C), Thomas J Thomas (Bangor), William Lewis (Chester), Albert Lockley (Chirk), Jack Rea (Aberystwyth T)
 
Referee Thomas Robertson (Scotland)
  Attendance 6000