no.datescorescorers (wales)venue 
36216/05/1981Wales 2-0 ScotlandWalsh (2)Vetch Field, SwanseaBC
 19/05/1981Scotland 2-0 Northern Ireland Hampden Park, GlasgowBC
36320/05/1981England 0-0 Wales Wembley, LondonBC
 23/05/1981England 0-0 Scotland Wembley Stadium, LondonBC

4.Northern Ireland1001020


The 1980-81 British Home Championship was the only British Home Nations international football championship, other than the years of the First World War and Second World War, which was not completed and thus failed to produce a winner.

The cause of this cancellation was The Troubles in Northern Ireland. The championship was scheduled to be played in May 1981 after the termination of the domestic season.

On 5 May, however, the Provisional Irish Republican Army hunger strike leader Bobby Sands died in the Maze Prison, invoking a storm of protest and violence by republicans in Northern Ireland. Thus the FA and FAW, whose teams were scheduled to travel to Windsor Park later in the month, declined to play, rendering the tournament incomplete and void.