The first Norwich City player to be selected for his country was Mick O'Brien on the 11th of May 1930, when he represented Ireland. O'Brien was in his second spell at City, having played a handful of games for the club in their first season back after World War One. He left to join South Shields briefly, before longer stays with QPR, Leicester City and Hull City. During this time he played for the Irish Football Association - or Northern Ireland as we know them today. He re-joined City in 1929 from Walsall and the following season played for the Irish Free State - a team made up of players from all parts of Ireland. His appearance against Belgium made him the first man to gain an international cap whilst on the books of Norwich City. .