16 May 2018

2018 Central Amrican Tour

Irish FA

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill has unveiled his 22-man squad for the forthcoming international friendlies against World Cup-bound Panama and Costa Rica. 

New faces in his panel for the games in Panama City on 29 May and San Jose on 3 June include Crusaders winger Gavin Whyte and Scunthorpe United midfielder Cameron McGeehan, who is on loan from Barnsley. Both players have previously played for Northern Ireland at youth and under-21 level.


5 May 2018

Cups, Ups & Downs 2017/18

ENGLAND
Premier League

Championship
Play-Off qualification: Jamie Ward (Cardiff City, on loan from Nottingham Forest), Oliver Norwood (Fulham, on loan from Brighton & Hove Albion)
Relegated: Paddy McNair (Sunderland), Lee Camp (Sunderland, on loan from Cardiff City)

League One
Promoted: Will Grigg, Alex Bruce (Wigan Athletic), Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers)
Play-Off qualification: Caolan Lavery (Rotherham United, on loan from Sheffield United), Rory McArdle (Scunthorpe United)
Relegated: Adam Thompson (Bury)

League Two
Champions: Billy Kee, Liam Nolan (Accrington Stanley)
Play-Off qualification: Michael O'Connor (Notts County)
Relegated: Robbie Weir (Chesterfield)

National League
Play-Off qualification: Jeff Hughes (Tranmere Rovers, joining Larne for 2018/19), Matt McClure, Josh McQuoid (Aldershot Town), Sean Shields (Ebbsfleet United)

SCOTLAND
Premiership
Champions: Brendan Rodgers (manager) (Celtic)

Championship
Play-Off qualification: Jordan Thompson (Livingston, on loan from Rangers), Dean Shiels (Dunfermline Athletic)

Scottish Cup
Finalists: Trevor Carson, Stephen Robinson (manager) (Motherwell), Brendan Rodgers (manager) (Celtic)

League Cup
Winners: Brendan Rodgers (manager) (Celtic)
Runners-Up: Trevor Carson, Stephen Robinson (manager) (Motherwell)

NORTHERN IRELAND
Premiership
Champions: Colin Coates, Michael Carvill, Mark McChrystal, Sean O'Neill, Jordan Owens, Sean Ward, Gavin Whyte, Philip Lowry (Crusaders)
Runners-Up: Josh Carson, Chris Johns, Jamie McGonigle (Coleraine)
Automatic Europa League qualification: Jonny Tuffey, Bobby Burns, Rhys Marshall, Mark Sykes, Sammy Clingan, Gary Hamilton, Kris Lindsay, James Singleton (Glenavon)

Irish Cup
Winners: Chris Johns, Jamie McGonigle (Coleraine)
Runners-Up: Liam Bagnall, Rory Donnelly, Jamie Harney (Cliftonville)

League Cup
Winners: Chris Hegarty, David Armstrong, Paul McElroy, Seanan Clucas (Dungannon Swifts)
Runners-Up: Ross Glendinning, Tony Kane, Jim Ervin

County Antrim Shield
Winners: Mark McChrystal, Philip Lowry, Sean Ward, Jordan Owens, Gavin Whyte (Crusaders)

Mid-Ulster Cup Final
Winners: Kris Lindsay, Gary Hamilton (Glenavon)

27 March 2018

Bobby Burns

Name: Robert Burns
Born: 7 October 1999, Belfast
Height: 5.09 ft / 1.73 m
Weight: 11.04 st / 72kg
Position: Forward / Midfielder / Left-Back

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: Under-21, Under-19, Under-18, Under-17, Under-15.

Club Career:
Team ..... --Seasons-- Signed -Fee- 
Lisburn Youth ............... Youth
Cliftonville ................ Youth
Glenavon .................... Youth
Knockbreda 16/17 ............. Loan
Hearts ... 18/19- date May-18 Undis

Biography:
Bobby Burns came through the Northern Ireland schools and youth set-ups playing largely as a holding midfielder and occasionally as a winger. He captained the Under-18 side to the Centenary Shield in 2017. At the same time he was enjoying a successful spell at Knockbreda where he played regularly as a forward for the first time in his career. The following season he established himself the Glenavon forward line, despite having the squad number three. He was still just 18 when awarded his first Under-21 cap. In May 2018 he agreed to join Hearts on a three year contract for an undisclosed free.

Northern Ireland Under-21 Cap Details:
26-03-2018 Iceland H D 0-0 ECQ
still active

24 March 2018

Ben Hall

Name: Ben Hall
Born: 16 January 1997, Enniskillen
Height: 6.01 ft / 1.85 m
Weight:
Position: Defender

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: Under-21, Under-19, Under-17, Schools.

Club Career:
Dungannon Swifts ............... Youth
Motherwell .. 15/16 ..... c/s-13 Youth 16(2)/0 1(0)/0
Brighton & HA 16/17- date Jun-16 Undis
Notts County. 17/18 ..... Jan-18 .Loan

Biography:
To follow.

Soccerbase
Wikipedia

Northern Ireland Under-21 Cap Details:
still active

22 March 2018

(Northern) Ireland Match Record by Shirt

With Northern Ireland set to take the field against South Korea in a brand new shirt, in a brand new colour we look back at our record in previous match shirt.

Please note, that records are not complete, with photographic evidence of what was worn unavailable for many matches even up to the 1970s. Further details will be posted at a later date with a page dedicated to each era which will expand on the available information and further highlight the gaps.

If you can help, please get in touch.

 
 
 
Games
Won
Drew
Lost
Win %
Pts %*
The early
BLUE
era
1882-1914
98
16
11
71
16%
20%
The late
BLUE
era
1919-1931
39
6
10
23
15%
24%
The
SHAMROCK
era
1931-1951
39
7
5
27
18%
22%
The Post
PARTITION
era
1951-1953
-
-
-
-
-
-
1954-1957
-
-
-
-
-
-
 
1951-1957
23
3
8
12
13%
25%
The New
BADGE
era
1957-1964
-
-
-
-
-
-
1964-1967
-
-
-
-
-
-
1967-1974
-
-
-
-
-
-
 
1957-1974
92
29
20
43
32%
39%
The First
UMBRO
era
1974-1976
16
5
2
9
31%
35%
1976-1977
7
0
2
5
0%
10%
 
1974-1977
23
5
4
14
22%
28%
The First
ADIDAS
era
1977-1982
41
15
12
14
37%
46%
1979-1982
2
1
0
1
50%
50%
1982-1983
4
1
2
1
25%
42%
1983-1986
20
9
6
5
45%
55%
1986
1
0
1
0
0%
33%
1986-1990
21
4
5
12
19%
27%
1986-1990
3
0
1
2
0%
11%
 
1977-1990
92
30
27
35
33%
42%
The Second
UMBRO
era
1990-1992
12
3
5
4
25%
39%
1990-1993
0
0
0
0
-%
-%
1992-1994
12
7
2
3
58%
64%
1993-1994
3
0
0
3
0%
0%
1994
0
0
0
0
-%
-%
 
1990-1994
27
10
7
10
37%
46%
The
ASICS
era
1994-1996
11
4
1
6
36%
39%
1994-1996
2
0
1
1
0%
17%
1996-1998
14
3
6
5
21%
36%
1996-1998
2
1
0
1
50%
50%
 
1996-1998
29
8
8
13
28%
37%
The OLYMPIC SPORTSWEAR
era
1998-1999
7
1
3
3
14%
29%
1998-1999
1
1
0
0
100%
100%
 
1998-1999
8
2
3
3
25%
38%
The
PATRICK
era
1999-2002
18
4
2
12
22%
26%
2000-2002
1
1
0
0
100%
100%
2002-2004
13
1
7
5
8%
26%
2002-2004
7
2
0
5
29%
29%
 
1999-2004
39
8
9
22
21%
28%
The Third
UMBRO
era
2004-2006
13
3
4
6
23%
33%
2004
1
0
1
0
0%
33%
2005
2
0
1
1
0%
17%
2006-2008
15
8
2
5
53%
58%
2006
1
0
1
0
0%
33%
2007-2008
3
0
1
2
0%
11%
2008-2010
14
4
3
7
29%
36%
2009-2010
3
0
1
2
0%
11%
2010-2011
14
2
4
8
14%
24%
2011
3
0
0
3
0%
0%
 
2004-2012
69
17
18
34
25%
33%
The Second
ADIDAS
era
2012-2013
8
1
4
3
13%
29%
2012-2013
4
0
2
2
0%
17%
2013-2014
4
2
0
2
50%
50%
2014
3
1
1
1
33%
44%
2014-2015
6
3
2
1
50%
61%
2015
3
0
2
1
0%
22%
2015-2017
15
9
1
5
60%
62%
2016-2017
7
2
3
2
29%
43%
2017-date
1
0
0
1
0%
0%
2018-date
0
0
0
0
-%
-%
 
2012-date
51
18
15
18
35%
45%
TOTALS
 
1883-2017
629
159
145
325
25%
33%
 based on three points for a win and one for a draw.

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