26 August 2015

Jordan Stewart

Name: Jordan Stewart
Born: 31 March 1995
Height:
Weight:
Position: Forward

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: Under-19, Under-18 Schools.
Club Honours: (with Glentoran) Irish Cup Winner 2014/15.

Club Career:
Teams ... --Seasons-- Signed -Fee- -League- FA Cup FL Cup Europe Other
Glentoran 13/14-15/16 ...-13 ..... 65(-)/21 ............. 1(0)/0
Swindon T 15/16- date Aug-15 £ 50k 

Biography:
A diminutive but skillful attacking player, Jordan Stewart's performances and spectacular goals for Glentoran earned him the attentions of several cross-channel clubs. Shortly after playing in David Scullion to score the winner in the 2015 Irish Cup final against Portadown, Stewart spent trial periods at Stoke, Middlesbrough and Peterborough, but it was Swindon Town who were persuaded to meet the Glens' £50,000 valuation in August 2015.

The same month as his move to Swindon was agreed, Stewart received his first call-up to the Northern Ireland Under-21 squad. He had previously played at Under-18 Schools level while attending Belfast Metropolitan College and for the Under-19s.

Mikhail Kennedy

Name: Mikhail Kennedy
Born: 18 August 1996, Londonderry
Height:
Weight:
Position: Forward / Midfield

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: Under-20, Under-19, Under-17 ...

Club Career:
Teams
Charlton Athletic 15/16- date Dec-14 Youth
VCD Athletic .... 14/15 ..... Dec-14 .Loan (Isthmian League)

Biography:
Mikhail Kennedy scored on his Charlton Athletic debut, in a League Cup tie against Peterborough in August 2015.

14 August 2015

603: 4 September 2015

Friday, 4 September 2015. KO: 19:45 BST
FAROE ISLANDS (FRO) - NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR)

Venue: Tórsvøllur, Gundadalur, Torshavn
Attendance:
Referee:
Assistant Referees:

NORTHERN IRELAND

FAROE ISLANDS


Links:
UEFA

604: 7 September 2015

603 vs Faroe Islands - 604 - 605 vs Greece
Monday, 7 September 2015. KO: 19:45 BST
NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) - HUNGARY (HUN)

Venue: Windsor Park, Belfast
Attendance:
Referee:
Assistant Referees:

NORTHERN IRELAND

HUNGARY


8 August 2015

Club Appearances 2015/16

2014/15 - 2015/16 -2016/17
- Club Appearances - Transfers (summer 2015 - January 2016) - Cups, Ups & Downs -

ENGLAND
Premier League
Chris Brunt (West Bromwich Albion)
Craig Cathcart (Watford)
Steven Davis (Southampton)
Gareth McAuley (West Bromwich Albion)
Paddy McNair (Manchester United)*

Championship
Chris Baird (Derby County)
Stuart Dallas (Leeds United)
Michael Duff (Burnley)
Cameron Dummigan (Burnley)*
Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers)
Lee Hodson (MK Dons)*
Caolan Lavery (Sheffield Wednesday)
Oliver Norwood (Reading)
Ben Reeves (MK Dons)
Jamie Ward (Nottingham Forest)

League One
Callum Camps (Rochdale)
Shane Ferguson (Millwall - loan)
Joe Gormley (Peterborough United)
Will Grigg (Wigan Athletic)
Rory McArdle (Bradford City)
Luke McCullough (Doncaster Rovers)
Billy McKay (Wigan Athletic)
Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town)
Carl Winchester (Oldham Athletic)

League Two
David Buchanan (Northampton Town)
Roy Carroll (Notts County)
Liam Donnelly (Crawley Town - loan)
Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley)
Matt McClure (Dagenham & Redbridge)
Paddy McCourt (Luton Town)
Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town)
Adam McGurk (Portsmouth)
Josh McQuoid (Luton Town)
Jason Mooney (Accrington Stanley)

SCOTLAND
Premiership
Liam Boyce (Ross County)
Josh Magennis (Kilmarnock)
Alan Mannus (St Johnstone)
Niall McGinn (Aberdeen)
Michael McGovern (Hamilton Accies)
James McPake (Dundee)
Chris Turner (Hamilton Accies)

Championship
Michael Duffy (Alloa Athletic - loan)
Rory McKeown (Raith Rovers)
Dean Shiels (Rangers)


NORTHERN IRELAND
Premiership


REPUBLIC of IRELAND
(operates to a "summer" season, i.e. 2015 rather than 2015/16)
2015 Premier Division

30 July 2015

Player Transfers Summer 2015

Rory Donnelly has joined
Gillingham after
being released by Swansea
Transfers
Sam Morrow (Linfield to Coleraine) story story
Jonny Tuffey (Linfield to Glenavon) story story
Alan Blayney (Glenavon to Ballymena United) story
Adam Chapman (Newport County to Mansfield Town) story story
Andrew Mitchell (Southport to Crusaders) story
Greg Tempest (Notts County to Lincoln City) story
David Buchanan (Preston North End to Northampton Town) story
Carl Magnay (Grimsby Town to Hartlepool United) story
Cameron McGeehan (Norwich City to Luton Town) story
Rhys Sharpe (Derby County to Notts County) story story
Nathan Hanley (Crusaders to Ballymena United) story
Johnn Gorman (Barrow to AFC Telford) story story
Michael Carvill (Linfield to Crusaders) story story
Trevor Carson (Cheltenham Town to Hartlepool United) story
Chris Baird (West Bromwich Albion to Derby County) story story
Adam McGurk (Burton Albion to Portsmouth) story
Paddy McCourt, along
with Josh McQuoid and
Cameron McGeehan,
has joined Luton Town
Rory Donnelly (Swansea City to Gillingham) story story
Joe Gormley (Cliftonville to Peterborough United) story
Chris Turner (Dumbarton to Hamilton Academical) story
Billy Kee (Scunthorpe to Accrington Stanley) story
Josh McQuoid (AFC Bournemouth to Luton Town) story story
James Gray (Accrington Stanley to Wrexham) story
Jason Mooney (York City to Accrington Stanley) story
Paddy McCourt (Brighton & Hove Albion to Luton Town) story story
Jamie Ward (Derby County to Nottingham Forest) story story
Eddie McCallion (Bangor to Institute) story
Paddy McLaughlin (Grimsby Town to Gateshead) story story
Aaron Hughes (Brighton & Hove Albion to Melbourne City) story story
Will Grigg (Brentford to Wigan Athletic) story
Jeff Hughes (Fleetwood to Cambridge United) story
Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers to Dagenham & Redbridge) story
Luke Conlan (Burnley to St Mirren) story
Gary Browne (Coleraine to Carrick Rangers) story story
Martin Paterson (Huddersfield Town to Orlando City) story
Ex-Northern Ireland
captain Aaron Hughes
will now be playing
in Australia for
Melbourne
David Morgan (Ilkeston to Nuneaton Town) story
Shane McEleney (Derry City to St Patrick's Athletic) story
Paul McElroy (Portadown to Dungannon Swifts) story
Stuart Dallas (Brentford to Leeds United) story
Levi Ives (Torquay United to Bristol City) story
James McQuilkin (Torquay United to AFC Telford United) story
Liam Nolan (Crewe Alexandra to Southport) story story
Robin Shroot (Sogndal to IL Hodd)
Jordan Stewart (Glentoran to Swindon Town) story
Jamie Sendles-White (QPR to Hamilton Academical) story story
Tom Flanagan (MK Dons to Burton Albion) story
Jonny Evans (Manchester United to West Bromwich Albion) story

Loans:
Conor Brennan (Kilmarnock to Stranraer) story
Michael Duffy (Celtic to Alloa Athletic) story
Emmet Friars (Crusaders to Ballinamallard United) story
Liam Donnelly (Fulham to Crawley Town) story
Shane Ferguson (Newcastle United to Millwall) story
Billy McKay (Wigan Athletic to Dundee United) story
Ryan McLaughlin (Liverpool to Aberdeen) story

Martin Paterson is without a
club after his Orlando City
contract was cut short
Released:
Peter Thompson (Linfield) story
Ryan Brobbel (Middlesbrough) story
Sammy Clingan (Kilmarnock) story
Chris Johns (Southampton) story
Joe Dudgeon (Hull City) story
Jonny Steele (Minnesota United) story
Seanan Clucas (Derry City) story
Martin Paterson (Orlando City) story

25 July 2015

Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying

FIFA World Cup 
1930 - 1934 - 1938 - 1950 1954 - 1958 (Finals) - 1962 - 1966 -
1970 1974 - 1978 - 1982 (Finals) - 1986 (Finals) - 1990 - 1994 1998 -
2002 - 2006 - 2010 - 2014 - 2018 - 2022 -

The 21st FIFA World Cup will be held in Russia in 2018. Northern Ireland have been placed in European Pot 3. There will be nine European groups with five or six teams in each. The winners of each group qualify for the finals, with the eight best runners-up being drawn in the two-legged play-offs.

32 teams will play at the finals, which will be played between 14th June and 15th July in eleven cities across Russia.

European Qualifying Group CEur
1
2
3
Northern Ireland
4
5
6

Fixtures

AZE
CZE
GER
NIR
NOR
SMR
AZE
---
05/10/17
26/03/17
10/06/17
08/10/16
04/09/17
CZE
11/10/16
---
01/09/17
04/09/16
11/11/16
08/10/17
GER
08/10/17
08/10/16
---
11/10/16
04/09/17
10/06/17
NIR
11/11/16
04/09/17
05/10/17
---
26/03/17
08/10/16
NOR
01/09/17
10/06/17
04/09/16
08/10/17
---
11/10/16
SMR
04/09/16
26/03/17
11/11/16
01/09/17
05/10/17
---

Northern Ireland Fixture Venues (subject to change)
04/09/16
Sun
Czech Republic
A
-
08/10/16
Sat
San Marino
H
Windsor Park, Belfast
11/10/16
Tues
Germany
A
-
11/11/16
Fri
Azerbaijan
H
Windsor Park, Belfast
26/03/17
Sun
Norway
H
Windsor Park, Belfast
10/06/17
Sat
Azerbaijan
A
-
01/09/17
Fri
San Marino
A
Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle
04/09/17
Mon
Czech Republic
H
Windsor Park, Belfast
05/10/17
Thu
Germany
H
Windsor Park, Belfast
08/10/17
Sun
Norway
A
Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo
..

19 July 2015

England 1966 World Cup - Qualifying

FIFA World Cup 
1930 - 1934 - 1938 - 1950 1954 - 1958 (Finals) - 1962 - 1966 -
1970 1974 - 1978 - 1982 (Finals) - 1986 (Finals) - 1990 - 1994 1998 -
2002 - 2006 - 2010 - 2014 - 2018 - 2022 -

With England hosting the 1966 World Cup Finals this was as close to "home" World Cup as Northern Ireland are ever likely to get. Sadly, their qualification campaign fell agonisingly short due to the unfancied Albanians.

European Qualifying Group 5
Rank
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
Switzerland
6
4
1
1
7
3
4
9
2
N. Ireland
6
3
2
1
9
5
4
8
3
Netherlands
6
2
2
2
6
4
2
6
4
Albania
6
0
1
5
2
12
-10
1

Results

ALB
NED
NIR
SUI
ALB

0-2
1-1
0-2
NED
2-0

0-0
0-0
NIR
4-1
2-1

1-0
SUI
1-0
2-1
2-1


Northern Ireland Line-Ups

Match Programmes

Chile 1962 World Cup - Qualifying

FIFA World Cup 
1930 - 1934 - 1938 - 1950 1954 - 1958 (Finals) - 1962 - 1966 -
1970 1974 - 1978 - 1982 (Finals) - 1986 (Finals) - 1990 - 1994 1998 -
2002 - 2006 - 2010 - 2014 - 2018 - 2022 -

Paired with West Germany and Greece as they sought to qualify for a second World Cup finals, Northern Ireland put up an honourable, but ultimately fruitless, fight.

European Qualifying Group 3
Rank
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
West Germany
4
4
0
0
11
5
6
8
2
N. Ireland
4
1
0
3
7
8
-1
2
3
Greece
4
1
0
3
3
8
-5
2

Results

GRE
NIR
BRD
GRE

2-1
0-3
NIR
2-0

3-4
BRD
2-1
2-1


Northern Ireland Line-Ups


Match Programmes

Who was Northern Ireland's Greatest World Cup Player & Team? (select up to eleven players)

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