30 September 2014

596: 11 October 2014

595 vs Hungary596 - 597 vs Greece
Saturday, 11th October 2014. KO 19:45 BST
NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) - FAROE ISLANDS (FRO)

Venue: Windsor Park, Belfast
Attendance:
Referee:

Pre-Match:
Northern Ireland Squad (Irish FA)
Goalkeepers: Roy Carroll (Notts County), Alan Mannus (St. Johnstone), Michael McGovern (Hamilton Academical)
Defenders: Aaron Hughes (Brighton & Hove Albion), Chris Baird (West Bromwich Albion), Gareth McAuley (West Bromwich Albion), Jonathan Evans (Manchester United), Ryan McGivern (Port Vale), Craig Cathcart (Watford), Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town), Luke McCullough (Doncaster Rovers), Ryan McLaughlin (Liverpool)
Midfielders: Steven Davis (Southampton), Chris Brunt (West Bromwich Albion), Sammy Clingan (Kilmarnock), Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers), Oliver Norwood (Reading), Shane Ferguson (Newcastle United), Paul Paton (Dundee United), Ben Reeves (MK Dons), Pat McCourt (Brighton & Hove Albion)
Forwards: Kyle Lafferty (Norwich City), Niall McGinn (Aberdeen), Jamie Ward (Derby County), Billy McKay (Inverness C.T.), Josh Magennis (Kilmarnock), Will Grigg (MK Dons)

10 September 2014

Josh Doherty

Name: Joshua Doherty
Born: 15 March 1996
Height:
Weight:

Position: Midfielder/Defender

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

Club Career:
Team .. --Seasons-- Signed -Fee-

Watford 13/14- date May-14 Youth

Biography:
To follow.

UEFA
Irish FA
Wikipedia

Northern Ireland Under-21 Cap Details:
09-09-2014 Serbia H L 1-4 ECQ
still active

Michael Duffy

Name: Michael Duffy
Born: 28 July 1994
Height:
Weight:
Position:
Forward / Midfielder

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

Club Career:
Teams
Derry City

Biography:
To follow.

UEFA
Derry City

Northern Ireland Under-21 Cap Details:
09-09-2014 Serbia H L 1-4 ECQ
still active

Jamie Harney

Name:
Born: 4 March 1996, Omagh
Height:
Weight:
Position:
Defender

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

Club Career:
Teams
West Ham

Biography:
To follow.

Irish FA
UEFA

Northern Ireland Under-21 Cap Details:
09-09-2014 Serbia H L 1-4 ECQ
still active

Aaron Burns

Name: Aaron Burns
Born: 29 May 1992, Banbridge
Height:
Weight:
Position:
Midfielder

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: Under-21
Club Honours: (with Linfield)

Club Career:
Teams ... --Seasons-- Signed -Fee-
Linfield. 08/09-11/12 ...... Youth
Portadown 12/13 ..... Jan-13 .Free
Linfield. 13/14- date May-13 .Free

Biography:
To follow.

UEFA
Linfield

Northern Ireland Under-21 Cap Details:
09-09-2014 Serbia H L 1-4 ECQ sub
still active

9 September 2014

Cameron Dummigan

Name: Cameron Dummigan
Born: 2 June 1996
Height:
Weight:
Position: Right Back

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

Club Career:
Cliftonville
Burnley

Biography:
To follow.

IrishFA
Soccerbase
UEFA

Northern Ireland Under-21 Cap Details:
09-09-2014 Serbia H L 1-4 ECQ
still active

Chris Johns

Name: Christopher Johns
Born: 13 May 1995
Height: 6.00 ft
Weight:
Position: Goalkeeper

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: Under-21, Under-19, Under-17, Under-16, Under-15

Club Career:
Teams ..... --Seasons-- Signed -Fee- 

Lisburn Youth ................ Youth
Dungannon Swifts ........ 2009 Youth 
Southampton ........... May-11 

Biography:
Son of former Ireland rugby player, Paddy Johns.

More to follow.

UEFA
IrishFA

Northern Ireland Under-21 Cap Details:
09-09-2014 Serbia H L 1-4 ECQ
still active

5 September 2014

Tony Nelson

Name: Anthony Nelson
Born: Bangor
Died: February 2009
Height:
Weight:
Position: 
Outside-Right

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 1 Amateur Cap (1966)

Club Career:
Bangor .. Amateur
Glentoran 
Bangor

Biography:
To follow.


Northern Ireland Amateur Cap Details:
15-01-1966 Wales... H D 0-0

Summary: 1/0. Won 0, Drew 1, Lost 0.

Brian Mulgrew

Name: Brian Mulgrew
Born:
Height:
Weight:
Position: 
Inside-Right

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: Amateur
Club Honours: (with Bangor) Co. Antrim Shield Winner

Club Career:
Bangor Amateur

Biography:
To follow.

Northern Ireland Amateur Cap Details:
11-01-1969 Wales... A L 0-1
27-09-1969 England. H L 1-4 1 goal
10-01-1970 Wales... H W 3-1
14-02-1970 Scotland A L 1-3 1 goal
02-10-1970 England. A L 1-4

Summary: 5/2. Won 1, Drew 0, Lost 4.

Brian Morrison

Name: Brian Morrison
Born:
Height:
Weight:
Position:
Left Winger

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 2 Amateur Caps / 1 Goal (1971).
Club Honours: (with Bangor) Co. Antrim Shield Winner

Club Career:
Bangor Amateur

Biography:
To follow.

Northern Ireland Amateur Cap Details:
19-02-1971 Scotland H D 1-1 sub 1 goal
17-04-1971 Wales... A L 0-1

Summary: 1(1)/1. Won 0, Drew 1, Lost 1.

Tommy Craig

Name: Thomas Craig
Born:
Height:
Weight:
Position:
Left-Half

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 4 Amateur Caps (1970-1971).
Club Honours: (with Bangor) Co. Antrim Shield Winner

Club Career:
Glentoran Amateur
Bangor .. Amateur

Biography:
To follow.

Northern Ireland Amateur Cap Details:
14-02-1970 Scotland A L 1-3
02-10-1970 England. A L 1-4
19-02-1971 Scotland H D 1-1
17-04-1971 Wales... A L 0-1

Summary: 4/0. Won 0, Drew 1, Lost 3.

Gordon Stewart

Name: Gordon Stewart
Born:
Height:
Weight:
Position: Forward

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: Amateur
Club Honours: (with Bangor) City Cup Winner; Co. Antrim Shield Winner

Club Career:
Bangor Amateur
Dundela

Biography:
(from BangorFC.com)

Gordon scored four goals in Bangor's record win over Cliftonville on 2nd February 1974.

He won City Cup and County Antrim Shield honours for Bangor under Bertie Neill.

Gordon returned to Bangor from Dundela as a coach under Bertie Neill in February 1981.

Northern Ireland Amateur Cap Details:
06-04-1974 Wales A L 0-1

Summary: 1/0. Won 0, Drew 0, Lost 1.

31 August 2014

Walter McFarland

Name: Walter McFarland
Born: 1945
Died: 15 August 2014
Height:
Weight:

Position: Half-Back / Defender

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 2 Amateur Caps (1968).
Club Honours: (with Crusaders) Irish League Champion 1972/73, 1975/76; Irish Cup Winner 1966/67, 1967/68; Ulster Cup Winner 1963/64, Carlsberg Cup Winner 1973/74; Co. Antrim Shield Winner 1964/65, 1968/69, 1973/74.

Club Career:
Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA.Cup
Europe
Other
Crusaders
62/63-75/76
-
Amateur
-
-
-
-
Ballyclare.Comrades
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
TOTALS
-
£-
-
-
-
-

Biography:
Walter McFarland will be best remembered as a Crusaders player from 1962-1976, skippering them to the Irish League title in 1973 and featuring in a host of other successes.

He later joined the Seaview coaching staff and was also manager of Ballyclare Comrades.

After leaving football behind, McFarland earned successes on the judo mat, becoming World Masters Champion in 2001.

More details to follow.

Newtownabbey Hall of Fame
BBC report on death
Crusaders Tribute

Northern Ireland Amateur Cap Details:
16-03-1968 Scotland A W 2-0 
11-05-1968 Wales... H L 0-1

Summary: 2/0. Won 1, Drew 0, Lost 1

28 August 2014

595: 7 September 2014

Sunday, 7 September 2014. KO 18:00 CET / 17:00 BST
HUNGARY (HUN) 1-2 NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) (H/T 0-0)

Venue: FTC Groupama Arena, Budapest

Attendance:
Referee: Deniz Aytekin (GER)
Assistant Referees: Guido Kleve (GER), Marco Achmuller (GER)
Fourth Official: Christoph Bornhorst (GER)
Additional Assistant Referees: Marco Fritz (GER), Christian Dingert (GER)
Goals: HUN Priskin 75; NIR McGinn 80, Lafferty 88

NORTHERN IRELAND: (white shirts, green shorts, white socks)

Manager: Michael O'Neill (Game 19. Won 2, Drew 7, Lost 10)
Captain: Steven Davis
R Carroll; C McLaughlin, A Hughes, G McAuley [C Cathcart 72], C Brunt, S Davis, C Baird, O NorwoodBooked [] [B McKay 79] C Evans, K Lafferty, J Ward [N McGinn 66]

HUNGARY: (red shirts, white shorts, green socks)
Manager: Attila Pinter
Captain: Balazs Dzsudzsak
P Gulacsi; V VanczakBooked, Z Liptak, B Dzsudzsak, J Varga, G Rudolf [I Kovacs 70], D Tozser, B Barlogh, A Gyurcsov [G Lovrencsics 59], N Nikolic [T Priskin 46], R Juhasz

Match Reports:

UEFA
BBC
Daily Mail
Sky Sports
Irish FA

Highlights:

Programme/Teamsheet:

Match Photos:
Our Wee Country
Northern Ireland vs Hungary, 7 September 2014 (Paul Prentice)
Steven Davis, Roy Carroll, Gareth McAuley, Chris Brunt, Chris Baird, Aaron Hughes, Conor McLaughlin, Corry Evans, Jamie Ward, Oliver Norwood, Kyle Lafferty
Pre-Match:
IrishFA
BBC

Northern Ireland Squad:
Name
Club
DOB
Pos
Caps
Goals
Roy Carroll
Notts County
30.09.77
GK
35

Alan Mannus
St. Johnstone
19.05.82
GK
7

Michael McGovern
Hamilton Ac.
12.07.84
GK
1







Aaron Hughes
Brighton & HA
08.11.79
DF
90
1
Chris Baird
West Brom
25.02.82
DF
65

Gareth McAuley
West Brom
05.12.79
DF
47
4
Craig Cathcart
Watford
06.02.89
DF
18

Daniel Lafferty
Burnley
18.05.89
DF
10

Ryan McLaughlin
Liverpool
30.09.94
DF
2

Luke McCullough
Doncaster R.
15.02.94
DF
2

Conor McLaughlin
Fleetwood T.
26.07.91
DF
2

Alex Bruce
Hull City
28.09.84
DF
2

Stuart Dallas*
Brentford
19.04.91
MF
1

Steven Davis
Southampton
01.01.85
MF
68
5
Chris Brunt
West Brom
14.12.84
MF
46
1
Sammy Clingan
Kilmarnock
13.01.84
MF
38

Corry Evans
Blackburn R.
30.07.90
MF
23
1
Oliver Norwood
Reading
12.04.91
MF
17

Shane Ferguson
Newcastle U.
12.07.91
MF
16
1
Paul Paton
Dundee United
18.04.87
MF
2

Ben Reeves
MK Dons
19.11.91
MF
-

Andy Little*
Preston N.E.
12.05.89
FW
9

Kyle Lafferty
Norwich City
16.09.87
FW
37
9
Niall McGinn
Aberdeen
20.07.87
FW
31
1
Jamie Ward
Derby County
12.05.86
FW
10
1
Billy McKay
Inverness CT
22.10.88
FW
7

Josh Magennis
Kilmarnock
15.08.90
FW
7

Will Grigg
MK Dons
03.07.91
FW
5

* late call-up; withdrawn

Hungary Squad:
Goalkeepers: Bogdán Ádám (Bolton Wanderers), Dibusz Dénes (Ferencváros), Gulácsi Péter (Red Bull Salzburg), Rózsa Dániel (Haladás)
Defenders: Vanczák Vilmos (FC Sion), Heffler Tibor (MVM Paks), Lang Ádám (Győri ETO), Lipták Zoltán (Győri ETO), Korcsmár Zsolt (Greuther Fürth), Juhász Roland (Videoton FC), Litauszki Róbert (Újpest FC), Korhut Mihály (DVSC-Teva)
Midfielders: Balogh Balázs (Újpest FC), Varga József (DVSC-Teva), Kalmár Zsolt (RB Leipzig), Tőzsér Dániel (Watford), Zsidai László (DVSC-Teva), Kovács István (Videoton FC), Nagy Gábor (Újpest FC)
Forwards:
Dzsudzsák Balázs (Dinamo Moszkva), Varga Roland (Győri ETO), Rudolf Gergely (Győri ETO), Gyurcsó Ádám (Videoton FC), Gera Zoltán (Ferencváros), Lovrencsics Gergő (Lech Poznan), Nikolics Nemanja (Videoton FC), Futács Márkó (Mersin Idmanyurdu), Priskin Tamás (Győri ETO)

8 August 2014

Club Appearances 2014/15

- 2013/14 - 2014/15 - 2015/16
- Club Appearances - Transfers (summer 2014 - January 2015) - Cups, Ups & Downs -

Club appearances by Northern Ireland players through the 2014/15 season...

(players with only dashes in the appearances columns have only been an unused substitute or have spent time on loan with another league club)

This article will take a few weeks to settle down.

ENGLAND
Premier League (end of play 21 September 2014)
Player
Club
League
FA Cup
FL Cup
Europe
West Bromwich Albion
Hull City
West Bromwich Albion
Southampton
Swansea City
Hull City
Burnley
Burnley
Manchester United
Newcastle United
Burnley
West Bromwich Albion
Manchester United
Liverpool
Q.P.R.
0(1)/0
1(0)/0
4(0)/0
4(1)/0
-
-
5(0)/0
-
2(0)/0
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1(0)/0
-
1(0)/0
1(0)/0
-
-
-
-
1(0)/0
-
-
1(0)/0
-
-
-
-
2(0)/0
Managers: Brendan Rodgers (Liverpool)

Championship (end of play 20 September 2014)
Player
Club
League
FA Cup
FL Cup
Play-Off
Middlesbrough
AFC Bournemouth
Watford
Brentford
Watford
Blackburn Rovers
Brentford
Brighton & Hove Albion
Norwich City
Sheffield Wednesday
Bolton Wanderers
Brighton & Hove Albion
Norwich City
AFC Bournemouth
Huddersfield Town
Reading
Huddersfield Town
Derby County
-
7(0)/0
0(1)/1
4(3)/1
-
8(0)/0
-
2(2)/0
5(2)/0
-
-
0(1)/0
-
-
1(0)/0
0(1)/0
-
6(1)/5
-
-
1(0)/0
-
2(0)/2
-
-
-
1(0)/0
-
-
1(0)/0
0(1)/0
-
-
1(0)/0
-
-
1(0)/0
-

League One (end of play 26 August 2014)
Player
Club
League
FA Cup
FL Cup
Other*
Preston North End
Rochdale
Notts County
Barnsley
MK Dons
MK Dons
MK Dons
Walsall
Fleetwood Town
Scunthorpe United
Preston North End
Rochdale
Bradford City
Peterborough United
Doncaster Rovers
Port Vale
Fleetwood Town
Coventry City
Crewe Alexandra
Port Vale
MK Dons
Peterborough United
Notts County
Oldham Athletic
-
0(1)/0
4(0)/0
4(0)/0
-
3(1)/1
3(0)/0
2(1)/0
-
0(2)/0
2(1)/0
2(0)/0
4(0)/0
0(1)/0
4(0)/0
4(0)/0
4(0)/0
4(0)/1
1(0)/0
4(0)/0
4(0)/0
2(1)/0
-
4(0)/0
-
-
-
1(0)/0
-
-
1(0)/2
1(0)/0
1(0)/0
-
-
1(1)/1
1(0)/0
1(0)/0
0(1)/0
2(0)/0
2(0)/0
1(0)/0
1(0)/0
2(0)/0
2(0)/1
2(0)/0
1(0)/0
-
0(1)/0
-
* Football League Trophy / Play-Off
Managers: Danny Wilson (Barnsley)

League Two (end of play 26 August 2014)
Player
Club
League
FA Cup
FL Cup
Other*
Hartlepool United
York City
Cheltenham Town
Newport County
Accrington Stanley
York City
Burton Albion
Accrington Stanley
Wycombe Wanderers
Burton Albion
York City
Exeter City
Dagenham & Redbridge
Southend United
Burton Albion
2(2)/0
-
4(0)/0
3(1)/1
4(0)/1
1(1)/0
0(2)/2
0(1)/0
3(1)/1
1(1)/0
3(0)/0
-
-
-
4(0)/0
-
1(0)/0
-
1(0)/0
1(0)/0
1(0)/1
-
0(1)/0
-
1(0)/0
1(0)/0
1(0)/0
-
-
1(0)/0
1(0)/0
-
* Football League Trophy / Play-Off
Managers: Nigel Worthington (York City)

SCOTLAND
Premiership (end of play 21 September 2014)
Player
Club
League
SFA Cup
SFL Cup
Other
Ross County
Kilmarnock
Kilmarnock
Kilmarnock
St Johnstone
Aberdeen
Hamilton Academical
Inverness Caledonian T.
Ross County
Dundee
Dundee United
1(4)/2
-
4(2)/1
7(0)/1
7(0)/0
6(0)/1
7(0)/0
7(0)/1
-
6(0)/1
6(0)/0
-
0(1)/1
-
1(0)/0
1(0)/0
-
-
2(0)/0
-
-
1(0)/0
-
-
-
-
-
4(0)/0
6(0)/2
-
-
-
-
-
* Europe; # Relegation Play-offs
Managers: Tommy Wright (St Johnstone)

Championship (end of play 20 September 2014)
Player
Club
League
SFA Cup
SFL Cup
Other*
Raith Rovers
Rangers
Cowdenbeath
Dumbarton
6(0)/0
0(3)/0
-
4(0)/0
-
2(0)/0
-
1(0)/0
2(0)/0
1(0)/0
0(1)/0
1(0)/0
-
* Scottish League Challenge Cup / Play-Off
Managers: Jimmy Nicholl (Cowdenbeath)

League One (end of play 20 September 2014)
Player
Club
League
SFA.Cup
SFL Cup
Other*
Peterhead United
1(5)/0
-
.....0(1)/0
0(2)/0
* Scottish League Challenge Cup / Play-Off

NORTHERN IRELAND
Premiership (30 August 2014 - partial)
Player
Club
League
Irish Cup
Charity Shield
Europe
Glentoran
Dungannon Swifts
Warrenpoint Town
Glenavon
Glenavon
Coleraine
Linfield
Portadown
Cliftonville
Crusaders
Linfield
Crusaders
Cliftonville
Cliftonville
Ballymena United
Linfield
Cliftonville
Portadown
Portadown
Portadown
Linfield
Glenavon
Crusaders
Dungannon Swifts
Linfield
Glentoran
Ards
Glentoran
Ballymena United
Cliftonville
Glenavon
Glentoran
Portadown
Dungannon Swifts
Glenavon
Dungannon Swifts
Linfield
Ballinamallard United
Cliftonville
Ballymena United
Linfield
Portadown
Glentoran
Linfield
Linfield
Glentoran
Portadown
Crusaders
Crusaders
Portadown
Crusaders
Glentoran
Linfield
Ballymena United
Linfield
Linfield
Linfield
Linfield
Cliftonville
3(0)/3
3(0)/0
4(0)/0
1(0)/0
4(0)/0
4(0)/1
-
3(0)/0
4(0)/0
4(0)/0
0(1)/0
2(0)/0
4(0)/0
4(0)/0
-
1(2)/0
4(0)/0
-
4(0)/1
-
-
0(3)/0
-
0(2)/0
4(0)/0
3(2)/0
-
3(1)/0
-
0(2)/0
3(0)/1
3(0)/1
4(0)/1
4(0)/1
0(1)/0
1(0)/0
-
4(0)/1
3(0)/0
3(0)/1
1(3)/0
4(0)/0
2(0)/0
-
3(0)/0
1(1)/0
3(0)/0
4(0)/0
2(2)/3
1(0)/0
4(0)/2
5(0)/2
4(0)/1
4(0)/1
3(1)/1
4(0)/0
2(0)/0
2(0)/0
1(1)/0
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1(0)/0
-
-
-
1(0)/0
1(0)/0
-
-
1(0)/0
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
0(1)/0
0(1)/0
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1(0)/0
0(1)/0
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1(0)/0
-
-
-
1(0)/0
2(0)/1
-
4(0)/2
-
2(0)/0
4(0)/0
-
3(0)/2
2(0)/0
2(0)/0
-
-
2(0)/0
-
-
-
-
1(1)/0
-
-
4(0)/0
-
-
-
-
-
2(0)/0
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
0(1)/0
-
-
-
-
0(1)/0
3(1)/1
-
-
4(0)/0
4(0)/1
-
3(0)/0
-
4(0)/0
-
1(3)/0
4(0)/0
1(1)/0
3(1)/1
0(1)/0
Managers: Glenn Ferguson (Ballymena United), Gary Hamilton (Glenavon), Warren Feeney (Linfield)

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
(operates to a "summer" season, i.e. 2014 rather than 2014/15)
2014 Premier Division (8 September 2014)
Player
Club
League
FAI Cup
LoI Cup
Europe
Derry City
Dundalk
Derry City
St Patrick's Athletic
Derry City
Derry City
Derry City
Dundalk
Derry City
26 (0)/0
6(14)/0
15 (5)/0
-
8 (2)/1
19 (6)/5
9 (3)/0
21 (6)/3
17 (2)/9
-
-
4(0)/0
2(2)/0
2(0)/0
-
0(3)/0
4(0)/1
1(1)/0
2(1)/0
4(0)/4
-
Key
(l) Player currently signed on loan
(l) Player formerly signed on loan
(o) Player currently out on loan
(t) Player transferred from club
-
Competition winner
Competition runner-up
Team promoted via play-offs

Sources:

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

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