15 October 2014

598: 14 November 2014

597 vs Greece - 598 - 599 vs
Friday, 14th November. 21:45 (local) / 19:45 (GMT)
ROMANIA (ROU) - NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR)

Venue: National Arena, Bucharest
Referee: 
Assistant Referees: 

Fourth Official:
Additional Referees:

NORTHERN IRELAND:

ROMANIA:

12 October 2014

597: 14 October 2014

Tuesday, 14th October 2014. KO: 19:45 BST/20:45 (local)
GREECE (GRE) 0-2 NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) (H/T 0-1)

Venue: Stadio Georgios Karaiskakis, Piraeus, Athens
Referee: Stéphane Lannoy (FRA)
Assistant Referees: 
Cyril Gringore (FRA), Laurent Stien (FRA)
Fourth Official: Guillaume Debart (FRA)
Additional Referees: Fredy Fautrel (FRA), Amaury Delerue (FRA)
Goalscorers: NIR: Ward 9, Lafferty 51

NORTHERN IRELAND: (all green)
Manager: Michael O'Neill
Captain: Steven Davis
4-1-4-1
R. Carroll; C. McLaughlin, S. Ferguson [B. Reeves 78], G. McAuley, A. Hughes, C. Baird, C. Evans, S. Davis, J, Ward [R. McGivern 59], K. Lafferty _ [J. Magennis 72], O. Norwood
Subs: M. McGovern (gk), A. Mannus (gk), L. McCullough, R. McLaughlin, S. Clingan, P. McCourt, N. McGinn, B. McKay, W. Grigg

GREECE: (all white)
Manager: Claudio Ranieri (ITA)
Captain: Torosidis
Karnezis; Maniatis _, Manolas, Vyntra [Stafylidis 16], Torosidis, Papastathopoulos, Tachtsidis, Samaras _ [Salpingidis 67], Mitroglou, Athanasiadis [Samaris 46 _], Karelis
Subs: Kapino (gk), Glykos (gk), Moras, Giannoulis, Skondras, Tziolis, Mantalos, Fortounis, Mavrias

Programme/Teamsheet:


Match Reports:

Notes:
  • Gareth McAuley earns his fiftieth cap. He declined the captaincy to allow for a settled team.
  • Northern Ireland win their third consecutive match at the start of a campaign for the first time.

8 October 2014

Billy Kennedy

Name: William Kennedy
Born: 26 May 1934, Lurgan
Died: 23 March 2014 Carluke, Scotland (aged 79)
Height: 5.11 ft
Weight: 10.07 st
Position: Centre-Forward

Representative Honours: Ireland: 1 Amateur Cap (1954); 1 Junior Cap / 3 goals (1953).
Club Honours: (with Linfield) Irish League Champion 1954/55; Gold Cup Winner 1955/56; Ulster Cup Winner 1955/56; Co. Antrim Shield Winner 1954/55

Club Career:
Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
Europe
Other
Lurgan Tech
-
-
Youth
-
-
-
-
Portadown
-
-
Amateur
-
-
-
-
Linfield
54/55-56/57
May-54
-
-
-
-
-
TOTALS
-
£-
-
-
-
-

Biography:
To follow.

Linfield Tribute

Ireland Amateur Cap Details:
22-02-1954 Distillery FC A W 5-2
10-04-1954 Scotland .... A D 0-0

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

Ireland Junior Cap Details:
05-12-1953 Scotland .... H W 3-1 3 goals

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

30 September 2014

596: 11 October 2014

Saturday, 11th October 2014. KO 19:45 BST
NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) 2 - FAROE ISLANDS (FRO) (H/T 2-0)

Venue: Windsor Park, Belfast
Attendance: 10,047
Referee: Alon Yefet (ISR)
Assistant Referees: Danny Krasikow (ISR), Amihay Yehoshua Mozes (ISR)
Fourth Official: Sharon Eyal (ISR)
Additional Referees: Eli Hacmon (ISR), Daniel Bar Natan (ISR)
Goalscorers: NIR: McAuley 6, Lafferty 20

NORTHERN IRELAND: (green shirts, white shorts, green socks)
Manager: Michael O'Neill
Captain: Steven Davis
4-1-4-1
Roy Carroll; Conor McLaughlin, Shane Ferguson _, Gareth McAuley [Luke McCullough 56], Aaron Hughes, Chris Baird, Niall McGinn [Paddy McCourt 67], Steven Davis, Jamie Ward, Kyle Lafferty [Josh Magennis 84], Oliver Norwood
Unused subs: Michael McGovern (gk), Alan Mannus (gk), Ryan McGivern, Billy McKay, Corry Evans, Sammy Clingan, Ryan McLaughlin, Ben Reeves

FAROE ISLANDS: (white shirts, blue shorts, white socks)
Manager: Lars Olsen (DEN)
Captain: Fródi Benjaminsen
Nielsen; Gregersen, Nattestad, Justinussen [Bartalsstovu 90+1], Davidsen, Thor Naes _, Benjaminsen, Hansson, Holst [Olsen 82], Edmundsson, Klettskard [Hansen 75]
Unused subs: Thomsen (gk), Gestsson (gk), Hanssen, Sorensen, Mellemgaard, Baldvinsson, Vatnhamar, Djurhuus, Hansen

Reports:
BBC
UEFA
Daily Mail
Irish FA


Programme/Teamsheet:
Match Pictures:
K. Lafferty, C. Baird, A. Hughes, R. Carroll, G. McAuley, C. McLaughlin
S. Ferguson, N. McGinn, O. Norwood, S. Davis, J. Ward

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)

Notes:
  • Faroe Islands captain Benjaminsen had a penalty saved by Carroll on 37.
  • Windsor Park had a reduced capacity due to ongoing buildings works. 10,047 represented a full house.
  • David Healy was presented with a special award from the AoNISC at half-time in recognition of his goalscoring record.

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.

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