4 April 2016

Venues: Pisa

ARENA GARIBALDI
Address: Pisa, Italy
Opened: 1919
AKA: Arena Garibaldi (1919-1931 & 1949-2001), Campo Littorio (1931-1949), Arena Garibaldi - Stadio Romeo Anconetani (2001-date)
Capacity: 25,000
Main Tenants: AC Pisa 1909
Surface: Grass
Venue Type: Away
Played 1
Won 0
Drew 0
Lost 1
Win Ratio 0%
Result Ratio 0%







1
06/06/2009
ItalyFR
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0-3

Arena Garibaldi - Stadio Romeo Anconetani 2009 (Roy Cathcart)

3 April 2016

Venues: Bologna

COMMUNALE STADIUM
Address: Bologna, Italy
Opened: 1953
AKA: Stadio Littoriale (1927), Stadio Communale (1945), Stadio Renato Dall'Ara (1983-date)
Capacity: 50,100 (1934)
Main Tenants: Bologna FC 1909, 1934 & 1990 World Cups
Surface: Grass
Venue Type: Away
Played 1
Won 0
Drew 0
Lost 1
Win Ratio 0%
Result Ratio 0%
Stadio Littoriale (c.1934)







1
25/04/1961
ItalyFR
L
2-3

Venues: Rome

STADIO OLIMPICO
Address: Rome, Italy
Opened: 1953
AKA: Stadio dei Centomila
Capacity: 100,000 (1953)
Main Tenants: SS Lazio, AS Roma, Italy National football & rugby teams, 1990 World Cup, Euro 1968, 1960 Olympic Games
Surface: Grass
Venue Type: Away
Played 1
Won 0
Drew 0
Lost 1
Win Ratio 0%
Result Ratio 0%
Stadio Olimpico (1950s)







1
25/04/1958
ItalyWCQ
L
0-1

Venues: Palermo

STADIO LA FAVORITA
Address: Palermo, Italy
Opened: 1932
AKA: Stadio Littorio (1932), Stadio Michele Marrone (1936), Stadio La Favorita (1945), Stadio Renzo Barbera (2002-date)
Capacity: 36,982 (1990)
Main Tenants: US Citta di Palermo, 1990 World Cup
Surface: Grass
Venue Type: Away
Played 1
Won 0
Drew 0
Lost 1
Win Ratio 0%
Result Ratio 0%







1
22/01/1997
ItalyFR
L
0-2

28 March 2016

609: 28 March 2016

International Friendly
Monday, 28th March 2016. KO: 19:45 BST
NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) 1-0 SLOVENIA (SVN) (H/T 1-0)

Venue: Windsor Park, Belfast
Attendance:
Referee: Kristo Tohver
Assistant Referees:
Fourth Official:
Goals: NIR: Washington 41

NORTHERN IRELAND: (green shirts, white shorts, green socks) 
Manager: Michael O'Neill
Captain: Steven Davis
(3-1-4-2) R. Carroll; Smith [C. McLaughlin 71], C. Cathcart, G. McAuley [A. Hughes 46], J. Evans _, P. McNair [N. McGinn 79], O. Norwood, S. Davis, C. Washington _ [J. Magennis 70], J. Ward _ [K. Lafferty 60], S. Ferguson [Dallas 60]
Unused subs: M. McGovern (gk); D. Lafferty, L. McCullough, B. McKay, L. Hodson, P. Paton

SLOVENIA: (light blue and white)
Manager: Srečko Katanec
Captain:  Cesar Bostjan
(4-3-2) Oblak _, Cesar [Vidmar 80], Jokic, Samardzic, Skubic [Stojanovic 62], Birsa, Ilicic [Novakovic 46], Krhin, Kurtic [Vrhovec _46], Verbic [Kirm 62], Bezjak [Crnic 74]
Unused subs: Aljaz Struna, Andraz Struna, Novakovic, Stojanovic, Belec


Match Photos:
Roy Carroll, Shane Ferguson, Paddy McNair, Craig Cathcart, Jonny Evans, Gareth McAuley
Michael Smith, Jamie Ward, Steven Davis, Conor Washington, Oliver Norwood (courtesy of Riy Cathcart)


Match Programme/Teamsheet/Tickets:
This match saw the first use of the new hospitality suites, the latest feature of the ongoing stadium redevelopment
Match Reports:
BBC
IrishFA
Daily Mail 

Pre-Match:
Irish FA Announcement
@LaureJames

Squad:
(BBC)
Goalkeepers: Roy Carroll, Michael McGovern, Alan Mannus
Defenders: Aaron Hughes, Gareth McAuley, Jonny Evans, Craig Cathcart, Lee Hodson, Conor McLaughlin, Daniel Lafferty, Luke McCullough, Paddy McNair, Michael Smith
Midfielders: Steven Davis, Niall McGinn, Oliver Norwood, Shane Ferguson, Stuart Dallas
Forwards: Kyle Lafferty, Jamie Ward, Josh Magennis, Billy McKay, Liam Boyce, Conor Washington

Notes:
  • Roy Carroll saved Milivoje Novakovic's penalty in the 66th minute.
  • This match extended Northern Ireland's unbeaten run to ten games, an all-time best.
Credits:
Roy Cathcart (team photo etc)

24 March 2016

608: 24 March 2016

International Friendly
Thursday, 24th March 2016
WALES (WAL) 1-1 NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) (H/T 0-0)

(courtesy of David Currie)
Venue: Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance:
Referee: Steven McLean (SCO)
Assistant Referees: S. Carr (SCO), S. Stevenson (SCO)
Fourth Official: D. John (WAL)
Goals: WAL: Church 89 (pen); NIR: Cathcart 60

NORTHERN IRELAND: (white shirts, green shorts, white socks)
Manager: Michael O'Neill
Captain: Steven Davis
3-5-2: M. McGovern; C. McLaughlin [A. Hughes 81], C. Cathcart, G. McAuley, J. Evans [D. Lafferty 73], P. McNair [P. Paton 73], O. Norwood, S. Davis, C. Washington [J. Ward 46], K. Lafferty [B. McKay 81], S. Dallas [S. Ferguson 89]
Subs: R. Carroll (gk), T. Carson (gk); N. McGinn, L. Hodson, M. Smith

WALES: (red shirts, white shorts, red socks)
Manager: Chris Coleman
Captain: Ashley Williams
W. Hennessey [D. Ward 46]; C. Gunter, A. Matthews, D. Vaughan [J. Allen 71], J. Chester, A. Williams, G. Williams  [L. Isgrove 62], D. Cotterill, S. Vokes [S. Church 76], T. Lawrence [J. Williams 62], J. Ledley [A. Crofts 46]
Subs: O.F. Williams (gk); A. Henley, A. Williams, S. MacDonald, E. Hues, N. Taylor

Steven Davis (capt), Michael McGovern, Jonny Evans, Gareth McAuley, Craig Cathcart, Stuart Dallas, Paddy McNair, Oliver Norwood, Conor McLaughlin, Conor Washington, Kyle Lafferty (Roy Cathcart)
The teams pay tribute to the 22nd Match terrorist attack on Brussels (Roy Cathcart)
Match Programme/Ticket/Teamsheet:
(the Official Panini UEFA Euro 2016 sticker album was released the day of this match)


Match Highlights:


Match Reports:

@LaureJames
Squad:
(BBC)
Goalkeepers: Roy Carroll (Notts Co.), Michael McGovern (Hamilton Academical), Alan Mannus (St Johnstone), Trevor Carson* (Huddersfield Town)
Defenders: Aaron Hughes (Melbourne City), Gareth McAuley (West Brom), Jonny Evans (West Brom), Craig Cathcart (Watford), Lee Hodson (MK Dons/Kilmarnock (l)), Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town), Daniel Lafferty (Burnley), Luke McCullough (Doncaster Rovers), Paddy McNair (Man United), Michael Smith (Peterborough United)
Midfielders: Steven Davis (Southampton), Niall McGinn (Aberdeen), Oliver Norwood (Reading), Shane Ferguson (Millwall), Stuart Dallas (Leeds United), Paul Paton* (Dundee United)
Forwards: Kyle Lafferty (Norwich City/Birmingham City (l)), Jamie Ward (Nottm Forest), Josh Magennis (Kilmarnock), Billy McKay (Wigan Athletic/Dundee United (l)), Liam Boyce (Ross Co.), Conor Washington (QPR)
* late call-up

Tickets
Irish FA

Announcement
BBC

Notes:
Northern Ireland equal their longest unbeaten run of nine games, previously achieved in 1979-80 and 1985-86.

20 March 2016

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18 March 2016

GAWA Charity Wristbands

We have available for sale GREEN & WHITE ARMY wristbands. All profits will go to a selected charity. These would be a fantastic identifier for fans who are traveling to France this summer!

To date wristband sales have raised over £300 for OxfamMovember and the current selected charity, the British Heart Foundation.

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17 March 2016

Conor Washington

Name: Conor James Washington
Born: 18 May 1992, Chatham (ENG)
Height: 5.10 ft / 1.78 m
Weight: 
Position: Forward

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: Full
Club Honours: 

Club Career:
Teams ........ --Seasons-- Signed -Fee- --League-- FA Cup FL Cup Other
St Ives Town.. (United Counties League)
Newport County 12/13-13/14 Oct-12 ..£5k 21(18)/ 5 2(1)/0 1(1)/1 2(2)/2
Peterborough U 13/14-15/16 Jan-14 £0.2m. 64(18)/27 5(0)/4 3(0)/1 2(2)/1
QPR .......... 15/16- date Jan-16 £2.5m 

Biography:
Striker who earned his first call-up for the March 2016 friendlies with Wales and Slovenia, English-born Conor Washington qualifies to play for Northern Ireland through the grandparent rule.

More to follow.

Wikipedia
Soccerbase 

Northern Ireland Full Cap Details:
24-03-2016 Wales... A D 1-1 FR
28-03-2016 Slovenia H W 1-0 FR 1 goal
still active

Michael Smith

Name: Michael Smith
Born: 4 September 1988, Ballyclare
Height: 5.11 ft / 1.80 m
Weight: 
Position: Defender

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: Full, 1 Under-23 Cap, Youth.

Club Career:
Teams ............. --Seasons-- Signed -Fee- -League- FA Cup FL Cup Other
Greenisland BC ....................... Youth
Ballyclare Comrades .............. -05
Ballymena United .. 08/09-10/11 Jan-09 
Bristol Rovers .... 11/12-13/14 Jun-11 ..... 84(17)/1 6(0)/0 3(1)/1 3(0)/0
Peterborough United 14/15- date Jul-14 Undis

Biography:
Versatile defender who earned his first senior call-up for the March 2016 friendlies against Wales and Slovenia.

More to follow.

Wikipedia
Soccerbase

Northern Ireland Cap Details:
28-03-2016 Slovenia H W 1-0 FR
still active

Northern Ireland Under-23 Cap Details:
24-11-2009 Wales... H D 2-2 ICT

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

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