15 October 2006

Managers - Sammy McIlroy

Lawrie McMenemy
2000-2003

The manager that presided over the longest goal famine in European football, Sammy McIlroy combined bad luck with ill-judgement in almost equal measures...

Name: Samuel Baxter McIlroy

Coaching Career:

Preston North End (player-coach)
Northwich Victoria (player-coach)
Ashton United (manager)
Macclesfield Town (manager) Aug/93-Jan/00
Northern Ireland (manager) Feb/00-Oct/03
Stockport County (manager) Oct/03-Nov/04
Morecambe (manager) Nov/05-May/11
(initially caretaker to May/06)

Honours:
(with Macclesfield)
Football League Division Three Runner-Up & Promoted 1997/98
Football Conference Champion 1994/95 (not Promoted), 1996/97 (Promoted)
FA Trophy Winner 1995/96
Bob Lord Trophy Winner 1993/94, Runner-Up 1995/96, 1996/97
(with Morecambe)
Football Conference Play-Off Winner 2006/07 (Promoted)

Biography:
During his time as Northern Ireland boss Sammy McIlroy employed Jim Harvey (assistant manager to end of 2002), Mark Lillis (assistant manager from March 2003), Tommy Wright (occasional goalkeeping coach) and Alan McDonald (occasional stand-in coach from Under-21 set-up) among his staff.

More to follow.

Northern Ireland Record:


23/02/2000 Luxemburg...... A W 3-1 FR
28/03/2000 Malta.......... A W 3-0 FR
26/04/2000 Hungary........ H L 0-1 FR
16/08/2000 Yugoslavia..... H L 1-2 FR
02/09/2000 Malta.......... H W 1-0 WCQ
07/10/2000 Denmark........ H D 1-1 WCQ
11/10/2000 Iceland........ A L 0-1 WCQ
28/02/2001 Norway......... H L 0-4 FR
24/03/2001 Czech Republic. H L 0-1 WCQ
28/03/2001 Bulgaria....... A L 3-4 WCQ
02/06/2001 Bulgaria....... H L 0-1 WCQ
06/06/2001 Czech Republic. A L 1-3 WCQ
01/09/2001 Denmark........ A D 1-1 WCQ
05/09/2001 Iceland........ H W 3-0 WCQ
06/10/2001 Malta.......... A W 1-0 WCQ
13/02/2002 Poland......... N L 1-4 FR
27/03/2002 Liechtenstein.. A D 0-0 FR
17/04/2002 Spain.......... H L 0-5 FR
21/08/2002 Cyprus......... H D 0-0 FR
12/10/2002 Spain.......... A L 0-3 ECQ
16/10/2002 Ukraine........ H D 0-0 ECQ
12/02/2003 Finland........ H L 0-1 FR
29/03/2003 Armenia........ A L 0-1 ECQ
02/04/2003 Greece......... H L 0-2 ECQ
03/06/2003 Italy.......... A L 0-2 FR
11/06/2003 Spain.......... H D 0-0 ECQ
06/09/2003 Ukraine........ A D 0-0 ECQ
10/09/2003 Armenia........ H L 0-1 ECQ
11/10/2003 Greece......... A L 0-1 ECQ

Summary:
Comp..Pl...W...D...L....F:A....Success
WCQ...10.. 3.. 2.. 5...11:12... 36.7%
ECQ... 8.. 0.. 3.. 5... 0: 8... 12.5%
FR....11.. 2.. 2.. 7... 8:20... 24.2%
Tot...29.. 5.. 7..17...19:40... 25.3%

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