19 October 2008

David Miskelly

Name: David Thomas Miskelly
Born: 3 September 1979, Newtownards
Height: 6.00 ft
Weight: 12.09 st
Position: Goalkeeper

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 10 Under-21 Caps (1999-2001), Youth.
Club Honours: (with Portadown) IFA Championship Winner 2008/09; Irish Cup Runner-Up 2009/10, 2014/15; Irish League Cup Winner 2008/09, Runner-Up 2010/11.

Club Career:
Teams.......... --Seasons-- Signed --Fee-- -League- FA Cup FL Cup Europe Other
Dungoyne Boys' Club
Glentoran................................... 0(0)/0
Oldham Athletic 97/98-03/04 Jul-97 Trainee .17(3)/0 0(1)/0 3(0)/0 ...... 2(0)/0
Portadown...... 03/04 ..... Jan-04 ...Free ..1(0)/0
Macclesfield... 03/04 ..... Jan-04 ...Free ..0(0)/0
Portadown...... 04/05-16/17 Jun-04 ...Free

Biography:
David Miskelly made his Under-21 debut in a famous 3-1 victory over France in August 1998 and from that point was marked as a star for the future. Although he won a total of ten caps at Under-21 level, he never made it any further, though he did come close. He received call-ups to both Full (February 2002) and B (May 2003) squads but injury ruled him out on both occasions.

Despite his early promise, Miskelly found firstteam football difficult to come by. He signed professional terms with Oldham as a seventeen year-old but in nearly seven years at Boundary Park was in the shadow of the more experienced Gary Kelly and was released in 2004 after just twenty League outings.

Initially Miskelly joined Portadown on a short-term deal before trying unsuccesfully to make his mark at Macclesfield. In the summer of 2004 he rejoined Portadown on a permanent deal and, aside from some lengthy spells out through injury, has been a regular choice since and in January 2016 played his 400th game for the club.

Miskelly retired mid-way through the 2016/17 season after suffering a number of injury problems. He played his final game against Cliftonville in December 2016.
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Northern Ireland Under-21 Cap Details:
17-08-1999 France.. H W 3-1 FR
28-03-2000 Malta... A W 2-1 FR
29-05-2000 Scotland H D 1-1 ITT
02-06-2000 Wales... H D 2-2 ITT
01-09-2000 Malta... H D 1-1 ECQ
06-10-2000 Denmark. H L 0-3 ECQ
10-10-2000 Iceland. A W 5-2 ECQ
31-08-2001 Denmark. A L 0-2 ECQ
04-09-2001 Iceland. H L 1-3 ECQ
05-10-2001 Malta... A D 2-2 ECQ

Summary: 10/0. Won 3, Drew 4, Lost 3.

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