6 June 2009

Called-Up But Un-Capped

The following is a list of players who were included in the senior Northern Ireland squad but were never awarded caps...
Jim Smyth, Terry Cochrane
and Barney Bowers

1960-2003 (incomplete)

Player............ (Clubs) ............... Era*
Adebola... Dele... (Birmingham City)...... 1998
Agnew..... Paul... (Grimsby Town)......... 1993

Blackledge Gary... (Glentoran)............ 1981
Bowers.... Barney. (Glentoran)............ 1979
Campbell.. Raymond (Glentoran)............ 1992
Curliss... Ian.... (Portadown)............ 1991
Finlay.... Albert. (Glentoran)............ 1967
Gough..... Ray.... (Linfield)............. 1960
Graham.... Mark... (Queens Park Rangers).. 1996
Hagan..... Jim.... (Birmingham City)...... 1983
Jameson... Johnny. (Glentoran)............ 1982
Johnston.. Bryan.. (Cliftonville)......... 1978
Keenan.... Mickey. (Portadown)............ 1990
Lamont.... Wesley. (Linfield)............. 1994
Larmour... Davy... (Linfield)............. 2000
Masters... Neil... (Wolverhampton Wand'rs) 1995
McKnight.. Paul... (St. Mirren)........... 2000
McManus... Eric... (Notts Co./Stoke City). 1979-81
Melaugh... Gavin.. (Aston Villa).......... 2002
Morrison.. Owen... (Sheffield Wednesday).. 2001

Mulholland Frank.. (Glentoran)............ 1951
Murray.... Ivan... (Coleraine) ........... 1973
Paterson.. Alan... (Sligo Rovers)......... 1978

Sloan..... John... (Ballymena United)..... 1980-81
Smyth..... Jim.... (Portadown)............ 1979
Stewart... Alfie.. (Portadown)............ 1991
Todd...... Mark... (Sheffield United)..... 1990
Ward...... Noel... (Wigan Athletic)....... 1979
Wells..... David.. (AFC Bournemouth)...... 1995
* Approximate period of squad inclusions.

Pictured above Jim Smyth, Terry Cochrane and Barney Bowers in 1979.

List includes only verified squad inclusions. Full squad lists not sourced for all matches. Some very early/late withdrawals possibly missed. Excludes players who only made "stand-by" lists.

4 comments:

Neil Coleman said...

In an interview in the Ballymena Guardian it was claimed that former Linfield and Ballymena United defender John Garrett was called up into the squad for a WCQ against Holland in the mid-seventies. You may want to look into this.

jcd said...

I'm not convinced by this at all. Garrett would have bee 17/18 years-old at the time of the World Cup Qualifiers against the Netherlands in 1976 and 1977.

John Garrett did win School and Youth caps and in the late-1970s travelled with a Linfield youth side (presumably the Rangers) to Holland for the Haarlem Youth Tournament - A possible cause for confusion.

jcd said...

Just checked here where it is mentioned. I still can't find it referenced in any contemporary sources, but if anybody has anything please let me know!

Unknown said...

I can see from the called up/uncapped list that it must be very frustrating being a nation's second or third best goalkeeper. :)

sincerely
Odd Jenssen, Oslo.

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