18 December 2011

Home Nations Youth International Results (1948-1980)

Youth

The Youth international sides of the British "Home Nations" faced each other in regular matches from shortly after the Second World War through to the series' abandonment after the 1973/74 season. These matches, played between under-18s, were a further stepping stone between the long-standing Schoolboy internationals and senior international football. Although final tables were often published for these matches, they are more commonly regarded simply as "friendly" matches.


The reason for the series' abandonment was two-fold: 1) the importance of the series had diminished in comparison to the UEFA Youth Tournament (formerly known as the International Youth Tournament, now the UEFA European Under-19 Championships); and 2) matches could not be readily played in Northern Ireland due to the ongoing Troubles, which led to a number of venue and switches and the cancellation of the 1972 match against Scotland.

Since the abandonment of the regular series Northern Ireland has continued to face the other British nations in both friendly and UEFA sanctioned Youth internationals (at both the current standard Under-19 and Under-17 levels).

Also included below are results from a semi-regular series of friendlies against the Republic of Ireland up to 1980 when UEFA over-hauled Youth internationals.

Results Summary:
Pl
W
D
L
F
A
England
Scotland
Wales
Eire
27
26
27
8
88
10
3
12
5
30
6
9
2
0
17
11
14
13
3
41
38
44
51
18
151
57
69
55
15
186

England v Northern Ireland Youth International
Telford, 1973
Results vs England
15-05-48
Belfast
H
D
2
2
15-05-49
Hull
A
L
2
4
06-05-50
Belfast
H
W
1
0
05-05-51
Liverpool
A
L
2
5
19-04-52
Belfast
H
W
2
0
11-04-53
Wolverhampton
A
D
0
0
08-05-54
Newtownards
H
D
2
2
14-05-55
Watford
A
L
0
3
12-05-56
Belfast
H
W
1
0
11-05-57
London
A
L
2
6
10-05-58
Bangor
H
W
4
2
09-05-59
Liverpool
A
L
0
5
14-05-60
Portadown
H
L
2
5
13-05-61
Manchester
A
L
0
2
12-05-62
Londonderry
H
W
2
1
11-05-63
Oldham
A
D
1
1
25-01-64
Belfast
H
L
1
3
22-01-65
Birkenhead
A
W
3
2
26-02-66
Belfast
H
L
0
4
25-02-67
Stockport
A
L
0
3
23-02-68
Belfast
H
W
2
0
28-02-69
Birkenhead
A
W
2
0
28-02-70
Lurgan
H
W
3
1
06-03-71
Blackpool
A
D
1
1
11-03-72
Chester
A
D
1
1
24-03-73
Telford
A
L
0
3
19-04-74
Birkenhead
A
W
2
1
Scotland v Northern Ireland Youth International
Dundee, 1966

Results vs Scotland
1948
Ayr
A
D
2
2
1949
Belfast
H
L
1
2
1950
Edinburgh
A
L
3
8
1951
Belfast
H
W
1
0
1952
Paisley
A
D
2
2
1953
Belfast
H
D
1
1
1954
Greenock
A
D
3
3
1955
Lurgan
H
L
4
5
1956
Greenock
A
L
0
2
1957
Portadown
H
W
3
0
1958
Stranraer
A
D
2
2
1959
Belfast
H
L
1
4
1960
Perth
A
L
1
4
1961
Belfast
H
L
1
3
1962
Greenock
A
L
1
2
1963
Coleraine
H
L
1
2
1964
Greenock
A
L
0
4
1965
Londonderry
H
L
2
3
1966
Dundee
A
D
2
2
1967
Belfast
H
W
5
0
1968
Galashiels
A
L
1
5
1969
Belfast
H
D
1
1
1970
Clydebank
A
D
3
3
1971
Coleraine
H
L
1
5
1972
Not played
1973
Paisley
A
L
0
2
1974
Stenhousemuir
A
D
2
2



Wales v Northern Ireland Youth International
Llandudno, 1957
Results vs Wales
1948
Cliftonville
H
L
0
4
1949
Bangor
A
L
2
4
1950
Londonderry
H
W
3
2
1951
Aberystwyth
A
L
0
1
1952
Belfast
H
L
1
4
1953
Bangor
A
W
4
3
1954
Portadown
H
W
2
0
1955
Flint
A
W
3
1
1956
Ballymena
H
W
4
2
1957
Llandudno
A
L
1
3
1958
Coleraine
H
L
2
3
1959
Cardiff
A
L
2
3
1960
Belfast
H
W
2
1
1961
Wrexham
A
L
0
1
1962
Newtownards
H
W
3
0
1963
Aberystwyth
A
D
1
1
1964
Belfast
H
L
1
3
1965
Caernarvon
A
W
2
0
1966
Coleraine
H
L
2
3
1967
Ton Pentre
A
D
2
2
1968
Belfast
H
W
3
2
1969
Aberystwyth
A
L
2
4
1970
Coleraine
H
W
2
1
1971
Bangor
A
L
2
3
1972
Wrexham
A
L
1
3
1973
Denbigh
A
W
1
0
1974
Rhyl
A
W
3
1

Results vs Eire
1965
Dublin
A
L
2
4
1967
Belfast
H
W
3
0
1968
Dublin
A
L
1
3
1970
Dublin
A
W
3
2
1976
Dublin
A
D
1
1
1976
Portadown
H
W
3
1
1978
1979
1980
Dublin
Dublin
Lurgan
A
A
H
W
W
L
1
3
0
0
1
1

Sources:
100 Years of Irish Football (Malcolm Brodie, 1980)
Northern Ireland Soccer Yearbook (various) (Malcolm Brodie)

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