2 January 2012

Northern Ireland Youth Match Details 1948-1980

Youth
- Results - Match Details -

Work in progress.

Saturday, 10 January 1948
Cliftonville, Belfast
Ireland 0 
Wales 4 (Lewis 2, Frazer, Lloyd)
NIR: A. McAuley (Brownview); F. McKinnon (Queen's University), H. Jamison (Lower Shankill), N. Hayes (Queen's Island Woodworkers) capt, J. Silcock, (Lurgan BC), W. Elliott (Albert Foundry), J. Marshall (Queen's University), R.R. Kennedy (Iona Swifts, L'derry), J. Simpson (Ledleyhall BC), W. Bickerstaffe (Ewart House), A. Millar (Belfast Newsboys)

Saturday, 13 March 1948
Somerset Park, Ayr
Scotland 2 (Boyd, Allsop)
Ireland 2 (Millar 2)
NIR: A. McAuley (Brownview); F. McKinnon (Queen's University), H. Jamison (Lower Shankill), N. Hayes (Queen's Island Woodworkers), J. Silcock, (Lurgan BC), W. Elliott (Albert Foundry), J. Marshall, E. Taylor (Co-Op Rec.), J. Simpson (Ledleyhall BC), J. McIlroy (Co-Op Rec.), A. Millar (Belfast Newsboys)

Saturday, 15 May 1948
Cliftonville, Belfast
Ireland 2 (Bingham, McKinnon)
England 2 (Darwin 2)
NIR: A. McAuley (Brownview); F. McKinnon (Queen's University), McCurley (33rd Old Boys), N. Hayes (Queen's Island Woodworkers) capt, J. Silcock, (Lurgan BC),  Caey (East Belfast), J. Marshall, E. Taylor (Co-Op Rec.), W. Bingham (Co-Op Rec.), O'Hara (Ards II), A. Millar (Belfast Newsboys)

Saturday, 19 February 1949
Celtic Park, Belfast
Ireland 1 (McIlroy)
Scotland 2 (McNeilll, Reid)
NIR: S. Knowles (Ollardale Star); M. Adair (Albert Foundry), F.D. McCurley (33rd Old Boys), J. Lewis (Albert Street Prebyterian Church), N. Macfarlane (Knockbreda Parish Church) capt, J. Nixon (Central Reds, Portadown), D. Higgins (Iona Swifts, L'derry), R. Lewis (Cliftonville Olympic), W. Bingham (Co-Op Rec.), J. McIlroy (Co-Op Rec.), R. Hudson (Lurgan BC).

Saturday, 2 April 1949
Bangor, North Wales
Wales 4 (I. Powell, G. Thomas, A. Nicholls)
Ireland 2 (A. Taylor, J. McIlroy)

Saturday, 14 May 1949
Boothferry Park, Hull
Att: 21,000 / Rcpts: £2,100
England 4 (Bromilow 3, Hazel)
Ireland 2 (Forgrave, Lewis (pen))
NIR: J.A. Beare (Co-Op Rec.); M. Adaird (Albert Foundry), F.D. McCurley (33rd Old Boys), J. Lewis (Albert Street Presbyterian), M. McFarland (Knockbreda Parish), W. Wilson (49th Scouts Old Boys), W.L. Bingham (Co-Op Rec.), R. Lewis (Cliftonville Olympic), J. Forgrave (Ballymoney Y.M.C.A.), J. McIlroy (Co-Op Rec.), J. Grattan (33rd Old Boys).
* line-up per match programme and newspaper match preiew, may not reflect any late changes.

Hull Daily Mail (16th May 1949)
The Irish Youth team & officials taken in the Royal Station Hotel, Friday 13th May 1949 - match played at Boothferry Park Saturday May 14th 1949 - Result England 4 N. Ireland 2


Saturday, 14 January 1950
Brandywell, Londonderry
Ireland 3 (Griffin, Walker, Owen (og))
Wales 2 (Gale, Jones)
NIR: H. Gregg (Ballymoney YMCA), J.A. Mitchell (Derry BC), J. Young (Derry BC), R.M. Griffin (Co-Op Rec.), W.H. Bell (Larne Parish), J. Lewis (Queen's Island Woodworkers) capt, J. Dubois (Carnmoney Rangers), J. Shields (Derry BC), J. Walker (Co-Op Rec.), J. Coulter (Ballymena BC), W. Gallagher (Banbridge BC).

Saturday, 18 March 1950
Easter Road, Edinburgh
Scotland 8 (Cromar 2, Murray 2, Balfour 2, Kilgannon, Anderson)
Ireland 4 (Shields 2, Griffin)
NIR: F. Ebbage (Lowwood Rangers); J.A. Mitchell (Derry BC), J. Young (Derry BC), R.M. Griffin (Co-Op Rec.), W.H. Bell (Larne Parish), J. Lewis (Queen's Island Woodworkers), J. Dubois (Carnmoney Rangers), J. Shields (Derry BC), J. Walker (Co-Op Rec.), J. Coulter (Ballymena BC), W. Gallagher (Banbridge BC).

Saturday, 6 May 1950
Cliftonville, Belfast
Ireland 1 (Walker)
England 0
NIR: J. Kinkead (Lower Shankill); J.A. Mitchell (Derry BC), J. Young (Derry BC), R.M. Griffin (Co-Op Rec.), Truesdale (Co-Op Rec.), S. Donald (Portadown YMCA), J. Shields (Derry BC), J. Walker (Co-Op Rec.), J. Coulter (Ballymena BC), F. Lunn (Bethel).

Saturday, 3 March 1951
The Oval, Belfast
Ireland 1 (Cummings)
Scotland 0
NIR: H. Gregg (Coleraine), O. Stewart (Lurgan BC), J. Lyske (Portadown BC), R. Griffin (Co-Op Rec.) capt, G. Nixon (93rd OB), W. Truesdale (Co-Op Rec.), J. Boyd (Cliftonville Olympic), W. Cummings (Lurgan BC), L. Nash (Long Tower), W. Pinkerton (93rd OB), G. Leckey (Lurgan BC)

Saturday, 31 March 1951
Aberystwyth
Wales 1 (A. Nichols)
Ireland 0

Saturday, 5 May 1951
Anfield, Liverpool
England 5 (Lockwood 2, Groves, Tomkys, Watkins)
Ireland 2 (Pinkerton, McCormick)

Saturday, 1 March 1952
Paisley
Scotland 2 (Gray 2)
Ireland 2 (Leckey 2)
NIR: J. Nicholl (Gallaher's); O. Stewart (Lurgan BC), W. Pascoe (41st OB), D. Hanna (Ballymoney YMCA), J. McKinstry (Ballycarry Rec.), S. Maze (St Ellen), W. Patterson (Musgrave), V. McGerrity (Cliftonville Olympic), G. Leckey (Dunmurry Rec.), A. Boyd (41st OB), K. Hamilton  (Cliftonville Olympic).

Saturday, 29 March 1952
Grosvenor Park, Belfast
Ireland 1 (Leckey)
Wales 4 (Moore, Davies, Richards 2)
NIR: J. Nicholl (Gallaher's); O. Stewart (Lurgan BC), W. Pascoe (41st OB), D. Hanna (Ballymoney YMCA), J. McKinstry (Ballycarry Rec.), S. Maze (St Ellen), Moore (Co-Op Rec.), V. McGerrity (Cliftonville Olympic), G. Leckey (Dunmurry Rec.), A. Boyd (41st OB), K. Hamilton  (Cliftonville Olympic).

Saturday, 19 April 1952
Cliftonville, Belfast
Ireland 2 (Boyd, McCaul)
England 0
NIR: Bond (Downshire Hospital); O. Stewart (Lurgan BC) capt, W. Pascoe (41st OB), J. McKinstry (Ballycarry Rec.), White (Roden Rec.), S. Maze (St Ellen), McCaul (Derry BC Federation), A. Boyd (41st OB), McAllister (28th OB), G. Leckey (Dunmurry Rec.), K. Hamilton  (Cliftonville Olympic).


Saturday, 28 February 1953
The Oval, Belfast
Ireland 1 (Barr)
Scotland 1 (Murray)
NIR: J. Rea (Banbridge), O. Stewart (Mid-Ulster) capt, D. Mairs (North West), I. Beggs (Co. Antrim), E. Porter (Co. Antrim), J.H. Napier (Mid-Ulster), R. Johnston (Co. Antrim), J. Hill (Co. Antrim), H. Barr (Co. Antrim), S. Campbell, (Mid-Ulster), F.J. Maguire (Co. Antrim).

Saturday, 28 March 1953
Bangor, North Wales
Wales 3 (Bassini, Tucker, P. Shiel (pen))
Ireland 4 (Campbell, Hill, Barr 2)
NIR: J. Rea (Banbridge), O. Stewart (Mid-Ulster) capt, D. Mairs (North West), I. Beggs (Co. Antrim), W. Todd (Portadown), Lowry (Belfast), R. Johnston (Co. Antrim), J. Hill (Co. Antrim), H. Barr (Co. Antrim), S. Campbell, (Mid-Ulster), W. Whiteside (Co. Down).

Saturday, 14 March 1953
Molineux, Wolverhampton
England 0
Ireland 0
NIR: J. Rea (Banbridge), O. Stewart (Mid-Ulster) capt, D. Mairs (North West), I. Beggs (Co. Antrim), W. Todd (Portadown), J.H. Napier (Mid-Ulster), R. Johnston (Co. Antrim), J. Hill (Co. Antrim), H. Barr (Co. Antrim), S. Campbell, (Mid-Ulster), W. Whiteside (Co. Down).

Saturday, 20 February 1954
Cappielow Park, Greenock
Scotland 3 (Murray, Reid, Duncan)
Ireland 3 (Ervine 2, Hughes)
NIR: H. Alexandra (Antrim); I. Maxwell (North West), S. Wilson (Antrim), S.T. Beggs (Antrim), W. Megarry (Antrim), W.J.R. Wilson (Mid-Ulster), S. Jackson (Antrim), J. Hughes (Antrim), R. Ervine (North West), W. Shaw (Antrim), G. Murray (Antrim).

Saturday, 20 March 1954
Shamrock Park, Portadown
Ireland 2 (Ervine, Campbell)
Wales 0
NIR: H. Alexandra (Antrim); I. Maxwell (North West), S. Wilson (Antrim), S.T. Beggs (Antrim), W. Megarry (Antrim) capt, W.J.R. Wilson (Mid-Ulster), W. Sands (Mid-Ulster), S. Campbell (Mid-Ulster), R. Ervine (North West), W.T. Neill (Antrim), G. Murray (Antrim).


Saturday, 8 May 1954
Castlereagh Park, Newtownards
Ireland 2 (Campbell 2)
England 2 (R. Charlton, Gregory)
NIR: T.A. Moffett (Co. Antrim),  I. Maxwell (North West), S. Wilson (Antrim), E. McClinton (Co. Antrim), S.T. Beggs (Antrim), W.J.R. Wilson (Mid-Ulster), H. Johnston (Co. Antrim), R. Ervine (North West), S. Campbell (Mid-Ulster) capt, R. Wallace (Co. Antrim).

Saturday, 19 February 1955
Mourneview Park, Lurgan
Ireland (3) 4 (Ervine 9, 34, Braithwaite 22, Quee 48)
Scotland (2) 5 (Hamilton 26, Lawlor 43, Catterson 50, 54, Batton 88)
NIR: J. Dobbin (Cliftonville Strollers); N. Carville (Portadown Res.), R. Ewing (Linfield Rangers), H. Orr (Distillery II), S. Beggs (Ballymena United Res.), W. Wilson (Portadown Res.), S. Wilson (Crusaders Olympic), J. Parke (Cliftonville Olympic), R. Ervine (Coleraine Res.), S. Quee (Glentoran II), R. Braithwaite (Crusaders Res.)
Belfast News Letter (21st February 1955)
Saturday, 19 March 1955
Flint
Wales 1 
Ireland 3 (Braithwaite, Parke, S. Wilson)
NIR: J.Dobbin (Cliftonville Strollers); J. Gore (Bangor), R. Ewing (Linfield Rangers), S.T. Beggs (Ballymena), W. Wilson (Portadown Res.), E. Nash (Derry City Res.), S. Wilson (Crusaders Res), J. Parke (Cliftonville Olympic), R. Ervine (Coleraine Res.), S. Quee (Glentoran II), R. Braithwaite (Crusaders Res.)
* Sammy Chapman (Glentoran), more normally an inside-forward, had been the original selection at centre-half before withdrawing due to injury.


Northern Whig, 19 March 1955

News Letter, 21 March 1955

Saturday, 14 May 1955
Vicarage Road, Watford
England (3) 3 (Doyle 6, 34, Jeffrey 16)
Ireland (0) 0
NIR: J. Dobbin (Larne); N. Carville (Portadown Res.), R. Ewing (Linfield Rangers), E. Nash (Derry City Res.), W. Wilson (Portadown Res.), R. Gough (Crusaders Res.), C. Glass (Coleraine Res.), J. Parke (Cliftonville Olympic), R. Ervine (Coleraine Res.), S. Quee (Glentoran II), R. Braithwaite (Crusaders Res.)
Reserves: S. Beggs (Ballymena United), D. Stewart (Larne)
Team Attendant: E. Fermov (Federation of Boys Clubs)
* In the second half England had two penalties, the first was hit wide by Riley and the second saved from Jeffrey
Northern Whig (3rd May 1955)


Northern Whig (16th May 1955)
Saturday, 11 February 1956
Greenock
Scotland 2 (Jones, McLeod)
Ireland 0
NIR: J. Dobbin (Coleraine Res.); R. Lindsay (Downshire YM), R. Ewing (Linfield Rangers), J. McKinney (Glenavon Res.), N. Jamison (Coleraine Rangers), R. Gough (Crusaders Res.), S. Chapman (Glenavon), J. Crossan (Derry City Res.), J. Lavery (Ards Rangers), D. Dougan (Distillery II), R. Trainor (Ballyclare Comrades).

Saturday, 17 March 1956
Ballymena
Ireland 4 (Chapman 3, Wilson)
Wales 2 (Lee 2)
NIR: J. Dobbin (Coleraine Res.); R. Lindsay (Downshire YM), L. McGrath (McKinney's Rec.), M. Magee (Distillery II), G. Elder (Glentoran Olympic), R. Gough (Crusaders Res.) capt, S. Wilson (Crusaders Res.), W. Bruce (Glentoran II), S. Chapman (Glenavon), J. Elwood (Glenavon Res.), D. Dougan (Distillery).

Saturday, 12 May 1956
Cliftonville, Belfast
Ireland 1 (Dougan)
England 0
NIR : J. Dobbin (Coleraine Res.);  F.W. Thompson (Crusaders Res.), J. Shields (Waterside Derry BC),  M. Magee (Distillery II), G. Elder (Glentoran Olympic), R. Gough (Crusaders Res.) capt, S. Wilson (Crusaders Res.), W. Bruce (Glentoran II),  D. Dougan (Distillery II), J. Elwood (Glenavon Res.), G. Begley (Queen's University).


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Saturday, 9 February 1957
Shamrock Park, Portadown
Ireland (2) 3 (Fraser 8, 55, Lawther 23)
Scotland (0) 0
NIR: Hunter (Linfield Rangers), F.W.Thompson (Crusaders Res.), Cloughley (Portadown Res.), Curry (Dunmurry Rec.), Geoghegan (Granville Celtic), Dobbin (Linfield Rangers), J.W.Fraser (Glentoran II), J.A.Crossan (Derry City), Cairns (Linfield Rangers), W.I. Lawther (East Belfast), J.P. Elwood (Glenavon)

Saturday, 16 March 1957
Llandudno
Wales 3
Ireland 1
NIR:

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Saturday. 12 April 1958
Stair Park, Stranraer
Scotland (1) 2 (Lockhead 45, McCulloch 78)
Ireland (1) 2 (Childs 1, Conkey 53)
NIR: R.J. Irvine (Linfield Swifts), A. Nixon (?), J. Milliken (Distillery III), McCullough (Ards), N. McCrory (Distillery III), J. Paton (Lower Shankill), J.C. McLaughlin (Derry City), T. McCullough (Cliftonville), G. Childs (Boyland), J. Conkey (Ards II), E. Russell (Ballymena United)
* Joe Elwood of Glenavon was the original selection at inside-left but was replaced by James Conkey.

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10 May 1958
Bangor
Ireland 4
England 2

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Saturday, 7 February 1959
The Oval, Belfast
Ireland (1) 1 (Best 12)
Scotland (2) 4 (Carey 28, 32, ??, Payne 65)
NIR: R. Howell (33rd OB); N. Baker (33rd OB), J. Milliken (Distillery), T. Neill (Bangor) capt, E. Keys (Londonderry BC), J. Mulgrew (Distillery II/Dromore Amateurs), N. Warde (Queen's University), D. Neill (Linfield Swifts), H. Best (Glenavon Res.), W. Nixon (Distillery II/94th Old Boys), B. McLoughlin (Post Office).
* Norman Clarke was originally due to play at outside-left but was withdrawn as he was required for a schools rugby match

Saturday, 14 March 1959
Ninian Park, Cardiff
Wales 3 (Sanders 3)
Ireland 2 (Shields, McCullough)
NIR: A. Patterson (Crusaders Olympic); C. Walsh (Bangor Res.), J. Milliken (Distillery), T. Neill (Bangor), G. Chambers (Linfield Swifts), H. Best (Glenavon Res.) capt, N. Clarke (Ballymena Utd), M. Shields (Glenavon Res.), W. Nixon (Distillery II), C. McCullough (Cliftonville Olympic), E. Sterrett (Bangor Res.).

Saturday, 9 May 1959
Anfield, Liverpool
England 5 (Phythian 3, Hart, Lackenby)
Ireland 0
NIR: McGonigal (Chimney Corner); J. Kennedy (Linfield Swifts), S. Harvey (Coleraine Res.), A. Stewart (Ballymena Utd), E. Keyes (Derry BC) capt, T.J. Mulgrew (Distillery II), H. Harris (33rd OB), R. Walsh (Boyland), G. Childs (33rd OB), M. Shields (Glenavon Res.), N. Clarke (Ballymena Utd).

Saturday, 13 February 1960
Cliftonville, Belfast
Ireland 2 (Sloan, Johnston)
Wales 1
NIR: K. Savage (Ards II); J. Kennedy (Linfield Swifts), F. Clarke (Glenavon Res.), A. Stewart (Ballymena Utd), J. Dougan (Crusaders Res.), H. Best (Glenavon Res.) capt, T. Sloan (Glenavon Res.), K. Wilson (Glenavon Res.), W. Johnston (Glenavon Res.) P. Scott (Linfield Swifts), N. Clarke (Ballymena Utd).

Saturday, 30 April 1960
Perth
Scotland 4
Ireland 1 (Sloan)
NIR: K. Savage (Ards II); J. Kennedy (Linfield Swifts), F. Clarke (Glenavon Res.), A. Stewart (Ballymena Utd), J. Dougan (Crusaders Res.), H. Best (Glenavon Res.), N. Clarke (Ballymena Utd), K. Wilson (Glenavon Res.), T. Sloan (Glenavon Res.), W. Johnston (Glenavon Res.), J. Harland (Portadown Res.).

Saturday, 14 May 1960
Portadown
Ireland 2 (Best 2)
England 5
NIR: K. Savage (Ards II); J. Kennedy (Linfield Swifts), F. Clarke (Glenavon Res.), I. Andrews (Distillery II), J. Dougan (Crusaders Res.), D. Breslin (Derry City Res.), D. Sloan (St Martin's YM), S. Pavis (Distillery III), H. Best (Glenavon Res.), W. Johnston (Glenavon Res.), N. Clarke (Ballymena Utd).

Saturday, 11 February 1961
 


Racecourse Ground, Wrexham
Wales 1
Ireland 0
NIR: I. McFaul (Coleraine Res.); J. Patterson (Ards), A. Campbell (Distillery), D. McDonnell (Crusaders Res.), J. Kennedy (Linfield Swifts), P. Grimason (Glentoran II), J. Anderson (Distillery), K. Wilson (Glenavon Res.), R. McDowell (Glentoran II), H. Coulter (Cairn Lodge), J. Harland (Glenavon Res.).
Reserves: B.R. Topping (Glenavon Res.), A. Fulton (Enniskillen Rangers)

Saturday, 29 April 1961
Grosvenor Park, Belfast
Ireland 1 (Guy)
Scotland 3
NIR: I. McFaul (Coleraine Res.); J. Kennedy (Linfield Swifts), A. Campbell (Distillery), D. McDonnell (Crusaders Res.), J. Dougan (Distillery II), R. Topping (Glenavon Res.), J. Anderson (Distillery), S. Pavis (Distillery II), D. Guy (Linfield Swifts), K. Wilson (Glenavon Res.), A. Fulton (Enniskillen Rangers).

Saturday, 13 May 1961
Old Trafford, Manchester
England 2
Ireland 0
NIR:  I. McFaul (Coleraine Res.); J. Kennedy (Linfield Swifts), A. Campbell (Distillery), D. McDonnell (Crusaders Res.), J. Dougan (Distillery II), R. Topping (Glenavon Res.), D. Guy (Linfield Swifts), M. O'Neill (Distillery II), R. McDowell (Glentoran II), J. McCurdy (Coleraine Res.), A. Mitchell (Glentoran II).

Saturday, 10 February 1962
Castlereagh Park, Newtownards
Ireland 3 (Trainor 2, guy)
Wales 0
NIR: I. McFaul (Coleraine), S. Patterson  (Distillery), M. Haire (Linfield Swifts), J. Nicholl (Coleraine Res.), A. Campbell (Distillery), S. Gregg (Distillery), D. Trainor (Coleraine Res.), J. Anderson (Distillery), D. Guy (Linfield Swifts), V. Mckinney (Glenavon Res.), J. Harland (Portadown Res.).

Saturday, 28 April 1962
Greenock
Scotland 2
Ireland 1 (Anderson (pen))
NIR: S. Devlin (Coleraine Res.); S. Patterson  (Distillery), M. Haire (Linfield Swifts), J. Nicholl (Coleraine Res.), A. Campbell (Coleraine Res.), S. Gregg (Distillery), W.G. Campbell (Distillery II), K. Wilson (Glenavon Res.), D. Trainor (Coleraine Res.), J. Anderson (Distillery), W.C. Craig.

Saturday, 12 May 1962
Brandywell, Londonderry
Ireland 2 (Gregg, Oakley (og))
England 1
NIR: S. Devlin (Coleraine Res.); S. Patterson  (Distillery), A. Campbell (Coleraine Res.), J. Nicholl (Coleraine Res.), H. Greer (Glenavon Res.), S. Gregg (Distillery II), B. Symington (Portadown Res.), D. Guy (Linfield Swifts), D. Trainor (Coleraine Res.), J. Anderson (Distillery), V. McKinney (Glenavon Res.).

Saturday, 27 April 1963
Coleraine
Ireland 2 (Warburton, Stewart)
Scotland 1
NIR: P. Jennings (Newry T.), H. McCurley (Linfield), M. McClelland (Coleraine), J. Nicholl (Coleraine), J. Napier (Bolton W.), D. Watson (Glentoran), R. Warburton (Glentoran), Stewart, D. Guy (Linfield), W. Reid (Linfield), Davidson.

Saturday, 11 May 1963
Boundary Park, Oldham
England 1 
Ireland 1 (Warburton)
NIR: J. Stokes (POSC); T. Corbett (Ballyclare Com.), H. McCurley (Linfield), J. Nicholl (Coleraine), J. Napier (Bolton W.), D. Watson (Glentoran), R. Warburton (Glentoran), W. Reid (Linfield), D. Guy (Linfield), G. Best (Manchester U.), Norris.

Northern Ireland Youth 1963
Saturday, 18 May 1963
Aberystwyth
Wales 1 
Ireland 1 (Best) 
NIR: J. Stokes (POSC); T. Corbett (Ballyclare Com.), H. McCurley (Linfield), J. Nicholl (Coleraine), J. Napier (Bolton W.), D. Watson (Glentoran), R. Warburton (Glentoran), Anderson, D. Guy (Linfield), G. Best (Manchester U.), W. Reid (Linfield).

Saturday, 25 January 1964
The Oval, Belfast
Ireland 1 (Morrison)
England 3
NIR: A. Wright (Brantwood); W. Harris (Cliftonville), M. McClelland (Coleraine), T. McDonald (Middlesbrough), A. Hunter (Coleraine), W. Metcalfe (Glenavon), B. Morrison (Portadown), W. Rea (Linfield), R. Clements (Glenavon), W. McCamley (Bangor), R. Mowat (Ards).

Saturday, 15 February 1964
Cliftonville, Belfast
Ireland 1 (Herron)
Wales 3
NIR: A. Wright (Brantwood); T. McDonald (Middlesbrough) capt, R. White (Linfield), W. Metcalfe (Glenavon), M. Shaw (Linfield), A. Hunter (Coleraine), S. Doherty (Coleraine), B. Hamilton (Distillery), J. Herron (Ards), R. Clements (Glenavon), R. McCabe (Ballymena Utd).

Saturday, 18 April 1964
Greenock
Scotland 4
Ireland 0
NIR: A. Wright (Brantwood); C. Holmes (Port Vale), R. White (Linfield), M. Turkington (Ballymena Utd), M. Shaw (Linfield), A. Hunter (Coleraine), B. Morrison (Portadown), E. Magee (Glenavon), C. Broad (Linfield), R. Mowat (Ards), R. McCabe (Ballymena Utd).

Friday, 22 January, 1965
Prenton Park, Birkenhead
England 2
Ireland 3 (Shrewsbury (og), Gaston, Magee)
NIR: J. Cassidy (Derry City); P.D. Doherty (Derry City), R. White (Linfield), T. Jackson (Glentoran), R. Torrens (Derry City), B. McCullough (Portadown), V. Fleming (Portadown), E. Magee (Glenavon), R. Gaston (Coleraine), S. Lunn (Glentoran), R. Mowat (Ards).

Saturday, 13 February 1965
Carnaervon
Wales 0
Ireland 2 (Mowat, Gaston)
NIR: I. Russell (Glenavon); P.D. Doherty (Derry City), R. White (Linfield), T. Jackson (Glentoran), R. Torrens (Derry City), L. Floyd (Distillery), V. Fleming (Portadown), E. Magee (Glenavon), R. Gaston (Coleraine), S. Lunn (Glentoran), R. Mowat (Ards).

Saturday, 13 March 1965
Londonderry
Ireland 2 (Fleming, Mowat)
Scotland 3
NIR: I. Russell (Glenavon); P.D. Doherty (Derry City), M. Turkington (Ballymena Utd), T. Jackson (Glentoran), R. Torrens (Derry City), W. Metcalfe (Glenavon), V. Fleming (Portadown), E. Magee (Glenavon), R. Gaston (Coleraine), S. Lunn (Glentoran), R. Mowat (Ards).

Monday, 12 April 1965
Dalymount Park, Dublin
Republic of Ireland 4 (McEwan 2, Morrisey (pen), Conroy)
Northern Ireland 2 (Gaston, Mowat)
NIR: Rainey (Glentoran); Doherty (Derry C.), White (Linfield), Jackson (Glentoran), Torrens (Derry C.), K. Lunn (Ballymena U.), Fleming (Portadown), Magee (Glenavon), Gaston (Coleraine), Mowat (Ards), S. Lunn (Glentoran).
vs England, 1966

Saturday, 12 Febuary 1966
Coleraine
Ireland 2 (Anderson, Dickson)
Wales 3
NIR: D. Miskelly (Ards); R. McFall (Portadown), E. Bowyer (Linfield), J. Cowan (Barn U.), Roy Torrens (Derry City), A. Gault (Glentoran), R. Maguire (Coleraine), P. Anderson (Portadown), D. Dickson (Coleraine), W. Rea (East Belfast), D. Solomon (Glenavon).


Saturday, 26 February 1966
Solitude, Belfast
Ireland 0
England 4


NIR: D. Miskelly (Ards); R. McFall (Portadown), I. Scott (Distillery), M. Turkington (Ballymena U.), R. Torrens (Derru City), R. Blair (Coleraine), W. McAvoy (Ards), D. Mills (Ards), W. Millen (Distillery), D. Dickson (Coleraine), D. Solomon (Glenavon).


Friday, 29 April 1966
Dens Park, Dundee
Scotland 2 (Murdoch, Conn)
Ireland 2 (Anderson 2) or (Anderson, Coulter)*
NIR: D. Miskelly (Ards); R. McFall (Portadown), E. Bowyer (Linfield), R. Blair (Coleraine), I. Scott (Distillery), M. Turkington (Ballymena U.), W. McAvoy (Ards), P. Anderson (Portadown), D. Dickson (Coleraine), J. Coulter (Distillery), A. Doyle (Coleraine).
* Sources conflict on goalscorers. According to the Irish Association Football Guide, Anderson scored Ireland's two goals, but according to the Glasgow Evening Herald, Coulter scored one of them.
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Saturday, 28 January 1967
Grosvenor Park, Belfast
Northern Ireland 3 (Derek McQuillan (2), ??)
Republic of Ireland 0
NIR:

Saturday, 23 February 1967
Edgeley Park, Stockport
England 3
Northern Ireland 0
NIR: (unconfirmed) Miskelly (Ards); Hill (Distillery), Robinson (Cliftonville), McClaughlin (Distillery), Matchett (Portadown), Murphy (Belfast Post Office), McQuillan (Coleraine), Haire (Larne), McAvoy (Ards), Mullan (Coleraine), Sloan (Ards)

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Friday, 26 January 1968
Dalymount Park, Dublin
Republic of Ireland 3 (Quinn 65, Campbell 86, O'Leary 90)
Northern Ireland 1 (Mullan 20)
NIR: W. Irwin (Bangor); J. McCord (Ards), W. Gribben (Cliftonville), J. Brown (Linfield), T. Rodgers (Portadown), F. McClaughlin (Distillery), D. McQuillan (Coleraine), D. Crowe (Portadown), K. McCandless (Coleraine), B. Mullan (Coleraine), J. Lavery (Glentoran).

Saturday, 10 February 1968
Grosvenor Park, Belfast
Northern Ireland 3 (Mullan, Brown, McClaughlin)
Wales 2
NIR: W. Irwin (Bangor); C. Davey (Coleraine), W. Black (Glenavon), J. Brown (Linfield), T. Parkhill (Coleraine), F. McClaughlin (Distillery), D. Jardine (Glenavon), W. McAuley (Oldham), K. McCandless (Coleraine), B. Mullan (Coleraine), T. Sloan (Ards)
Northern Ireland Youth c.1968
Friday, 23 February 1968
The Oval, Belfast
Northern Ireland 2 (McCandless, McArdle)
England 0
NIR: W. Irwin (Bangor); C. Davey (Coleraine), D. McMillan (Bangor), J. Brown (Linfield), M. Smylie (Ballymena U.), F. McClaughlin (Distillery), F. McArdle (Crusaders), T. Cassidy (Glentoran), K. McCandless (Coleraine), R. Harland (Crusaders), T. Sloan (Ards).

Saturday, 20 April 1968
Galashiels
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 1 (McAuley)
NIR: W. Irwin (Bangor); C. Davey (Coleraine), F. McClaughlin (Distillery), J. Brown (Linfield), M. Smylie (Ballymena U.), W. Morrow (Bangor), F. McArdle (Crusaders), G. McGranaghan (Coleraine), K. McCandless (Coleraine), W. McAuley (Oldham), T. Sloan (Ards).

Friday, 28 February 1969
Prenton Park, Birkenhead
England 0
Northern Ireland 2 (Rouse, Prenter)
NIR: E. McKibben (Cliftonville); C. Davey (Coleraine), W. Black (Glenavon), N. Lilley (Glentoran), B. Gorman (Linfield), J. Brown (Linfield), J. Smith (Derry), D. Rouse (Derry), G. Prenter (Linfield), T. Cassidy (Glentoran) [sub: K. McCandless (Coleraine)], J. Lavery (Glentoran).

Saturday, 19 April 1969
The Oval, Belfast
Northern Ireland 1 (McCandless)
Scotland 1 (Mitchell)
NIR: W. Irwin (Bangor); C. Davey (Coleraine), W. Black (Glenavon), B. Gorman (Linfield), I. Delacour (Portadown), J. Brown (Linfield), J. Smith (Derry), J. Kane (Ards) [sub: T. Cassidy (Glentoran)], G. Prenter (Linfield), K. McCandless (Coleraine), J. Lavery (Glentoran).

Saturday, 17 May 1969
Aberystwyth
Wales 4 (Jenkins 2, Hughes, Pearson (og))
Northern Ireland 2 (McCandless 2)
NIR: W. Irwin (Bangor); C. Davey (Coleraine), W. Black (Glenavon), B. Gorman (Linfield) [sub: Pearson (Glenavon)], D. Potter (Linfield), J. Brown (Linfield), J. Smith (Derry), D. Rouse (Derry), G. Prenter (Linfield), K. McCandless (Coleraine), J. Lavery (Glentoran).

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Saturday, 28 February 1970
Mourneview Park, Lurgan
Northern Ireland 3
England 1
NIR:

Saturday, 21 March 1970
Kilbowie Park, Clydebank
Scotland (0) 3 (Derek McParlane (3))
Northern Ireland (1) 3 (Spence 15, 63, McKelvey ??)
NIR: Jim Platt (Ballymena); A. Phelan, W. Walker, H. McGeehan, R. White, A. Fraser capt, Derek Spence (Crusaders), F. McKelvey, G. Prenter (Linfield), P. Kirk (Glentoran), J. Woods
Subs: Tom Finney, R. McDonald, T. McDowell (Portadown), D. Potter (Linfield)

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13 November 1970
Tolka Park, Dublin
Republic of Ireland (2) 2 (Rickard 2, Brett 37)
Northern Ireland (0) 3 (Woods 48, McAuley 70, Kirk ??)
NIR: T. McCullough (Glentoran); B. Craig (Glenavon), G. Gorman (Glentoran) [T. Henry (Glenavon)], T. McDowell (Portadown), D. Campbell (Coleraine), K. McCool (Derry C.), R. McShane (Glenavon), D. O'Doherty (Derry City) [P. Kirk (Glentoran) 70], P. Malone (Glenavon), B. McAuley (Cliftonville), H. Thompson (Glentoran) [J. Woods (Portadown) 46].

Saturday, 30 January 1971
Bangor, North Wales
Wales 3 (Ward, McBurney 2)
Northern Ireland 2 (Hobby o.g., McShane)
NIR: T. McCullough (Glentoran); B. Craig (Glenavon), G. Gorman (Glentoran), P. Dornan (Bangor), D. Campbell (Coleraine), T. McDowell (Portadown), B. McAuley (Cliftonville), R. McShane (Glenavon) [sub: K. McCool (Derry C.)], P. Malone (Glenavon), P. Dickenson (Glentoran), Woods (Portadown) [sub: J. Kelly (Cliftonville)].

Saturday, 6 March 1971
Bloomfield Road, Blackpool
England 1 (Flanagan)
Northern Ireland 1 (Kirk)
NIR: T. McCullough (Glentoran); B. Craig (Glenavon), G. Gorman (Glentoran), T. McDowell (Portadown), D. Campbell (Coleraine), P. Dornan (Bangor), R. McShane (Glenavon), B. McAuley (Cliftonville), P. Malone (Glenavon), P. Kirk (Glentoran), J. Kelly (Cliftonville).

Saturday, 27 March 1971
Coleraine
Northern Ireland 1 (Ward)
Scotland 5 (Larnach 2, Paterson 2, Smith)
NIR: T. McCullough (Glentoran); B. Craig (Glenavon), G. Gorman (Glentoran), P. Dornan (Bangor), D. Campbell (Coleraine), K. McCool (Derry C.), P. Dickenson (Glentoran) [sub: D. Graham (Ards)], B. McAuley (Cliftonville), N. Ward (Derry C.), P. Malone (Glenavon), J. Kelly (Cliftonville) [sub: T. Henry (Glenavon)].

Saturday, 29 January 1972
Wrexham*
Wales 3 (Thomas, Williams, Edwards)
Northern Ireland 1 (Donnelly)
NIR: T. McCullough (Glentoran); B. Craig (Glenavon), T. Henry (Glenavon) [sub: H. Sharkey (Derry C.) 45], D. Graham (Ards), C. Gilmore (Bangor), B. Saunders (Glentoran), Boyle (Glenavon), Masterson (Glentoran), J. Donnelly (Portadown), A. Craig (Coleraine) [sub: Kelly (Chimney Corner) 75], J. McAlreavey (Glentoran).
* Match originally scheduled for Clandeboye Park, Bangor, but the FA of Wales declined to travel due to civil unrest.

Saturday, 11 March 1972
Sealand Road, Chester
England 1 (Betts)
Northern Ireland 1 (Field o.g.)
NIR: T. McCullough (Glentoran); H. Sharkey (Derry C.), T. Henry (Glenavon), B. Craig (Glenavon), C. Gilmore (Bangor), B. Saunders (Glentoran), S. Sheppard (Glenavon) [sub: K. McCool (Derry C.)], J. Calvin (Coleraine) [sub: I. Mackle (Cliftonville)], J. Donnelly (Portadown), S. Mullan (Coleraine), J. McAlreavey (Glentoran).

No match against Scotland in the 1972/73 season as a suitable venue could not be agreed.

Saturday, 27 January 1973
Denbigh
Wales 0 
Northern Ireland 1 (Baillie)
NIR: Gormley (Cromac Albion); Sharkey (Finn Harps), McMurtry (Distillery), Aiken (Cliftonville), Coyles (Coleraine) capt, Smyth (Cliftonville), Baillie (Bangor), Graham (Linfirld) [sub: Fleming (Glenavon)], Taylor (Newry Town), Connor (Cliftonville), McAuley (Linfield).

Saturday, 24 March 1973
The Buck's Head, Telford
England 3 (Whitehead, Finney 2)
Northern Ireland 0
NIR: M. Gormley (Cromac Albion); H. Sharkey (Finn Harps), S. McMurtry (Distillery) [sub: M. Fleming (Glenavon)], G. Aiken (Cliftonville), D. Coyles (Coleraine), M. Smyth (Cliftonville), E. Baillie (Bangor) [sub: B. Crothers (Linfield)], D. Graham (Linfield), R. Taylor (Newry Town), E. Connor (Cliftonville), J. Young (Ballymena Utd).

Saturday, 14 April 1973
Love  Street, Paisley
Scotland 2 (Carstairs (pen), Gray)
Northern Ireland 0
NIR: M. Gormley (Cromac Albion); H. Sharkey (Finn Harps), S. McMurtry (Distillery), B. Crothers (Linfield), D. Coyles (Coleraine), M. Smyth (Cliftonville), D. Graham (Linfield), K. Mahon (Athlone Town), A. Grattan (Crusaders), J. McClelland (Portadown), J. Young (Ballymena Utd).

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Friday, 19 April 1974
Prenton Park, Birkenhead
England 1 (McGowan)
Northern Ireland 2
NIR: (unconfirmed) P. McCarren (Cromac Albion); A. Clements (Linfield), R. Cromie (Ards), A. Dougan (Glentoran), D. Coyle (Coleraine), R. McCullough (Bangor), P. Tweed (Coleraine), D. Doran (Newry T.), N. Sloan (Portadown), A. Simpson (Coleraine), A. Carson (Coleraine).
Subs: M. Keenan (gk) (Newry T.); L. McCall (Ballymena U.), J. Warren (Ards).

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Wednesday, 25 February 1976
Dalymount Park, Dublin
Republic of Ireland (1) 1 (Brennan 35 (pen))
Northern Ireland (0) 1 (Scannell 58)
NIR: R.H. Hillen (Banbridge T.); G. Beattie (Crusaders), L. Butcher (Coleraine), C. McCurry (Cliftonville), F. Trainor (Coleraine), J. Harkness (Brantwood), F. Smith (Sheffield W.), J. Jameson (Bangor), M. McDonald (Glenavon), M. Scannell (Middlesbrough), D. Stewart (Hull City).
Subs: Mouncey (gk) (Linfield); Pearson (Linfield), Harvey (Glenavon), Seeley (Glenavon), Quinn (Portadown), Wright (Larne) (all used)

Saturday, 15 May 1976
Shamrock Park, Portadown
Northern Ireland 3 (McDonald 2, Stewart)
Republic of Ireland 1 (Devine (pen))
NIR: Mouncey (Linfield); Pearson (Linfield), Butcher (Coleraine), Harkness (Brantwood), Trainor (Coleraine), Donegan (Portadown), Kennedy (Ards), Blackledge (Portadown), McDonald (Glenavon), Jamison (Bangor), Stewart (Hull C.).
Subs: Hillen (gk) (Banbridge T.); Grattan (Sunderland), Miskimmon (Linfield), Kenny (Ipswich T.)
* Goalscorers for both matches as listed in NI Soccer Yearbook. Unconfirmed with other sources.


Friday, 10 February 1978
Dalymount Park, Dublin
Republic of Ireland 0
Northern Ireland 1 (Holden 26)
NIR: Emmett McGivern (Newry T.) [Johnston (Bangor) 66]; Currie (Luton T.), Fleming (Wolves), McCandless (Coleraine), Tom Stewart (Luton T.), Convey (Leicester C.), Albert Holden (Cliftonville) [McCreery (Glentoran) 62], Denver (Glenavon), Gardiner (Portadown), Thompson (Coventry C.), Gary McCartney (Liverpool)
Match played on a frozen pitch.

Tuesday, 6 November 1979
Milltown, Dublin
Republic of Ireland 1 (Murtagh)
Northern Ireland 3 (Manley 3)
NIR: Adair (Glentoran); Hill (Portadown), Worthington (Ballymena U.), Scullion (Sunderland), Jeffrey (Manchester U.), McCall (Ballymena U.), McClurg (Distillery), Hawkins (Distillery) [subs: Charleton (Glentoran)], Manley (Glentoran), McDermott (Manchester U.), Heath (Luton T.).

Wednesday, 12 November 1980
Mourneview Park, Lurgan
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 1 (Howlett)
NIR: McGarvey (Coleraine); Neill (Glentoran), Cummings (Distillery), Scullion (Sunderland), Jeffrey (Manchester U.), Smyth (Ballymena U.), Penney (Ballymena U.), Dennison (Glenavon), Adamson (Glenavon), McDermott (Manchester U.), Huston (Ballymena U.).
Subs: McCall (Ballymena U.), McClurg (Distillery), Armstrong (Ards), McDonnell (Portadown).

Notes:
If you can fill any of the gaps, correct anything or add further details for any of these players please get in touch.

Sources:
Irish Association Football Guides 1948/49-1968/69
Northern Ireland Soccer Yearbooks 1969/70-1973/74
Programme covers courtesy of GSpain and Can You Believe It from the OWC forum.
1961 Wales Itinerary courtesy of Roy Cathacrt/Sandy Fulton's widow
Northern Ireland Football Museum Facebook page
Steve Bell for helping to fill in many of the gaps.

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