3 February 2013

Northern Ireland Under-23 International Match Line-Ups


01. 7 February 1962
Windsor Park, Belfast (att: 10,000)
Northern Ireland 0 (0)
Wales 0 (0)
NIR: R. Briggs (Manchester United); E. Magill (Arsenal), F. Clarke (Arsenal), M. Harvey (Sunderland), T. Neill (Arsenal) capt, J. Nicholson (Manchester United), R. Welsh (Distillery), W. Johnston (Glenavon), J. O'Neill (Sunderland), J. Elwood (Leyton Orient), N. Clarke (Ballymena United).
Reserves: I. Andrews (Linfield), J. Reid (Linfield)
WAL: Millington (West Brom); England (Blackburn), Green (Everton), Hennessey (Birmingham), Rankmore (Cardiff), Gammon (Cardiff), B. Jones (Swansea), Griffiths (Arsenal), Moore (Chelsea), Godfrey (Scunthorpe), Roberts (Wrexham).
Reserve: M. Johnson (Swansea).
Referee: G. Bowman (SCO)
* Prior to this game a trial match was held.


02. 27 February 1963
Vetch Field, Swansea (att: )
Wales 5 (Jones, Durban, Moore, Rees (2))
Northern Ireland 1 (McLaughlin)
NIR: R. Irvine (Linfield); R. Burke (Portadown), F. Clarke (Arsenal), M. Harvey (Sunderland), T. Neill (Arsenal) capt, J. Nicholson (Shrewsbury Town), G. McCaffrey (Leicester City), W. Irvine (Burnley), T. Harkin (Port Vale), N. Clarke (Sunderland).
WAL: Millington (West Brom); Evans (Swansea), Green (Birmingham), Hennessey (Birmingham), England (Blackburn) capt, Burton (Norwich), Jones (Swansea), Durban (Cardiff), Todd (Swansea), Moore (Chelsea), Rees (Coventry).
Referee: J. Finney (ENG)

03. 5 February 1964
Windsor Park, Belfast (att: 18,000)
Northern Ireland 3 (Irvine (2), McLaughlin)
Wales 3 (Evans (pen), B. Jones, Durban)
NIR: P. Jennings (Watford); F. Clarke (Arsenal), A. Elder (Burnley), M. Harvey (Sunderland), T. Neill (Arsenal) capt,  J. Nicholson (Manchester United), W. Campbell (Distillery), D. Sloan (Scunthorpe United), W. Irvine (Burnley), S. McMillan (Wrexham), J. McLaughlin (Swansea Town).
Reserves: W. McFaul (Linfield), W. Johnston (Glenavon), A. Campbell (Coleraine).
WAL: Sprake (Leeds); R. Evans (Swansea), Rodriguez (Cardiff), Hennessey (Birmingham), England (Blackburn) capt, T. Williams (Swansea), B. Jones (Swansea), Moore (Manchester United), Davies (Norwich), Durban (Derby), Rees (Coventry).
Reserves: Griffiths (Wrexham), D. John (Cardiff), M. Johnson (Swansea)
Referee: W.M. Syme (SCO)

04. 10 February 1965
Ninian Park, Cardiff (att: 5,105)
Wales 2 (0) (Hole ??, Davies 63)
Northern Ireland 2 (1) (Clements 17, Irvine 64)
NIR: R. Briggs (Swansea Town); D. Craig (Newcastle United), F. Clarke (Arsenal), S. Todd (Burnley), T. Neill (Arsenal) capt, J. Nicholson (Huddersfield Town), W. Campbell (Sunderland), W. Craig (Linfield), W. Irvine (Burnley), S. Dunlop (Coleraine), D. Clements (Coventry City).
Reserves: R. Irvine (Stoke City), D. Sloan (Scunthorpe United)
WAL: Sprake (Leeds); Rodriguez (Cardiff), Green (Birmingham), England (Blackburn) capt, James (Blackpool), Hole (Cardiff), Rees (Coventry), Humphreys (Everton), Davies (Bolton), Blore (Blackburn), Lewis (Cardiff).
Reserves: Millington (Crystal Palace), Rees (Brighton)
Referee: G. McCabe (ENG)

05. 22 February 1967
Windsor Park, Belfast (att: )
Northern Ireland 2 (McKinney (2))
Wales 1 (Evans)
NIR: R. McKenzie (Airdrieonians); D. Craig (Newcastle United), W. McKeag (Glentoran), S. Todd (Burnley), J. Napier (Bolton Wanderers), D. Clements (Coventry City) capt, W. Campbell (Dundee), E. Ross (Glentoran), E. McMordie (Middlesbrough), D. Trainor (Crusaders), V. McKinney (Falkirk).
Unused subs: T. Nicholson (Crusaders), I. Murray (Coleraine).
WAL: Walker (York); Collins (Tottenham), R. Thomas (Swindon), Powell (Wrexham), Roberts (Swansea), Walley (Arsenal) capt, J. Thomas (Newport), Evans (Wrexham), Hawkins (Leeds), Humphreys (Everton), Mahoney (Crewe).
Unused sub: Page (Birmingham).
Referee: R.D. Henderson (SCO)
* Match abandoned after 72 minutes due to waterlogged pitch. Welsh and Irish sources differ as to whether the result stood.

06. 20 March 1968
Ninian Park, Cardiff (att: 2,669)
Wales 0
Northern Ireland 1 (Dunlop)
NIR: R. McKenzie (Airdrieonians); P. Rice (Arsenal), W. McKeag (Glentoran), T. Jackson (Everton), J. Napier (Brighton & Hove Albion), D. Clements (Coventry City), S. Dunlop (Coleraine), W. McAvoy (Ards), B. Hamilton (Linfield), S. Todd (Burnley), T. Morrow (Glentoran) [sub: A. McNeill (Middlesbrough)].
Unused sub: E. McManus (Coleraine).
WAL: Walker (York); Collins (Tottenham), Thomas (Swindon), Powell (Wrexham), Mielczarek (Huddersfield), Page (Birmingham), Lewis (Watford) [sub: Roberts (Northampton)], Screen (Swansea), Hawkins (Leeds), Jones (Bristol Rovers), Walley (Watford).
Unused sub: T. Yorath (Leeds).
Referee: E.T. Jennings (ENG)

07. 26 March 1969
Communale Stadium, Brescia (att: )
Italy 2 (Rief, Vieri)
Northern Ireland 1 (Mullan)
NIR: R. McKenzie (Airdrieonians); P. Rice (Arsenal), S. Nelson (Arsenal), S. Todd (Burnley), A. Hunter (Oldham Athletic), A. O'Doherty (Coleraine) capt, B. Hamilton (Linfield), J. Johnston (Blackpool), R. Gaston (Oxford United), B. Mullan (Fulham), T. Morrow (Glentoran).
ITA: Superchi (Fiorentina); Roversi (Bolgna), Pasetti (Juventus), Esposito (Fiorentina), Niccolai (Cagliari), Santarini (Roma), Reif (Vienice), Merlo (Fiorentina), Gori (Roma), Vieri (Sampdoria), Chiarugi (Bologna).
Referee: H. Fechet (AUT)

--. 4 March 1970
Racecourse Ground, Wrexham (att: n/a)
Wales -
Northern Ireland -
Match cancelled as the pitch was unplayable due to snow.
NIR Squad: Eric McManus (gk) (Coventry City), Jim Platt (gk) (Ballymena United); Pat Rice (Arsenal), Sammy Nelson (Arsenal), Tony O'Doherty (Coleraine), Liam O'Kane (Nottingham Forest), John Cowan (Newcastle United), Eric Bowyer (Linfield), James Smith (Derry City), Bryan Hamilton (Linfield), Bertie Lutton (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Des Dickson (Coleraine), Brendan Mullan (Coleraine), Johnny Johnston (Blackpool)
Manager: Billy Bingham
Team Attendant: Bobby McGregor

08. 11 April 1989 (highlights)
Dalymount Park, Dublin (att: 3,200)
Republic of Ireland 3 (2) (McCarthy 34, Irwin 37, Sheridan (pen) 85)
Northern Ireland 0 (0)
NIR: T. Wright (Newcastle United); G. Fleming (Nottingham Forest), S. Morrow (Arsenal), G. Taggart (Manchester City), N. Matthews (Blackpool), M. Hughes (Manchester City) [sub: A. Diamond (Blackburn Rovers) 78], J. Magilton (Liverpool), M. O'Neill (Newcastle United), I. Dowie (Luton Town), N. Whiteside (Manchester United) capt, K. Black (Luton Town) [sub: R. Johnston (Tottenham Hotspur) 65].
Unused subs: P. Kee (Oxford United), N. Lennon (Manchester City).
ROI: G. Kelly (Newcastle); Irwin (Oldham), C. Fleming (Swindon), McCarthy (Celtic) capt, [sub: Swann (Bohemians) 69], Brazil (Manchester Utd), Sheridan (Leeds), Milligan (Oldham), O'Brien (Newcastle) [sub: DeMange (Hull) 68], Coyle (Clydebank), Mooney (Preston), M. Kelly (Portsmouth) [sub: McGee (Wimbledon) 75].
Unused subs: Scully (Arsenal), Dalton (Derry City).
Referee: Pat Kelly (ROI)

09. 15 May 1990
Shamrock Park, Portadown (att: 2,000)
Northern Ireland 2 (McBride 21, Devine 44)
Republic of Ireland 3 (Quinn 59, D. Kelly 62, 80)
NIR: A. McKnight (West Ham United); N. Lennon (Manchester City), S. Morrow (Arsenal), J. Devine (Glentoran), G. Taggart (Manchester City) capt, J. Magilton (Liverpool), M. Todd (Sheffield United), N. Bailie (Linfield) [sub: P. Agnew (Grimsby Town) 66], S. McBride (Glenavon) [sub: P. Millar (Port Vale) 72], P. Gray (Tottenham Hotspur), M. Hughes (Manchester City).
Unused subs: A. Fettis (Ards), A. Scappaticci (Glenavon), P. Major (Portadown).
ROI: A. Kelly (Preston); Fleming (St. Pat's Athletic), Phelan (Wimbledon), Scully (Arsenal), Brazil (Man. Utd), Waddock (Millwall) capt, Mooney (Preston), Sheridan (Sheff. Wed.), Quinn (Man. City), D. Kelly (Leicester), M. Kelly (Portsmouth) [sub: Russell (Middlesbrough) 60]
Unused subs: DeMange (Hull), Coyle (Airdrie), Poutch (Luton), O'Dowd (Shelbourne).
Referee: Alan Snoddy (NIR)

10. 27 April 2004 (BBC)
Mourneview Park, Lurgan (att: 500)
Northern Ireland 0 (0)
Serbia & Montenegro 0 (0)
NIR: A. Blayney (Southampton) [sub: A. Mannus (Linfield) 46]; B. Close (Darlington), K. O'Hara (Portadown), S. Webb (Ross County), W. Buchanan (Lisburn Distillery), S. Clingan (Wolverhampton Wanderers), S. Davis (Aston Villa) [sub: M. Hughes (Tottenham Hotspur) 46], T. McFlynn (Morecambe) capt, L. McEvilly (Rochdale), K. Braniff (Millwall) [sub: L. Clarke (Peterborough United) 59], H. Davey (U.C.D.) [sub: C. Brunt (Sheffield Wednesday) 46].
SCG: Milojevic [sub: Stojkovic 46]; Lovre capt, Lomic [sub: Tosic 66], Bisevac [sub: Ivanovic 46], Miladinovic, Buklatovic [sub: Basa 46], Petrovic [sub: Boskovic 46], Milovanovic, Mardja [sub: Nikezic 29], Maric, Vukcevic.
Referee: Brian Lawlor (WAL)

Sources:
Match Programmes
News of the World Football Annual (various) (ed. Frank Butler, Malcolm Gunn, Patrick Collins)
Irish Association Football Guides (various) (ed. Bill Irwin)
Northern Ireland Soccer Yearbook (various) (ed. Malcolm Brodie, Ronald Rosser)
Northern Ireland Football Yearbook (various) (ed. Marshall Gillespie)

Credits:
Thanks to Steve Bell for details of the 1970 cancelled match against Wales

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