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689: 8th June 2024

- 688 vs Denmark - 689 - 690 vs --- Friendly International SPAIN (ESP) - NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) Venue: Son Moix Stadium, Palma de Mallorca Pre-Match: Marca Notes: Northern Ireland's previous match in Mallorca was at the Lluis Sitjar Stadium. RCD Mallorca left the venue in 1999 and it was demolished in 2015.

Northern Ireland Schools International Kits

-  International Kits - Goalkeeper Kits - Irish League XI Kits - Schools' Kits For the 2023 Centenary Shield Northern Ireland's Under-18 Schoolboys' team took to the field in a Nike kit, possibly the first time a Northern Ireland XI has worn the US-brand. It also broke a two decade spell where the NISFA selected teams had worn the same kit (and badge) as the Irish FA's teams. Prior to 2004 the NISFA had utilised a range of kit manufacturers and also took advantage of the SAFIB's rules permitting shirt sponsorship, which were at odds with FIFA's usual competition requirements. - Pre-1980s The usual rugby-style jersey of the era was used by the Schoolboys' team through to the 1960s at least. The badge of the then- Irish Schools' Football Association was a rising sun motif.  1937/38 1947/48 1959/60 A new logo appeared, still in use today, featuring a red hand clasping a torch and surrounded by shamrocks was instroduced as the local

A Brief History of the Gibson Cup

Northern Ireland hosts the second oldest league competition in world football, the Irish Football League being founded in 1890. Only the English Football League (established in 1888) predates it while the Scottish Football League launched a week later. The English and Scottish champions are both awarded comparatively modern trophies; the English Premier League champions receiving the trophy introduced along with the "new" league in 1992/93, and the SPFL Premiership trophy was first awarded in 1999 to the winners of the then new SPL. But, while the NIFL is the third different body to have organised the senior league game within Northern Ireland, the trophy has remained the same since it was first awarded to the champions of an initially (notionally at least) all-Ireland competition. The origins of the Irish League trophy, the Gibson Cup , have long been widely misattributed. The history of Linfield FC claims that club president, and prominent linen mill owner, Robert Gibson h

George Glass RIP

It was with great sadness that I learned of the passing of George Glass. George passed away at his Belfast home on 5th December last year, just eight months after his dearly loved wife, Muriel. I first heard from George shortly after this site launched in 2006, when messages of corrections started to arrive. There followed dozens of emails including player profiles and statistical articles and I soon got to learn a bit more about George. He was widely respected within the statto community, counting among his works contributions to Cris Freddi, Marshall Gillespie, Malcolm Brodie and the IFFHS. He also completed extensive work on Linfield's history with their late chairman, David Crawford. As a boy, George was taken under the wing of the Northern Ireland squad during a childhood illness. He was invited into the team's dressing room on the afternoon of 4th December 1957 prior to the World Cup Qualifier against Italy, and was there as the team were informed the match had been down

Northern Ireland Player Transfers January 2024

- 2023/24 - - Transfers - Summer 2023 - January 2024 - Summer 2024 - ??-Dec Conor McDermott Lisburn Distillery to Coleraine (end of loan) 31-Dec Jamie McDonagh Glenavon to Cliftonville (end of loan) 01-Jan Jack Scott ex-Linfield to Coleraine   02-Jan Jamie McGonigle Derry City to Coleraine   03-Jan Brodie Spencer Motherwell to Huddersfield (end of loan)   03-Jan Conor McDermott Coleraine to Bangor (loan)   04-Jan Mikhail Kennedy Crusaders to Institute   06-Jan Andrew Mitchell Coleraine to Dungannon Swifts   09-Jan Ben Wylie Ytterhogdals IK to Cliftonville 12-Jan Conor Mitchell Dungannon Swifts to Newry City 12-Jan Liam Hughes ex-Liverpool to FC Haka 13-Jan Caolan McBride ex-Aston Villa to Newington 15-Jan Shea Gordon Larne to Cliftonville 15-Jan Chris Gallagher Cliftonville to Larne 16-Jan   Kofi Balmer Port Vale to Crystal Palace (end of loan) 16-Jan Gallagher Lennon Linlithgow Rose to St Mirren (end of loan)   18-Jan Gallagher Lennon St M

688: 26 March 2024

687 vs Romania - 688 - 689 vs - Friendly International Tuesday, 26th March 2024. KO: 19:45 GMT SCOTLAND (SCO) 0-1 NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) (H/T 0-1) Venue: Hampden Park, Belfast Attendance: Referee: Robert Jones Assistant Referees: Fourth Official:  Jarred Gillet Goals: NIR: Bradley 32 NORTHERN IRELAND: (white - teal - white) Manager: Michael O'Neill Captain: Paddy McNair 5-4-1 B. Peacock-Farrell; T. Hume, D. Ballard, P. McNair, E. Toal, B. Spencer; C. Bradley [P. Smyth 83 ], A. McCann _  [J. Thompson 87 ], S. Charles, I. Price[C. McMenamin 83 ]; J. Reid [J. Magennis 57 ] Subs: Hazard (gk), Southwood (gk); Donnelly, McMenamin, Marshall, Lavery, Smyth, Lane, Thompson, Boyd-Munce, Magennis, Brown. SCOTLAND: (navy - navy - navy) Manager: Steve Clarke Captain: Andy Robertson 3-4-2-1 Gunn; Hendry, Cooper, Tierney; Patterson, McTominay, Gilmour _ [McLean 70 ], Robertson [Ferguson 37 ]; McGinn [S. Armstrong 78 ], Christie [Shankland 78 ]; Dykes [Adams 70 ] Subs: Clarke (gk), Gordon (gk

687: 22 March 2024

686 vs Denmark - 687 - 688 vs Scotland Friendly International Friday, 22nd Match 2024. KO: 19:45 GMT / 20:45 local ROMANIA (ROU) 1-1 NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR)   (H/T 1-1) Venue: Arena Nationala, Bucharest Attendance: 30,439 Referee:  Kristoffer Karlsson (SWE) Assiatant Referees:  Goals: NIR: Reid 7 ; ROU: Man 23 NORTHERN IRELAND: (green - dark green - white) Manager: Martin O'Neill Captain: Paddy McNair (5-4-1) Hazard _ [Peacock-Farrell 45 ]; Bradley, Hume, McNair  _ , Toal, Spencer; Price, Charles, Thompson [McCann 72 ], Lane [McMenamin 62 ]; Reid [Magennis 71 ] Unused subs: Southwood (gk); Donnelly, Marshall, Lavery, Smyth, McCann, Boyd-Munce, Magennis, Brown ROMANIA: (yellow - yellow - yellow) Head Coach:  Edward Iord─ânescu Captain:  Nicolae Stanciu (4-1-4-1)  Florin Nita, Vasile Mogos [Deian Sorescu 45   _ ], Cristian Manea, Andrei Burca  _  [Bogdan Racovitan  75 ], Radu Dragusin, Razvan Marin [Adrian Sut 75 ], Dennis Man [Ianis Hagi 75 ], Alexandru Cicaldau [Darius Olaru 62 ]

Opposing Families

Fathers and sons to have faced Northern Ireland... Peter Schmeichel (Denmark) 5 games / 2 clean sheets W 3 – D 2 – L 0 17-10-1990 NIR 1-1 DEN ECQ Belfast 13-11-1991 NIR 1-2 DEN ECQ Odense 18-11-1992 NIR 0-1 DEN WCQ Belfast 13-10-1993 NIR 0-1 DEN WCQ Copenhagen 07-10-2000 NIR 1-1 DEN WCQ Belfast Kasper Schmeichel (Denmark) 2 games / 1 clean sheet W 1 – D 0 – L 1 16-06-2023 NIR 0-1 DEN ECQ Copenhagen 20-11-2023 NIR 2-0 DEN ECQ Belfast   7 games / 3 clean sheets – W 4 – D 2 – L 1 Mel Charles (Wales) 4 games / 5 goals W 3 - D 1 - L 0 20-04-1955 NIR 2-3 WAL BIC Belfast 10-04-1957 NIR 0-0 WAL BIC Belfast 12-04-1961 NIR 1-5 WAL BIC Belfast  1 goal 11-04-1962 NIR 0-4 WAL BIC Belfast  4 goals Jeremy Charles (Wales) 1 game W 1 - D 0 - L 0 31-05-1983 NIR 0-1 WAL BIC Belfast 5 games / 5 goals – W 4 – D