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Liam Coyle

Following in his father’s footsteps into the Northern Ireland side, Liam Coyle then recovered from serious injury to embark on a long and glittering career with Derry City… Name: Liam Coyle Born: 21 May 1968, Londonderry Height: Weight: Position: Forward Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 1 Full Cap (1989) ; League of Ireland Caps. Club Honours: (with Derry City) League of Ireland Champion 1988/89, 1996/97 ; FAI Cup Winner 1988/89, 1994/95, 2002 , Runner-Up 1993/94, 1996/97 ; Football League of Ireland Cup Winner 1988/89, 1993/94, 1999/00 (with Glentoran) Irish Cup Winner 1995/96 . Awards: FAI National League Player of the Year 1995 ; PFAI Player of the Year 1994/95 ; PFAI Young Player of the Year 1988/89 . Club Career: Teams Seasons Signed Fee League FA Cup FL Cup Europe Other Brandywell Harps - Youth - - - - - Derry City 88/89 - 89/90 - Youth

Northern Ireland’s One Cap Wonders

- Most Capped - Top Goalscorers - Youngest Players - Oldest Players - - Premier Players - Cup Finalists - Award Winners - Million Pound Men - - Olympians - Dual Internationals - Captains - Goalkeepers - One Cap Wonders - From State of the Game . August 30th, 2006 by Robin Peake Sven-Goran Eriksson's reign has ended in tatters. He will be remembered not for his almost impeccable record in qualifying (England only ever lost one competitive qualifying match under the Swede - a fact not lost on the 14,000 Green and White army who were at Windsor Park little over a year ago.) He will not even be remembered for a 5-1 demolition of Germany in their own back yard - The fact that England fans still gloat over this and the German team has since reached a World Cup final and Semi-final is testament to the under achieving and over hyped nature of the English team and it's surrounding media circus. Eriksson will be remembered for his love of the female species, his

Harry Chatton

Name: James Harold A. Chatton Born: 23 April 1899, Enniskillen Height: Weight: Position: Right-Half / Centre-Half Representative Honours: Ireland: 3 Full Caps (1924-1925) . Irish Free State: 3 Full Caps (1931-1934). Club Honours: (with NY Nationals) US National Cup Winner  1928 ; Lewis Cup Winner 1928/29 ; (with Shelbourne) League of Ireland Champion 1930/31 ; (with Cork) Irish Free State Cup Winner 1933/34 . Club Career: Teams Seasons Signed Fee League FA Cup Other Kirkintilloch Rob Roy - - - - (Scottish Junior) Dumbarton 20/21-22/23 - - *40/0 - *23/5 Partick Thistle 23/24-25/26 - - 86/2 - - Indiana Flooring 26/27 - - 31/0  (ASL) 3/0 Heart of Midlothian 26/27 -27 Free 0/0 - - New York Nationals 27/28-29/30 - - 114/0  (

Jimmy Chambers

Name: Robert James Chambers Born:  c.1896-1899, Mullaghglass, Co. Armagh Died:  1977 (reportedly aged 78) Height: Weight: Position: Winger Representative Honours: Ireland: 12 Full Caps / 2 Goals (1921-1931 ), 1 Amateur Cap / 1 Goal (1921) ; Irish League: Caps. Club Honours: (with Belfast Celtic) Irish League Champion 1919/20 ; (with Distillery) Belfast Charities Cup Winner 1920/21 ; County Antrim Shield Runner-Up 1920/21 . Club Career: Teams Seasons Signed Fee League FA Cup Other Bessbrook Athletic - - - - - Belfast Celtic - - - - - - Distillery - 1920 Amateur - - - Newry Town 23/24 - 24/25 - - - - - Bury 25/26 - 29/30 1925 £625 28/7 3/0 - Nott'm Forest 31/32 - - 9/1 - - TOTALS - £625

Billy Caskey

A legend in Irish League circles as well as in the brief history of the NASL, Billy Caskey had a long and often controversial footballing career... Name: William T. Caskey Born: 12 October 1954, Belfast Height: 5.10 ft Weight: 12.02 st Position: Forward Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 7 Full Caps / 1 Goal (1978-1982) ; Irish League: 11 Caps / 1 Goal (1987-1990) . Club Honours: (with Glentoran) Irish League Champion 1976/77, 1987/88 ; Irish Cup Winner 1984/85, 1986/87, 1987/88, 1989/90 ; Gold Cup Winner 1976/77, 1977/78, 1986/87 ; Ulster Cup Winner 1976/77, 1988/89, 1989/90 ; Irish League Cup Winner 1988/89 ; Floodlit Cup Winner 1987/88, 1989/90 ; City Cup Winner 1974/75 ; Co. Antrim Shield Winner 1989/90 ; Co. Antrim Centenary Chalice Winner 1987/88 ; (with Tulsa Roughnecks) NASL Soccer Bowl Winner 1983 . Awards: NI Football Writers’ Association Player of the Year 1977 ; NI PFA Player of the Year 1988 ; NI PFA Most Promising Newcomer 1975 . Club Career:
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