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UEFA Euro 2008 Austria-Swizerland

Heroes to a man - see youse in South Africa! "Roy of the Rovers reads David Healy comics" - John O'Neill Current Standings (Qualifying Group F) Teams ........ Pl W D L GF:GA Pts Spain ......... 11 8 1 2 23: 8 25 Sweden ........ 12 7 2 2 23: 9 23 -------------------------------- N. Ireland .... 12 6 2 4 17:14 20 Denmark ....... 12 6 2 4 21:11 20 Latvia ........ 12 4 0 8 15:17 12 Iceland ....... 12 2 2 8 10:27 . 8 Liechtenstein 12 2 1 9 . 9:32 . 7 .. --- DEN ICE LAT LIE NIR SPA SWE DEN --- 3-0 3-1 4-0 0-0 1-3 0-3* ICE 0-2 --- 2-4 1-1 2-1 1-1 1-2 LAT 0-2 4-0 --- 4-1 1-0 0-2 0-1 LIE 0-4 3-0 1-0 --- 1-4 0-2 0-3 NIR 2-1 0-3 1-0 3-1 --- 3-2 2-1 SPA 2-1 1-0 2-0 4-0 1-0 --- 3-0 SWE 0-0 5-0 2-1 3-1 1-1 2-0 --- * Match abandoned, awarded to Sweden Northern Ireland Results/Fixtures: 02-09-2006 Iceland ...... H L 0-3 06-09-2006 Spain ........ H W 3-2 Healy 3 07-10-2006 Denmark ...... A D 0-0 11-10-2006 Latvia ....... H W 1-0 Healy 24-03-2007 Liechtenstein

The Lurgan Connection

In a slight break from our normal Club-by-Club features, and inspired by correspondence and information supplied by Lurgan-man Oliver Burns, NIFG presents a list of Lurgan-bred players who have played in the English (FL) or Scottish (SL) Leagues since the Second World War… CUSH Wilbur ( Billy ) Wing-Half b: 10 June 1928; d: 1981 NI-26, IL-32 Glenavon Leeds United .. (FL) Nov-57 57/58-59/60 . 87 (0)/ 9 Portadown Glenavon DICKSON William ( Bill ) Wing-Half b: 15 April 1923 NI-12 Glenavon Notts County .. (FL) Nov-45 46/47-47/48 . 21 (0)/ 2 Chelsea ....... (FL) Nov-47 47/48-52/53 101 (0)/ 4 Arsenal ....... (FL) Oct-53 53/54-55/56 . 29 (0)/ 1 Mansfield Town . (FL) Jul-56 56/57 ....... 19 (0)/ 0 Glenavon DOWD Hugh Oliver Central-Defender b: 19 May 1951 NI-3, NIAmat Glenavon Sheffield Wed. (FL) Jul-74 74/75-78/79 110 (2)/ 0 Doncaster R. .. (FL) Aug-79 79/80-82/83 . 94 (0)/ 3 HARVEY James ( Jimmy ) Midfielder b: 2 May 1958 NIu21-1 Glenavon Arsenal ........ (FL) Aug-77 77/78

Ivan Sproule

Name: Ivan Sproule Born: 18 February 1981, Castlederg Height: 5.08 ft Weight: 11.09 st Position: Winger/Forward Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 11 Full Caps / 1 Goal (2005-2007) . Club Honours: (with Hibs) Scottish Cup Runner-Up 2011/12 ; Scottish League Cup Winner 2006/07 ; (with Linfield) Co. Antrim Shield Winner 2013/14. Club Career: Teams Seasons Signed Fee League FA Cup FL Cup Europe Other Killen Rangers - - - - - - - - Ballinamallard U. - - - - - - - - Dergview 99/00 - - - - - - - Moyola Park 00/01 c/s-00 - /14 - - - /6 Omagh Town 01/02-03/04 c/s -01 - 95  (-)/19 - - 2(0)/1 - Institute 04/05 c/s -04 - 11  (0)/ 2 - 3(0)/

The Dundalk Connection

Although Dundalk have never featured a "current" Northern Ireland international, their proximity to the border means that players from 'the North' have had a healthy influence on the club's eighty years in senior football... Founded: 1903 (reformed 1912 and again in 1919) Former Names: GNR (Great Northern Railway) Association Club Grounds: Athletic Grounds; Oriel Park (1936/37-date) . . League History: Founder Members Dundalk & District League 1906 ; Newry & District League; Leinster Senior League 1922/23-1925/26 ; Elected to League of Ireland Division 'A' (then Free State Football League) 1926/27-1985/86 ; Premier Division 1986/87-1998/99 ; Division One 1999/00-2000/01 ; Premier Division 2001/02 ; Division One 2002/03-2008; Premier Division 2008-date. . Club Honours: League of Ireland Champions (9) 1932/33, 1962/63, 1966/67, 1975/76, 1978/79, 1981/82, 1987/88, 1990/91, 1994/95 . League of Ireland Division One Champions (2) 2000/01 , 2008 . FAI C
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