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Billy Smyth

Name: William Thomas Smyth Born: c.1925, Belfast Died: 14 January 2005, Belfast Height: 5.11 ft Weight: 11.02 st Position: Goalkeeper Representative Honours: Ireland: 4 Full Caps (1948-1953) ; Irish League: 13 Caps (1947-1953) ; Northern Regional League: 2 Caps (1947) . Club Honours: (with Distillery) Irish League Runner-Up 1951/52 ; Irish Cup Runner-Up 1945/46, 1949/50 ; Co. Antrim Shield Winner 1945/46 , Runner-Up 1952/53 ; Gold Cup Runner-Up 1947/48 ; Dublin & Belfast Inter-City Cup Runner-Up 1947/48 ;  (with Ards) Co. Antrim Shield Winner 1955/56 . Club Career: Teams Seasons Signed Fee League FA Cup Other Balmoral United - - - - - - Distillery 44/45-54/55 - - *354/0 - - Ards - Feb-55 - - - - TOTALS - £- - - - * all games Biography: The son of former Belfast Cel

Frank Montgomery

Name: Francis J. Montgomery Born: Coleraine Height: 5.10 ft Weight: 11.00 st Position: Right-Back Representative Honours: Ireland: 1 Full Cap (1954) , 12 Amateur Caps (1951-1955) ; Irish League: 3 Caps (1953-1954) . Club Honours: (with Coleraine) City Cup Winner 1953/54 . Club Career: Clubs Seasons Signed Fee League FA Cup Other Coleraine Villa - - - - - - Coleraine - Oct-53 Amateur * 348/5 - - TOTALS £- 348/5 - - * All domestic games. Biography: Frank "Bunty" Montgomery was a highly rated full-back who many observers reckoned could have made it in England had he preferred to move across the water. Malcolm Brodie noted of him: "A sound positional player, he kicks accurately with either foot, and displays, when the need arises, excellent ball control." As captain, Montgomery led Ireland to the inaug

Barney Donaghey

Name: Bernard Donaghey Born: 23 December 1882, Londonderry Died: 1 July 1916, KIA Somme (France) Height: 5.04 ft Weight: 10.10 st Position: Inside-Left Representative Honours: Ireland: 1 Full Cap (1902) ; Irish League: 2 Caps (1902-1905) ; Derry representative. Club Honours: (with Derry Celtic) North-West Senior Cup Winner 1900/01, 1901/02 ; (Belfast Celtic) City Cup Runner-Up 1902/03 . Club Career: Teams Seasons Signed Fee League FA Cup Other Derry Celtic 00/01-01/02 - - / 3 /2 - Ulster 01/02 Apr-02 - - - /1 Belfast Celtic 02/03-03/04 - - / 8 /1 - Glentoran 03/04 Feb-04 - * 2/ 0 - - Hibernian 04/05 - - 15/ 8 2/0 - Derry Celtic 05/06 - - - - - Manchester Utd 05/06 Nov-05 -

Northern Ireland Players at the Palace

NIFG takes a looks at Northern Ireland football's recipients of "Gongs from the Palace"... David Healy MBE (June 2008) Martin O'Neill MBE (1982) OBE (January 2004) Harry Gregg MBE (1995) Bertie Peacock MBE (1986) Billy Bingham MBE (June 1981) Sir James Wilton KBE (1937) Sammy McIlroy MBE (year?) Pat Jennings MBE (year?) Peter McParland MBE (year?) Sir James Campbell Percy (year?) James Small OBE (year?) Jimmy McIlroy MBE (January 2011) Pat Rice MBE (January 2013) Noel Bailie MBE (June 2013) Michael O'Neill MBE (January 2017) Steven Davis  MBE (June 2017) Sara Booth MBE (June 2018) Charlie Fogarty MBE (2018) NI Schoolboy and Cerebral Palsy international Other notable recipients... Ronnie McFall MBE (2008) Portadown manager Lawrie McMenemy MBE (2006) Northern Ireland manager 1998-99 Malcolm Brodie MBE (year?) Belfast Telegraph Sports editor Harry Cavan OBE (1977) CBE (year?) IFA President & FIFA Vice-President Jim Rainey

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