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Eddie McCracken

Name: Edward T. McCracken Born: Died: Height: Weight: Position: Goalkeeper Representative Honours: Ireland: 1 Full Cap (1928) , 1 Amateur Cap (1927). Club Honours: (with Barking) FA Amateur Cup Runner-Up 1926/27. Club Career: Teams Seasons Signed Fee League FA Cup Other Barking Town - - Amateur (Athenian League) TOTALS - £- - - - Biography: Edward McCracken was goalkeeper with Barking Town, one of the leading clubs in the Athenian League, when they reached the the 1927 Amateur Cup Final. Although they lost out to Leyton, 3-1 at the Den, McCracken had done enough to attract the attentions of the Irish selectors. In November 1927 McCracken appeared in an impressive 1-1 amateur international draw against England in Blackpool. The following February he was the only non-Irish League player to travel with a "full&

Stephen Carson

Name: Stephen Carson Born: 6 October 1980, Ballymoney Height: 5.10 ft Weight: 12.00 st Position: Winger Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 1 Full Cap (2009) , 2 Under-21 Caps (2000-2001) , Youth. Club Honours: (with Coleraine) Irish Cup Runner-Up 2007/08 ; Irish League Cup Runner-Up 2009/10 ; North West Senior Cup Winner 2005/06, 2007/08 ; (with Glentoran) Irish Cup Winner 2012/13 . Club Career: Teams ............ --Seasons-- Signed -Fee- --League-- FA Cup FL Cup Europe Other Linfield ............................   Youth .. 0 (0)/ 0 Rangers .......... 99/00-00/01 Jul-99 .......  1 (1)/ 0 0(1)/0 0(1)/0 Dundee United .... 01/02-02/03 Aug-01 £150k  .. 8(12)/ 0 1(3)/0 0(1)/0 Barnsley ......... 03/04 ...... Sep-03 . Free .. 9 (2)/ 1 3(1)/0 ............. 1(1)/0 Hartlepool United  03/04 ...... Feb-04 .. Free .. 1 (2)/ 0 Coleraine ........ 04/05-10/11 Aug-04 . Free Newcastle United Jets ....... Jul-09 Trial (Australian A-League) Glentoran ....... 11/12-12/13  

Paul Willis

Name: Paul Willis Born: 5 March 1986 Height: 5.10 ft Weight: Position: Goalkeeper Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 1 Under-21 Cap (2006) , Under-19. Club Honours: (with Liverpool) Liverpool Senior Cup Winner 2003/04 ;  (with AFC Liverpool) North West Counties First Division Trophy Winner 2008/09, 2009/10 . Club Career: Teams ........... --Seasons-- Signed -Fee- -League- Liverpool ....... 05/06 ...... Jul-05 Youth .. 0(0)/0 Stockport County 05/06 ..... Feb-06 . Loan .. 0(0)/0 AFC Liverpool ... 08/09-09/10 Jul-08 ...... 64(0)/0* (North West Counties League) Alsager Town ............... Sep-10 ............... (North West Counties League) * all games Biography: When Paul Willis was selected for Northern Ireland's UEFA European Under-19 Championship Finals squad in 2005 he was the sole representative of Liverpool's celebrated Academy at the tournament. For that feat alone he was feted as the next Elisha Scott, the last Liverpool goalkeepe

Mo Harkin

Name: Maurice Harkin Born: 16 August 1979, Londonderry Height: 5.10 ft Weight: 11.11 st Position: Midfielder Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 9 Under-21 Caps / 3 Goals (2000-2001) , Under-18, Under-16. Club Career: Teams ................. --Seasons-- Signed -Fee- -League- FA Cup FL Cup Other Wycombe Wanderers ..... 96/97-00/01 Aug-96 Youth 26(47)/2 5(4)/0 5(2)/1 4(0)/1 Carlisle United ....... 01/02 ..... Aug-01 . Free . 2 (2)/0 ...... 1(0)/0 Aldershot Town ........ 01/02 ..... Nov-01 .............. (Isthmian League) Nuneaton Borough ...... 01/02 ..... Jan-02 . Free 13 (1)/1 (Conference) Crawley Town .......... 02/03-04/05 Jun-02 ..... 17 (5)/2 (Southern League/Conf.) Forest Freen Rovers ... 04/05 ..... Mar-05 . Free . 5 (1)/0 (Conference) Lewes ................. 05/06 ..... c/s-06 .............. (Conference) Havant & Waterlooville 06/07-07/08 May-06 ..... 56 (-)/3 (Conference) Eastbourne Borough .... 08/09 .....   Jul-08 . Free ........

Dave Wells

Name: David Peter Wells Born: 29 December 1977, Portsmouth (England) Height: 6.02 ft Weight: 12.07 st Position: Goalkeeper Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 1 Under-21 Cap (1999) , 1 Under-18 Cap. Club Honours: (with Barry) League of Wales Champion 1998/99 ; (with Portadown) Mid-Ulster Cup Winner 2001/02, 2002/03 . Club Career: Teams Seasons Signed Fee League FA Cup FL Cup Europe Other AFC . Bournemouth 94/95-97/98 -94 Youth 0(1)/0 - - - - Salisbury City 96/97 Oct-96 Loan 3(0)/0 (Southern League) - 1(0)/0 Barry Town 98/99-99/00 Sep-98 Free 49(6)/0 (League of Wales) 2(0)/0 - Dorchester Town 00/01 - Free - (Southern League) - - Cliftonville 01/02 Oct-01 Free 11(0)/0 2(0)/0 - - - Portadown

Paddy Thunder

Name: Patrick J. Thunder Born: Died: 1947, Dublin Height: Weight: Position: Left-Back Representative Honours: Ireland: 1 Full Cap (1911 ), 3 Amateur Caps (1908-1910) ; Irish League: 1 Cap (1910). Club Honours: (with Bohs) Irish Cup Winner 1907/08 , Runner-Up 1908/09, 1910/11 ; Leinster Senior Cup Winner. Club Career: Teams Seasons Signed Fee League FA . Cup Other Bohemians - - Amateur - - - TOTALS - £- - - - Biography: Paddy Thunder was three times an Irish Cup finalist and on each occasion it took a replay to settle the tie. In 1908 Thunder was part of the Bohemians side that faced Shelbourne in the first all-Dublin Irish Cup Final. The Shels , who were featuring in their fourth consecutive final, were heavy favourites and it was only thanks to two penalty saves by Bohs 'keeper Jack Hehir that the game finished 1-1 and went to a replay. The rematch, like th

Jimmy Small

Name: James Mark Small OBE, JP, FCIS Born: 7 July 1867, Belfast Died: 27 December 1963 Position: Inside-Forward Representative Honours: Ireland: 4 Full Caps (1887-1893) ; Co. Antrim FA Representative. Club Honours: (with YMCA) Irish Cup Runner-Up 1888/ 89; (with Cliftonville) Irish Cup Runner-Up 1889/90, 1892/93. Club Career: Clubs Seasons Signed Fee League Irish , Cup Other Prospect - - Amateur - - - Clarence - - Amateur - - - Belfast . YMCA - - Amateur - - *1/0 Cliftonville 89/90 - 02/03 1889 Amateur - - *3/0 TOTALS £- - - - * English FA Cup Biography: James Small, from Belfast's Jocelyn Street, played in three Irish Cup Finals between 1889 and 1893, though never in the winning side. Small won his first cap in 1887 while a Clarence player bef

Modesto Silo

Name: Modesto Silo Born: 15 November 1864, Galway Died: Height: Weight: Position: Right-Back Representative Honours: Ireland: 1 Full Cap (1888) . Club Honours: (with Glentoran) Charity Cup Runner-Up 1885/86 . Club Career: Teams Seasons Signed Fee League Irish Cup Other Glentoran 82/83-87/88 -1882 Amateur - - - Distillery 87/88 Oct-1887 Amateur - - *1/0 Belfast Y.M.C.A. 87/88-88/89 - Amateur - - *1/0 TOTALS - £- - - - * English FA Cup Biography: A player with Glentoran during their first season, Modesto Silo was of Italian descent and his younger brother George Louis would later captain the Glens to their first ever Irish League Championship success in 1893/94. Modesto was born in Galwa
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