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The Notts County Connection

The legacy of Notts County is the famous striped shirt sported by Juventus and a home to over twenty Irishmen. Founded: 1862 (the oldest club in the Football League) Grounds: 1862 , The Park; 1864 , The Meadows; 1877 , Beeston Cricket Ground; 1880, Castle Ground; 1883 , Trent Bridge; 1910 , Meadow Lane. League Career: Founder Members of the Football League 1888/89-date. Club Honours: Football League Best Season: 3rd Division One 1890/91, 1900/01. Football League Division Two (II) Champions 1896/97, 1913/14, 1922/23 , Runners-Up 1894/95, 1980/81 , Play-Off Winners 1990/91 . Football League Division Three (III) Runners-Up 1972/73 , Play-Off Winners 1989/90. Football League Division Three South Champions 1930/31, 1949/50 . Football League Division Three (IV) Champions 1997/98. Football League Division Four (IV) Champions 1970/71 , Runners-Up 1959/60. FA Cup Winners 1893/94 , Runners-Up 1890/91 . Football League Cup Best Season: 5th Round (1964, 1973, 1976) Anglo-Italian Cup Wi

The Vale Connection

The following have players won Northern Ireland caps whilst playing with Port Vale: Billy Bingham ... 3 Jame Lawrie ..... 3 Sammy Morgan .... 7 Jon McCarthy .... 4 Liam Burns ...... Under-21 Terry Harkin .... Under-23 (also full) David Howland... Under-21 Brian McGlinchey Under-21 Paul Millar ..... Under-23 & Under-21 Other related players: Louis Bookman Peter Doherty ... (guest) David Healy ..... (on loan) Felix Healy Jimmy Hill Eric Magee...... Amateur Dave Rollo Andy Smith ...... (on trial) Danny Sonner Jim Todd ........ Victory Trevor Wood Club Links: Official Site OneValeFan FCHD Wikipedia

The Peterborough Connection

The following have players won Northern Ireland caps whilst playing with Peterborough United: Trevor Anderson 4 Danny Sonner ... 1 James Quinn .... 9 Gerard Lyttle .. Under-21 Lee Clarke..... Under-21 & B Other related players: Colin Clarke Derek Dougan Dean Holden .... NI Select Jim McCabe Gerry McElhinney Jim McLaughlin Eric McManus ... Amateur Jimmy Quinn Pat Sharkey Denis Shiels ... B & Amateur Paddy Sloan Ciaran Toner ... (on loan) Club Links: Official Site UpThePosh Database Wikipedia FCHD

"Batty" Brennan

Name: Bartholomew James Brennan Born: 2nd quarter 1890, Dublin Died: Height: Weight: Position: Centre-Half Representative Honours: Ireland: 1 Cap / 1 Goal (1912) . Club Honours: (with Bohemians) Irish Cup Runner-Up 1910/11 ; Leinster Senior Cup Winner 1909/10, 1910/11, 1911/12, 1914/15, 1915/16 , Runner-Up 1912/13 . Club Career: Teams Seasons Signed Fee League FA Cup Other Bohemians 09/10-17/18 -1909 Amateur - - - TOTALS - £- - - - Biography: "Batty" Brennan established himself in the Bohemians team in 1909/10. A strong, resolute defender, he gained a silver medal in the Irish Cup when Bohemians were beaten 2-1 by Shelbourne in a replay on 26th May 1911. Not noted for his goalscoring, (he scored only two goals in his career with Bohemians), it came as a surprise when Brennan scored for Irelan

Darren Kelly

Name: Darren Kelly Born: 30 June 1979, Londonderry Height: 6.01 ft Weight: 12.10 st Position: Defender Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 11 Under-21 Caps (2000-2001) ; Republic of Ireland: Under-18. Club Honours: (with Portadown) Irish Cup Winner 2004/05 , Runner-Up 2009/10. Club Career: Teams Seasons Signed Fee League FA . Cup FL . Cup Europe Other Trojans - - Youth - - - - - Derry City 95/96 - 01/02 - Youth - - - - - Carlisle United 02/03 - 03/04 Aug - 02 £100k 39 (3)/ 2 2(0)/0 1(1)/0 - 8(0)/0 Portadown 04/05 - 05/06 Aug - 04 Free 52 (0)/ 9 - - 2(0)/0 - Derry City 2006 - 2007 Jul-06 Free 29 (-)/ 2 - - 7(0)/1 - Kilmarnock - Jul-07 Trial 0 (0)/ 0

The Orient Connection

Leyton Orient Football Club Founded: 1881 Names: 1881, Glyn Cricket and Football Club; 1886, Eagle Football Club; 1888, Orient Football Club ; 1898, Clapton Orient; 1946, Leyton Orient; 1966, Orient; 1987, Leyton Orient. Grounds: 1884, Glyn Road; 1896, Whittles Athletic Ground; 1900, Millfields Road; 1930, Lea Bridge Road; 1937, Brisbane Road (aka Osborne Road, Leyton Stadium and Matchroom Stadium). League History: London League 1898/99-1900/01 ; Southern League 1904/05 ; Football League 1905/06-date . Club Honours: Football League Best Season: 22nd (bottom) Division One (I) ( 1962/63 ). Football League Division Two (II) Runners-Up 1961/62 . Football League Division Three (III) Champions 1969/70 . Football League Division Three South (III) Champions 1955/56 , Runners-Up 1954/55 . Football League Division Four Play-Off Winners (promoted) 1988/89 . FA Cup Best Season: Semi-Finals ( 1978 ). Football League Cup Best Season: 5th Round ( 1963 ). Players capped by IFA whi

The Carlisle Connection

Founded: 1903 Names: 1903, Shaddongate United; 1904, Carlisle United. Grounds: 1903, Milholme Bank; 1905, Devonshire Park; 1909, Brunton Park. League History: Lancashire Combination 1905/06-1909/10 ; North Eastern League 1910/11-1927/28 ; Elected to Football League 1928 ; Football League 1928/29-2003/04 ; Football Conference 2004/05 ; Football League 2005/06-date. Club Honours: Football League Best Season: 22nd (bottom) Division One (I) (1974/75). Football League Division Two (II) Third Place (promoted) 1973/74 . Football League Division Three (III) Champions 1964/65, Runners-Up 1981/82. Football League Division Three (IV) Champions 1994/95 , Third Place (promoted) 1996/97. Football League Division Four (IV) Runners-Up 1963/64 . Football League Two (IV) Champions 2005/06. Football Conference (V) Play-Off Winners (promoted) 2004/05 . FA Cup Best Season: 6th round (1975) Football League Cup Best Season: Semi-Finals (1970) Football League Trophy Winners 1997 , Runners

John Convery

Name: John Convery Born: 1 April 1980, Newtownards Height: 6.01 ft Weight: 11.11 st Position: Centre-Back/Right-Back Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 4 Under-21 Caps (2000) , Under-18. Club Honours: (with Portadown) Irish Cup Winner 2004/05 ; IFA Championship Winner 2008/09 ; Irish League Cup Winner 2008/09 ; Mid-Ulster Cup Winner 2001/02 ; (with Ards) NIFL Championship One Winner 2015/16 . Club Career: Teams Seasons Signed Fee League FA Cup FL Cup Europe Other Glenavon - - Youth 0(0)/0 - - - - Celtic 97/98-01/02 Mar-97 Youth 0(1)/0 - - - - Falkirk 01/02 Feb-02 Loan 3(0)/0 - - - - Portadown 02/03-09/10 May-02 Free - - - - - Newry City 10/11 Jun-10 Free 35(0)/2 - - - - Cliftonv
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