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Cups, Ups and Downs 2009/10

What's changing for Northern Ireland players' clubs for 2010/11 season, who has a medal in their pocket or a manager facing a rocket? EUROPE UEFA Champions League Finalists : Bayern Munich (GER) 0-2 Inter Milan (ITA) UEFA Europa League Final : Fulham (ENG) 1-2 (aet) Atletico Madrid (SPA) With all British interest in the UEFA Champions League evaporating fairly early, it was to the re-branded UEFA Europa League that we looked for some local interest - Fulham's march to the final including some excellent defensive performances from Aaron Hughes and Chris Baird . A potential all-English final was ruled-out when Liverpool lost on away goals in the semi-final and it was their conquerors Atletico Madrid that sneaked the final in extra-time from a determined Fulham. ENGLAND FA Cup Finalists: Chelsea 1-0 Portsmouth League Cup Final: Manchester United 2-1 Aston Villa League Trophy Final: Southampton 4-1 Carlisle United The first medals of the season were handed out in th

492: 17 April 2002

- 492 - Friendly International Wednesday 17 April 2002. KO: 20:00 NORTHERN IRELAND 0 - 5 SPAIN (H/T 0-1) Venue: Windsor Park, Belfast Attendance: Referee: Goalscorers: ESP: Raul 23 54, Baraja 47, Puyol 70, Morientes 78 NORTHERN IRELAND: 4-4-2   (white shirts, green shorts, white socks) Manager: Sammy McIlroy Captain: Aaron Hughes (Game: 1) Taylor [Carroll 46 ]; Nolan, McCartney, Williams, Hughes; Johnson, Gillespie [McCourt 77 ], Horlock, Elliott; Feeney [McEvilly 63 ], Healy. SPAIN: 4-4-2 (red shirts, navy shorts, black socks) Manager: Captain: Canizares; Puyol, Nadal, Hierro, Juan Fran; Albelda, Baraja, De Pedro, Joaquin; Raul, Morientes. Match Programme: Match Highlights: Match Report: Guardian Pre-Match: Squad ( BBC ) Taylor (Fulham), Carroll (Manchester United), Griffin (Dundee United), Kennedy (Wigan), McCartney (Sunderland), Williams (Wimbledon), Holmes (Wrexham), A Hughes (Newcastle), Johnson, M Hughes (both Birmingham), Gillespie (B

Tommy Aiken

Name: Thomas Aiken Born: 18 March 1946, Ballymena Height: Weight: Position: Outside-Left Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 1 Amateur Cap (1965) Club Honours: Club Career: Clubs Seasons Signed Fee League FA Cup FL Cup Other Ballymena United 65/66-67/68 - Amateur *113(0)/19 - - - Doncaster Rovers 67/68 Nov-67 - 12(1)/1 - - - TOTALS £- - - - - * all games Biography: Tommy Aiken was selected to play for Northern Ireland Amateurs against England in 1965 at his homeground in Ballymena. Two years later he made the long dreamed of move to England, signing with Doncaster Rovers. He spent just a season at Belle Vue, playing thirteen games in the Football League. More to follow. Northern Ireland Amateur Cap Details: 25-09-1965 England. H L 0-2 Summary: 1/0. Won 0, Drew 0, Lost 1.

Michael Bryan

Name: Michael Anthony Bryan Born: 21 February 1990, Hammersmith Height: 5.06 ft Weight: 10.00 st Position: Winger Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 2 Full Caps (2010) , Under-21, Youth. Club Honours: (with Harrow) Middlesex Senior Cup Winner 2014/15. Club Career: Teams ........ --Seasons-- Signed -Fee- -League- FA Cup FL Cup Other Q.P.R. ...............//........ Youth . 0 (0)/0 Watford ...... 09/10-11/12 Nov-08 Youth . 5 (7)/0 ...... 0(2)/0  Bradford C. .   11/12 ..... Aug-11 . Loan . 5 (3)/0 ............. 0(1)/0 Bournemouth ............. Jan-12 Trial . 0 (0)/0  Leyton Orient ........... Feb-12 Trial . 0 (0)/0  Northampton Town ........ Jul-12 Trial . 0 (0)/0  Brackley Town 12/13 ............. Free (Conference North) Daventry T. .   12/13 ..... Nov-12 . Loan  (Southern League Division One) Corby Town .. 12/13 ..... Feb-13 ..... (Conference North) Hendon ...... 13/14 ..... Aug-13 ..... (Isthmian League) Hampton & RB . 14/15 ..

Jamie Mulgrew

Name: James Mulgrew Born: 5 June 1986 Height: Weight: Position: Midfielder Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 2 Full Caps  (2010) , 10 Under-21 Caps (2006-2008) , Under-23. Club Honours: (with Linfield) Irish League Champion 2006/07, 2007/08, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2016/17 ; Irish Cup Winner 2006/07, 2007/08, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2016/17 , Runner-Up; Irish League Cup Winner 2007/08 ; Co. Antrim Shield Winner  2013/14, 2016/17. Awards: Ulster Footballer of the Year 2016/17; NIFWA Player of the Year 2017. Club Career: Teams .... --Seasons-- Signed -Fee- 3rd Bangor Boys' Brigade ... Youth St Andrews B.C. ............ Youth Holywood Boys .............. Youth St Andrews B.C.  ............   Youth Glentoran .................. Youth Linfield . 05/06- date Jun-05 Biography: Jamie Mulgrew had been on the books at Glentoran before he joined Linfield in June 2005. He made his deut for the Blues in a 2-0 home win over Loughgal on 20 August 2005 and sc

Rory McArdle

( theGAWA ) Name: Rory Alexander McArdle Born: 1 May 1987, Sheffield (England) Height: 6.01 ft Weight: 11.03 st Position: Defender Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: Full, 19 Under-21 Caps (2006-2008). Club Honours: (with Rochdale) Football League Two Third (promoted) 2009/10 , Play-Off Runner-Up 2007/08 ; (with Bradford) League Cup Runner-Up 2012/13 ; League Two Play-Off Winner 2012/13 . Awards: Football League One Player of the Month Dec/14 . Club Career: Teams ............. --Seasons-- Signed --Fee-- -League- FA Cup FL Cup Other Sheffield Wednesday 05/06-06/07 Jul-05 .. Youth .. 0(1)/0 ...... 0(1)/0 Rochdale .......... 05/06 ..... Aug-05 ... Loan . 16(3)/1 1(0)/0 Rochdale .......... 06/07 ..... Nov-06 ... Loan .. 9(0)/0 1(0)/0 Rochdale .......... 06/07-09/10 Jan-07 Nominal 116(4)/4 6(0)/0 3(0)/0 7(0)/1 Aberdeen .......... 10/11-11/12 May-10 ... Free . 47(6)/2 8(1)/1 5(1)/2  Bradford City ..... 12/13-16/17 Jun-12 .. Free  Scunthorpe United . 1

Johnny Gorman

Name: Rory John Gorman Born: 26 October 1992, Cheshire (ENG) Height: 5.10 ft Weight: 12.04 st Position: Midfielder Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 9 Full Caps (2010-2011) , 6 Under-21 Caps  (2011-2013) , 3 Under-19 Caps / 1 Goal, 5 Under-17 Caps, 2 Under-16 Caps / 1 Goal; Republic of Ireland: Youth. Club Honours: (with Barrow) Conference North Champion 2014/15. Club Career: Teams ..........  --Seasons-- Signed -Fee- League FA Cup FL Cup Others Manchester City .................. Youth Manchester Utd .................... Youth Wolverhampton W  11/12-12/13  .. 2009 Youth 0(1)/0 Plymouth Argyle   12/13 ..... Aug-12 . Loan 1(1)/0 ...... 2(0)/1 Macclesfield ... 12/13 ..... Jan-13 . Loan 0(1)/0   (Conference National)   Cambridge Utd..  12/13 ..... Mar-13 . Loan 0(2)/0   (Conference National) Leyton Orient .   13/14 ..... Aug-13 . Free 0(2)/0 1(2)/0 0(1)/0 1(0)/0 Crewe Alexandra ........... Jul-14 Trial 0(0)/0 Southport .....   14/15 ..... Aug-14 . Free 3

Jim McKinstry

PSNI FC Name: James McKinstry Born: Larne Height: 6.02 ft Weight: 13.07 st Position: Centre-Half / Right-Back Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 2 Amateur Caps (1957-1959) , 4 Schoolboy Caps (1947-1948) ; Irish League representative. Club Honours: (with Distillery) Ulster Cup Winner 1957/58 ; (with Glenavon) Irish League Champion 1959/60 ; Irish Cup Winner 1960/61. Club Career: Clubs Seasons Signed Fee League FA Cup Other R.U.C. - - - - - - Cliftonville - - Amateur - - - Distillery 56/57-58/59 Aug-56 Amateur - - - Glenavon - Aug-59 - - - - Larne - - - - - - TOTALS £- - - - Biography: Capped four times - against Wales, England, Scotland and Eire - as a Larne schoolboy, Jim McKinstry added Amateur in

Joe Kinkead

Name : Joseph Kinkead Born: 27 May 1933, Dunmurry Died: 10 March 2015 (aged 81) Height: 5.08½ ft Weight: 11.06 st Position: Goalkeeper Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 2 Amateur Caps (1961-1962) , 2 Junior Caps, 3 Youth Caps, 4 Schoolboy Caps (1948) ; B Division Representative (1954) . Club Honours: (with Linfield Swifts) B Division Champion 1952/53 ; George Wilson Cup Winner 1953/54 ; Intermediate Cup Winner 1955/56, 1956/57 ;  (with Larne) Intermediate Cup Winner 1958/ 59; Steel & Sons Cup Winner 1958/59, 1959/60 ; George Wilson Cup Winner 1958/59 ; (with Glenavon) Irish Cup Winner 1960/61 ; Ulster Cup Winner 1962/63 . Club Career: Clubs Seasons Signed Fee League FA Cup Other Distillery - - Youth - - - Linfield 52/53 - 57/58 Aug - 52 Amateur - - - Larne - -58 Amateur - - - Glenavon 60/61 - 65/6
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