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Showing posts from July, 2012

New NI Home Kit Unveiled

Irish FA Press Release THE long wait is finally over – the Irish FA can today officially unveil the new adidas Northern Ireland home kit. The new Northern Ireland kit from adidas is officially unveiled The launch of the kit is part of a new long-term deal with world-renowned kit manufacturers adidas. The home kit comprises of a green shirt with white pinstripes and collar, white shorts and predominantly green socks and encompasses the traditional adidas three stripes on the sleeves. Sammy Clingan wears the new adidas Northern Ireland home kit Supporters can now pre-order the kit online at , in store at JJB Sports and in independent sports shops across Northern Ireland. The kit will be available to buy on Thursday 9 August. NI Fans members can still avail of their 10% discount by using the unique voucher code that will be sent to you by JJB Sports or alternatively present your membership card in-store. The Irish FA sh

Transfers - Summer 2012

Players on the move during the summer of 2012 and through to the January 2013 transfer window... Have we missed anyone? Let us know via  email , twitter or the comments form below. Transfers Stuart Dallas (Crusaders to Brentford) story Lee Colligan  (ex-Ballymena United to Coleraine) story Maik Taylor  (Leeds United to Millwall)  story Matt Hazley  (Crusaders to Dungannon Swifts) story Chris Casement (Linfield to Portadown) story Caolan Lavery (ex-Ipswich Town to Sheffield Wednesday) story Kris Lindsay (Linfield to Glenavon) story Johnny Taylor (Glentoran to Ballymena United) story Wayne Drummond (ex-Ballymena United to Crusaders) story Ryan McCann (Crusaders to Lisburn Distillery) story Conor Devlin (ex-Brentford to Cliftonville) story Jamie Douglas (Preston North End to Dungannon Swifts)  story   story Sean McCashin (Lisburn Distillery to Glenavon) story David Buchanan (Tranmere Rovers to Preston North End) story Robbie Weir (Tranmere Rovers to Burton

History of the Irish FA Badge

The Irish FA badge has evolved gradually, and occasionally drastically, over the last 130-odd years... ON THE SHIRT: 1920s  (away/amateur) 1890s 1920s 1950* 1920s  (goalkeeper) 1930s* 1952-1957 1957-1967 1967-1976 (also appeared on a patch  sewn  onto shirt)  1977 1982-1983 (Spain 82 away) ( NI Match Worn ) 1983-1986 1986-1990 (first time "Northern Ireland" appeared on badge) 1986-1990 (with additional Mexico 86 script) 1990-1992  (home) 1990-1992  (away) 1992-1994 1994 1994-1996 1996-1998 1998-1999 (badge also embroidered directly onto shirt) 1998 (worn with dark border  against Finland only) 1999-2002 2002-2004 2004-2006 2005   2006-2008 2008-2010 2010-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015- * While the shamroc

494: 12 October 2002

493 v Cyprus  - 494 - 495 v Ukraine Euro 2004 Qualification Group Six Saturday, 12th October 2002. KO: 21:45. SPAIN (ESP) 3-0 NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) (H/T 1-0) Venue: Carlos Belmonte Stadium ,   Albacete Attendance: 16,000 Referee: Lubos Michel (SVK) Goalscorers: ESP: Braja 19, 88, Guti 59 NORTHERN IRELAND: Manager: Sammy McIlroy* (Game 20. Won 5, Drew 4, Lost 11) Captain: Steve Lomas (Game 18. Won 5, Drew 5, Lost 8) Players Team Gls Sub Cap 1 TAYLOR M.S. Fulham 23 2 HUGHES A.W. Newcastle United 25 3 McCARTNEY G. Sunderland 7 4 TAGGART G.P. Leicester City > 69 51 5 MURDOCK C.J. Preston North End 16 6 LOMAS S.M. West Ham United 41 7 GILLESPIE K.R. Blackburn Rovers 43 8 MULRYNE P.P. Norwich City