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News: Billy Gillespie

Hi folks, I would like to draw your attention to an event taking place in the village of Kerrykeel in Co Donegal on Saturday 7th September at 4pm when the village will pay tribute to Billy Gillespie , Sheffield United and Northern Ireland legend. William Ballintrae Gillespie was born in the Village of Kerrykeel, Co. Donegal on 6th August 1891. The son of a policeman, he became simply known as “Billy”.  Showing talent from a young age in junior football ranks Gillespie was quickly signed up by Derry Institute when he was just 17 before making the move to Yorkshire to the then called Leeds City. Sheffield United obviously liked what they saw and in December 1912 he moved to the Blades for a fee of £400. It was money well spent as Billy Gillespie became the lynchpin of the side, making nearly 500 appearances’ and scoring over 130 goals, it’s no surprise that he is still revered around the streets of Bramell Lane. His finest hour however came when he captained the Blades to the 1925

587: 6 September 2013

586 vs Russia   - 587 -  588 vs Luxembourg 2014 World Cup Qualification Group F 6th September 2013. KO: 19:45 BST NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) 2 - 4  PORTUGAL (POR) (H/T 1-1) Venue:  Windsor Park, Belfast Attendance: 12,001 Referee:  Danny Makkelie (NED) Assistant Referees:  Davie Goossens (NED), Bas van Dongen (NED) Fourth Official:  Kevin Blom (NED) Goalscorers: NIR: McAuley (36), Ward (52); POR: Alves (21), Ronaldo (68, 77, 83) NORTHERN IRELAND: (green shirts, white shorts, green socks) Manager: Michael O'Neill Captain: Steven Davis Carroll _ ; Hodson, Brunt  _ _ 61 , McAuley, J. Evans, Norwood  _ , McGinn [Lafferty 67  _ 80 ], Davis  _ , Paterson, Ward [C. Evans 71], Ferguson [Baird 76] Unused subs: McGovern (gk), Devlin (gk); McArdle, Grigg, Bruce, Magennis, McKay, O'Connor, McKeown PORTUGAL: (all red) Manager: Paulo Bento CaptainL Cristiano Ronaldo Rui Patricio; Pereira, Alves, Pepe  _ , Coentrao  _ , Moutinho, Miguel, Meireles [Nani 52], Vierinha [Nel

Shane McEleney

Name: Shane McEleney Born: 31 January 1991, Londonderry Height: 6.03 ft / 1.91 m Weight: 13.05 st / 85 kg Position: Defender Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 2 Under-21 Caps (2012) ; Republic of Ireland: Under-21, Youth; League of Ireland Representative. Club Honours: (with Derry) FAI Cup Winner 2012 ; League of Ireland Cup Winner 2011 (unused sub); League of Ireland First Division Champion 2010 (promoted). Club Career: Teams .... -Seasons- Signed -Fee- -League- Europe Derry City 2009-2015 ...... Youth 126(-)/0 4(-)/0 St. Pat's . 2015-2016 Jul-15 Ottawa Fury ........   Dec-16 Biography: Formerly a member of the Republic of Ireland Youth teams, Derry City defender Shane McEleney was first called into the Northern Ireland Under-21 team for a friendly against Hungary in August 2012. He marked his debut with a goal in a 3-2 defeat. A Derry-native, McEleney made his Candystripes debut against Drogheda in September 2009 and remained with the club after they w

Northern Ireland Players in the Scottish Premiership

The Scottish Professional Football League Premiership was formed in 2013 when the Scottish Premier League ( SPL , founded 1998) "re-merged" with the Scottish Football League (founded 1890) to once again form a single governing body for senior league clubs in Scotland, the Scottish Professional Football League ( SPFL ). All four divisions within the league structure were re-branded, with the Premiership as the top level with the Championship , League 1 and League 2 beneath. The following Northern Ireland players have featured in the Premiership to date... Liam Boyce (Ross County) Conor Brennan (Kilmarnock) Sammy Clingan (Kilmarnock) Ben Hall (Motherwell) Josh Magennis (Aberdeen, St Mirren , Kilmarnock) Alan Mannus (St Johnstone) Niall McGinn (Aberdeen) Ryan McGivern (Hibernian) Ryan McLaughlin ( Aberdeen ) Michael McGovern (Hamilton Academical) Billy McKay (Inverness Caledonian Thistlem Dundee Unired ) Rory McKeown (Kilmarnock) Brian McLean

Club Appearances 2013/14

- 2012/13   - 2013/14 - 2014/15 - - Club Appearances - Transfers ( summer 2013  -  January 2014 ) - Cups, Ups & Downs - Club appearances by Northern Ireland players through the 2013/14 season... (players with only dashes in the appearances columns have only been an unused substitute or have spent time on loan with another league club) ENGLAND Premier League (to end of play 17th May ) Player Club League FA Cup FL Cup Europe Alex Bruce Chris Brunt   Lee Camp (t) Steven Davis Rory Donnelly (o) Joe Dudgeon Jonny Evans Shane Ferguson (o) Aaron Hughes (t) Gareth McAuley   George McCartney Hull City West Bromwich Albion West Bromwich Albion Southampton Swansea City Hull City Manchester United Newcastle United Fulham West Bromwich Albion West Ham United 19(1)/0 25(3)/3 - 28(6)/2 - - 17(0)/0 - 11(2)/0 32(0)/2 20(2)/0 RU 1(1)/0 - - 2(1)/0 - - 1(0)/0 - 2(0)/0 1(0)/0 -