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Northern Ireland in the Milk Cup Minor Festival

Youth -  Home Nations  -  International Youth Tournament  -  Milk Cup  -  Under-18/19  -  Under-16/17  - -  Elite  -  Minor  - The Dale Farm Milk Cup introduced a new competition for Under-13 teams in 2014, the Minor Festival will complement the older age groups that feature in the Junior, Premier and Elite sections. The Northern Ireland side, a product of the fledgling Club NI scheme, won the inaugural tournament. The Minor Section was cancelled for the 2015 Dale Farm Milk Cup tournament. 2014 (Winners: Northern Ireland) All games at Coleraine Showgrounds 25-Jul 18:45 North Dublin Schools League 1-2 Northern Ireland 25-Jul 19:45 Partick Thistle 1-8 Manchester United 26-Jul 11:30 North Dublin Schools League 0-4 Manchester United 26-Jul 12:30 Partick Thistle 0-8 Northern Ireland 26-Jul 19:45 Northern Ireland 5-1 Manchester United 26-Jul 18:45

Transfers Summer 2014

- 2013/14 - 2014/15 - 2015/16 - - Club Appearances - Transfers ( summer 2014 - January 2015) - Cups, Ups & Downs - Northern Ireland players on the move during the 2014 close season... Permanent Deals: Johnny Flynn (Falkirk to Cliftonville) story Alan Blayney (Linfield to Glenavon) story Robert Garrett (Linfield to Portadown) story Sam Morrow (unattached to Linfield) story David Armstrong (Ards to Dungannon Swifts) story Michael Gault (Linfield to Portadown) story story Mark McAllister (Linfield to Portadown) story story Steve Jones (Airbus UK to Nantwich Town) story Chris Hegarty  (Rangers to Linfield)  story   story Terry McFlynn  (Sydney FC to Bonnyrigg White Eagles)  story   story Jason Mooney (Tranmere Rovers to York City) story Philip Lowry (Linfield to Derry City) story James McPake  (Hibernian to Dundee)  story   story James Knowles  (Linfield to Cliftonville)  story   story Jude Winchester (Kilmarnock to Cliftonville) story Michael Mc

Northern Ireland Players in the A-League

Soccer in Australia and New Zealand has long been held as a happy hunting ground for British and Irish players, offering the opportunity for some off-season earnings or a happy retirement base in a warmer climate. From Terry McCavana and Tommy Forde as antipodean football pioneers of the 1960s to Bobby Campbell 's career re-building stint in the 1970s and George Best 's brief stay in the twilight of his career, Northern Ireland internationals have not been afraid to take their boots to the far side of the globe. Australia's first national league, the NSL , was founded in 1977 and was augmented with a first New Zealand side, Auckland Kingz, in 1999. Before it was wound up as financially un-viable in 2004, the following Northern Ireland full, B, Under-23 or Under-21 players featured in the NSL: (exact details to be verified) George Best  (Brisbane Lions  1983 ) Bobby Campbell  (Brisbane City  1979 ) Lee Feeney  (Northern Spirit  2001 ) Norman Kelly  (Canberra Cosmos