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Venue: Balmoral Showgrounds

BALMORAL SHOWGROUNDS Address:  Lisburn Road, Belfast Opened:  1896 AKA: King's Hall Complex Capacity: 15,000 Main Tenants: Royal Ulster Agricultural Society,   Balmoral Show (1896-2012) , Ireland Rugby team (1900-1921) Surface:  Grass Venue Type:  Home Played 2 Won 0 Drew 0 Lost 2 Win Ratio 0% Result Ratio 0% Balmoral Showgrounds 1947 Britain From Above 1 2 061 062 22/03/1902 09/08/1902 England Scotland L L 0-1 0-3 BC FR

Euro 2016 - The Finals' Twenty-Four

UEFA European Championships -  1960  -  1964  -  1968  -  1972  -  1976  -  1980  -  1984  -  1988  -  1992  -  1996  -  -  2000  -  2004  -  2008  -  2012  -  2016  -  2020  - - Qualification -  Finals  - - Articles - Collectors' Corner - Last week, while Northern Ireland's players enjoyed a nice relaxing recovery from their none-too-taxing friendly win over Latvia, eight teams battled it out for the final four places in France. Of course, these matches were played under a considerable shadow cast by the terrorist attacks on Paris, and we can only hope that next summer's festival of football will not only raise the spirits, but also prove that civilised society will not be cowed by threats and violence. Now we know the identities of the final twenty four, and their relative seedings that are based on UEFA coefficients and seem to have been designed to maintain the hierarchy of Europe's richest nations rather than reward the performances of the qualified

Joel Cooper

Name: Joel Cooper Born: 29 February 1996 Height: Weight: Position: Winger/Forward Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: Under-21; Northern Ireland Eastern Region (2015) . Club Honours: (with Glenavon) Irish Cup Winner 2015/16 ; NIFL Charity Shield Winner  2016 ; (with Linfield) Irish League Champion Awards: NIFWA Young Player of the Year 2015/16; NI Player of the Year 2019/20. Club Career: Teams ... --Seasons-- Signed Ballyclare Comrades Glenavon 15/16-17/18  Jul-15 University of New Hampshire Linfield 18/19-19/20  Jun-18 Oxford U Biography: An exciting winger, Joel Cooper was invited to train with the senior Northern Ireland squad in the build-up to Euro 2016, and traveled to France to help out with training sessions. Cooper had come to the attentions of senior clubs while playing for Ballyclare Comrades, representing the Northern Ireland Eastern Region at the 2015 UEFA Regions Cup. Glenavon won the race for Cooper's signature in June 2015 . He earned