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Merry Christmas

NIFG would like to wish all our readers and contributors a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2016! Christmas Quiz Time Can you identify the players disguised as Santa!

Venue: The Oval (Belfast)

THE OVAL Address:  Dee Street,   Belfast Opened:  1892 (rebuilt 1903 and 1949) AKA: - Capacity:  - Main Tenants:  Glentotan Surface:  Grass Venue Type:  Home Played 1 Won 0 Drew 1 Lost 0 Win Ratio 0% Result Ratio 33% The Oval c.1960 1 100 14/02/1920 Wales D 2-1 BC Links: Britain From Above (1923)

Venue: Grosvenor Park

GROSVENOR PARK Address:  Distillery Street,   Belfast Opened:  1889-1971 Demolished: 1972 AKA: - Capacity: - Main Tenants: Distillery  (1889-1922, 1927-1971) Surface:  Grass Venue Type:  Home Played 4 Won 1 Drew 0 Lost 3 Win Ratio 25% Result Ratio 25% Grosvenor Park c.1960 1 2 3 4 51 60 83 93 04/03/1899 01/03/1902 20/03/1909 18/01/1913 Wales Scotland Wales Wales W L L L 1-0 1-5 2-3 0-1 BC BC BC BC

Venue: Lyon

STADE DES LUMIERES Address: D├ęcines,   Lyon Opened:  2016 AKA:  Stadium of Lights (English) Capacity:  59,500  (2016) Main Tenants:  Olympique Lyonnais,   Euro 2012 Surface:  Grass Venue Type:  Neutral Played 1 Won 1 Drew 0 Lost 0 Win Ratio 100% Result Ratio 100% 1 613 16/06/2016 Ukraine ECF N 2-0

Venue: Nice

ALLIANZ RIVIERA Address:  Nice Opened:  2013 AKA:  - Capacity:  35,624  (2016) Main Tenants: OCG Nice, RC Toulon,   Euro 2012 Surface:  Grass Venue Type:  Neutral Played - Won - Drew - Lost - Win Ratio -% Result Ratio -% 1 - 12/06/2016 Poland ECF N -

Venue: Celtic Park (Belfast)

CELTIC PARK Address: Donegall Road,   Belfast Opened:  1901-1980s AKA:  Paradise Capacity:  Main Tenants:  Belfast Celtic (1901-1949) Surface:  Grass Venue Type:  Home Played 2 Won 2 Drew 0 Lost 0 Win Ratio 100% Result Ratio 100% 1 2 133 152 01/02/1930 11/03/1936 Wales Wales W W 7-0 3-2 BC BC

Venue: Ulster Cricket Ground

ULSTER CRICKET GROUND Address:  Ormeau Road, Belfast Opened: c.1879 AKA:  Ballynafeigh Park; Ulidia Playing Fields (present) Capacity: c.7,000 Main Tenants:  Ulster Cricket Club (1879-1931) , Ulster FC (1879-193?) , Rosario YFC, Ireland rugby team (1894) Surface:  Grass Venue Type:  Home Played 10 Won 0 Drew 1 Lost 9 Win Ratio 0% Result Ratio 3% Present day Ulidia Playing Fields 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 004 005 007 010 012 013 019 022 024 025 17/03/1883 26/01/1884 23/02/1884 11/04/1885 13/03/1886 20/03/1886 07/04/1888 27/04/1889 15/03/1890 29/03/1890 Wales Scotland England Wales England Scotland England Wales England Scotland D L L L L L L L L L 1-1 0-5 1-8 2-8 1-6 2-7 1-5 1-3 1-9 1-4 FR BC BC BC BC BC BC BC BC BC Notes: In 1878 the Ulster CG was the site of the first organised football match to be played under the association rules in Ireland.
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