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Paul Smyth

Name:  Paul Smyth Born:  10 September 1997, Belfast Height:  Weight:  Position:  Forward Representative Honours:  Northern Ireland: Full, Under-21, Under-19. Club Honours:   (with Linfield)  NIFL Champion  2016/17 ; Irish Cup Winner 2016/17 ;   Co. Antrim Shield Winner 2016/17. Awards: NIFWA Young Player of the Year 2017. Club Career: Linfield.  15/16-16/17 Q.P.R. .. 17/18-20/21 Aug-17 A Stanley   loan Wycombe W   loan Charlton.   loan A Stanley loan L Orient.  21/22- date Jun-21 Free Biography: A pacy striker, Paul Smyth played his first games for Linfield when just eighteen. A Northern Ireland Youth international, after an impressive first season with the Blues he was invited to train with the senior international squad in preparation for Euro 2016. Impressive performances after moving to QPR saw him promoted from the Northern Ireland Under-21 panel to the seniors. He came on for his debut as an 82nd minute substitute and four minutes later he had scored the win

Chris Paul

Name:  Christopher Paul Born:  25 September 1997, Enfield (Eng) Height:  Weight:  Position:  Midfielder Representative Honours:  Northern Ireland: Under-21, Under-19, Under-17. Club Career: Teams ........... --Seasons-- Signed -Fee- League Tottenham Hotspur ..................   Youth 0(0)/0 QPR ............. 16/17-17/18 May-16 . Free 0(0)/0  Havant & Wa'ville  Hampton & R. Boro Biography: Midfielder who is also capable in defence, Chris Paul was on the books at Spurs before he was released to allow him to join QPR in May 2016. He became a match-day squad regular at Loftus Road early on and earned elevation to the Northern Ireland Under-21 squad before his nineteenth birthday. In May 2018 it was announces that he was being released by QPR. UEFA More to follow. Northern Ireland Under-21 Cap Details: 06-09-2016 FYR Macedonia A L 0-2 ECQ sub still active

Mark Sykes

Name: Mark Sykes Born: 4 August 1997 Height:  Weight:  Position: Midfielder Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: Under-21, Under-19, Under-18. Awards: Ulster Young Footballer of the Year 2017/18. Club Career: Glenavon Oxford United Biography: A product of the Glenavon youth set-up, Mark Sykes came to the fore in the club's 2015 Harry Cavan Youth Cup win and he signed a professional deal ahead of the following season. A member of the Northern Ireland Under-18 schools squad, he earned rapid elevation through the Under-19 to the Under-21 set-ups. In August 2020 it was reported that Sykes had declared his intentions to declare for the Republic of Ireland . This was just days before he was due to be included in Ian Barraclough's first senior squad and after he had already featured on the bench under Michael O'Neill. More to follow. UEFA Northern Ireland Under-21 Cap Details: 06-09-2016 FYR Macedonia

05 January 1910

(International Trial Match) Wednesday, 5th January 1910 HOME IRISH 3-1 ANGLO IRISH   (H/T 0-1) Venue: Grosvenor Park,   Belfast Attendance: 4,000 Goals: Anglos: Meaney; Home: Robertson (pen), Enright, McKeown Line-ups: HOME ANGLOS F. McKee   (Cliftonville) S. Burnison   (Distillery) P. McCann  (Belfast Celtic) J. Wright   (Cliftonville) J. Connor   (Belfast Celtic) Anderson (Belfast Celtic) R. Lyner (Glentoran) J. Robertson   (Cliftonville) McKeown (Linfield) J. Enright   (Shelbourne) F. Thompson   (Cliftonville) W.S. McBirnie (St Mirren) McCrossan (Dykehead) McCartney (Linfield) H. Hampton   (Dundee) C. Mercer (Greenock Morton) J. Maginnes (Greenock Morton) W.T.J. Renneville   (Leyton) J. Meaney (Leith Athletic) Hill (Motherwell) J. Murphy  (Bradford City) J.C. Slemin   (Bradford City) Others selected P.J. Thunder   (Bohemians) J. Darling   (Linfield) J. McDonnell   (Bohemians) - C.G. W

616: 4 September 2016

615 vs Wales -  616 - 617 vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup - European Qualifying Group C 4th September 2016. KO: 19:45 BST / 20:45 CET CZECH REPUBLIC (CZE)  0 - 0 NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) (H/T 0-0) Venue: Generali Stadium, Prague Referee:  Tasos Sidiropoulos (GRE) Assistant referees:  Polychronis Kostaras (GRE), Lazaros Dimitriadis (GRE) Fourth official:  Georgios Kyzas (GRE) Goals: - NORTHERN IRELAND: (white shirts, green shorts, white socks) Manager: Michael O'Neill Captain: Steven Davis (4-5-1)  M. McGovern; C. McLaughlin, S. Ferguson [L. Hodson 66 ], G. McAuley, J. Evans, P. McNair, O. Norwood _ , S. Davis, J. Ward  _  [N. McGinn 74 ], K. Lafferty [J. Magennis 59 ], S. Dallas Unused subs: A. Mannus (gk), T. Carson (gk); L. Boyce, C. Washington, C. Evans, R. McGivern, M. Smith, M. Lund, C. Morris CZECH REPUBLIC: (red shirts) Head coach: Karel Jarolim Captain: Marel Suchy (4-4-2) T. Vaclik; P. Kaderabek, M. Kadlec, V. Darida, J. Skalak [J. Kopic  77 ]

Conor Mitchell

Name: Conor Mitchell Born: 9 May 1996, Portrush Height: 6.00 ft / 1.83 m Weight: 11.06 st / 72kg Position: Goalkeeper Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: Under-21, Under-19, Under-17. Club Career: Teams ...... --Seasons-- Signed -Fee- League Other Burnley .................... -14 Youth Sheffield ... 15/16 ..... Aug-15   . Loan (Northern Premier League) Bradford PA.  15/16 ..... Jan-16 . Loan  (National League) Chester .... 17/18  .....   Aug-17 .Loan 8(0)/0 St Johnstone 18/19  .....   Jul-18 .Loan Linfield ...  18/19 ..... Jan-19 .Loan 2(0)/0 1(0)/0 Larne ..................  Jun-19 Warrenpoint. 21/22- date   Aug-21 Biography: To follow. Conor Mitchell rose through the ranks at Burnley, signing as a scholar in 2012 and as a professional in 2014. After a few loans to non-league he was promoted to the senior squad in 2016, but he never made a first team appearance beyond friendlies. Joins Chester Joins St Johnstone Joins Linfield Brought to Linfield in January

Dion Charles

Name:  Dion Charles Born:  7 October 1995, Preston (England) Height: 5.10 ft / 1.78 m Weight: 10.09 st  / 65 kg Position:  Midfielder / Forward      Representative Honours:  Northern Ireland: Full; Under-21; England: C Club Career: Teams ........ --Seasons-- Signed -Fee- -League- FA Cup FL Cup Other Blackpool ....................... Youth  . 0(0)/ 0 AFC Flyde .... 14/15-15/16 ............ ( National League North ) Skelmersdale U 14/15 ..... Nov-14  . Loan  ( National Premier League ) Fleetwood Town 16/17-17/18 Jul-16 . Free . 0(0)/ 0 ...... ...... 0(1)/0 FC Halifax T. .   16/17 ..... Mar-17  . Loan  ( National League North ) FC Halifax T. .   17/18 ..... Aug-17  . Loan  ( National League ) Southport .... 17/18-19/20  Jan-18 Undis  ( National League North ) Accrington St. 19/20-21/22  Aug-19 Undis 74(7)/27 1(1)/0 2(1)/1 6(5)/2 Bolton Wan'drs 21/22- date Jan-21 £320k Biography: Rich goalscoring form saw Charles receive his first senior international call-

Rhys Marshall

Name:  Rhys Marshall Born:  16 January 1995 Height: Weight: Position:  Defender Representative Honours:  Northern Ireland: Under-21 Club Honours: (with Glenavon) Irish Cup Winner 2013/14, 2015/16. Club Career: Glenavon 13/14-19/20  Youth Shamrock Rovers 2020 Jan-20 Glentoran 20/21- date Dec-20 Biography: To follow. Northern Ireland Under-21 Cap Details: 02-09-2016 Iceland H L 0-1 ECQ

Jordan Thompson

Name: Jordan Thompson Born: 3 January 1997, Antrim Height: 5.09 ft / 1.75 m Weight: Position: Midfielder Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: Full, Under-21, Under-19, Under-17. Club Honours: (with Livingston) SPFL Premiership Play-Off Winner 2017/18 . Awards: Super Cup NI Senior Player of the Tournament 2014. Club Career: Teams ...... --Seasons-- Signed -Fee- -League- FA Cup FL Cup Other Manchester United ............. Youth . 0(0)/ 0 Rangers .... 15/16-17/18  Jul-15 . Free . 0(2)/ 0 ...... 0(1)/0 2(0)/0 Airdrie .... 15/16 ..... Feb-16 . Loan . 7(0)/ 1 Raith Rovers 16/17 ..... Aug-16 . Loan 23(3)/ 1 2(0)/0 ------ 0(1)/0 Livingston . 17/18 ..... Jan-18 . Loan . 7(4)/ 0 ............. 2(2)/0  Blackpool .. 18/19- date Jun-18 . Free Biography: Talented midfielder promoted to the senior squad for the first time for the 2018 Central American Tour. More to follow. Wikipedia Soccerbase Northern Ireland Cap Details: 29-05-2018 Panama A D 0-0 FR  sub

Louis Rooney

Name:  Louis Rooney Born:  28 September 1996, Plymouth (England) Height: 5.11 ft / 1.80 m Weight: 11.00 st / 70 kg Position:  Forward Representative Honours:  Northern Ireland: Under-21, Under-19 Club Career: Plymouth Argyle 15/16-16/17 Truro City .... 16/17 .....   Sep-16 loan  Hartlepool Utd. 16/17 ..... Jan-17 loan Linfield ...... 17/18 .....  Aug-17 free Truro City .... 18/19- date Biography: To follow. Louis Rooney's younger brother Dan also came through the ranks at Plymouth and has been capped by Northern Ireland at youth level. Wikipedia Northern Ireland Under-21 Cap Details: 02-09-2016 Iceland H L 0-1 ECQ sub