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Venues #15 & #28: Bangor, Gwynedd

Sources are mixed on where the two international fixtures undertaken by Ireland in Bangor were actually played. Most modern sources appear to have settled on Penrhyn Park for both games. However, it appears that the 1904 fixture was actually played at Farrar Road Cricket Ground, later home of Bangor City FC.  Penrhyn Park Today the first international football match between Wales and Ireland will take place at the Penrhyn Park, Bangor, kindly lent by the Right Hon. Lord Penrhyn. The B.F.C. (Bangor Football Club) committee are to be congratulated for the successful issue of their endeavour in securing the international game to be played for the first time in this division, and it is to be hoped it will not be the last. The Park Gate (Ty Newydd) will be opened at 2.30 p.m. (not two as previously advertised). ( North Wales Chronicle: February 27, 1892 ) Penrhyn Castle overlooks Penrhyn Park in Bangor The Cricket Ground, Farrar Road The cricket field was the scene of the encounter, which a

Dane McCullough

Name: Dane Neil McCullough Born: 20 December 2003,   Portadown Height: Weight: Position: Left-Back Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: Under-21, Under-19, Youth, Schools. Club Career: Portadown 18/19-19/20   Youth Burnley ......  Aug-20   Youth Biography: Dane McCullough made his Portadown debut against Ballinamallard in April 2019 aged just 15 years and 121 days, the youngest player to ever play for the club's senior team. He earned a move to Burnley, and quickly impressed as an attacking full-back, rising through their youth teams. In 2022 he made his Northern Ireland Under-21 debut, following in the footsteps of his cousin, Luke McCullough. Northern Ireland Under-21 Cap Details: 22-09-2022 Scotland H L FR

676: 27 September 2022

- 675 vs Kosovo - 676 - 677 vs San Marino UEFA Nations League C - Group 2 GREECE (GRE) 1-3 NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) (H/T 1-1) Venue: Georgios Kamaras Stadium (AEK Arena), Nea Filadelfeia, Athens Attendance: 5,871 Referee:  Filip Glova (SVK) Assistant referees:  Peter Bednar (SVK), Daniel Polacek (SVK) Fourth official:  Michal Ocenáš (SVK) Video Assistant Referee:  Tiago Martins (POR) Assistant Video Assistant Referee:  Luis Godinho (POR) Goals: GRE:  Pelkas 14 , Masouras 55 , Mantalos 80 ; NIR Lavery 18 NORTHERN IRELAND: Manager: Ian Baraclough (ENG) Captain: Jonny Evans (3-5-2): Peacock-Farrell; McNair, J Evans, Flanagan  _ ; Bradley (Charles 68), Thompson (Saville 9), McCann  _ , Davis, Lewis (Ferguson 76); Magennis (McMenamin 77), Lavery (Whyte 68). Subs not used: Charles, Hazard, C Evans, Balmer, Lane, Brown, Southwood. GREECE: Greece's Head Coach Gus Poyet, an ex-Uruguay, Chelsea & Spurs player and Sunderland manager Head Coach: Gus Poyet (URU) Captain:  Tasos Bakasetas

675: 24 September 2022

- 674 vs Cyprus - 675 - 676 vs Greece UEFA Nations League C - Group 2 24th September 2022/ KO: 17:00 BST KOSOVO (KOS) 1-2 NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) (H/T 0-0) Venue: National Stadium at Windsor Park, Belfast Attendance: 17,148 ("sell out") Referee:  Glenn Nyberg   (SWE) Assistant Referees: Mahbod Beigi, Andreas Söderqvist (SWE) Fourth Official: Adam Ladebäck (SWE) Video Assistant Referee:  Rob Dieperink (NED) Assistant Video Assistant Referee:  Ingmar Oostrom (NED) Goals: KOS: Muriqi 58 ;   NIR: Whyte 82 , Magennis  90+2 NORTHERN IRELAND: (green - white - green) Manager: Ian Baraclough (ENG) Captain: Steven Davis [5-3-2]  Bailey Peacock-Farrell, Paddy McNair, Jamal Lewis [Shane Ferguson 77 ], Tom Flanagan, Jonny Evans, Corry Evans [Gavin Whyte  78 ], Conor Bradley, Steven Davis [Ali McCann 90+2 ], Josh Magennis, Dion Charles [Shayne Lavery 76 ], George Saville [Jordan Thompson 67 ].  Unused substitutes: Conor Hazard (GK), Luke Southwood (GK), Kofi Balmer, Patrick Lane, Shea C

Dennis Guy

- Name: Dennis J.D. Guy (Denis) Born: 16 September 1944, Portadown Died: 9 September 2022, Portadown (age 77)  Height:  Weight:  Position: Forward Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 8 Amateur Caps / 5 Goals (1965-1969) , 1 Junior Cap  (1963) , Youth Caps  (1961-1963) , 3 Schools Caps (1960) ; Irish League: 3 Caps (1965-1967) ; Great Britain: Representative (1967) .  Club Honours:   (with Portadown Tech) Northern Ireland School's Cup Winner  1959/60 ; (with Linfield Rangers)  IFA Youth Cup Winner  1959/60, 1960/61, 1961/62 ; (with Linfield Swifts) George Wilson Cup Winner 1961/62 ; (with Glenavon) Irish Cup Runner-Up 1964/65 ; (with Ards)  Irish Cup Winner  1973/74 ;   Gold Cup Winner  1973/74 ;   Ulster Cup Winner  1973/74 ;   Blaxnit Cup Winner  1973/74 . Awards: Irish League Top Scorer (19 goals) 1964/65 . Club Career:   Teams Seasons Signed Fee League Europe Other Portadown Tech -