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Teams of the Decade

Northern Ireland's Teams of the Decade selected based on caps won in those decades...  1940s 2+ caps Ted Hinton Johnny Carey Con Martin Davy Walsh Jackie Vernon Peter Farrell Davy Cochrane Sammy Smyth Billy Walsh Peter Doherty Tommy Eglington Jackie Vernon (11), Davy Cochrane (10), Davy Walsh (8), Sammy Smyth (7), Johnny Carey (7), Peter Farrell (7), Tommy Eglington (6), Ted Hinton (5), Peter Doherty (5), Con Martin (5), Billy Walsh (5), Bill Gorman (4), Jimmy McCabe (3), Bobby Brennan (3), Tom Aherne (3), Alex Stevenson (3), Jackie O'Driscoll (3), Alf McMichael (2), Charlie Tully (2), Johnny McKenna (2), Billy Smyth (2), Gerry Bowler (2), Jimmy McAlinden (2), Jim Feeney (2) 1950s 5+ caps Danny Blanchflower (40), Billy Bingham (39), Jimmy McIlroy (37), Alf McMichael (37), Willie Cunningham (26), Peter McParland (25), Bertie Peacock (24), Billy Cush (22), Harry Gregg (18), Norman Uprichard (18), Dick Keith (14), Eddie McMorran (14), Len Graham (14), Billy Dickson (12), Billy Sim

A Foot in Two Camps - they played for both rivals

ENGLAND & WALES 1. Cumbrian Derbies Cumbria is one of England's largest ceremonial counties, but also one of the most sparsely populated. The two major footballing towns are Carlisle and Barrow-in-Furness, which are over 60 miles apart. Even still, Barrow was only annexed relatively recently, having previously been in the historical county of Lancashire. Located half-way between Carlisle and Barrow is Workington, who hosted League football from 1951 and 1977. It has been widely assumed that Workington failed re-election due to their remote location. Barrow Carlisle United Workington TOTALS Billy Millar 103 67 33 9     136 76 1930-33 1934-35   - 2. North-East Derbies The big rivalry in the north-east of England is between Newcastle United and Sunderland, the Tyne-Wear Derby, but no Northern Ireland player