30 October 2017

628: 9th November 2017

627 vs Norway - 628 - 629 vs Switzerland
2018 World Cup Qualification Play-Off - First Leg
NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) 0-1 SWITZERLAND (SUI)

Venue: National Stadium at Windsor Park, Belfast


Squad:
Goalkeepers: Roy Carroll (Linfield), Michael McGovern (Norwich), Alan Mannus (St. Johnstone)
Defenders: Aaron Hughes (Hearts), Gareth McAuley (West Brom), Jonny Evans (West Brom), Chris Brunt (West Brom), Conor McLaughlin (Millwall), Lee Hodson (Rangers), Paddy McNair (Sunderland), Daniel Lafferty (Sheffield United), Rory McArdle (Scunthorpe), Tom Flanagan (Burton)
Midfielders: Steven Davis (Southampton), Niall McGinn (Gwangju), Oliver Norwood (Fulham), Corry Evans (Blackburn), Shane Ferguson (Millwall), Stuart Dallas (Leeds), Paul Paton (St. Johnstone), Matthew Lund (Burton), Jordan Jones (Kilmarnock), George Saville (Millwall)
Forwards:
Kyle Lafferty (Hearts), Josh Magennis (Charlton), Conor Washington (QPR), Jamie Ward (Nottingham Forest)

629: 12 November 2017

628 vs Switzerland - 629 - 630 vs -
2018 World Cup Qualification Play-Off - Second Leg
SWITZERLAND (SUI) 0-0 NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR)
* Switzerland qualify for the 2018 World Cup 1-0 on aggregate *

Venue: Basel


Squad:
BBC
Goalkeepers: Roy Carroll (Linfield), Michael McGovern (Norwich), Alan Mannus (St. Johnstone)
Defenders: Aaron Hughes (Hearts), Gareth McAuley (West Brom), Jonny Evans (West Brom), Chris Brunt (West Brom), Conor McLaughlin (Millwall), Lee Hodson (Rangers), Paddy McNair (Sunderland), Daniel Lafferty (Sheffield United), Rory McArdle (Scunthorpe), Tom Flanagan (Burton)
Midfielders: Steven Davis (Southampton), Niall McGinn (Gwangju), Oliver Norwood (Fulham), Corry Evans* (Blackburn), Shane Ferguson (Millwall), Stuart Dallas (Leeds), Paul Paton (St. Johnstone), Matthew Lund (Burton), Jordan Jones (Kilmarnock), George Saville (Millwall)
Forwards: Kyle Lafferty (Hearts), Josh Magennis (Charlton), Conor Washington (QPR), Jamie Ward (Nottingham Forest)
* suspended

13 October 2017

Northern Ireland Juniors in the Quadrangular Tournament

- Friendly Series - Quadrangular Tournament - UEFA Regions' Cup -
- Results - Squads - Line-Ups - Programmes -


The Junior International Quadrangular Tournament (known under the sponsored titles of the Guinness Cup (to 2000), the StatOil Quadrangular Tournament (2001-2005) and the Umbro Trophy (2008-date)) was first played in 1994. The competing teams throughout have been from the Isle of Man, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and Scotland.
Northern Ireland squad for the 2013 Umbro Quadrangular Tournament (Roy Cathcart)
1994 (Republic of Ireland)
Winners: Scotland
Mid Ulster represented Northern Ireland.

1995 (Scotland)
Winners: Northern Ireland
31/03/95
Rep. Ireland
Glasgow
SCO
D
1
1
semi-final (3-2 pen)
01/04/95
Scotland
Glasgow
SCO
W
3
2
final

1996 (Isle of Man)
Winners: Northern Ireland

19/04/96
Scotland
Douglas
IOM
W
1
0
semi-final
20/04/96
Isle of Man
Douglas
IOM
W
2
1
final

1997 (Northern Ireland)
Winners: Scotland
18/04/97
Rep. Ireland
Dungannon
NIR
D
1
1
semi-final (5-4 pen)
19/04/97
Scotland
Loughgall
NIR
L
1
2
final

1998 (Republic of Ireland)
Winners: Republic of Ireland
17/04/98
Isle of Man
Sligo
IRL
D
1
1
semi-final (4-5 pen)
18/04/98
Scotland
Sligo
IRL
L
0
3
3rd place play-off

1999 (Scotland)
Winners: Republic of Ireland
16/04/99
Scotland
Maryhill
SCO
L
0
4
semi-final
17/04/99
Isle of Man
Barrhead
SCO
L
1
4
3rd place play-off

2000 (Isle of Man)
Winners: Isle of Man
14/04/00
Scotland
Castletown
IOM
L
1
2
semi-final
15/04/00
Rep. Ireland
Ramsey
IOM
L
0
1
3rd place play-off

2001 (Northern Ireland)
Winners: Republic of Ireland
19/04/01
Scotland
Coleraine
NIR
L
0
2
group
20/04/01
Isle of Man
Tobermore
NIR
W
2
1
group
21/04/01
Rep. Ireland
Coleraine
NIR
L
0
2
group

2003 (Republic of Ireland)
Winners: Scotland
01/05/03
Scotland
Dublin
IRL
L
1
3
group
02/05/03
Isle of Man
Dublin
IRL
D
2
2
group
03/05/03
Rep. Ireland
Dublin
IRL
L
0
4
group

2005 (Scotland)
Winners: Scotland
28/04/05
Scotland
Barrhead
SCO
W
1
0
group
29/04/05
Isle of Man
Glasgow
SCO
D
2
2
group
30/04/05
Rep. Ireland
Glasgow
SCO
L
0
2
group

2008 (Isle of Man)
Winners: Scotland
23/04/08
Scotland
Ramsey
IOM
L
3
4
group
24/04/08
Rep. Ireland
Port Erin
IOM
D
1
1
group
26/04/08
Isle of Man
Douglas
IOM
D
2
2
group

2010 (Northern Ireland)
Winners: Scotland (full details)
21/04/10
Scotland
Drumaness
NIR
L
0
2
group
22/04/10
Rep. Ireland
Banbridge
NIR
D
1
1
group
24/04/10
Isle of Man
Drumaness
NIR
D
1
1
group

2013 (Republic of Ireland)
Winners: Republic of Ireland
03/10/13
Isle of Man
Limerick
IRL
W
2
1
group
04/10/13
Scotland
Limerick
IRL
L
1
4
group
05/10/13
Rep. Ireland
Limerick
IRL
L
0
1
group


2017 (Scotland)
Winners: Northern Ireland
11/10/17
Scotland
Glasgow
SCO
D
2
2
group
12/10/13
Isle of Man
Glasgow
SCP
W
4
0
group
14/10/13
Rep. Ireland
Glasgow
SCO
W
2
1
group

The Guinness Junior International
Cup as presented to Northern
Ireland in 1995
Results Summary: (to 2010)
Pl
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Scotland
12
3
0
9
12
28
-16
Rep..Ireland
9
0
4
5
4
14
-10
Isle.of.Man
9
3
5
1
15
15
0
30
6
9
15
31
57
-26










Performance Summary:
TeamWinnersRunners-upWinning Years
Scotland651994, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2010
Rep of Ireland441998, 1999, 2001, 2013
N. Ireland311995, 1996, 2017
Isle of Man132000
Northern Ireland Junior squad for the 2010 Umbro Quadrangular Tournament (by Roy Cathcart)
Links:
Scottish Junior FA

Non-League Scotland

Sources:
Northern Ireland Soccer Yearbooks
Roy Cathcart

7 October 2017

627: 8th October 2017

NORWAY (NOR) 1-0 NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) (H/T 0-0)

Venue: Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo
Attendance:
Referee: Serhiy Boiko (UKR)
Assistant referees: Volodymyr Volodin (UKR), Oleg Pluzhnyk (UKR)
Fourth official: Anatoliy Abdula (UKR)
Goals: NOR Brunt 71 (og)

NORTHERN IRELAND: (white shirts, green shorts, white socks)
Manager: Michael O'Neill (Game 51)
Captain: Steven Davis
4-4-3 Michael McGovern; Conor McLaughlin, Chris Brunt _, Gareth McAuley, Jonny Evans; Corry Evans [Shane Ferguson 79], Ollie Norwood [George Saville 46]; Josh Magennis, Conor Washington [Kyle Lafferty], Stuart Dallas

NORWAY: (red shirts, white shorts, navy socks)
Manager: Lars Lagerback
Captain: Stefan Johansen
4-4-2 O. Nyland; B. Meling, T. Reginiussen, H. Nordtveit, S. Johansen, A. Soderlund, M. Elyounoussi, S. Berge, J. Svensson, M. Henriksen, A. Sorloth

Match Ticket:

Notes:
  • Other results prior to kick-off guaranteed Northern Ireland a place in the second qualifying round play-offs.
  • Oliver Norwood wins his 50th cap.

25 September 2017

626: 5 October 2017

625 vs Czech Republic626 - 627 vs Norway
NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) 1-3 GERMANY (GER) (H/T 0-2)

Venue: Windsor Park, Belfast
Attendance: 18,104
Referee: Danny Makkelie (NED)
Assistant referees: Mario Diks (NED), Hessel Steegstra (NED)
Fourth official: Bernie Blom (NED)
Referee assessor: Vitor Melo Pereira (POR)
Commissioner: Philippe Prudhon (FRA)
Goalscorers: NIR Magennis 90+3; GER Rudy 2, Wagner 21, Kimmich 86

NORTHERN IRELAND: (green/blue shirts, white shorts, green socks)
Manager: Michael O'Neill (Game: 50. Won 18, Drawn 14, Lost 18)
Captain: Steven Davis
McGovern; McLaughlin, Brunt, McAuley, J. Evans, L. Hodson [Dallas]; Norwood, Davis, C. Evans [Saville]; Magennis, Lafferty [Washington]

GERMANY: (white shirts, black shorts, white socks)
Manager: Joachim Low
Captain:

Match Photos:
Kyle Lafferty, Gareth McAuley, Michael McGovern, Josh Magennis, Jonny Evans, Chris Brunt
Lee Hodson, Ollie Norwood, Steven Davis, Corry Evans, Conor McLaughlin

Match Programme/Ticket/Teamsheet:
Match Reports:
BBC

Northern Ireland Squad:
Aaron Hughes withdrew and was replaced by Callum Morris (Dunfermline)

German Squad:
goalkeeper
Bernd Leno Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Marc-André ter Stegen FC Barcelona
Kevin Trapp Paris Saint-Germain
defense
Jérôme Boateng Bayern Munich
Matthias Ginter Borussia Monchengladbach
Mats Hummels Bayern Munich
Joshua Kimmich Bayern Munich
Shkodran Mustafi FC Arsenal
Marvin Plattenhardt Hertha BSC
Antonio Rüdiger Chelsea FC
Niklas Süle Bayern Munich
Midfield / striker
Julian Brandt Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Emre Can Liverpool FC
Julian Draxler Paris Saint-Germain
Leon Goretzka FC Schalke
Toni Kroos real Madrid
Thomas Müller Bayern Munich
Sebastian Rudy Bayern Munich
Leroy Sané Manchester City
Lars Stindl Borussia Monchengladbach
Sandro Wagner  1899 Hoffenheim
Timo Werner RB Leipzig
Amin Younes Ajax Amsterdam

Notes: 
  • Michael O'Neill's fiftieth match as manager.
  • Northern Ireland's first competitive home defeat in over four years.
  • Michael McGovern reached 608 minutes without conceding an international goal, a record only bettered by Pat Jennings (1985-86).
Credits:
Photos courtesy of Roy Cathcart

Jordan Jones

Name: Jordan Lewis Jones
Born: 24 October 1994, Middlesbrough
Height: 5.09 ft / 1.75 m
Weight: 10.01 st / 64 kg
Position: Winger

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: Full, Under-19.

Club Career
Middlesbrough ................. Youth
Hartlepool U. 14/15.......Feb-15 Loan
Cambridge U.. 15/16 ..... Nov-15 Loan
Kilmarnock .. 16/17- date Jun-16 Free

Biography:
English-born but eligible for Northern Ireland through his father, Jordan Jones had been in the youth international squads before announcing that he wished to play for England. He had a change of hear however in 2017 and was awarded a senior call-up for the October World Cup qualifiers against Germany and Norway after showing good form with Kilmarnock. He made his debut as a substitute in the 2018 World Cup play-off match in Switzerland.

Soccerbase

Northern Ireland Cap Details:
12-11-2017 Switzerland A D 0-0 WCP sub

George Saville

Name: George Alan Saville
Born: 1 June 1993, Camberley (England)
Height: 5.09 ft / 1.76 m
Weight: 11.06 st / 73 kg
Position: Midfielder

Club Career:
Reading ... Youth 0(0)/0
Chelsea ... Youth 0(0)/0
Millwall ... Loan
Brentford .. Loan
Wolves
Bristol City Loan
Millwall ... Loan
Millwall

Biography:
English-born midfielder who qualifies for Northern Ireland through his grandmother. Called-up for the first time for the October 2017 World Cup qualifiers against Germany and Norway.

3 September 2017

625: 4 September 2017

4th September 2017. KO: 19:45 BST
NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) 2-0 CZECH REPUBLIC (CZE) (H/T 2-0)


Venue: National Stadium at Windsor Park, Belfast
Attendance: 18,167
Scorers: NIR: J. Evans, C. Brunt

NORTHERN IRELAND (green shirts, white shorts, green socks)
Manager: Michael O'Neill
Captain: Steven Davis
4-5-1 - Michael McGovern; Conor McLaughlin, Chris Brunt, Aaron Hughes, Jonny Evans; Oliver Norwood, Corry Evans, Steven Davis, Stuart Dallas, Josh Maginnis; Conor Washington

CZECH REPUBLIC (all red)

Match Photos:

Match Programme/Teamsheet/Tickets:

Sources:
Photos/scans courtesy of Roy Cathcart

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