Northern Ireland national under-17 football team

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Northern Ireland Under-17
Nickname(s) The GAWA, Norn Iron
Association Irish Football Association
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Stephen Robinson
Home stadium various
FIFA code NIR
First colours
Second colours
First international
18 September 2001 (as U17s)
Northern Ireland N. Ireland 0-3 Austria Austria FR
Biggest win
24 October 2010 (as U17s)
Northern Ireland N. Ireland 6-0 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan ECQ
Biggest defeat
2 September 2007 (as U17s)
Northern Ireland N. Ireland 0-8 Turkey Turkey MT
World Cup
Appearances None
Best result Finals (6 times)

The Northern Ireland national under-17 football team (also known as Northern Ireland under-17, under-17s or U17) represents Northern Ireland in association football at under-17 level. It is controlled by the Irish Football Association. The team first competed as Northern Ireland under-16 before evolving into the current under-17 side when UEFA realigned their youth tournaments in 2001. They have qualified for the finals of the UEFA European Under-16 Championships four times (1987, 1990, 1992, 1993 and 1997) and for the UEFA European Under-17 Championships once (2004). In addition to the UEFA Championships the team also plays regular friendlies and in minor tournaments from similar age-group teams from throughout the world.

Competitive record[edit]

UEFA Under-16 Championships[edit]

  • 1982-1985 did not enter
  • 1986 did not qualify
  • 1987 Finals - 1st round (group stage)
  • 1988-1991 did not qualify
  • 1992 Finals - 1st round (group stage)
  • 1993 Finals - 1st round (group stage)
  • 1994-1996 did not qualify
  • 1997 Finals - 1st round (group stage)
  • 1998-2001 did not qualify

UEFA Under-17 Championships[edit]

  • 2002 Qualifying stage
  • 2003 Elite stage
  • 2004 Finals - 1st round (group stage)
  • 2005 Elite stage
  • 2006 Elite stage
  • 2007 Elite stage
  • 2008 Elite stage
  • 2009 Qualifying stage
  • 2010 Elite stage
  • 2011 Elite stage
  • 2012 Qualifying stage
  • 2013 Elite stage

Coaches[edit]

Matches 2013[edit]

Date Competition Location Opponent Result Scorers
14 November 2013[3]
Euro U17 Qualifier
Stangmore Park, Dungannon, Northern Ireland  Latvia
0–1
16 November 2013[4]
Euro U17 Qualifier
Solitude, Belfast, Northern Ireland  Luxembourg
3–1
Adam Sally (Linfield), Jordan Thompson (Manchester United), Andy Mooney (Cliftonville)
19 November 2013[5]
Euro U17 Qualifier
Stangmore Park, Dungannon, Northern Ireland  Turkey
0–2

Matches 2014[edit]

Date Competition Location Opponent Result Scorers
28 November[6]
Friendly
Solitude, Belfast, Northern Ireland  Czech Republic
1-2
Seanna Foster (Sheffield Wednesday)

Current squad[edit]

For UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualifying round – Group 9 mini tournament. (14–19 November 2013)[7]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Bradley McDonagh England Sheffield Wednesday
1GK Brett Long Scotland Motherwell
2DF Ben Hall Scotland Motherwell
2DF Seanna Foster England Sheffield Wednesday
2DF Scott Whiteside Scotland Rangers
2DF Connor Quigley England Liverpool
2DF Michael Newbury England Newcastle United
2DF Levi Ives England Torquay United
3MF Ben Kennedy England Stevenage
3MF Glen Law England Sheffield Wednesday
3MF Chris Paul England Tottenham Hotspur
3MF Jordan Thompson England Manchester United
3MF Gary Lavery Wales Cardiff City
3MF Stephen Fallon Wales Swansea City
4FW Jonathan Smith England Ipswich Town
4FW Calvin Kennedy England Charlton Athletic
4FW Adam Sally Northern Ireland Linfield
4FW Andy Mooney Northern Ireland Cliftonville

Other recent call-ups[edit]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Sean McIlhome
2DF George Gray England Preston North End
2DF Mark Edgar Northern Ireland Bertie Peacock Youth
3MF Brian Martin
3MF Conal Crawford Northern Ireland Institute
3MF Declan O'Neill Northern Ireland Linfield
3MF Eoin Teague Northern Ireland Dungannon Swifts
4FW Sean Mullan

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IFA appoints new coaching staff". 
  2. ^ "ROBINSON ANNOUNCED AS U19 & U17 MANAGER". 
  3. ^ "NI UNDER-17 SQUAD NAMED". Irish FA. 5 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "NI UNDER-17 SQUAD NAMED". Irish FA. 5 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "NI UNDER-17 SQUAD NAMED". Irish FA. 5 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "NI UNDER-17 SQUAD NAMED". Irish FA. 21 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "NI UNDER-17 SQUAD NAMED". Irish FA. 5 November 2013. 

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