Northern Ireland national under-19 football team

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Northern Ireland Under-19
Nickname(s) The GAWA, Norn Iron
Association Irish Football Association
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Stephen Craigan
Home stadium various
FIFA code NIR
First colours
Second colours
First international
10 January 1948, Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Youth 0-4 Wales Youth Wales FR
European Championship
Appearances 13 (First in 1948)
Best result Runners-Up: 1963

The Northern Ireland national under-19 football team (also known as Northern Ireland under-19, under-19s or U19) represents Northern Ireland in association football at under-19 level. It is controlled by the Irish Football Association and began under the name of Ireland Youth when the Home Nations first held a round robin of friendly matches in 1948. The same year they entered the first International Youth Tournament, now the UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship. Their best performance was in 1963 when they finished as runner-up. The team evolved into the Northern Ireland under-18 team then the current under-19 team. As well as the UEFA Under-19 Championships the team also enters the annual Milk Cup (currently as an under-20 side). In addition, the team plays regular friendlies, sometimes as an under-20 or under-18 team by agreement of the opposing association.

Competitive record[edit]

FIFA International Youth Tournament[edit]

  • 1948 6th place
  • 1949 4th place
  • 1951 4th place
  • 1953 15th place
  • 1954 18th place

UEFA European Youth Tournament[edit]

  • 1955 1st round (group stage)
  • 1963 runners-up
  • 1964 1st round (group stage)
  • 1975 1st round (group stage)
  • 1976 1st round (group stage)
  • 1977 1st round (group stage)
  • 1978-1979 did not qualify
  • 1980 1st round (group stage)

UEFA Under-18 Championships[edit]

  • 1981-2001 did not qualify

UEFA Under-19 Championships[edit]

  • 2002-2004 did not qualify
  • 2005 1st round (group stage)
  • 2006-2013 did not qualify

Milk Cup Elite Section[edit]

  • Winners 1997, 2008, 2009

Coaches[edit]

Coaches of the Northern Ireland youth/under-18/under-19 side include:

Matches 2013-14[edit]

Date Venue Opponent Result Competition
29 July 2013 Showgrounds, Coleraine Denmark  2-1 Milk Cup
31 July 2013 Riverside Stadium, Drumahoe United States  3-1 Milk Cup
2 August 2013 Showgrounds, Ballymena Mexico  1-2 Milk Cup
10 October 2013 Belgium Belgium  - UEFA U-19 Qualifying Round
12 October 2013 Belgium France  - UEFA U-19 Qualifying Round
15 October 2013 Belgium Iceland  - UEFA U-19 Qualifying Round

Current squad[edit]

For Milk Cup (29 July – 2 August 2013)[10]

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1GK Conor Thompson (1995-02-24) 24 February 1995 (age 19) England Torquay United
1GK Conor Brennan (1994-04-30) 30 April 1994 (age 20) England Leicester City
2DF Jamie Sendels-White (1994-04-10) 10 April 1994 (age 20) England Q.P.R.
2DF Matthew Buchanan (1995-11-17) 17 November 1995 (age 18) England West Bromwich Albion
2DF Dominic Ball (1995-08-02) 2 August 1995 (age 18) England Tottenham Hotspur
2DF Patrick McNally (1994-08-20) 20 August 1994 (age 19) Scotland Celtic
2DF Luke McCullough (1994-02-15) 15 February 1994 (age 20) England Doncaster Rovers
3MF David Morgan (1994-07-04) 4 July 1994 (age 20) England Nottingham Forest
3MF Liam Nolan (1994-09-20) 20 September 1994 (age 19) England Crewe Alexandra
3MF Aaron McEneff (1995-07-09) 9 July 1995 (age 19) England Tottenham Hotspur
3MF Rhys Sharpe (1994-10-17) 17 October 1994 (age 19) England Derby County
3MF Cameron McGeehan (1995-04-06) 6 April 1995 (age 19) England Norwich City
3MF Callum Camps (1995-11-30) 30 November 1995 (age 18) England Rochdale
4FW Jamie Reid (1994-07-15) 15 July 1994 (age 19) England Exeter City
4FW Andrew Mitchell (1994-01-25) 25 January 1994 (age 20) Northern Ireland Glenavon
4FW Paul McElroy (1994-07-07) 7 July 1994 (age 20) England Hull City
4FW Jonathan McMurray (1994-09-19) 19 September 1994 (age 19) Northern Ireland Cliftonville
4FW Dion Charles (1995-10-07) 7 October 1995 (age 18) England Blackpool

Other recent call-ups[edit]

Other players still eligible for the Under-19 team.[11]

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1GK Gareth Deane (1994-06-14) 14 June 1994 (age 20) Northern Ireland Linfield
1GK Chris Johns (1995-05-13) 13 May 1995 (age 19) England Southampton
2DF Luke Conlan (1994-10-31) 31 October 1994 (age 19) England Burnley
2DF Ryan McLaughlin (1994-09-30) 30 September 1994 (age 19) England Liverpool
2DF Matthew Clarke (1994-03-03) 3 March 1994 (age 20) Scotland Rangers
3MF Jordan Jones (1994-10-24) 24 October 1994 (age 19) England Middlesbrough
3MF John McGuigan (1995-08-26) 26 August 1995 (age 18) Northern Ireland Glentoran
3MF Dougie Wilson (1994-03-03) 3 March 1994 (age 20) England Hull City
3MF Joshua Barton (1994-03-23) 23 March 1994 (age 20) England Aston Villa
4FW Michael Duffy (1994-07-28) 28 July 1994 (age 19) Northern Ireland Derry City
4FW Shay McCartan (1994-05-18) 18 May 1994 (age 20) England Accrington Stanley

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Player Profile: Billy Cook". NIFG. 6 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Best was class from the start". BBC Sport. 15 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Player Profile: Joe Kinkaid". NIFG. 10 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "Player Profile: Jackie Cummings". NIFG. 2 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "IFA appoints new coaching staff". BBC Sport. 15 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Under-19 Squad Named". Irish FA. 15 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Under-19 Squad Named". Irish FA. 15 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "Robinson Named As U19 & U17 Manager". Irish FA. 28 October 2012. 
  9. ^ "NORTHERN IRELAND U19 AND U21 APPOINTMENTS". Irish FA. 22 April 2013. 
  10. ^ "NI SQUAD NAMED FOR MILK CUP". Irish FA. 25 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "Under-19 Squad". Irish FA. 

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