2005 in Northern Ireland

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The following details notable events from the year 2005 in Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland is a part of the United Kingdom in the north-east of the island of Ireland. It is variously described as a country, province or region of the UK, amongst other terms. Northern Ireland shares a border with the Republic of Ireland to the south and west.


Arts and literature[edit]

  • Nick Laird's poems To a Fault (January) and novel Utterly Monkey (May) were published.



Northern Ireland failed to qualify
  • Other international matches
    • Northern Ireland 1–4 Germany (4 June)
    • Northern Ireland 1–1 Portugal (15 November)
Winners: Linfield
Winners: Glentoran
Winners: Portadown 5–1 Larne
  • The IFA celebrated its 125th anniversary.
  • The UEFA under 19 European championship was hosted by Ireland, with the final won by France in Windsor Park on 29 July.
  • There was an all-Irish clash in the first qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League. Shelbourne defeated Glentoran 6–2 on aggregate.

Gaelic games[edit]

Ice hockey[edit]


  • 8 February – Robert Dunlop was the first person to be elected to the Irish Motorcycle Hall of Fame, and came back out of retirement.

Rugby union[edit]