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 Frail
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, 2014

Coaches[edit]

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

Current squad[edit]

Players born on or after 1 January 1998 will be eligible until the end of the 2017 UEFA European Under-19 Championship. Names in italics denote players who have been capped by Northern Ireland in a higher age group.

The following players were named in the squad for the European Championship qualifying round matches in October 2016.[10]

Name DOB Club Caps (goals)
Goalkeepers
Conor Hazard (1998-03-05) 5 March 1998 (age 19)[11] Scotland Celtic 5 (0)
Tiarnan Hargan (1999-04-01) 1 April 1999 (age 17)[12] Northern Ireland Derry City 0 (0)
Defenders
Joe Crowe (1998-04-20) 20 April 1998 (age 18)[13] England Norwich City 7 (0)
Nathan Kerr (1998-01-20) 20 January 1998 (age 19)[14] England Stevenage 5 (0)
Dylan King (1998-08-27) 27 August 1998 (age 18)[15] England Oldham Athletic 5 (0)
Matthew Smyth (1998-05-08) 8 May 1998 (age 18)[16] Scotland Dundee 3 (0)
Cal Templeton (1998-12-04) 4 December 1998 (age 18)[17] England Leicester City 2 (0)
Caolan Marron (1998-07-04) 4 July 1998 (age 18) Northern Ireland Glenavon 0 (0)
Midfielders
Shea Gordon (1998-05-16) 16 May 1998 (age 18)[18] England Stalybridge Celtic (on loan from Sheffield United) 8 (0)
Mark McKee (1998-12-01) 1 December 1998 (age 18)[19] England Stevenage 3 (1)
Kyle McLean (1998-10-03) 3 October 1998 (age 18)[20] England Nottingham Forest 3 (1)
Chris Gallagher (1999-03-30) 30 March 1999 (age 17)[21] England Shrewsbury Town 3 (0)
Ollie Bassett (1998-03-06) 6 March 1998 (age 19) England Dorchester Town (on loan from Yeovil Town) 1 (0)
Daniel Rooney (1998-11-30) 30 November 1998 (age 18)[22] England Plymouth Argyle 1 (0)
Forwards
Shayne Lavery (1998-12-08) 8 December 1998 (age 18)[23] England Everton 5 (1)
Brendan Glackin (1998-07-25) 25 July 1998 (age 18)[24] England Oldham Athletic 3 (0)
Tre Sterling (1999-02-16) 16 February 1999 (age 18)[25] England Fleetwood Town 2 (0)
Jack White (1999-01-04) 4 January 1999 (age 18)[26] England Wigan Athletic 2 (0)

Other recent call-ups[edit]

Other players still eligible for the Under-19 team.[27]

Name DOB Club Caps (goals) Most recent call-up
Midfielders
Jamal Lewis (1998-01-25) 25 January 1998 (age 19)[28] England Norwich City 3 (0) 2016 UEFA European Under-19 Championship Elite qualification round, 24–29 March 2016

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. ^ "Men U19s begin Euro qualifiers on Thursday". The Irish Football Association. 3 October 2016. Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  11. ^ "Under 19 – Conor Hazard". UEFA. Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  12. ^ "Under 17 – Tiarnan Hargan". UEFA. Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  13. ^ "Under 19 – Joe Crowe". UEFA. Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  14. ^ "Under 19 – Nathan Kerr". UEFA. Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  15. ^ "Under 19 – Dylan King". UEFA. Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  16. ^ "Under 17 – Matthew Smyth". UEFA. Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  17. ^ "UEFA Youth League – Cal Templeton". UEFA. Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  18. ^ "Under 19 – Shea Gordon". UEFA. Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  19. ^ "Under 19 – Mark McKee". UEFA. Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  20. ^ "Under 19 – Kyle McLean". UEFA. Retrieved 6 October 2016. 
  21. ^ "Under 17 – Chris Gallagher". UEFA. Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  22. ^ "Under 17 – Daniel Rooney". UEFA. Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  23. ^ "Under 19 – Shayne Lavery". UEFA. Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  24. ^ "Under 19 – Brendan Glackin". UEFA. Retrieved 6 October 2016. 
  25. ^ "Under 17 – Tre Sterling". UEFA. Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  26. ^ "Under 17 – Jack White". UEFA. Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  27. ^ "Under-19 Squad". Irish FA. Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  28. ^ "Under 19 – Jamal Lewis". UEFA. Retrieved 3 October 2016. 

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