Northern Ireland national under-19 football team

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Northern Ireland Under-19
Nickname(s)The GAWA, Norn Iron
AssociationIrish Football Association
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachStephen Frail
Home stadiumvarious
FIFA codeNIR
First colours
Second colours
First international
10 January 1948, Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Youth 0-4 Wales Youth Wales FR
European Championship
Appearances13 (first in 1948)
Best resultRunners-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
Connor Larkin (1999-03-08) 8 March 1999 (age 20)[11] Northern Ireland Armagh City 1 (0)
Declan Dunne (2000-03-31) 31 March 2000 (age 19)[12] Northern Ireland Cliftonville 1 (0)
Defenders
Cormac Lawlor (1999-04-19) 19 April 1999 (age 20)[13] Northern Ireland Cliftonville 1 (0)
Eoin Toal (1999-02-15) 15 February 1999 (age 20)[14] Northern Ireland Derry City 2 (0)
Niall Owens (2000-03-28) 28 March 2000 (age 19)[15] Northern Ireland Ballinmallard United 1 (0)
Daniel Ballard (1999-12-22) 22 December 1999 (age 19)[16] England Arsenal 1 (0)
Kyle McDowell (1999-02-13) 13 February 1999 (age 20)[17] Scotland Ross County 1 (0)
Ethan Patterson (2000-11-12) 12 November 2000 (age 18)[18] England Aston Villa 1 (0)
Midfielders
Christopher Gallagher (1999-03-30) 30 March 1999 (age 20)[19] Northern Ireland Glentoran 4 (0)
Liam McKenna (1999-04-02) 2 April 1999 (age 20)[20] Northern Ireland Knockbreda 1 (1)
Jack Chambers (2000-07-12) 12 July 2000 (age 19)[21] England West Bromwich Albion 1 (0)
Bobby Burns (1999-10-07) 7 October 1999 (age 19)[22] Scotland Hearts 0 (0)
Thomas Maguire (1999-09-09) 9 September 1999 (age 19)[23] England Rotherham United 1 (0)
Alfie McCalmont (2000-03-25) 25 March 2000 (age 19)[24] England Leeds United 1 (0)
Forwards
Christopher Crane (1999-02-10) 10 February 1999 (age 20)[25] Northern Ireland Cliftonville 1 (0)
Thomas Roscoe (1999-09-12) 12 September 1999 (age 19)[26] Northern Ireland Dungannon Swifts 1 (0)
Tyrone Lewthwaite (2000-12-18) 18 December 2000 (age 18)[27] England Rotherham United 0 (0)
Ryan Strain (2000-02-12) 12 February 2000 (age 19)[28] Northern Ireland Linfield 1 (0)

Other recent call-ups[edit]

Other players still eligible for the Under-19 team.[29]

Name DOB Club Caps (goals) Most recent call-up
Defenders
Kofi Balmer (2000-09-19) 19 September 2000 (age 18) Northern Ireland Ballymena United 2 (0)

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 – Connor Larkin". IFA. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  12. ^ "Under 19 – Declan Dunne". IFA. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  13. ^ "Under 19 – Cormac Lawlor". IFA. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  14. ^ "Under 19 – Eoin Toal". IFA. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  15. ^ "Under 19 – Niall Owens". IFA. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  16. ^ "Under 19 – Daniel Ballard". IFA. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  17. ^ "Under 19 - Kyle McDowell". IFA. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  18. ^ "Under 19 - Ethan Patterson". IFA. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  19. ^ "Under 19 – Christopher Gallagher". IFA. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  20. ^ "Under 19 – Liam McKenna". IFA. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  21. ^ "Under 19 – Jack Chambers". IFA. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  22. ^ "Under 19 – Bobby Burns". IFA. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  23. ^ "Under 19 - Thomas Maguire". IFA. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  24. ^ "Under 19 – Alfie McCalmont". IFA. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  25. ^ "Under 19 – Christopher Crane". IFA. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  26. ^ "Under 19 – Thomas Roscoe". IFA. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  27. ^ "Under 19 – Tyrone Lewthwaite". IFA. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  28. ^ "Under 19 – Ryan Strain". IFA. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  29. ^ "Under-19 Squad". Irish FA. Retrieved 3 October 2016.

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