Northern Ireland national under-19 football team

The Northern Ireland national under-19 football team also known as Northern Ireland under-19s or Northern Ireland U19s 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.

Northern Ireland Under-19
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)The GAWA, Norn Iron
AssociationIrish Football Association
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachStephen Frail
Home stadiumvarious
FIFA codeNIR
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Ireland Youth 0-4  Wales
(Solitude, Belfast; 10 January 1948)
European Championship
Appearances13 (first in 1948)
Best resultRunners-Up: 1963

Competitive recordEdit

     Champions      Runners-up      Third Place      Fourth Place

European ChampionshipsEdit

  • 1948–1954 – FIFA Junior Tournament
  • 1955–1980 – UEFA Junior Tournament
  • 1981–2001 – UEFA European U-18 Championship
  • 2002–present – UEFA European U-19 Championship
UEFA European Under-18/19 Championship Finals record Qualification record
Year* Round Pld W D L GF GA GD Pld W D L GF GA GD
  1948 Sixth place 3 1 0 2 7 12 –5 No qualification needed
  1949 Fourth place 3 0 1 2 3 10 –7 No qualification needed
  1950 Did not enter Did not enter
  1951 Fourth place 3 1 0 2 3 3 0 No qualification needed
  1952 Did not enter Did not enter
  1953 Fifteenth place 4 1 0 3 11 16 –5 No qualification needed
  1954 Eighteenth place 5 0 0 5 4 22 –18 No qualification needed
  1955 Group stage 3 0 1 2 2 9 –7 No qualification needed
  1956 Did not enter Did not enter
  1957
  1958
  1959
  1960
  1961
  1962
  1963 Runners-up 5 2 2 1 9 11 –2 2 1 1 0 4 3 +1
  1964 Group stage 2 1 0 1 2 3 –1 No qualification needed
  1965 Did not enter Did not enter
  1966
  1967
  1968
  1969
  1970
  1971
  1972
  1973
  1974
  1975 Group stage 3 1 1 1 3 4 –1 2 2 0 0 5 2 +3
  1976 Group stage 3 0 0 3 3 10 –7 Walkover against   Scotland
  1977 Group stage 3 2 0 1 3 1 +2 2 1 0 1 2 1 +1
  1978 Did not qualify 2 0 0 2 2 9 –7
  1979 4 1 1 2 4 6 –2
  1980 Group stage 3 0 1 2 2 4 –2 2 1 1 0 2 0 +2
  1981 Did not qualify 2 0 0 2 0 4 –4
  1982 2 1 0 1 1 2 –1
  1983 4 0 1 3 2 9 –7
  1984 2 1 0 1 1 3 –2
  1986 6 0 2 4 5 12 –7
  1988 6 1 1 4 8 14 –6
  1990 Did not enter Did not enter
  1992 Did not qualify 6 0 3 3 4 10 –6
  1993 4 0 1 3 8 14 –6
  1994 2 0 2 0 1 1 0
  1995 2 2 0 2 6 6 0
  1996 2 1 0 1 4 3 +1
  1997 2 0 0 2 0 6 –6
  1998 2 1 0 1 6 2 +4
  1999 5 3 0 2 9 5 +4
  2000 5 3 1 1 12 5 +7
  2001 2 0 0 2 1 4 –3
  2002 3 1 1 1 2 2 0
  2003 6 2 1 3 10 6 +4
  2004 3 0 1 2 2 5 –3
  2005 Group stage 3 0 0 3 1 4 –3 Qualified as hosts
  2006 Did not qualify 6 2 1 3 10 9 +1
  2007 3 0 0 3 2 8 –6
  2008 3 0 1 2 2 4 –2
  2009 3 1 0 2 4 7 –3
  2010 6 1 1 4 10 9 +1
  2011 3 1 1 1 3 3 0
  2012 3 1 0 2 5 8 –3
  2013 3 1 1 1 9 4 +5
  2014 3 1 0 2 1 4 –3
  2015 3 1 0 2 5 7 –2
  2016 6 1 1 4 4 9 –5
  2017 3 1 0 2 2 5 –3
  2018 3 0 1 2 2 9 –7
  2019 3 1 1 1 4 5 –1
  2020 Qualified as hosts
Total Runners-up 43 9 6 28 53 109 –56 131 34 25 74 164 225 –61
*Red border colour indicates tournament was held on home soil.

HonoursEdit

Milk Cup Elite SectionEdit

  • Winners: 1997, 2008, 2009, 2014

CoachesEdit

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

Manager Career
  Billy Cook [1]
  Norman Kernaghan [2]
  Joe Kinkead [3]
  Tommy Casey
  Jackie Cummings 1979-??[4]
  Roy Millar 1983–1999
  Mal Donaghy 2000–2008
  Steve Beaglehole 2008–2011[5]
  Stephen Robinson 2011–2013[6]
  Stephen Craigan 2013–2016[7]
  Stephen Frail 2016–[8]

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

Players born on or after 1 January 2001 will be eligible until the end of the 2020 UEFA European Under-19 Championship. Names in bold denote players who have been capped by Northern Ireland in a higher age group.

The following players were named in the squad for the UEFA preparation tournament for the 2020 UEFA European Under-19 Championship. Northern Ireland will play matches against   Norway,   Portugal &   Germany on the 12 November, 15th November and 18th November respectively.[9]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1GK Dermot Mee (2002-11-20) 20 November 2002 (age 17)   Manchester United
1GK Scott Pengelly (2001-10-31) 31 October 2001 (age 18)   Fleetwood Town
1GK David Walsh (2002-07-05) 5 July 2002 (age 17)   Linfield

2DF Sam McClelland (2002-01-04) 4 January 2002 (age 18)   Chelsea
2DF Daniel Finlayson (2001-01-19) 19 January 2001 (age 19)   Rangers
2DF Kyle McClelland (2002-02-10) 10 February 2002 (age 17)   Rangers
2DF Jake Corbett (2001-01-28) 28 January 2001 (age 18)   Linfield
2DF Patrick Burns (2001-01-09) 9 January 2001 (age 19)   Glenavon

3MF Darragh Burns (2002-08-06) 6 August 2002 (age 17)   St Patrick's Athletic
3MF Christopher Conn (2001-11-22) 22 November 2001 (age 18)   Burnley
3MF Ben Wylie (2002-06-29) 29 June 2002 (age 17)   Celtic
3MF Carl Johnston (2002-05-29) 29 May 2002 (age 17)   Fleetwood Town
3MF Ryan Carmichael (2001-08-03) 3 August 2001 (age 18)   Portadown
3MF Trai Hume (2002-03-18) 18 March 2002 (age 17)   Linfield
3MF Dylan Boyle (2002-01-15) 15 January 2002 (age 18)   Fleetwood Town

4FW Lewis McCann (2001-06-07) 7 June 2001 (age 18)   Dunfermline Athletic
4FW Callum Ferris (2001-07-05) 5 July 2001 (age 18)   Portadown
4FW Barry Baggley (2002-01-11) 11 January 2002 (age 18)   Fleetwood Town
4FW Chris McKee (2002-05-07) 7 May 2002 (age 17)   Rangers
4FW Ben Wilson (2001-12-05) 5 December 2001 (age 18)   Brighton & Hove Albion
4FW Eoin Teggart (2002-02-06) 6 February 2002 (age 17)   Portsmouth
4FW John McGovern (2002-10-17) 17 October 2002 (age 17)   Newry City

Recent call-upsEdit

The following players have previously been called up to the Northern Ireland under-19 squad and remain eligible.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Liam Hughes (2001-08-19) 19 August 2001 (age 18) - -   Celtic v.   Faroe Islands, 5 September 2019

DF Jack Scott (2002-09-22) 22 September 2002 (age 17) - -   Wolverhampton Wanderers v.   Faroe Islands, 5 September 2019
DF Dean Corrigan (2001-12-04) 4 December 2001 (age 18) - -   Ballinamallard United v.   Faroe Islands, 5 September 2019

MF Liam Hassin (2001-03-15) 15 March 2001 (age 18) - -   Carrick Rangers v.   Faroe Islands, 5 September 2019

FW Liam Smyth (2001-09-06) 6 September 2001 (age 18) - -   Stevenage v.   Faroe Islands, 5 September 2019

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ "BBC SPORT - Football - Internationals". BBC. 12 June 2008.
  6. ^ "Robinson Named As U19 & U17 Manager". Irish FA. 28 October 2012.
  7. ^ "Northern Ireland U19 & U21 Appointments". Irish FA. 22 April 2013.
  8. ^ "Stephen Frail appointed Northern Ireland Under 19 and Under 17 manager". Irish FA. 19 August 2016.
  9. ^ "NI boss Stephen Frail names squad for U19 Championship preparation tournament". The Irish Football Association. 9 November 2019.

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