Northern Ireland national under-17 football team

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Northern Ireland Under-17
Nickname(s) The GAWA
Norn Iron
Association Irish Football Association
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Gerard Lyttle
Home stadiumvarious
FIFA code NIR
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First colours
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First international
Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland 0–3 Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
(Ballymena, Northern Ireland; 18 September 2001)
Biggest win
Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland 7–0 Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg
(Beggen, Luxembourg; 30 October 2019
Biggest defeat
Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland 0–8 Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey
(Staines, England; 2 September 2007
World Cup
Appearances0
European Championship
Appearances6 (first in 1987)
Best resultGroup stage (6 times)

The Northern Ireland national under-17 football team also known as Northern Ireland under-17s or Northern Ireland U17s represents Northern Ireland in association football at under-17 level. It is controlled by the Irish Football Association. The team first competed as Northern Ireland under-16 before evolving into the current under-17 side when UEFA realigned their youth tournaments in 2001. They have qualified for the finals of the UEFA European Under-16 Championships five times (1987, 1990, 1992, 1993 and 1997) and for the UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship once (2004). In addition to the UEFA Championships, the team also plays regular friendlies and in minor tournaments from similar age-group teams from throughout the world.

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Competitive record

UEFA U-16/17 European Championship record

UEFA European Under-16/17 Championship Finals recordQualification record
YearRoundPldWDLGFGAGDPldWDLGFGAGD
Flag of Italy.svg 1982 Did not enterDid not enter
Flag of Germany.svg 1984
Flag of Hungary.svg 1985
Flag of Greece.svg 1986 Did not qualify201101–1
Flag of France.svg 1987 Group stage302123–12101110
Flag of Spain.svg 1988 Did not qualify201102–2
Flag of Denmark.svg 1989 201113–2
Flag of East Germany.svg 1990 Group stage310238–5211043+1
Flag of Switzerland.svg 1991 Did not qualify200204–4
Flag of Cyprus.svg 1992 Group stage301226–42101330
Flag of Turkey.svg 1993 Group stage301238–52101110
Flag of Ireland.svg 1994 Did not qualify210145–1
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg 1995 210114–3
Flag of Austria.svg 1996 200224–2
Flag of Germany.svg 1997 Group stage310234–1220082+6
Flag of Scotland.svg 1998 Did not qualify211010+1
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg 1999 411224–2
Flag of Israel.svg 2000 201102–2
Flag of England.svg 2001 201113–2
Flag of Denmark.svg 2002 4004411–7
Flag of Portugal.svg 2003 6312440
Flag of France.svg 2004 Group stage3003312–96411139+4
Flag of Italy (2003-2006).svg 2005 Did not qualify62131112–1
Flag of Luxembourg.svg 2006 6303913–4
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg 2007 631297+2
Flag of Turkey.svg 2008 630378–1
Flag of Germany.svg 2009 310213–2
Flag of Liechtenstein.svg 2010 640265+1
Flag of Serbia.svg 2011 621312120
Flag of Slovenia.svg 2012 310225–3
Flag of Slovakia.svg 2013 6132108+2
Flag of Malta.svg 2014 310234–1
Flag of Bulgaria.svg 2015 6123715–8
Flag of Azerbaijan.svg 2016 301224–2
Flag of Croatia.svg 2017 310259–4
Flag of England.svg 2018 310218–7
Flag of Ireland.svg 2019 612379–2
Flag of Estonia.svg 2020 Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic 310276+1
Flag of Cyprus.svg 2021 Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
Flag of Israel.svg 2022 To be determinedTo be determined
TotalGroup stage1824121641–25125432161149194–45

FIFA Under-17 World Cup

YearRoundPldWDLGFGAGD
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 1985 did not enter
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 1987 did not qualify
Flag of Scotland.svg 1989
Flag of Italy.svg 1991
Flag of Japan.svg 1993
Flag of Ecuador.svg 1995
Flag of Egypt.svg 1997
Flag of New Zealand.svg 1999
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg 2001
Flag of Finland.svg 2003
Flag of Peru.svg 2005
Flag of South Korea.svg 2007
Flag of Nigeria.svg 2009
Flag of Mexico.svg 2011
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 2013
Flag of Chile.svg 2015
Flag of India.svg 2017
Flag of Brazil.svg 2019
Flag of Peru.svg 2021 To be determined

Current Coaching Staff

PositionName
Manager Ulster Banner.svg Gerard Lyttle
Assistant Manager Ulster Banner.svg Andy Waterworth
Coach Ulster Banner.svg Gareth McAuley
Goalkeeping Coach Ulster Banner.svg Roy Carroll

Players

Current squad

Players born on or after 1 January 2005 will be eligible until the end of the 2022 UEFA European Under-17 Championship. Names in bold denote players who have been capped by Northern Ireland in a higher age group.

The following players were named in a Under-17 Euro 2022 qualifiers preparation training camp. [1] [2]

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)Club
1 GK Kai McLean (2005-02-23) 23 February 2005 (age 16) Flag of Scotland.svg Celtic
1 GK Rian Brown (2005-06-06) 6 June 2005 (age 16) Ulster Banner.svg Portadown
1 GK Pierce Charles (2005-10-01) 1 October 2005 (age 15) Flag of England.svg Sheffield Wednesday

2 DF Reece Jordan (2005-03-06) 6 March 2005 (age 16) Ulster Banner.svg Portadown
2 DF Darragh McCloskey Flag of Ireland.svg Derry City
2 DF Kielan Reid Ulster Banner.svg Linfield
2 DF Daithí McCallion Flag of Ireland.svg Derry City
2 DF Odhrán McCart Ulster Banner.svg Larne
2 DF Sean Brown Ulster Banner.svg Larne
2 DF Brendan Hamilton Ulster Banner.svg Glentoran
2 DF Bayley McCann Flag of England.svg Peterborough United

3 MF Caolán Donnelly (2005-01-14) 14 January 2005 (age 16) Ulster Banner.svg Larne
3 MF Jack Patterson (2005-10-16) 16 October 2005 (age 15) Ulster Banner.svg Crusaders
3 MF Joel Thompson Ulster Banner.svg Crusaders
3 MF Conal McGarrigle Flag of Ireland.svg Derry City
3 MF Rio Oudnie-Morgan Flag of England.svg Ipswich Town
3 MF Bobby-Jack McAleese Ulster Banner.svg Coleraine

4 FW Jamie Donley (2005-01-03) 3 January 2005 (age 16) Flag of England.svg Tottenham Hotspur
4 FW Shea Brennan (2005-02-14) 14 February 2005 (age 16) Ulster Banner.svg Larne
4 FW Sam Glenfield (2005-05-10) 10 May 2005 (age 16) Ulster Banner.svg Portadown
4 FW Luca Doherty (2005-07-28) 28 July 2005 (age 16) Flag of Ireland.svg Derry City
4 FW Ethan Sousa (2005-11-21) 21 November 2005 (age 15) Flag of Ireland.svg Dundalk
4 FW Omari Kellyman Flag of England.svg Derby County
4 FW Leon Boyd Ulster Banner.svg Linfield
4 FW Corey Smith Ulster Banner.svg Dungannon Swifts

Recent call-ups

The following players have previously been called up to the Northern Ireland under-17 squad and remain eligible.

Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up
GK Matthew Williamson-- Ulster Banner.svg Linfield Training Camp, June 2021

DF Ruairi McConville (2005-05-01) 1 May 2005 (age 16)-- Flag of England.svg Brighton Training Camp, June 2021
DF Lewis Loughlin-- Ulster Banner.svg Ballinamallard United Training Camp, June 2021
DF Daniel Farrelly-- Ulster Banner.svg Portadown Training Camp, June 2021

MF Bobby Higgins-- Ulster Banner.svg Linfield Training Camp, June 2021
MF Bradley Maguire-- Ulster Banner.svg Crusaders Training Camp, June 2021

FW Jack Berry-- Ulster Banner.svg Cliftonville Training Camp, June 2021
FW Jaydyn Withers-- Ulster Banner.svg Cliftonville Training Camp, June 2021

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References

  1. "Lyttle chooses 24-strong panel for Northern Ireland U17s training camp". The Irish Football Association. 27 July 2021.
  2. "Bobby's Beaming". Coleraine FC. 1 August 2021.