Not Brazil

I got the intended first round of posts done in record time, so a bonus entry with one about Brazil Northern Ireland: Pictured above is the Norn Ireland team celebrating after they, at home, beat Spain 3-2. But despite David Healy’s heroics after he scored a hat-trick in that game, they still failed to qualify for the 2008 European Finals. Which as you will remember was won by…Spain. Additional note: Which I think should be err… noted… here was the aforementioned Healy who became the leading goalscorer in the competition when he score 13 of NI’s 15 goals including the…

Dana Is Yerman

I mentioned previously about Wales in the 1958 World Cup Finals, well Northern Ireland were there too. They too reached the Quarter Finals but were knocked out by France with a 4-0 drubbing. A member of that ’58 Northern Ireland team included Billy Bingham – who went on to manage the team and take them to the finals in 1982. Did you see who was in that team back then ? They had some decent names: Pat JENNINGS, Jimmy NICHOLL, Mal DONAGHY, David MC CREERY, Chris NICHOLL, Martin O NEILL, Gerry ARMSTRONG, Sam MC ILROY, Billy HAMILTON, John MC CLELLAND,…