Northern Ireland women's national football team

The Northern Ireland women's national football team represents Northern Ireland in international women's football.

Northern Ireland
Nickname(s)Green and White Army
AssociationIrish Football Association
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachKenny Shiels
CaptainMarissa Callaghan
FIFA codeNIR
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 59 Steady (12 July 2019)[1]
Highest53 (June 2012)
Lowest83 (December 2004)
First international
 England 5–1 Northern Ireland 
(Bath, England; September 7, 1973)
Biggest win
 Northern Ireland 8–0 Taiwan 
(Umag, Croatia; March 3, 2017)
Biggest defeat
 England 10–0 Northern Ireland 
(Blackburn, England, March 16, 1986)

Competitive record

World Cup record

World Cup Finals
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
China 1991 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Sweden 1995 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
United States 1999 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
United States 2003 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
China 2007 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Germany 2011 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Canada 2015 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
France 2019 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Total 0/8 - - - - - - -
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

UEFA European Championship record

Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
1984 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Norway 1987 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
West Germany 1989 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Denmark 1991 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Italy 1993 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Germany 1995 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Norway & Sweden 1997 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Germany 2001 Did not enter - - - - - - -
England 2005 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Finland 2009 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Sweden 2013 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Netherlands 2017 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Total 0/12 - - - - - - -

Records

Northern Ireland's Simone Magill holds the world record for the fastest international goal in women's football. Previously, US forward Alex Morgan had held the record at twelve seconds. Magill achieved an eleven-second goal against Georgia at the start of a European Qualifying match on 3 June 2016, after chasing down the ball and then receiving a cross from a teammate. The Irish Football Association awarded her with a special trophy. The goal also marks the fastest ever international goal by any national Northern Irish team - male or female.[2]

Current squad

Date: 29 May 2019[3]
Competition: UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying
Opponent: Georgia
Venue: Mikheil Meskhi Stadium (Tbilisi, Georgia)

Name DOB Club Caps (goals) Debut
Goalkeepers
Emma Higgins 15 May 1986 (age 33) Iceland Grindavík 66 (1) vs. Portugal, 14 March 2004
Nicole Adams Northern Ireland Linfield Ladies
Defenders
Julie Nelson 4 June 1985 (age 34) Scotland Glasgow City 62 (6) vs. Portugal, 14 March 2004
Billie Simpson 7 July 1992 (age 27) Northern Ireland Linfield Ladies 3 (0)
Hannah Doherty 8 September 1997 (age 21) Northern Ireland Linfield Ladies 1 (0)
Jessica Foy 7 June 1995 (age 24) Northern Ireland Glentoran Belfast United 0 (0)
Hayley Crackle 13 January 1995 (age 24) England Aston Villa vs. Poland, 5 March 2015
Midfielders
Laura Rafferty 29 April 1996 (age 23) England Brighton & Hove Albion 24 (0) vs. Rep. of Ireland, 6 March 2013
Marissa Callaghan 2 September 1985 (age 33) Northern Ireland Cliftonville Ladies 20 (2) vs. Scotland, 23 May 2010
Kirsty McGuinness 4 November 1994 (age 24) Northern Ireland Glentoran Belfast United 13 (1) vs. Estonia, 24 July 2010
Clare Timoney 27 May 1988 (age 31) Northern Ireland Linfield Ladies
Ciara Sherwood 18 August 1992 (age 26) England Crystal Palace 6 (0) vs. Georgia, 24 October 2015
Emma McMaster 9 March 1999 (age 20) Northern Ireland Newry City Ladies (1) vs. Georgia, 3 March 2016
Strikers
Simone Magill 1 November 1994 (age 24) England Everton Ladies 49 (10) vs. Scotland, 23 May 2010
Lauren Wade 22 November 1993 (age 25) Northern Ireland Glentoran Belfast United 5 (0) vs. Poland, 23 November 2013
Aimee Mackin 22 April 1997 (age 22) Northern Ireland Newry City Ladies 7 (1) vs. Scotland, 26 October 2013
Avilla Bergin 1 August 1991 (age 27) England Lewes 4 (0)
Rachel Furness 19 June 1988 (age 31) England Reading 47 (10)
Lauren Brennan 1 January 1995 (age 24)
Cathy Hyndman 31 August 1990 (age 28)

Results and fixtures

2016

2019 Turkish Women's CupNorthern Ireland v JordanAlanya , Turkey
2019 Turkish Women's CupNorthern Ireland v TurkeyAlanya , Turkey
2019 Turkish Women's CupNorthern Ireland v France BAlanya , Turkey

References

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 12 July 2019. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  2. ^ Fullerton, Gareth (7 October 2017). "Northern Ireland striker recognised for scoring fastest goal ever!". belfastlive. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Northern Ireland Women Squad". IFA. 21 October 2015. Retrieved 22 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Slovaks beat Northern Ireland 1: 0". futbalsfz.sk. Archived from the original on March 20, 2016. Retrieved March 20, 2016.
  5. ^ "International Fixtures & Results: Slovakia v. Northern Ireland: Wed, 02 Mar 2016". irishfa.com. Retrieved March 20, 2016.
  6. ^ "International: Senior Women's Squad Fixtures: Croatia v. Northern Ireland: Fri, 04 Mar 2016". irishfa.com. Retrieved March 20, 2016.
  7. ^ "In the second appearance at this year's Istria Women's Cup, the Croatian national team was defeated by Northern Ireland". hns-cff.hr. Retrieved March 20, 2016.

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8 February 2015 Int. FriendlyNorthern Ireland 0–4 ScotlandBelfast, Northern Ireland
13:30 GMT Report Ross Goal 39'73'
Weir Goal 40'47'
Stadium: Solitude
4 March 2015 Istria CupPoland 2–0 Northern IrelandRovinjsko Selo, Croatia
11:30 GMT Sikora Goal 60'
Balcerzak Goal 90+4'
Report
6 March 2015 Istria CupNorthern Ireland 0–1 RomaniaPoreč, Croatia
11:30 GMT Report Lunca Goal 12'
9 March 2015 Istria CupCroatia 2–1 Northern IrelandUmag, Croatia
14:30 GMT Baban Goal 57' (pen.)
Rudelic Goal 70'
Report Callaghan Goal 8'
11 March 2015 Istria CupBosnia and Herzegovina 0–0
(4–5 p)
 Northern IrelandPoreč, Croatia
16:00 GMT Report
24 October 2015 Euro 2017 qual.Georgia 0–3 Northern IrelandTbilisi, Georgia
15:00 GMT Report Nelson Goal 3'
Bergin Goal 29'56'
Stadium: Mikheil Meskhi Stadium
Referee: Barbara Poxhofer (Austria)
27 November 2015 Euro 2017 qual.Northern Ireland 1–8  SwitzerlandLurgan, Northern Ireland
19:30 GMT Furness Goal 37' Report Humm Goal 14'35'
Kiwic Goal 28'
Moser Goal 33'
Ismaili Goal 36'
Crnogorčević Goal 59'
Deplazes Goal 74'
Dickenmann Goal 85'
Stadium: Mourneview Park
Referee: Zuzana Kováčová (Slovakia)
2 March 2016 2016 Istria CupSlovakia 1–0 Northern IrelandPorec
14:00 Vojteková Goal 89' Report[4][5] Stadium: Veli Jože
4 March 2016 2016 Istria CupCroatia 0–1 Northern IrelandUmag
11:00 Report[6][7] McGuinness Goal 86' Stadium: Umag 4
7 March 2016 2016 Istria CupHungary B 2–0 Northern IrelandUmag
11:00 unknown player(s) Goal ?'?' Stadium: Umag 4
3 August 2016 Euro 2017 qual.Northern Ireland 1–1 Czech RepublicMourneview Park, Lurgan
20:30 Furness Goal 55' (pen.) Report Chlastáková Goal 35' Attendance: 332
Referee: Sara Persson (Sweden)
12 April 2016 Euro 2017 qual.Italy 3–1 Northern IrelandMapei Stadium – Città del Tricolore, Reggio Emilia
18:00 Sabatino Goal 71'
Mauro Goal 86'
Stracchi Goal 90+3'
Report Magill Goal 62' Attendance: 1,114
Referee: Lina Lehtovaara (Finland)
3 June 2016 Euro 2017 qual.Northern Ireland 4–0 GeorgiaSolitude, Belfast
20:30 Magill Goal 1'
Callaghan Goal 21'40'
Furness Goal 90+5'
Report Attendance: 320
Referee: Viola Raudziņa (Latvia)
7 June 2016 Euro 2017 qual.Czech Republic 3–0 Northern IrelandStadion Střelnice, Jablonec nad Nisou
19:30 Voňková Goal 3'
Cahynová Goal 34'
Bartoňová Goal 65'
Report Attendance: 467
Referee: Marte Sørø (Norway)
16 September 2016 Euro 2017 qual.Northern Ireland 0–3 ItalyMourneview Park, Lurgan
20:30 Report Girelli Goal 45+1'90+4'
Gabbiadini Goal 76'
Attendance: 300
Referee: Gyöngyi Gaál (Hungary)
20 September 2016 Euro 2017 qual.Switzerland  4–0 Northern IrelandTissot Arena, Biel/Bienne
19:00 Bernauer Goal 17'46'
Kiwic Goal 42'
Rinast Goal 54'
Report Attendance: 1,308
Referee: Tanja Subotič (Slovenia)
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