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Tuesday 27 Jan 2015
U18 Squad Named For Australia Challenge

The squad has a wealth of experience as six players played for last year's Under 18 team which finished as runners up in the Centenary Shield while several other players have been capped at Under 17 level.  That experience will be vital against a strong Australian side which has made a successful start to their tour of the UK and Ireland.  Last week the Aussies trounced Wales 3-0 and on Monday the team drew 1-1 with the Republic of Ireland in Dublin.

Northern Ireland has an excellent record against the visitors.  In eight meeting the Aussie have only been successful once, back in 1992 with a 1-0 win in Antrim, while Northern Ireland has come out on top on four occasions.

The last two meetings have ended in 1-1 draws and Wednesday's clash in Bangor is expected to be close once again.

Northern Ireland Under 18 Squad



Jack Ferguson

Larne High

Jason Craughwell

St Colm's Twinbrook





Jamie Rea

Belfast Metropolitan College

Michael McKenna

St Louis Ballymena

Ryan Noble-Walker

Our Lady & St Patrick's College

Conor Morgan

St Malachy's College

Callum Byers


Cameron Stewart

Campbell College





Ben Doherty

St Columb's College

Conor McDermott

St Columb's College

Jamie Dunne

St Brigid's College

Ross Holden


Mark Sykes

St Mary's CBGS

Ronan Young

St Pius X Magherafelt





Jamal Dupree

Belfast Metropolitan College

Andrew Hoey

Belfast Metropolitan College

Adam Salley

Southern Regional College

Andrew Mooney

South East Regional College