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Tuesday 09 May 2017
Northern Ireland search for first Futsal win

Northern Ireland Futsal Head Coach Jonathan Michael has named his squad to face San Marino in two International friendly matches this weekend. 

The squad travel to San Marino this Friday and will play at the Multieventi Sport Domus on Saturday and Sunday.

Speaking about his squad selection Jonathan Michael said, “Over the past number of months we have been able to add to the group and we have had more regular training sessions with the players. 

"I have been pleased to uncover some more players that are participating in the National League in England and combine this with talented players that have been discovered through regional trials.

“The Home Nations Championships in Wales last December was a real catalyst in raising the profile of the game here in Northern Ireland. 

"Since the start of the year we have held trials and taster sessions to add to our squad of players. This process is still ongoing and with the Northern Ireland Futsal League starting in a couple weeks this provides further opportunities to identify talent.”

Jonathan added, “We are a much stronger squad than when we participated at the Home Nations. We have been able to add more experience to the group and the knowledge of players that were involved in the games in Cardiff has moved on massively. 

"We go into the San Marino games with confidence and a determination to produce a higher level of performance. I, the support staff and the players are focused on getting positive results out of both games and demonstrating how far we have progressed in a short space of time.”

Northern Ireland Futsal Squad

Name

DOB

Position

Club

Philip Irvine

06/03/1991

Goalkeeper

Loughgall Futsal Club

Daniel Rosbotham

19/03/1996

Goalkeeper

Banbridge Town Futsal Club

Adam Barr ©

14/02/1992

Defender

Genesis Futsal Club

Scott Gunn

27/01/1995

Defender

Durham Futsal Club

James Gould

16/07/1998

Defender

Banbridge Town Futsal Club

Ciaran Donaghy

26/02/1982

Defender

Belfast United Futsal Club

John Gibson

09/12/1995

Winger

Banbridge Town Futsal Club

Conor Glenholmes

11/04/1990

Winger

Belfast United Futsal Club

Craig Taylor

25/10/1999

Winger

Banbridge Town Futsal Club

Michael O’Hehir

12/03/1991

Winger

Loughgall Futsal Club

Alex Lalor

18/08/1999

Winger

Glentoran FC

Connor Millar

12/09/1991

Pivot

FC Salisbury United

Ernestas Verenka

08/10/1996

Pivot

Loughgall Futsal Club

Chris Donnelly

13/10/1989

Pivot

Wattcell Futsal Club

 

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