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Friday 15 Oct 2021
Northern Ireland’s Victory Shield matches to be streamed live

Northern Ireland’s matches in this year’s Victory Shield tournament are set to be streamed live by the Irish Football Association.

Coverage of the three games will be available on the Northern Ireland National Team YouTube and Facebook pages.

Commentary on the matches is set to be provided by Michael Clarke and a full match report on each encounter – plus images – will be published on the Irish FA’s website.

The Northern Ireland Schools’ Football Association is hosting the 2021 Victory Shield (U16 Schoolboys) tournament, which is run by the Schools’ Association Football International Board, in Belfast next week.

Crusaders’ Seaview stadium and Harland and Wolff Welders’ new home, the revamped Blanchflower Stadium, will be the venues for the six games in the tournament, which kicks off on Sunday (17 October).

England have not entered in recent years, so Northern Ireland’s U16s will be up against Wales, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland in the 2021 tournament.

Northern Ireland manager Sean Paul Murray said: “It is great news to have these games streamed live by the Irish FA. It will give greater exposure of the talent we have on display in Northern Ireland to the football family both here, and across the water and beyond. We’re proud of the team we have assembled and its time now to put all the hard work of recent months into action.

“The fact we have this added audience will spur the lads on I have no doubt whatsoever.”

On matchday one this Sunday Northern Ireland will be taking on Wales at Seaview, while it’s Scotland v Republic of Ireland at Blanchflower Stadium. Both games kick off at 3pm.

Next up for Northern Ireland are Scotland at H&W Welders on Tuesday (19 October), while Wales will lock horns with the Republic at Seaview that day. Again both games kick off at 3pm.

The final matches are scheduled to be played next Friday (22 October) with Northern Ireland taking on the Republic at the Welders (1pm), and prior to that it will be Wales v Scotland at the same venue (11am).