Northern Ireland

The ultimate Northern Ireland football fans' quiz

Know your Bests from your Binghams? Fancy yourself as a bit of a Green and White Army anorak?
West Brom captain Jonny Evans

West Brom boss fears losing Jonny Evans in January

New West Brom boss Alan Pardew admits he fears losing Jonny Evans next month amid renewed speculation regarding the Albion captain.

Northern Ireland and West Brom defender Jonny Evans

New West Brom boss targets talks with Jonny Evans

New West Brom boss Alan Pardew will hold talks with Jonny Evans to determine the defender’s future.

Northern Ireland and Sunderland midfielder Paddy McNair

We can’t risk Paddy McNair, admits Sunderland boss Chris Coleman

Paddy McNair’s return from a serious knee injury will continue to be carefully managed with new Sunderland boss Chris Coleman wary of losing more players.

Michael O'Neill

IFA offer Michael O’Neill six-year deal - reports

Northern Ireland have made a last-ditch bid to convince Michael O’Neill to stay as manager with a new bumper contract, according to Sky Sports News.
Niall McGinn

Which club is most likely to sign free agent Niall McGinn?

Northern Ireland international Niall McGinn is a free agent after ending his tenure with Korean club Gwangju and could be on his way back to Scotland.
Brendan Rodger and Michael O'Neill

Brendan Rodgers: Michael O’Neill is right man to develop ‘exciting group’ of Scotland players

Brendan Rodgers has warned the Scottish FA they will need to exercise patience if they are to successfully secure the services of Michael O’Neill.
Tommy Wright

Tommy Wright happy at St Johnstone but calls NI post 'dream job'

St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright admits the Northern Ireland post would be a "dream job" one day but stressed his happiness at McDiarmid Park.

Michael O'Neill

Michael O'Neill rejects Sunderland job approach

Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill has turned down an approach to become Sunderland's new manager, it is understood.

Northern Ireland manger Michael O'Neill (left) and St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright.

Tommy Wright: I think IFA will do everything they can to keep Michael O’Neill

Tommy Wright says Michael O’Neill never mentioned the Scotland job when the pair spoke on Wednesday but feels the Northern Ireland manager has earned the right to consider his future.

Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill

Next NI manager: who are the contenders should Michael O’Neill quit?

Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill has been linked with the Scotland, Rangers and Sunderland jobs after his country’s heartbreaking World Cup play-off loss to Switzerland.

Aaron Hughes

FOOTBALL: Who could hang up the boots with Northern Ireland?

Northern Ireland’s failure to reach their first World Cup in 32 years could signal the end of one of the country’s most successful periods.

Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill with Jonny Evans

FOOTBALL: Nortnern Ireland players want Michael O’Neill to stay on as manager

Northern Ireland’s players would understand if manager Michael O’Neill left for an irresistible opportunity elsewhere, according to Jonny Evans.

Northern Ireland appeal against the penalty for  Switzerland

FOOTBALL: Irish Football Association to support implementation of video technology

The Irish Football Association will support the roll-out of video assistant referees across key international fixtures having seen Northern Ireland’s World Cup dream shattered by a controversial penalty decision.

Oliver Norwood battles for possession in the second-leg World Cup play-off clash against Switzerland

Oliver Norwood: The message is loud and clear - we want Michael O'Neill to stay

Oliver Norwood hopes Northern Ireland's valiant display in Switzerland will persuade manager Michael O'Neill to remain at the helm.


VIDEO: Michael O'Neill speaks of 'devastation' at World Cup play-off defeat

Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill says he is devastated at not qualifying for the World Cup but is proud of his team following their performance against Switzerland.
Northern Ireland's Oliver Norwood and Steve Davis  dejected after the game in Switzerland

WORLD CUP PLAY-OFF: We were shafted blasts Northern Ireland midfielder Oliver Norwood

Oliver Norwood admits he feels ‘shafted’ at missing out on a place in the World Cup after Northern Ireland fell to an 1-0 aggregate defeat to Switzerland.

Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill in reflective mood in Basel. Pic by INPHO.

WORLD CUP OPINION: Night in Basel so close to perfection by O’Neill’s Northern Ireland

If Sunday, November 12 stands as the end of an era for Northern Ireland it is poignant that Michael O’Neill’s 53rd game in charge of the national team marked possibly the finest example of his endeavour.

Switzerland's Granit Xhaka.

WORLD CUP: Xhaka thinks ‘we should leave’ Northern Ireland penalty talk

Granit Xhaka has told Northern Ireland to stop moaning about the penalty call that has left Switzerland in charge of their World Cup play-off.

Corry Evans

Wife of Corry Evans reactivates Twitter account and apologises for offensive tweet

Lisa Evans, the wife of Northern Ireland star Corry, has reactivated her Twitter account and apologised for her foul-mouthed post aimed at Romanian referee Ovidiu Hategan.

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