During the most recent international break four of our senior players were handed call-ups to represent their country.
Micheál Glynn and Craig Farquhar were called up to Tommy Wright’s first Northern Ireland U21 squad after an impressive start to the season in Tiernan Lynch’s side. Both players were part of the squad who took on Luxembourg and Ukraine in UEFA U21 Euro Championships qualifying campaign.
The young Northern Ireland side went on to lose both games 1-0, with Micheál Glynn starting the game against Luxembourg before being substituted just after the hour mark. Both players started on the bench for the game away to Ukraine, with Micheál this time coming on in the 75th minute as the side looked to get back in the game.
Craig Farquhar was named on the bench for both games but didn’t make an appearance on this occasion.
Sean Brown, meanwhile, was called up to Gareth McAuley’s first Northern Ireland U19s squad as they travelled to Italy for an international friendly. The match took place in the Lungobisenzio Stadium in Prato and it proved to be a good test for the young side.
An exciting game ended 3-2 in favour of the home side, however it was a great performance from Gareth McAuley’s young side in an end-to-end affair. Sean started the game on the bench and wasn’t called upon during the game.
Finally, Kye Livingstone was called up to the Gibraltar U21 squad to face Georgia in a UEFA U21 Euro Championships Qualifier, however he had to withdraw from the squad due to an injury. The Gibraltarian side went on to lose the game 2-1.