Romania’s Paul Papp celebrates scoring his sides first against Northern Ireland in their Uefa Euro 2016 qualifier at the Arena Nationala, Bucharest.   Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA Wire

Romania 2 Northern Ireland 0 Northern Ireland’s perfect start to Euro 2016 qualifying came crashing down in Romania after Paul Papp ended their(...)

F Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill admits the expansion of the European Championship has played a part in rejuvenating his in-form side.  Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire.

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill admits the expansion of the European Championship has played a part in rejuvenating his in-form side.The dec(...)

Northern Ireland’s Kyle Lafferty celebrates scoring their second goal in the Euro 2016 qualifier against Greece at Stadio Georgios Karaiskakis in  Piraeus. Photograph: William Cherry/Inpho/Presseye

Greece 0 Northern Ireland 2Northern Ireland’s dreams of a first European Championship appearance are one step closer to reality after goals from Jamie(...)

Northern Ireland’s Kyle Lafferty scores the winning goal for his side in their   Uefa Euro 2016 Group F qualifier at Albert Florian Stadium in Budapest. Photograph:   Adam Davy/PA

Hungary 1 Northern Ireland 2 Kyle Lafferty and Niall McGinn were the scorers as Northern Ireland marked the ninth anniversary of their famous victory (...)

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo hit a second-half hat-trick at Windsor Park. Photograph: Inpho

Northern Ireland 2 Portugal 4Ronaldo hit a second-half hat-trick to spare Portugal’s blushes against Northern Ireland on an ill-tempered night that sa(...)

Northern Ireland Manager Michael O’Neill congratulates goal scorer Martin Patterson at Windsor Park. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Northern Ireland’s match-winners dedicated last night’s defeat of Russia to long-suffering manager Michael O’Neill. The 1-0 victory over Fabio Capell(...)

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill and captain Steven Davis face the media before the Russia game. Photograph: William Cherry/Inpho

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill faces a late change of plan ahead of tonight’s World Cup qualifier against Russia, with Kyle Lafferty missing(...)

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill has named a 20-man squad for next week’s World Cup qualifying home clash against Russia.Striker Kyle Lafferty(...)