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Will Grigg will miss Northern Ireland’s opening World Cup qualifier away to the Czech Republic as his partner is due to give birth. Photograph: William Cherry/Inpho/Presseye

Will Grigg will miss Northern Ireland’s World Cup qualifier against the Czech Republic due to personal reasons, while Burton’s Tom Flanagan and Dundee(...)

 Hal Robson-Kanu wheels away after Gareth McAuley scored the own goal which gave Wales a 1-0 win over Northern Ireland in Paris. Photograph: Getty

Wales 1 Northern Ireland 0 Fin. Northern Ireland’s vivid, dramatic Euro 2016 adventure came to an end in Paris in a manner undeserving of what Michae(...)

Northern Ireland’s Gareth McAuley heads home to score against Ukraine in the Group C game at  Stade de Lyon. Photograph: Max Rossi/Reuters/Livepic

Ukraine 0 Northern Ireland 2 Going buck daft. That’s the kind of phrase you hear on the streets of Larne and presumably they were going that way in t(...)

Northern Ireland’s Gareth McAuley thanks the fans after the final whistle during their friendly against Slovakia. Photo: PA Wire

Slovakia 0 Northern Ireland 0 Northern Ireland will fly out to Euro 2016 on the back of a 12-match unbeaten run having drawn 0-0 with Slovakia duri(...)

Manager Michael O’Neill speaking during the Northern Ireland squad announcement at the Titanic Museum, Belfast. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The rosy cheeks of Martin O’Neill appeared on screen in Belfast on Saturday. O’Neill was part of an impressive montage of Northern Ireland’s football (...)

Wigan Athletic striker  Will Grigg has been rewarded for his good form in front of goal with a place in Northern Ireland’s 28-man squad for the upcoming friendly against Belarus. Photograph:   Nigel French/PA Wire

Wigan striker has returned to the Northern Ireland squad for their final friendly before they name their 23-man Euro 2016 squad in 10 days’ time. The(...)

Northern Ireland’s Steven Davis celebrates after his side’s one-all draw with Finland last night propelled them to the top of their European Championship group. Photograph: William Cherry/Presseye/Inpho

The job was already done but Northern Ireland ended a magnificent qualifying campaign with one final feat by winning their group courtesy of a point (...)

Victory over Greece sent Michael O’Neill’s Northern Ireland to their first major tournament since 1986. Photograph: Getty

Even Michael O’Neill said it was “special”. He said it twice, in fact three times. There is a brilliant realism to the Northern Ireland manager but ev(...)

 Jamie Ward’s return bolsters Northern Ireland’s attacking options.

Jamie Ward has been recalled to the Northern Ireland squad for their decisive Euro 2016 qualifiers against Greece and Finland. A hamstring injury kept(...)

Northern Ireland striker Kyle Lafferty shoots to score their late equaliser past Hungary’s goalkeeper Gabor Kiraly during the Euro 2016 qualifying Group F matchat Windsor Park in Belfast. Photograph: Michael Cooper/AFP/Getty Images

Northern Ireland 1 Hungary 1 They may well have heard the noise on the Cave Hill. You can see it now that the Kop at Windsor Park is no more. But its (...)

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