On Tuesday 26th March, 3 Northern Ireland sides were in action with the Mens Senior side taking on Scotland, the Under-21 side taking on Serbia and the Under-17s taking on Hungary.

It was a proud day for Linfield Football Club and the Linfield Academy which seen a total of 25 players selected who are either current or former academy and first team players.

Linfield's Academy has long been the leading football academy in Northern Ireland for developing elite players and we're proud to continue that and contribute in the development of 25 players on what was a historic day which saw all 3 teams win their respective matches.

No other football club has developed more capped players for Northern Ireland across all age groups. 

Full list of players in action:

Scotland v Northern Ireland – Senior International – Won 1-0

Ex players in squad:

Trai Hume – Sunderland
Paul Smyth – QPR
Connor McMenamin – St Mirren
Jordan Thompson – Stoke City
Shane Lavery – Blackpool
Caolan Boyd-Munce – St Mirren
Callum Marshall – West Ham


Serbia v Northern Ireland Under 21 – Won 2-1

Current players in squad:

Josh Archer
Ethan McGee

Selected but not in squad:

Rhys Annett


Ex players in squad:

Charlie Allen – Leeds United – (scored a goal)
Carl Johnston – Fleetwood Town – captained the team
Craig Farquhar – Crystal Place – (scored a goal)
Ruari McConville – Brighton
Dale Taylor – Wycombe Wanderers


Hungary v Northern Ireland Under 17 – Won 3-1

Current players in squad:

Braiden Graham – (scored a goal)
Matthew Orr
Callum Leacock
Ceadach O’Neill
Alex Watson


Ex-players in squad:

Cole Brannigan – Aston Villa (scored a goal)
Ryan Corrigan – Cliftonville (scored a goal)
Callum Burnside – Glasgow Rangers
Dylan Stitt – Luton Town – (captain )
James Simpson – Larne