EIGHT Northern Ireland players who started out in the Irish League

Ex-Irish League star Stuart Elliott battles for possession of the ball against England's David Beckham in 2005.
Ex-Irish League star Stuart Elliott battles for possession of the ball against England's David Beckham in 2005.

The Irish League has produced its fair share of big names for Northern Ireland’s full international team over the years.

Here’s our quick guide to some of those who have carved out careers in the professional game and went on to represent their country.