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“Chasing sheep was my craziest football memory,” notes former Northern Ireland defender

Football - Faroe Islands v Northern Ireland - UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifying Group F - Torsvollur, Torshavn, Faroe Islands - 4/9/15 Gareth McAuley celebrates after scoring the first goal for Northern Ireland Action Images via Reuters / Jason Cairnduff Livepic EDITORIAL USE ONLY.

According to former Northern Ireland defender Gareth McAuley, chasing sheep was his craziest football memory.

Nigel Worthington uses us as an example at coaching courses now,” Gareth McAuley told Sky Sports.

McAuley recalls the day he and some of his international team-mates attempted to lure a sheep into their hotel room before a European Qualifier in the Faroe Islands.

“If anyone knows the Faroe Islands there is one hotel (Hotel Føroyar) and both teams stay there,” he explains.

“There were grass slopes out the windows leading up to the rooms. One day the sheep were wandering past the windows and a few of the boys tried to shoo one of them in with a bunch of grass.

“We looked over and Nigel Worthington and his coaching staff were standing watching us. I don’t think he could believe what he was seeing.”

 

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