Michael O’Neill picks Will Grigg for Northern Ireland Euro 2016 squad

• Wigan Athletic striker Grigg selected ahead of Ross County’s Liam Boyce
• Ben Reeves, Michael Smith, Billy McKay and Daniel Lafferty omitted from 23

Michael O’Neill described the selection of Will Grigg over Liam Boyce as his most difficult decision after announcing the final 23-man squad for Northern Ireland’s first European Championship campaign.

The squad was confirmed amid impressive fanfare at the Titanic Museum in Belfast, where images of the players chosen for France were shown projected on to the Giant’s Causeway and stars of past World Cups Peter McParland, Pat Jennings and Billy Hamilton were celebrated at an event attended by hundreds of supporters.

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