Recently retired Northern Ireland international Conor McLaughlin started his national team career at the u-16 level. He played nine times forthe Northern Ireland u-16 team without finding the back of the net. Conor McLaughlin also played nine times for the u-17 team without getting on the scoresheet. McLaughlin scored for his country for the first timein the colours of others. The right-back scored once in 14 games for the u-19s. At the u-21 level, he had a record of zero goal in seven games over a two-year period having made his debut in 2010.
At the Euro 2016 tournament on French soil, Conor McLaughlin and Northern Ireland were in Group C alongside Ukraine, Poland and Germany. They began their campaign with a 1-0 defeat to Poland with ArkadiuszMilik getting the only goal of the game six minutes into the second half. McLaughlin played the entire duration of the Poland game. Northern Ireland won a game at the European Championship for the first time by beating Ukraine 2-0 in their second group game before they ended the group with a 1-0 loss to Germany.