WATCH: County Antrim FA and police to investigate mass brawl at Junior Shield final

An investigation involving the PSNI and County Antrim Football Association has been launched after this year’s Junior Shield final was marred by a mass brawl.

FOOTBALL: Irish FA announce licence verdicts

FOOTBALL: Irish FA announce licence verdicts

The Irish FA have announced the verdict on their Club Licensing applications.

Linfield's Chris Casement celebrates with fans at the final whistle after Saturday's win over Coleraine

IRISH LEAGUE: 20 of the best photos from the weekend

The battle for the Gibson Cup is going to the wire with Linfield edging two points clear of long-time front-runners Crusaders ahead of the final day.

Linfield v Glenavon

10 of the best photos from last night's Irish League action

It was another dramatic night in the Irish League on Easter Tuesday as Crusaders preserved their lead at summit of the Danske Bank Premiership.
Paddy McNally (left) celebrates scoring his third goal of the season. But should he still have been on the pitch? 
Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye

IRISH LEAGUE: Ards frustration as Carrick hero avoids red

Carrick’s goal-scoring hero Paddy McNally shouldn’t have been on the pitch to level the match.

Teenagers Luke Wilson (left) and Nedas Maciulaitis full of smiles.

IRISH LEAGUE: Teenage kicks keep Portadown fighting with win over Carrick

For 80 minutes it appeared Portadown’s season of death by a thousand cuts was set for the final decisive blow.

Linfield's Aaron Burns opens the scoring  during Saturday's game at the national Stadium Windsor Park. (
Photo Colm lenaghan/Pacemaker Press).

IRISH LEAGUE: Title still in Crusaders’ hands claims Linfield boss

When the going gets tough, the tough get going. Just ask David Healy!

Carrick Rangers boss Aaron Callaghan. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

Callaghan’s focus on chasing Ballinamallard

Carrick Rangers can confirm Portadown’s drop into the Championship this weekend but the focus of manager Aaron Callaghan remains only on the view above.

Coleraine's David Ogilby

IRISH CUP: Coleraine’s David Ogilby sets his sights on winning silverware

Coleraine’s David Ogilby insists Saturday’s Irish Cup semi-final clash against Glenavon at the Ballymena Showgrounds is the club’s biggest game of the season to date.

Northern Irelands Gareth McAuley challenges for the ball with Norways Gustav Valsvik

Gareth McAuley reveals he had no feeling in his foot during Northern Ireland game against Norway

Northern Ireland’s Gareth McAuley has revealed how fearful he was when he lost feeling in his foot just two days after Seamus Coleman’s sickening leg break.

Mon of the Match Steve Davis wraps his arms around Jamie Ward, who struck on two minutes to make it 1-0. 
Picture by Jonathan Porter/

OPINION: With our Captain Fantastic, anything is possible for Northern Ireland

As Portugal showed in France last summer, it doesn’t take a great deal of quality to succeed in international football.

Portadown manager Niall Currie. Pic by Pacemaker.

Crunch time for Ports

Portadown’s season effectively centres on 90-plus minutes of football this weekend with the first of two games against relegation rivals Carrick Rangers inside three fixtures.

Brian Neeson has had an impressive season in the Carrick goal. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye

IRISH LEAGUE: Callaghan hails “fantastic” Neeson

Carrick Rangers fans have long been claiming they have the best goalkeeper in the league.

The post split fixtures for the Danske Bank Premiership have been announced.

IRISH LEAGUE: NIFL confirm post-split Premiership fixtures

The Northern Ireland Football League Premiership Management Committee has confirmed the post-split fixtures for the Danske Bank Premiership.

Clifford Adams will take charge of Ballyclare Comrades.

IRISH LEAGUE: Ballyclare hoping new boss brings ‘Midas touch’

Ballyclare Comrades are bringing in an entirely new management team following the resignation of Stephen Hughes - but there is no dissention at Dixon Park.

How many did you get right?

Quiz: can you identify these European football clubs by their nicknames?

Nicknames are either funny, confusing or sometimes downright nonsensical. Football clubs are no different.

Coleraine's Eoin Bradley celebrates after he scored the opener in his side's win over Coleraine

IN PICTURES: 10 of the best photos from Irish League matches at the weekend

It was another action packed weekend in the Irish League with wins for Ards, leaders Crusaders, Coleraine, Glenavon and Ballymena.
Crusaders Billy Joe Burns scores during the game at Seaview in Belfast.
 PHOTO Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

IRISH LEAGUE: It’s not over yet says Baxter after Crusaders see off Carrick

Crusaders opened up a 10 point gap on title rivals Linfield, who play Cliftonville tonight, with this emphatic 3-0 victory over Carrick Rangers.

Philip Lowry celebrates his goal for Crusaders against Carrick Rangers. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

IRISH LEAGUE: Crusaders take another step towards title with victory over Carrick

Crusaders inexorable march to a third consecutive Danske Bank Premiership title continues following a comfortable 3-0 win over struggling Carrick Rangers.

Stephen Baxter

IRISH LEAGUE: Crusaders must think like Rory to see off Carrick

If Crusaders are going to become masters of the Danske Bank Premiership again this season, they’re going to have to channel their inner Rory McIlroy.

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