IRISH LEAGUE: Josh McIlwaine secures vital Ballinamallard win with double against Carrick Rangers


Carrick Rangers manager 
Aaron Callaghan.

IRISH LEAGUE: Aaron Callaghan hopes new-look Carrick Rangers can hit ground running

Aaron Callaghan is banking on his new-look Carrick side to hit the ground running in Friday night’s Danske Premiership clash against Ballinamallard United at the Loughshore Hotel Arena.

The Jules Rimet World Cup trophy

FIFA unanimously backs plans for a 48 team World Cup from 2026 onwards

The FIFA Council has rubber-stamped plans to expand the World Cup to 48 teams from 2026 onwards.

�/ - 7th January 2017.  Press Eye Ltd - Northern Ireland - Tennent's Irish Cup Coleraine V Carrick Rangers  Man of the Match Coleraine's Eoin Bradley with the match ball.  Mandatory Credit Photo Lorcan Doherty /

Bradley is hat-trick hero for five star Coleraine

It’s fair to say it hasn’t been a bad week for Eoin Bradley.

Carrick's Sam O'Connor and Coleraine's Steven Douglas

IRISH CUP: Bradley the hat-trick hero as Coleraine progress in cup

Coleraine 5 Carrick Rangers 1

Coleraine's  Jordan Allan celebrates his goal against Linfield. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

IRISH CUP: Coleraine hope strikers can fire them to glory

Coleraine are hoping to make it three wins on the bounce when they entertain Carrick Rangers at The Showgrounds on Saturday.

Aaron Canning, in action here for Loughgall against Ballyclare, has become Gary Hamilton's second signing of the transfer window.

IRISH LEAGUE: Glenavon confirm Aaron Canning signing

Glenavon have completed their second signing of the January transfer window after the club confirmed the capture of Aaron Canning from Loughgall.

Alan Ewart pictured with the Whitley Bay A and Peter Beardsley Select teams.

Alan’s got talent as he shoots down celebs

One former Coleraine player was rubbing shoulders with some famous names last week during a friendly game in England.

Brian Neeson

IRISH LEAGUE: Neeson holds firm as Carrick grab point

Brian Neeson is no stranger to performing heroics between the posts but, not for the first time this season, he demonstrated his worth to earn Carrick Rangers a battling point.

Crusaders Declan Caddell celebrates after heading in to make it 2-2
 at the Bangor Fuels aAena. (Photograph byStephen  Hamilton/Presseye)

IRISH LEAGUE: Four goal Crusaders fight back to stun Ards

Danske Bank Premiership

Glentoran's Nacho Novo (right) celebrates with his teammates after scoring to make it 0-2 at Shmrock Park. 

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IRISH LEAGUE: Portadown no match for rampant Glens

Danske Bank Premiership

Glenavon's Greg Moorhouse celebrates scoring at the Showgrounds on Tuesday night.

(Photo - � Matt Mackey / Press Eye)

IRISH LEAGUE: Moor’s the merrier as Glenavon defeat Ballymena

Danske Bank Premiership

Coleraine's Jamie McGonigle celebrates scoring.

Photographer - � Matt Mackey / Press Eye

IRISH LEAGUE: McGonigle double secures the points for Coleraine

Coleraine 2 Carrick Rangers 0

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Carrick against Ards

IRISH LEAGUE: Carrick and Ards share spoils at Taylor’s Avenue


Cliftonvilles David McDaid celebrates after scoring against Carrick Rangers on Saturday

IRISH LEAGUE: Gerard Lyttle and Aaron Callaghan not happy with referee

Not for the first time this season and I am sure not for the last time the match official and his assistants were the main talking point after Cliftonville’s 3-0 win against Carrick Rangers on Saturday.

Carrick Rangers boss Aaron Callaghan. 
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IRISH LEAGUE: Carrick boss Aaron Callaghan is focused on winning points

Carrick Rangers boss Aaron Callaghan will try to refocus his players after Tuesday night’s League Cup semi-final success against Glenavon at Mourneview Park.

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Carrick's Tiarnan McNicholl celebrates his momentous goal at Mourneview Park.  Photographer -  Matt Mackey / Press Eye

LEAGUE CUP: McNicholl dedicates moment of magic to Carrick fans

Tiarnan McNicholl dedicated his League Cup semi-final strike to the Amber Army after firing Carrick Rangers into a first League Cup final in club history.

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Carrick's Aaron Callaghan

Carrick’s focus turns to survival after League Cup heroics

AARON CALLAGHAN insists his history-making Carrick Rangers side must forget about their League Cup heroics and focus on climbing out of the Danske Bank Premiership relegation zone.

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Ballymena's Tony Kane celebrates after he scored from the penalty spot to make it 1-0 against Coleraine

LEAGUE CUP: Ballymena see off rivals Coleraine to book Cup Final spot

Ballymena United secured their place in the League Cup final with a three-goal blitz of their derby rivals Coleraine in extra time.

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