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LEAGUE CUP: Callaghan unable to add to his Seaview scrapbook with Carrick

Aaron Callaghan’s time as a player at Seaview in the 1990s featured a string of silverware with Crusaders but Saturday failed to provide another day to remember within the Belfast venue.

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Carrick Rangers captain Mark Surgenor (right) and former Ballymena United team-mate Allan Jenkins battle for the ball on Saturday in the League Cup final. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

LEAGUE CUP: Call to arms from Carrick captain Surgenor

For the second time in three seasons the final whistle of a League Cup final was followed for Mark Surgenor only by regrets and a runners-up medal.

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United's Allan Jenkins scores the opener

PICTURE SPECIAL: Ballymena United celebrate as they lift the League Cup at Seaview

Ballymena United got their hands on the League Cup after beating Carrick Rangers 2-0 at Seaview on Saturday.
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Ballymena's Allan Jenkins pictured after scoring his teams first goal

LEAGUE CUP FINAL: Ballymena United break Carrick Rangers hearts with landmark trophy thanks to Jenkins and McCloskey

Goals by Allan Jenkins and Conor McCloskey in the closing moments of each half handed Ballymena United a first League Cup victory in club history to break Carrick Rangers hopes and hearts with a 2-0 success.

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Ballymena United's Allan Jenkins runs away to celebrate after making it 1-0

League Cup Final - Five things about the Seaview showdown that you may or may not want to know?

Ballymena United claimed the League Cup after seeing off Carrick Rangers 2-0 at Seaview on Saturday,

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Ballymena's Johnny McMurray and Carrick's Mark Surgenor

League Cup final - Story of the match: Ballymena United 2-0 Carrick Rangers

Ballymena United won the League Cup for the first time in their history on Saturday.
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Carrick Rangers manager Aaron Callaghan. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

LEAGUE CUP: Carrick facing double goalkeeper fitness test for final

Carrick Rangers’ League Cup Final preparations will run right to the wire - with two of the club’s three goalkeepers on the treatment table before the showdown against Ballymena United.

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Carrick manager Aaron Callaghan.

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LEAGUE CUP FINAL: Seaview setting is home from home for Callaghan

Carrick Rangers may be making club history this weekend with a first League Cup final appearance but the Seaview setting marks familiar territory for manager Aaron Callaghan.

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Seanna Foster in action for Carrick. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye

LEAGUE CUP FINAL: Carrick’s Foster out to settle desk rivalry

Carrick Rangers’ Seanna Foster has more reasons than most to win Saturday’s League Cup Final at Seaview.

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The Northern Ireland Football League Cup - although it was originally the prize for another competition. 

Photographer - Matt Mackey / Press Eye

LEAGUE CUP FINAL: Will Ballymena or Carrick make history this weekend?

History will be made on Saturday as either Ballymena United or Carrick Rangers will win the League Cup for the first time.

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Carrick's Mark Surgenor. 
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LEAGUE CUP FINAL: Carrick’s Surgenor to set aside home ties

Mark Surgenor has been surrounded by League Cup final hype since securing a spot in Saturday’s showpiece occasion.

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This weekend's League Cup final will be broadcast live on Sky Sports. 
Photographer - Matt Mackey / Press Eye

IRISH LEAGUE: NIFL and Sky Sports announce five year deal

The Irish League is back on Sky Sports.

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Northern Ireland will meet New Zealand at the National Stadium at Windsor Park in June

FOOTBALL: Northern Ireland line up international friendly with New Zealand

Northern Ireland will face New Zealand in an international friendly in Belfast this summer.

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Carrick Rangers Paddy McNally and Linfield's Cameron Stewart

IRISH LEAGUE: Linfield claim the points after beating Carrick Rangers

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David Healy

IRISH LEAGUE: Linfield boss David Healy wants Blues to kick on against Carrick

Linfield manager David Healy has demanded his side back up their County Antrim Shield success this weekend.

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Ballymena United defeated H&W Welders to make the quarter-finals

TENNENTS IRISH CUP: Quarter-final draw

Crusaders will meet Linfield in the quarter-finals of the Tennents Irish Cup.

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Carrick Rangers' recent signing from Waterford, 20 year-old Sean Noble.  Photograph by Declan Roughan

IRISH LEAGUE: Carrick boss ‘taking a chance’ on January transfers

Carrick manager Aaron Callaghan admits he is ‘taking a bit of a chance’ with signings from the League of Ireland.

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Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has been rested for the  FA Cup fourth-round clash with Wigan on Sunday

SOCCER: A look ahead of the fourth round of the FA Cup

It’s the fourth round of the FA Cup.

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Juventus bagdes, old and new

Quiz: Can you identify these football clubs by their old badges?

Italian giants Juventus' iconic black and white badge has received a makeover, and football fans around the world have wasted no time in giving their views on the Serie A club’s new look.

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Ballinamallard's Josh McIlwaine celebrates scoring one of his two goals

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

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