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IRISH LEAGUE: McAlinden keeping club counsel on Carrick goals

David McAlinden is ready to embrace a trip to the home of the defending Danske Bank Premiership champions for his first taste of life in top-flight management.

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Defending champions Linfield

IN FULL: Irish League fixtures 2017-18 season

The Danske Bank Premiership 2017-18 were released today at 1pm. Here's the fixture list in full.
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Northern Ireland Women’s U19s to face Spain, Germany and Scotland

Northern Ireland Women’s U19s to face Spain, Germany and Scotland

Northern Ireland will face Spain, Germany and Scotland in the group stages of this summer’s UEFA Women’s Under-19 Championship.

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Tiarnan McNicholl in action for Carrick Rangers last season.  Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

IRISH LEAGUE: Tiarnan McNicholl agrees switch to Glentoran

Glentoran have completed the signing of former Cliftonville midfielder Tiarnan McNicholl on a two-year contract.

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Glenn Taggart keep track of Linfield striker Andy Waterworth at Taylor's Avenue

IRISH LEAGUE: Glenn Taggart quits Carrick and retires from football

After 21 years of unwavering service to his hometown team, Irish League veteran Glenn Taggart has quit Carrick Rangers and announced his retirement from football.
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Double World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea has been awarded an MBE for services to motorcycling.

Rea, Best and Davis recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

Double World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea, Ireland rugby captain Rory Best and Northern Ireland skipper Steve Davis have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

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Azerbaijan's Pavlo Pashayev with Northern Ireland's Niall McGinn

FOOTBALL: Michael O’Neill hails Nortern Ireland spirit after last-gasp win in Baku

Northern Ireland’s spirit once again came to the fore for boss Michael O’Neill as his understrength and undercooked side claimed a dramatic 1-0 success over Azerbaijan.

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Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill

FOOTBALL: Stuart Dallas strike gives Northern Ireland win in Baku

AZERBAIJAN 0 NORTHERN IRELAND 1

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West Brom Albion's James McClean will launch this year's Hughes Insurance Foyle Cup.

FOOTBALL: Derry City legend to launch Foyle Cup

West Bromwich Albion and Republic of Ireland International James McClean, will be Guest Of Honour at this year’s launch of the International Hughes Insurance Foyle Cup, at the Waterfoot Hotel, this Monday evening.

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Manchester United celebrate after winning the Dale Farm Milk Cup for a fifth time

FOOTBALL: SuperCupNI return for Manchester United

Manchester United are making a return to the SuperCupNI.

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Northern Ireland's Gareth McAuley

FOOTBALL: Michael O’Neill counts on having Gareth McAuley for World Cup qualifier

Gareth McAuley has been included in Northern Ireland’s squad for the World Cup qualifier against Azerbaijan in spite of concerns over his fitness.

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Northern Ireland's Conor Washington

INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL: Conor Washington and Jamie Ward to miss NI friendly against New Zealand

Northern Ireland could be light on attacking options when Michael O’Neill names his squad to face New Zealand and Azerbaijan, with Conor Washington and Jamie Ward both out.

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Davy McAlinden has been appointed as the new boss at Carrick Rangers

IRISH LEAGUE: New Carrick boss McAlinden relishing Premiership challenge

Davy McAlinden says he can't wait to get stuck into his new role as manager of Premiership side Carrick Rangers.

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Chris Trussell has made the switch from Ballyclare Comrades to Carrick Rangers.

FOOTBALL: Rangers swoop for striker Trussell

Premiership Carrick Rangers have signed striker Chris Trussell from Ballyclare Comrades.
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Glentoran players help  fix the net during October's Irish Cup tie against rivals Linfield. Photo: Press Eye

20 of the best #IrishLeagueBehaviour tweets from last season

We love the Irish League. We do. And through the highs and lows of following the local game, there are magic moments which bring big smiles to our faces.
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Carrick's Steven McCullough pictured after scoring

IRISH LEAGUE: Carrick stay up after beating Institute

Carrick Rangers maintained their Premiership status after seeing off a battling Institute side.

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Institute manager Kevin Derry gets his point across to Michael McCrudden during the first leg play-off against Carrick Rangers at the Riverside.

Photo by Lorcan Doherty / Presseye.com

IRISH LEAGUE: ‘Stute without Curry but plenty of spice expected in play-off shootout

Institute manager Kevin Deery believes the last minute heartbreak suffered by his side in last season’s promotion play-off in Ballinamallard will help spur the Drumahoe men to victory in tonight’s winner takes all second leg tie against Carrick Rangers.

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Carrick's Daniel Kelly and Institute's Stephen O'Donnell battle in the first leg of the Premiership play-off. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

IRISH LEAGUE: Premiership prize the reward for Carrick or Institute

Carrick Rangers coach Mitch Whitty has called on the Amber Army to make the difference in the fight tonight for Premiership survival.

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Institute's Michael McCrudden scores

IRISH LEAGUE: Honours even at Drumahoe

Institute 1-1 Carrick Rangers

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