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POLL | Who will win the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia?

The wait is finally over but which country do you think will be crowned world champions in Moscow on July 15?
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Zach Cowan (right) and Rex Henderson

WORLD CUP: Northern Ireland students to attend opening ceremony

A Portadown schoolboy has been chosen to take part in the opening ceremony of the 2018 World Cup, which kicks off in Russia on Thursday.

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TRANSFER NEWS: Done deals - New Rangers boss swoops for winger and goalkeeper

New Carrick Rangers boss Niall Currie has bolstered his options by bringing in two new faces at Taylor's Avenue.

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Pictured are Leeds United (featuring James Milner, back row, second right) after defeating Greek side Panathinaikos 4-0 in the 2002 Premier Section final.

FOOTBALL: Leeds United are back at the SuperCupNI

Former Premier champions Leeds United are back at the SuperCupNI.

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Niall Currie

Niall Currie is new Carrick Rangers boss - here's what he's had to say

Carrick Rangers have tonight appointed Niall Currie as the club's new manager.
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David McAlinden. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

FOOTBALL: David McAlinden position at Carrick Rangers left ‘untenable’ after phone call

David McAlinden has described his position at Carrick Rangers as ‘untenable’ leading up to last week’s shock resignation.

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David McAlinden. Pic by Pacemaker.

FOOTBALL: Carrick ‘reluctantly’ accept David McAlinden resignation

Carrick Rangers have confirmed the departure of David McAlinden as first-team manager.

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Local football attendances continue to rise.  Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

IRISH LEAGUE: One million fan milestone for NI Football League

The NI Football League celebrated yet another boost in attendances, as during the past season the one millionth supporter made their way through the turnstiles.

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Jonny Evans, Gavin Whyte and Lauren Perry

Local game celebrated at Northern Ireland Football Awards 2018

Local football took centre stage last night in Belfast when the Northern Ireland Football Awards for 2018 were announced at a gala event in the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

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Coleraine's Gareth McConaghie will be 30 years old on Cup Final day

IRISH CUP FINAL: Coleraine’s Gareth McConaghie is looking to celebrate

As birthdays go Gareth McConaghie is hoping his 30th last long in the memory.

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Newry City's Stephen Hughes celebrates scoring against Carrick Rangers

IRISH LEAGUE PLAY-OFF: Tie still alive as Newry City beat Carrick Rangers 3-2 in first leg

It’s all to play for in the second leg of the Danske Bank Premiership promotion/relegation play-off as Championship side Newry City came from two goals behind to win 3-2 in the first instalment at The Showgrounds.

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Clifton ville assistant boss Harry Fay

IRISH CUP FINAL: Cliftonville’s Harry Fay hoping Reds get the job done after his own Cup woes

Cliftonville’s last success in the Irish Cup will live long in the memory for the Reds current assistant manager Harry Fay.

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IRISH CUP FINAL: Coleraine keeper Chris Johns is out to get hands on silverware

Goalkeeper Chris Johns insists Coleraine will not be suffering from a league hangover going into Saturday’s Tennent’s Irish Cup final showdown with Cliftonville at Windsor Park.

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SUPERCUPNI: Green light for Manchester United - Celtic showpiece

Manchester United will face Celtic in a showpiece curtain-raiser to this summer’s SuperCupNI in Coleraine.

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SUPERCUPNI: Manchester United on a mission to land another title

Manchester United are on a mission at the SuperCupNI this summer.

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Shane McGinty struck in the first half to give Ballinamallard the lead during Tuesday evening's game against Carrick Rangers at Ferney Park. 'Photo Ronan McGrade/Pacemaker Press

PREMIERSHIP: Massive win for Ballinamallard at foot of the table

Ballinamallard United hauled themselves off the bottom of the Premier League table for the first time this season witih this 2-1 victory over Carrick Rangers.

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SuperCup NI Chairman, Victor Leonard, Joan Baird OBE, Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council and councillor Billy Henry, Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, pictured with Greenisland U13 manager Niall McGovern, coach Marc Gamble and players Jack Patterson and Reece Black.

Greenisland FC set for Super Cup NI adventure

Greenisland U13s will face some of India’s top young footballers in the Minor section of the Super Cup NI 2018.
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Northern Ireland's Rachel Furness

FOOTBALL: Northern Ireland to face Norway in Portadown in World Cup qualifier

Northern Ireland will face another massive challenge when they come up against Norway in Portadown (Shamrock Park 7:45pm) on Tuesday night. Admission is free.

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Carrick Rangers boss, David McAlinden.

IRISH LEAGUE: ‘We need 12 points to save our season’ - insists Carrick Rangers boss

Carrick Rangers manager, David McAlinden warned his side they must pick up 12 points from their next four games if they are to steer clear of trouble.

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