Northern Ireland to face Israel in friendly

Northern Ireland will host Israel in a friendly international at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park on Tuesday 11 September (kick-off 7.45pm).

Carrick Rangers' Lee Chapman. Pic by Pacemaker.

IRISH LEAGUE: Nixon offers apology to Ards fans but delight for Carrick Rangers’ McAlinden

Ards boss Colin Nixon apologised to the club’s supporters following their humiliating 4-0 defeat to Carrick Rangers.

Ards manager Colin Nixon. Pic by INPHO.

IRISH LEAGUE: Carrick Rangers cruise past Ards

Carrick Rangers ended their run of 17 games without a competitive win with a stunning demolition of Ards at the Bangor Fuels Arena.


FOOTBALL: Michael O'Neill signs four year Northern Ireland contract extension

Michael O'Neill has signed a four-year extension to his contract that will see him continue as Northern Ireland senior men's international manager until 2024.

Jordan McEneff (Arsenal) pictured playing against Luton Town U18s at London Colney during a pre-season friendly before injury struck. Picture  by David Price (Arsenal Football Club).

Jordan McEneff relishing Arsenal return after untimely injury

ARSENAL Football Club’s highly rated Academy prospect, Jordan McEneff is relishing being back on the football pitch after experiencing the lonely daily grind of recovery and rehabilitation.

Coleraine's Jamie McGonagle opens the scoring for Coleraine against Linfield

DANSKE BANK PREMIERSHIP: Linfield strike late to deny Bannsiders

Linfield scored twice in the final five minutes to prevent Coleraine moving to the top of the Danske Bank Premiership.

West Brom and Northern Ireland's Jonny Evans

FOOTBALL: West Brom expecting Jonny Evans interest ahead of deadline day

West Brom fear a late transfer scramble as the countdown continues over Jonny Evans’ future.

All six Danske Bank Premiership games will now be played on the Friday night.  Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

IRISH LEAGUE: Games rescheduled following NI friendly announcement

The Northern Ireland Football League have announced that all Danske Bank Premiership fixtures scheduled for Saturday 24 March will now be played on Friday 23 March (kick-off 7.45pm).

The week was dominated by Irish Cup action

IRISH LEAGUE QUIZ: The week that was ... were you paying attention?

The Irish Cup took centre stage for Irish League clubs this week and we're keen to know if you, the faithful fans, were paying attention.
Ralph Kottoy. Image: Andrew Scullion

Ralph Kottoy: Contract terminated by Larne, signs for Carrick Rangers

Danske Bank Premiership side Carrick Rangers have signed Ralph Kottoy, a former Larne player axed by the club earlier this week.

David McAlinden. Pic by INPHO.

IRISH LEAGUE: Carrick Rangers ready to hand Nimick debut against Linfield

David McAlinden is ready to hand recent arrival Ryan Nimick a rapid introduction to life in Carrick Rangers colours.


VIDEO: Irish Cup preview special

The Tennent's Irish Cup fifth-round draw has provided some fascinating ties for this weekend's programme.
Glenavon manager Gary Hamilton Pic by PressEye Ltd.

IRISH CUP: Hamilton relishing Glenavon road trip as Carrick prepare to hand McNulty debut

Glenavon’s impressive league form this season is an end product of consistency developed in many respects thanks to Irish Cup triumphs under the guidance of Gary Hamilton across 2014 and 2016.

David McAlinden Carrick Manager

IRISH LEAGUE REACTION: Carrick’s Davy McAlinden felt his side dropped points in draw

Carrick Rangers boss Davy McAlinden insisted it was points lost.

Jonny Evans

FOOTBALL: West Brom planning on life without Jonny Evans

West Brom boss Alan Pardew has admitted for the first time he has made plans for life without Jonny Evans.

Ballinamallard's Josh McIlwaine.

IRISH LEAGUE: Josh McIlwaine rescues point for Mallards in ill-tempered game

Substitute Josh McIlwaine rescued Ballinamallard United’s league survival hopes by plundering a late equaliser in the basement battle against Carrick Rangers at the Loughshore Hotel Arena.

Scott Davidson's goal proved decisive for Ards against Carrick Rangers.

IRISH LEAGUE: Battling Ards earn vital win over Carrick Rangers

Ards took a big step towards Premiership safety with a slender single goal win over Carrick Rangers.

Glentoran's Eric Foley scores against Carrick

IRISH LEAGUE: Festive spoils shared as Carrick and Glentoran draw


Glentoran manager Gary Haveron.

IRISH LEAGUE: Glentoran aiming to bounce back after narrow Reds defeat

Glentoran are aiming to bounce back on Saturday against Carrick Rangers after defeat against Cliftonville last weekend saw them slip into the bottom half of the table.

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