IRISH LEAGUE: Ballymena move into sixth after comeback win against Carrick

Ballymena United 3, Carrick Rangers 1

Carrick Rangers manager David McAlinden (left) with Glenavon's Mark Sykes during the Tennent's Irish Cup fifth-round draw. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

IRISH CUP: Kris Lindsay highlights league lift from Glenavon cup run ahead of Carrick Rangers clash

Glenavon player/coach Kris Lindsay is hoping another dream Irish Cup run can sprinkle some second-half magic on the club’s league campaign.


IN FULL: Irish Cup fifth round draw

Linfield - and Andy Waterworth - grabbed the spotlight in last season’s Tennent’s Irish Cup final thanks to a 3-0 success over Coleraine.

Jamie McGonigle gives Coleraine a two-goal cushion by tapping in from close range.

IRISH LEAGUE: Coleraine see off Carrick

Carrick Rangers 1 Coleraine 3

Carrick Rangers boss David McAlinden

‘Humiliated and hurt’ Rangers boss: ‘we were a disgrace’

Carrick Rangers boss David McAlinden admitted he was ‘humiliated and hurt’ following his side’s 4-0 thumping at the hands of Dungannon Swifts.

Northern Ireland's Jamie Ward with Switzerland's Stephan Lichtsteiner and Yann Sommer

FOOTBALL: Northern Ireland's World Cup dreams are over

Carrick Rangers manager David McAlinden.

IRISH LEAGUE PREVIEW: Carrick Rangers v Warrenpoint Town

Carrick Rangers host Warrenpoint Town on Saturday afternoon hoping to maintain home comforts on the pitch and move further away from the visitors in terms of league position.

Northern Ireland v Switzerland

NI v Switzerland: Controversial penalty award gives Swiss the advantage


Cliftonville manager Barry Gray.

IRISH LEAGUE: Gray’s focus on group rewards at Cliftonville as Carrick target away joy

Barry Gray is happy to take the points provided by individual performances but maintains Cliftonville’s long-term success can only be built on group glory.

Glenavon celebrate Andy Hall's goal during the 2-0 victory over Carrick Rangers. Pic by Pacemaker.

IRISH LEAGUE: Late goals in each half help Glenavon ease past Carrick

Goals in the closing stages of each half provided Glenavon with a well-earned 2-0 victory over Carrick Rangers as Andy Hall and Sammy Clingan found the net.

Andrew Mitchell celebrates a goal with Glenavon manager Gary Hamilton. Pic by Inpho.

IRISH LEAGUE: Home comforts help for Mitchell as Glenavon prepare to visit Carrick

Home comforts have helped Andrew Mitchell maintain his scoring momentum as the Irish League’s most prolific striker following a summer switch to Glenavon.

Crusaders  Jordan Forsythe  scores

FOOTBALL: Crusaders edge out Coleraine in thrilling League Cup tie


Coleraines Gareth McConaghie

LEAGUE CUP: ‘When you score two goals away from home you should be in draw’ - Coleraine boss Oran Kearney

Coleraine manager Oran Kearney.

Northern Ireland and West Brom defender Jonny Evans

FOOTBALL: West Brom poised to offer Northern Ireland defender Jonny Evans a new deal

West Brom boss Tony Pulis remains relaxed over Jonny Evans’ future as the club plan to offer the skipper a new deal.

Northern Ireland will discover who the face in the World Cup play-offs when the draw takes place later this month

Irish FA issue important ticket information for home leg of World Cup play-offs

Ahead of next month's World Cup play-offs, the Irish Football Association has today issued some important ticket information for the home leg.
Northern Ireland's Gareth McAuley

FOOTBALL: Gareth McAuley will play with West Brom U23s to be at his best for Northern Ireland play-offs

Gareth McAuley is determined to reach peak physical condition for Northern Ireland's World Cup play-off next month, even if it means playing for West Brom's Under-23s.

Northern Ireland fans celebrate

FOOTBALL: Northern Ireland have qualified for the World Cup play-offs

Northern Ireland have secured qualification for the play-offs for next summer's World Cup in Russia.
Northern Ireland will be hoping to make it to the World Cup finals in Russia next year. (Photo: Presseye)

Football quiz: Northern Ireland v Germany

There's plenty of history between the Northern Ireland national football team and its German counterpart.


FEATURE: Footballer Kendra McMullan believes good times are only just beginning for Sion Swifts

The good times continue for Sion Swifts’ Kendra McMullan and not even sickness could keep her down.

Gareth McAuley

FOOTBALL: Gareth McAuley returns to Northern Ireland squad for World Cup qualifiers

West Brom's Gareth McAuley is back in Northern Ireland's squad for the World Cup qualifiers with Germany and Norway next month.

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