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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.

Blackhorse NI Motorcycle Festival organiser Billy Nutt pictured with (from left) Simon Reid, Keith Farmer and Alastair Seeley at the launch of the event on Thursday at the Eikon Exhibition Centre.

Plans in top gear for 2018 Blackhorse NI Motorcycle Festival

The 2018 Blackhorse NI Motorcycle Festival was launched on Thursday at the Eikon Exhibition Centre in Lisburn, where Alastair Seeley, Keith Farmer and Simon Reid were among the special guests.

Chris Smiley

Motorsport: BTC Norlin Racing name Chris Smiley for 2018 season as Dave Newsham retires

British Touring Car Championship team BTC Norlin Racing has announced Carrick driver Chris Smiley will once again race for the team in the upcoming season.

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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.

Bruce Anstey leads Peter Hickman, Conor Cummins, Dean Harrison and Dan Kneen in the Ulster Grand Prix Superbike race.

Fab five shortlisted for Race of the Year honour

A fabulous five red-hot races have been shortlisted for the coveted title of A.McLean Bookmakers Race of the Year this month at the prestigious Cornmarket Motorbike Awards in Belfast.


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.

At the announcement of Team NI, hosted at Theatre at the Mill  Newtownabbey, for the XXI Commonwealth  Games Gold Coast, Australia were, Dame Mary Peters, Patron of Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games Council, Cllr Paul Hamill Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council and representatives including athletes and coaches from Team NI.

COMMONWEALTH GAMES: TeamNI announced for Gold Coast 2018

With just over three months until the Opening Ceremony of the XXI Commonwealth Games, 88 athletes have been named to represent Northern Ireland in Gold Coast, Australia.

Haley Ballard, Gary O'Hanlon Current Irish Marathon Champion and Marir-Claire Caldwell Pictured during the Launch of the Spar 2018 Omagh Half Marathon at Omagh Leisure Centre

ATHLETICS: £5,000 prizefund on offer at Omagh half marathon

The 29th SPAR Omagh Half Marathon and 5k Fun Run was officially launched this week with organisers noting a high level of early sign ups for the race that is now well established on the Irish athletics scene.

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Glenn Irwin says he will be forever grateful to Gearlink Kawasaki's Norma and Michael de Bidaph for granting him the opportunity to make his mark in the British championship.

MOTORCYCLING: Irwin brothers and Seeley pay tribute to 'Queen of paddock' Norma de Bidaph

Three of Northern Ireland’s top motorcycle racers have paid tribute to popular Gearlink Kawasaki team owner Norma de Bidaph, who has sadly passed away following a battle with cancer.
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.

Northern Ireland captain Steven Davis

FOOTBALL: Northern Ireland to play Panama and Costa Rica in 2018

Northern Ireland will travel to Central America next year to play Panama in Panama City on Tuesday 29 May before taking on Costa Rica on Sunday 3 June in San Jose.

Jonathan Rea has been named BBC Northern Ireland Sports Personality of the Year after becoming World Superbike champion for the third successive season in 2017.

Jonathan Rea named BBC Northern Ireland Sports Personality of the Year 2017

Three-time World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea has been named the 2017 BBC Northern Ireland Sports Personality of the Year.

FEATURE: Aimee switches focus to Winter Olympics

FEATURE: Aimee switches focus to Winter Olympics

North Down-based snowboarder Aimee Fuller is well on the way to making it to the 2018 Winter Olympics to represent Team GB.

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