Gareth McAuley reveals he had no feeling in his foot during Northern Ireland game against Norway

Northern Ireland’s Gareth McAuley has revealed how fearful he was when he lost feeling in his foot just two days after Seamus Coleman’s sickening leg break.

Crusaders boss Stephen Baxter pictured during Saturday's game at the Coleraine showgrounds.
Photo Mark Marlow/Pacemaker Press

Crues talk it out as title race heats up

Stephen Baxter and his Crusaders team had a long chat after Saturday’s defeat at Coleraine.

Mon of the Match Steve Davis wraps his arms around Jamie Ward, who struck on two minutes to make it 1-0. 
Picture by Jonathan Porter/

OPINION: With our Captain Fantastic, anything is possible for Northern Ireland

As Portugal showed in France last summer, it doesn’t take a great deal of quality to succeed in international football.

Coleraine's Eoin Bradley celebrates after netting from the spot. Stephen Hamilton / Press Eye

IRISH LEAGUE: Coleraine put a dent in Crusaders title bid


Brian Neeson has had an impressive season in the Carrick goal. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye

IRISH LEAGUE: Callaghan hails “fantastic” Neeson

Carrick Rangers fans have long been claiming they have the best goalkeeper in the league.

The post split fixtures for the Danske Bank Premiership have been announced.

IRISH LEAGUE: NIFL confirm post-split Premiership fixtures

The Northern Ireland Football League Premiership Management Committee has confirmed the post-split fixtures for the Danske Bank Premiership.

Clifford Adams will take charge of Ballyclare Comrades.

IRISH LEAGUE: Ballyclare hoping new boss brings ‘Midas touch’

Ballyclare Comrades are bringing in an entirely new management team following the resignation of Stephen Hughes - but there is no dissention at Dixon Park.

How many did you get right?

Quiz: can you identify these European football clubs by their nicknames?

Nicknames are either funny, confusing or sometimes downright nonsensical. Football clubs are no different.

Coleraine's Eoin Bradley celebrates after he scored the opener in his side's win over Coleraine

IN PICTURES: 10 of the best photos from Irish League matches at the weekend

It was another action packed weekend in the Irish League with wins for Ards, leaders Crusaders, Coleraine, Glenavon and Ballymena.
Crusaders Billy Joe Burns scores during the game at Seaview in Belfast.
 PHOTO Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

IRISH LEAGUE: It’s not over yet says Baxter after Crusaders see off Carrick

Crusaders opened up a 10 point gap on title rivals Linfield, who play Cliftonville tonight, with this emphatic 3-0 victory over Carrick Rangers.

Stephen Baxter

IRISH LEAGUE: Crusaders must think like Rory to see off Carrick

If Crusaders are going to become masters of the Danske Bank Premiership again this season, they’re going to have to channel their inner Rory McIlroy.

Glenavon's Joel Cooper
 put in a starring performance against Portadown.

IRISH LEAGUE: Cooper’s class the catalyst as winger dedicates dazzling display

Anyone doubting Joel Cooper’s poential or ability should take a look at even the highlights of Saturday’s win at Shamrock Park.

BT Sport have bought the rights to show live Champions League games.

No more Champions League on terrestrial TV following £1.2bn BT deal

The Champions League is set to vanish from terrestrial TV following BT Sport’s £1.2bn deal for the rights to show Europe’s top football competition.

Larne's outgoing manager Davd McAlinden. 
Photograph by Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

IRISH LEAGUE: McAlinden unsure of managerial life after Larne

Larne manager David McAlinden has admitted he doesn’t know if he will return to management.

Northern Ireland football manager Michael O'Neill after he received his Member of the Order of British Empire (MBE) medal

Northern Ireland boss, Michael O’Neill, MBE, talks football with the Queen!

Michael O’Neill talked football with the Queen as he was appointed an MBE at Buckingham Palace.

Seanna Foster in action for Carrick. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye

LEAGUE CUP FINAL: Carrick’s Foster out to settle desk rivalry

Carrick Rangers’ Seanna Foster has more reasons than most to win Saturday’s League Cup Final at Seaview.

This weekend's League Cup final will be broadcast live on Sky Sports. 
Photographer - Matt Mackey / Press Eye

IRISH LEAGUE: NIFL and Sky Sports announce five year deal

The Irish League is back on Sky Sports.

Northern Ireland will meet New Zealand at the National Stadium at Windsor Park in June

FOOTBALL: Northern Ireland line up international friendly with New Zealand

Northern Ireland will face New Zealand in an international friendly in Belfast this summer.

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Crusaders David Cushley  and Ballymena's Tony Kane

IRISH LEAGUE: Crusaders stay top with home win over Ballymena


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Crusaders manager Stephen Baxter looks on as Paul Heatley leaves the pitch following his red card. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

IRISH LEAGUE: Baxter slams Crusaders red card as ‘embarrassment’

Crusaders boss Stephen Baxter fumed at what he called an ‘embarrassment’ of a sending-off during last night’s County Antrim Shield final.

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