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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

CRUSADERS 2 BALLYMENA UNITED 1

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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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Ballymena United defeated H&W Welders to make the quarter-finals

TENNENTS IRISH CUP: Quarter-final draw

Crusaders will meet Linfield in the quarter-finals of the Tennents Irish Cup.

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PSNI striker Lukas Adamczyk up against Howard Beverland during the last meeting with Crusaders. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

IRISH CUP: Friends become foes as Crusaders face PSNI

Crusaders and PSNI will firmly shelve a fine friendship come Saturday afternoon.

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Carrick Rangers' recent signing from Waterford, 20 year-old Sean Noble.  Photograph by Declan Roughan

IRISH LEAGUE: Carrick boss ‘taking a chance’ on January transfers

Carrick manager Aaron Callaghan admits he is ‘taking a bit of a chance’ with signings from the League of Ireland.

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Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has been rested for the  FA Cup fourth-round clash with Wigan on Sunday

SOCCER: A look ahead of the fourth round of the FA Cup

It’s the fourth round of the FA Cup.

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Ballyclare Comrades are six points behind leaders Warrenpoint Town. Pic: Press Eye

CHAMPIONSHIP: Hughes targets maximum points from next three in promotion push

Lurgan Celtic did Ballyclare Comrades a good turn at the weekend when they defeated Institute, but they are unlikely to hand out any favours when they come to Dixon Park on Saturday afternoon.

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Juventus bagdes, old and new

Quiz: Can you identify these football clubs by their old badges?

Italian giants Juventus' iconic black and white badge has received a makeover, and football fans around the world have wasted no time in giving their views on the Serie A club’s new look.

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Gavin Whyte  scores during today's game at the Oval in Belfast.
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

IRISH LEAGUE: Crusaders maintain seven point cushion on summit

Glentoran 0, Crusaders 3

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Glentorans Nacho Novo.

IRISH LEAGUE: Nacho Novo starting to look the part, says Gary Haveron

Manager Gary Haveron believes Glentoran fans are now beginning to see the best of Nacho Novo.

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The Jules Rimet World Cup trophy

FIFA unanimously backs plans for a 48 team World Cup from 2026 onwards

The FIFA Council has rubber-stamped plans to expand the World Cup to 48 teams from 2026 onwards.

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Institute boss Kevin Deery was delighted by his sides attacking play at Ballyclre Comrades. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye

IRISH CUP: Fortune favours Institute at Dixon Park

Institute manager Kevin Deery was over the moon after his side thoroughly deserved to defeat Ballyclare Comrades, on Saturday.

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Institute's Michael McCrudden scored a brace.

IRISH CUP: Institute book place in last 16

Ballyclare Comrades 2 Institute 4

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Linfield manager David Healy celebrates following his side's victory over Glentoran.

IRISH CUP: Sixth round draw

Linfield will play an away tie against Institute in the sixth round of the Tennent’s Irish Cup after defeating rivals Glentoran 2-1 in extra time at The Oval on Saturday.

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Crusaders Paul Heatley in action with Ards Fra Brennan.

IRISH CUP: Crusaders see off Ards to set up PSNI clash

CRUSADERS 2 ARDS 0.

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Crusaders new signing Alan Keane who played for Dundalk last season pictured at the Valley Hotel.

IRISH LEAGUE: Crusaders sign defender Alan Keane on loan

Crusaders have signed defender Alan Keane on loan from Dundalk in a six-months deal.

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