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IRISH CUP: Can Larne’s fortress help deliver an upset?

If there’s one place Irish Cup enthusiasts look to for a shock on January 7, it will likely be to Inver Park.

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Pictured left to right are Irish FA Chief Executive, Patrick Nelson; Ulster University Executive Dean, Professor Carol Curran; Ulster University Chancellor, Dr James Nesbitt; and Irish FA Chairman, Gerry Mallon at the National Football Stadium, Windsor Park.

IRISH FOOTBALL: Ulster University and Irish FA link-up

Ulster University and the Irish Football Association (IFA) have announced plans to create the island of Ireland’s first ever football coaching degree, which will inspire and shape the next generation of leaders within the multi-billion pound football industry.

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Glentorans Calum Birney tangles with Linfield's Sammy Clingan as he gets sent off during todays game at the Oval in Belfast.
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Glentoran to host Linfield in Irish Cup

The fifth round tie of the Tennent’s Irish Cup has thrown up a mouthwatering ‘Big Two’ clash.

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The PSNI are investigating child sex abuse allegations within clubs in Northern Ireland.

Historic child sex abuse allegations have been linked to NI football clubs

PSNI have confirmed they are looking at allegations of child sex abuse linked to football clubs in Northern Ireland.

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Could Amuneke be set for Linfield?

Could Amuneke be set for Linfield?

It seems Linfield are in the box seat to sign Kevin Amuneke.

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Brazil's Chapecoense players pose for pictures during their 2016 Copa Sudamericana semifinal second leg football match against Argentina's San Lorenzo held at Arena Conda stadium, in Chapeco, Brazil, on November 23, 2016.

I.F.A. to observe minute’s silence in memory of Chapecoense

The Irish Football Association (I.F.A.) will take part in a worldwide minute’s silence for the members of a Brazilian football team who died when the plane they were travelling in crashed earlier this week.

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Michael McGovern and Josh Magennis

WATCH: FaceTime surprise for Northern Ireland fans

Football stars from Northern Ireland picked up their phones to give dedicated members of the green and white army a special treat.

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Midfielder Sammy McIlveen is set to return to Ballyclare Comrades from Larne.  Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

FOOTBALL: McIlveen is ‘one of the best’ says Comrades boss

Manager Stephen Hughes has already started beefing up his squad to ensure that Ballyclare Comrades will sustain their promotion charge throughout the second half of the season.

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Carrick manager Aaron Callaghan.  Picture by Peter Morrison/Press Eye

FOOTBALL: Callaghan ready for Linfield test

A relieved Aaron Callaghan was pleased with his side’s Danske Bank Premier League win on Saturday but there will be no time to celebrate as they face Linfield on Saturday at the National Stadium at Windsor Park.

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Larne manager David McAlinden. Pic: Presseye

FOOTBALL: Larne boss ready to hit the roof

Larne’s players need to do a bit of DIY if they’re going to bring the house down at Inver Park this month.

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Crusaders David Cushley celebrates after his first goal against PSNI.

CO ANTRIM SHIELD: David Cushley sparkles for Crusaders

There was just no stopping David Cushley at Seaview.

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Dungannon's Dougie Wilson in action with Crusaders' Gavin Whyte.

IRISH LEAGUE: David Cushley bags points with late goal for leaders Crusaders

DUNGANNON SWIFTS 0 CRUSADERS 1

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Stephen Baxter

Baxter expects few favours at Swifts

Crusaders boss Stephen Baxter is braced for another 90 minutes of high octane stuff at Stangmore Park tomorrow.

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Ballyclare Comrades Chris Trussell on the ball. INNT 11-062-GR

Can Trussell fire Comrades to win over Point?

Dixon Park is expected to house the biggest crowd of the season this weekend when Warrenpoint Town will be in town for the Championship top of the table showdown.

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Carrick boss Aaron Callaghan.  Picture by Peter Morrison/Press Eye

Callaghan’s fitness push for Carrick

Carrick Rangers manager Aaron Callaghan is looking beyond traditional methods in a bid to help the club beat the drop.

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Larne manager David McAlinden. Pic: William Cherry / Presseye

LARNE: Trio head for the exit door

Three players have headed out the exit door at Inver Park in the last week.

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Paddy McNair looks set to miss the remainder of the season.
Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye.

NORTHERN IRELAND: Paddy McNair out for the season

Northern Ireland midfielder Paddy McNair is set to miss the rest of the season.

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Former Nigerian international Kevin Amuneke is now turning out for Ballynure Old Boys but could be in line for the transfer to the Premiership. Pic by Pechblaende via Wikimedia Commons

Premiership sides chasing Ballynure’s Nigerian international Amuneke

The pace is hotting up to obtain the signature of Ballynure OB’s talented midfielder Kevin Amuneke, with three Danske Bank Premiership clubs having already approached manager Ronnie Burns.

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Coleraine celebrate after scoring to make it 1-0 in extra time against Crusaders.

Kane holds nerve in tense penalty finale

Lyndon Kane fired Coleraine into the semi finals of the League Cup as his penalty finally saw off Crusaders at The Showgrounds.

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O'Neill was quizzed on the rumours at his pre-match press conference ahead of his side's friendly against Croatia.  Picture by William Cherry/Press Eye.

NORTHERN IRELAND: O’Neill plays down Scotland speculation

Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill says he ‘hasn’t given a second thought’ to reports linking him to the Scotland job.

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