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WSBK: Title pacesetter Rea ready to Motor at Aragon

Jonathan Rea is aiming to maintain his stunning unbeaten start to the 2017 World Superbike Championship this weekend at Motorland Aragon in Spain.

Northern Irelands Gareth McAuley challenges for the ball with Norways Gustav Valsvik

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.

ICE HOCKEY: Bentivoglio hat-trick downs Belfast Giants and secures Conference Title for Cardiff Devils

ICE HOCKEY: Bentivoglio hat-trick downs Belfast Giants and secures Conference Title for Cardiff Devils


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

IRISH LEAGUE: Coleraine put a dent in Crusaders title bid


The future of Irish road racing is in the spotlight once again due to insurance costs.

Exclusive: Road racing admission fees achievable, but may not be sport’s saviour

The introduction of admission charges at Irish National road races is an achievable proposition if the will exists to ‘take the bull by the horns’, it has been claimed.

Belfast Giants' David Rutherford with Coventry Blaze's Brian Stewart during Saturday nights Elite Ice Hockey League game at the SSE Arena Belfast.

ICE HOCKEY: Belfast Giants ease to win over Coventry Blaze


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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.

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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.
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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.

Jonathan Rea celebrates his World Superbike double in Thailand.

WSBK: Dominant Jonathan Rea salutes ‘best ever’ start to season

Jonathan Rea was in a league of his own as the Kawasaki World Superbike rider completed an imperious double in Thailand to seize control of the championship on Sunday.

Jonathan Rea powers towards the finishing line in race one in Thailand on Saturday.

WSBK: Jonathan Rea dominates race one in Thailand

World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea has opened a gap of 15 points at the top of the championship after storming to his third win in three races this season in Thailand.

Jonathan Rea on the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR during free practice in Thailand on Friday.

WSBK: Jonathan Rea fastest on day one in Thailand

Jonathan Rea headed a Kawasaki one-two as the reigning World Superbike champion topped the times on day one at the Chang International Circuit in Thailand on Friday.
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.

Jonathan Rea celebrates with fans at Phillip Island in Australia.

WSBK: Jonathan Rea targets more glory in Thailand

Jonathan Rea is feeling relaxed and refreshed following a family holiday as the World Superbike champion prepares for the second round of the championship this weekend in Thailand.

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.

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