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Crusaders hit four as they see off Dungannon at Stangmore

Crusaders won their fifth Premiership match in a row with a 4-0 success against Dungannon Swifts at Stangmore Park last night.

Football
World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea, after being presented with an MBE by the Duke of Cambridge, at Buckingham Palace, London.

Proud Rea hails ‘incredible’ day as world champion receives MBE

Three-time World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea took a break from testing at Jerez in Spain to receive his MBE from the Duke of Cambridge on Tuesday.

Motorcycling
Keith Farmer will ride for the Tyco BMW team in the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship in 2018.

Farmer targets Superstock title as springboard to BSB ride in 2019

Keith Farmer says he will use the added incentive of a British Superbike ride in 2019 to fire him to the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 title next year after joining the Tyco BMW team.

Motorcycling
Jonathan Rea (left) and Leon Haslam are on the shortlist for the 2017 Torrens Trophy along with Dakar Rally winner Sam Sunderland.

Rea nominated for prestigious Torrens Trophy

Three-time World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea has been nominated for the Royal Automobile Club’s prestigious Torrens Award.

Motorcycling
Manning the Welsh Road Race stand at Motorcycle Live at the NEC are: Derek Smith, Managing Director; Aled Lloyd, Race and Entries Director; Jason McComb PR Manager/Social Media; Phil Morris, Sponsorship and Facilities Director and webmaster, Alex Knopp.

Organisers of new Welsh Road Race encouraged by response

More than 80 riders have already expressed an interest in competing at the new Welsh Road Race next summer in the Brecon Beacons.

Motorcycling
Glenn Irwin was visibly upset as he returned to the paddock following Dan Hegarty's fatal crash in the Macau Grand Prix. Picture: Stephen Davison/Pacemaker.

Macau GP: Distraught Irwin dismisses victory in Far East as 'irrelevant'

Glenn Irwin became the first rider since Phillip McCallen in 1996 to win the Macau Grand Prix but there was little cause for celebration as the race was overshadowed by a fatal crash on Saturday.
Motorcycling
Keith Farmer became a British champion for the third time this year after winning the British Supersport Championship for the Appleyard Macadam Racing team.

Keith Farmer joins Tyco BMW for 2018 Superstock 1000 bid

Keith Farmer has signed with Northern Ireland’s Tyco BMW team to compete in the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship in 2018.
Motorcycling
Dan Hegarty in action at the Macau Grand Prix.

Macau GP: Dan Hegarty dies after crash

The rider killed in a crash at the Macau Grand Prix today has officially been named as English competitor Dan Hegarty.
Motorcycling
Glenn Irwin on a sombre podium at the Macau Grand Prix with runner-up Peter Hickman (left) and Michael Rutter.

Macau GP: Irwin wins as race marred by fatal crash

Northern Ireland’s Glenn Irwin has claimed his maiden victory in Saturday’s tragedy-hit Macau Grand Prix.
Motorcycling
Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill.

Michael O’Neill ‘free to hold talks with Scotland’

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill is free to hold talks over the Scotland job in the coming days, it is understood.

Football
Paul Stirling, right, with Andrew White. Picture: Cricket Europe

Paul Stirling signs to play for Kerala Kings in T10 cricket league

Paul Stirling has been picked by the Kerala Kings to play in the inaugural T10 cricket league in the UAE next month.

Sport
Glenn Irwin became the first rider from Northern Ireland since Phillip McCallen in 1995 to claim pole at the Macau Grand Prix.

Macau GP: Sizzling Irwin claims pole with unofficial lap record

Glenn Irwin dipped under Scottish rider Stuart Easton’s seven-year-old lap record to claim pole position for Saturday’s 51st Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix.
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Announcing Vauxhall's sixth year as title sponsor of the International North West 200 are Simon Oldfield, Vauxhall's Marketing Director, Martin Jessopp, NW200 Supersport and Supertwins race winner and Event Director, Mervyn Whyte.

Vauxhall confirmed as title sponsors of North West 200 for sixth year

Vauxhall will continue as title sponsors of the North West 200 in 2018 for a sixth consecutive year.

Motorcycling
Glenn Irwin claimed provisional pole on the PBM Ducati during first qualifying at the Macau Grand Prix.

Macau GP: Irwin claims provisional pole to throw down gauntlet

Glenn Irwin has claimed provisional pole for the Macau Grand Prix after topping the times in the opening qualifying session.
Motorcycling
Glenn Irwin set the pace during opening practice at the Macau Grand Prix.

Macau GP: Irwin tops opening practice session on PBM Ducati

Glenn Irwin topped the opening practice session for the 51st Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix after knocking eight-time winner Michael Rutter off the top spot with his final flying lap.
Motorcycling
Andrew Irwin will ride for the CIA Landlord Insurance Honda team in the World Supersport Championship in 2018.

Andrew Irwin makes step up to World Supersport Championship for 2018

Andrew Irwin will contest the World Supersport Championship in 2018 with Simon Buckmaster’s PTR team.

Motorcycling
Glenn Irwin on the PBM Be Wiser Ducati on his debut at the Macau Grand Prix in 2016. Picture: Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press.

Macau GP: Confident Irwin aiming to finish year on a high

Glenn Irwin is aiming follow up his stunning debut at last year’s Macau Grand Prix by challenging for another major victory to add to his North West 200 Superbike crown.

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Northern Ireland's Jamie Ward with Switzerland's Stephan Lichtsteiner and Yann Sommer

FOOTBALL: Northern Ireland's World Cup dreams are over

SWITZERLAND 0 NORTHERN IRELAND 0
Football
South Africa's Lood de Jager pulls Irelands Iain Henderson's jersey

RUGBY: Iain Henderson hailed as a ‘monster” by fellow Ireland lock Devin Toner

Iain Henderson has realised his potential as a true Test match “monster” for Ireland, according to lock partner Devin Toner.

Rugby Union
Crusaders Gavin Whyte scored a last gasp winner against Dundee United

FOOTBALL: Crusaders stun Dundee United in Scottish Challenge Cup

DUNDEE UNITED 1 CRUSADERS 2
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