IRISH LEAGUE QUIZ: The week that was ... were you paying attention?

The Irish Cup took centre stage for Irish League clubs this week and we're keen to know if you, the faithful fans, were paying attention.
Gareth McAuley questions referee Ovidiu Hategan's decision in the first leg play-off

Bookmaker to refund NI v Switzerland World Cup bets after ref admits penalty decision error

A prominent bookmaker is refunding punters who backed Northern Ireland to reach the World Cup in Russia after the referee admitted his game-deciding penalty decision was wrong.

Ballyclare Comrades manager Clifford Adams.

IRISH CUP: Nixon’s double delight seals success for Ballyclare Comrades over Portadown

Ballyclare Comrades bounced back from going a goal - and man - down at Shamrock Park as Stewart Nixon’s double secured a memorable extra-time success over Portadown.


VIDEO: Irish Cup preview special

The Tennent's Irish Cup fifth-round draw has provided some fascinating ties for this weekend's programme.

Jonny Evans

FOOTBALL: West Brom planning on life without Jonny Evans

West Brom boss Alan Pardew has admitted for the first time he has made plans for life without Jonny Evans.

Belfast Giants Brendan Connolly scoring against the Edinburgh Capitals Jordan McLaughlin

ICE HOCKEY: Belfast Giants are seven-up against Edinburgh Capitals

The Stena Line Belfast Giants got back to winning ways with a 7-2 win over the Edinburgh Capitals in the Belfast sides’ first outing at home in 11 games.

Crusaders Gavin Whyte fires his side into a 1-0 lead
 against Cliftonville

IRISH LEAGUE: Gavin Whyte double gives Crusaders win against Cliftonville

Stephen Baxter hailed Crusaders’ latest bout of derby day delight as two Gavin Whyte goals condemned Cliftonville to yet another defeat at the hands of their local rivals.

Glentoran's Eric Foley scores against Carrick

IRISH LEAGUE: Festive spoils shared as Carrick and Glentoran draw


Crusaders Colin Coates  scores  against Ballymena

IRISH LEAGUE REACTION: Beating Ballymena was massive for Crusaders insists Spiers

Crusaders’ 14-match unbeaten record in all competitions looked under threat when Ballymena striker Shevlin ran on to Jonny McMurray’s nicely-weighted through ball to give the visitors a 17th-minute lead at Seaview.

Gavin Whyte scores  for Crusaders against Ballymena

IRISH LEAGUE: Crusaders come from behind to beat Ballymena United


Crusaders manager Stephen Baxter. Pic by INPHO.

IRISH LEAGUE: Baxter calling on Crusaders’ collective confidence ahead of Ballymena visit

Crusaders manager Stephen Baxter considers collective strength key to the club’s impressive consistency.

Northern Ireland captain Steven Davis

FOOTBALL: Northern Ireland to play Panama and Costa Rica in 2018

Northern Ireland will travel to Central America next year to play Panama in Panama City on Tuesday 29 May before taking on Costa Rica on Sunday 3 June in San Jose.

Jonny Evans

FOOTBALL: West Brom could cash in on Jonny Evans

West Brom could be ready to cash in on Jonny Evans should he fail to sign a new contract.

Institute captain Michael McCrudden scored the winner against Ballyclare Comrades.

IRISH LEAGUE: Captain McCrudden seals big 'Stute win

Institute 2-1 Ballyclare Comrades
Gary Haveron. Pic by INPHO.

IRISH LEAGUE: Gary Haveron looking Glentoran to push on as they tackle Cliftonville

Glentoran manager Gary Haveron is glad the injury crisis at the Oval seems to be coming to an end as his side prepare to face Cliftonville at Solitude in the Danske Bank Premiership tomorrow.

Stephen Baxter. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

IRISH LEAGUE: Crusaders’ Stephen Baxter keeping focus on long term ahead of Glenavon test

Crusaders manager Stephen Baxter is backing his squad to maintain the mindset and momentum to continue to challenge across multiple fronts.

Alan Blayney has joined Championship side Ballyclare Comrades.

IRISH LEAGUE: Comrades snap up keeper Blayney

Ballyclare Comrades have strengthened their squad as they push for promotion to the Danske Bank Premiership with the addition of goalkeeper Alan Blayney.

IN FULL: Irish Cup fifth round draw

Linfield - and Andy Waterworth - grabbed the spotlight in last season’s Tennent’s Irish Cup final thanks to a 3-0 success over Coleraine.

The League Cup semi final between Dungannon Swifts and Crusaders has been called off.

LEAGUE CUP: Second semi final called off

The Northern Ireland Football League have confirmed tonight's League Cup semi final between Dungannon Swifts and Crusaders has also been postponed.
The BetMcLean League Cup. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

LEAGUE CUP: Ballymena United and Cliftonville semi-final off but morning review planned for Crusaders’ trip to Dungannon Swifts

Officials have confirmed fresh plans for Tuesday’s scheduled BetMcLean League Cup semi-final ties.

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