This is when the Irish League fixtures for 2018-19 season will be revealed - and other key dates for your diary

The Irish League promises to be more exciting than ever next season.


Football rumour mill: Bale needs Real Madrid assurances | Liverpool targeting English midfielder | Manchester can sign Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng for £50m | Loftus-Cheek may quit Chelsea to find first-team football | Arsenal finalise £26.35m deal for Serie A star

Real Madrid must give Manchester United target Gareth Bale assurances over playing time if he is to remain with the La Liga club next season, says 28-year-old Wales international's agent. (Sky Sports)

POLL | Who will win the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia?

The wait is finally over but which country do you think will be crowned world champions in Moscow on July 15?
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Zach Cowan (right) and Rex Henderson

WORLD CUP: Northern Ireland students to attend opening ceremony

A Portadown schoolboy has been chosen to take part in the opening ceremony of the 2018 World Cup, which kicks off in Russia on Thursday.


Jonny Evans: NI defender poised make switch from West Brom to Leicester City

Northern Ireland's Jonny Evans is on the verge of £3.5m switch to Leicester City, according to reports.
Ballyclare manager Stephen Hughes.  Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

IRISH LEAGUE: Ballyclare Comrades building for the future

New manager Stephen Black’s decision to invite trialists for Ballyclare Comrades Under 20s paid off handsomely with forty-five hopeful teenagers turning up at Allen Park.

Northern Ireland international Paddy McNair has attracted interest from Premier League Brighton

Paddy McNair: Brighton's interest a test Sunderland's new regime are determined to pass

Chris Coleman's vision for Sunderland in League One was one in which the club held on to its young talent and added some seasoned campaigners.
Pictured are Leeds United (featuring James Milner, back row, second right) after defeating Greek side Panathinaikos 4-0 in the 2002 Premier Section final.

FOOTBALL: Leeds United are back at the SuperCupNI

Former Premier champions Leeds United are back at the SuperCupNI.

Ethan Galbraith

NI teenager signs professional deal with Manchester United

Northern Ireland prospect Ethan Galbraith, who just turned 17, has today signed a professional contract with Premier League giants Manchester United.
Gary Thompson. Pic by Pacemaker.

FOOTBALL: Gary Thompson makes switch to Crusaders from Ballymena United

Crusaders have signed Ballymena United midfielder Gary Thompson on a three-year deal.

Local football attendances continue to rise.  Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

IRISH LEAGUE: One million fan milestone for NI Football League

The NI Football League celebrated yet another boost in attendances, as during the past season the one millionth supporter made their way through the turnstiles.

Rising star: Manchester United and Northern Ireland's Ethan Galbraith

Ethan Galbraith: Watch as NI teen's 'screamer' wins Man United goal of month - ahead of Pogba and Lukaku

Northern Ireland rising star Ethan Galbraith has bagged Manchester United's Goal of the Month award for April.
Jonny Evans, Gavin Whyte and Lauren Perry

Local game celebrated at Northern Ireland Football Awards 2018

Local football took centre stage last night in Belfast when the Northern Ireland Football Awards for 2018 were announced at a gala event in the Crowne Plaza Hotel.


VIDEO: Darren Murray makes shock move to Portadown from Crusaders

Darren Murray has made a shock return to Portadown on a two-year deal in the immediate aftermath of his release by Crusaders.

Jimmy Nicholl

Jimmy Nicholl: an unabashed Rangers man with Ibrox in his DNA

If Jimmy Nicholl had been put forward by Rangers as a possible seven-month stand-in manager when Pedro Caixinha was dismissed last October, it would have likely induced apoplexy in the Ibrox legions.


SUPERCUPNI: Green light for Manchester United - Celtic showpiece

Manchester United will face Celtic in a showpiece curtain-raiser to this summer’s SuperCupNI in Coleraine.

Stephen Hughes.

Comrades appoint new manager

Stephen Hughes has been appointed first team manager at Ballyclare Comrades.

Former Ballyclare Comrades manager Clifford Adams. �INPHO/Jonathan Porter

IRISH LEAGUE: We had different ideas about taking the club forward says Clifford Adams

Clifford Adams says a difference in opinion at how Ballyclare Comrades should move forward led to him parting company with the club.


SUPERCUPNI: Manchester United on a mission to land another title

Manchester United are on a mission at the SuperCupNI this summer.

Clifford Adams. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

CHAMPIONSHIP: Clifford Adams makes Ballyclare Comrades exit by ‘mutual consent’

Ballyclare Comrades have confirmed the departure of manager Clifford Adams ‘by mutual consent’.

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