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FOOTBALL: Michael O'Neill signs four year Northern Ireland contract extension

Michael O'Neill has signed a four-year extension to his contract that will see him continue as Northern Ireland senior men's international manager until 2024.

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Paul McLean of BetMcLean with Crusaders manager Stephen Baxter.

IRISH LEAGUE: Baxter makes it a hat-trick of awards

Crusaders manager Stephen Baxter has been named BetMcLean Manager of the Month for January.

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Curtis Allen celebrates scoring against Ballyclare Comrades.

IRISH CUP: Allen to the 'four' as Glentoran ease past Comrades

Ballyclare Comrades 0 Glentoran 4

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West Brom and Northern Ireland's Jonny Evans

FOOTBALL: West Brom expecting Jonny Evans interest ahead of deadline day

West Brom fear a late transfer scramble as the countdown continues over Jonny Evans’ future.

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Joel Cooper celebrates a goal for Glenavon. Pic by Pacemaker.

IRISH LEAGUE: Player swap could spark Cooper’s January exit from Glenavon to Linfield

Joel Cooper could be heading out the Glenavon exit door before the close of the January transfer window.

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Joel Cooper is on his way to Linfield

CONFIRMED: Glenavon's Joel Cooper to make switch to Linfield

Linfield have today confirmed that Glenavon winger Joel Cooper has signed a three-year pre-contract to join David Healy's side.
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IN PICTURES: 11 images from Crusaders’ County Antrim Shield triumph

Crusaders made it 22 games unbeaten in all competitions after Tuesday night’s 4-2 win over Ballymena United in the County Antrim Shield final.

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VIDEO: Watch Crusaders fans and players celebrate County Antrim Shield victory

Crusaders blazed to a 4-2 win over Ballymena United in the County Antrim Shield final last night and the fans loved every minute of it.

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Crusaders winners of this years shield

Fantastic Crues impress boss Stephen Baxter after lifting Shield

Stephen Baxter hailed his Crusaders team after their 4-2 Toals County Antrim Shield final win over Ballymena United at the Warden Street Showgrounds on Tuesday night

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Crusaders Jordan Owens celebrate after scoring against Ballymena United

Crusaders lift Co Antrim Shield after seeing off Ballymena United

Stephen Baxter’s Crusaders on Tuesday night sent out a chilling message of intent by producing a demolition job on Ballymena United in the final of the Toals County Antrim Shield at the Warden Street Showgrounds.

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Eoin Bradley and Howard Beverland battle for possession. David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

IRISH LEAGUE: Six-goal thriller at The Showgrounds

Coleraine 3 Crusaders 3
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Joel Cooper celebrates a goal for Glenavon. Pic by Pacemaker.

Simon Collins: Class act Joel Cooper a quality addition for Linfield

Gifted Glenvon winger Joel Cooper looks set to secure a move to Linfield in the summer in what would be a major coup for Blues boss, David Healy.

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All six Danske Bank Premiership games will now be played on the Friday night.  Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

IRISH LEAGUE: Games rescheduled following NI friendly announcement

The Northern Ireland Football League have announced that all Danske Bank Premiership fixtures scheduled for Saturday 24 March will now be played on Friday 23 March (kick-off 7.45pm).

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The week was dominated by Irish Cup action

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.
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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.

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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.

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VIDEO: Irish Cup preview special

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

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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.

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