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.

Crusaders manager Stephen Baxter

IRISH LEAGUE: Baxter delighted as Crues keep going

Crusaders boss Stephen Baxter says his side's pursuit of a late winner at Warrenpoint was the mark of a good team

Ballyclare Comrades boss Clifford Adams.

IRISH LEAGUE: Comrades manager delighted with his side’s dominant display

Ballyclare Comrades manager Clifford Adams: “I think the score-line flatters them and I think if we had have come away seven or eightI don’t think it would have done us a disservice.

Ballyclare Comrades Adam Gray (red) scored a brace at Limavady United.

IRISH LEAGUE: Comrades easily see off United

Limavady United 3-5 Ballyclare Comrades
Manager of the month for November  sponsored by Bet McLean ,Crusaders Stephen Baxter pictured with Keith Bailie
, NIFWA chairman

IRISH LEAGUE: Crusaders’ Stephen Baxter named BetMcLean manager of the month for November

Stephen Baxter hailed his squad for their achievements during November which led to the Crusaders boss being named BetMcLean manager of the month.

Northern Ireland and Sunderland midfielder Paddy McNair

We can’t risk Paddy McNair, admits Sunderland boss Chris Coleman

Paddy McNair’s return from a serious knee injury will continue to be carefully managed with new Sunderland boss Chris Coleman wary of losing more players.

NI and Hearts defender Michael Smith. (Image: Hearts FC)

NI defender Michael Smith urges Hearts fans to stick with team until players click

Northern Ireland defender Michael Smith insists Hearts can still reach the Scottish Premiership’s top four and has implored fans to stick by them until they click.

Ballyclare Comrades manager Clifford Adams.

IRISH LEAGUE: Ballyclare protect league lead with home win over Portadown

Gary Brown’s second-half strike helped Ballyclare Comrades bank three points at the expense of struggling Portadown and cement a slot at the head of the Bluefin Sport Championship standings.

Coleraine's Gareth McConaghie is looking forward to Saturday's clash with Crusaders. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

IRISH LEAGUE: McConaghie relishing clash with Crusaders

Gareth McConaghie has had to bide his time on the sidelines waiting for an opportunity to get a run in this high-flying Coleraine side this season.

Crusaders' Gavin Whyte celebrates after making it 3-0 against Dungannon Swifts

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.

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.

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

FOOTBALL: Northern Ireland's World Cup dreams are over

Crusaders Gavin Whyte scored a last gasp winner against Dundee United

FOOTBALL: Crusaders stun Dundee United in Scottish Challenge Cup

Corry Evans

Wife of Corry Evans reactivates Twitter account and apologises for offensive tweet

Lisa Evans, the wife of Northern Ireland star Corry, has reactivated her Twitter account and apologised for her foul-mouthed post aimed at Romanian referee Ovidiu Hategan.

Northern Ireland v Switzerland

NI v Switzerland: Controversial penalty award gives Swiss the advantage



VIDEO: NI's Jonny Evans comfortable with underdog tag ahead of crunch Switzerland showdown

Defender Jonny Evans says Northern Ireland go into tomorrow night's World Cup qualifier with Switzerland as underdogs but says its a position the squad is comfortable with.

Gavin Whyte is hoping Crusaders can keep their good form going against Ards. �INPHO/Stephen Hamilton

IRISH LEAGUE: Whyte is expecting another ‘Ard’ battle

Winger Gavin Whyte knows if Crusaders don’t get an early goal then it may turn out to be a long afternoon at Ards, tomorrow.

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