INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL: Conor Washington and Jamie Ward to miss NI friendly against New Zealand

Northern Ireland could be light on attacking options when Michael O’Neill names his squad to face New Zealand and Azerbaijan, with Conor Washington and Jamie Ward both out.

Glentoran players help  fix the net during October's Irish Cup tie against rivals Linfield. Photo: Press Eye

20 of the best #IrishLeagueBehaviour tweets from last season

We love the Irish League. We do. And through the highs and lows of following the local game, there are magic moments which bring big smiles to our faces.
Brian Jensen.

IRISH LEAGUE: Goalkeeper Jensen signs for Crusaders

Crusaders have signed Danish goalkeeper Brian Jensen.

New Cliftonville manager Barry Gray.

IRISH LEAGUE: Gray confirmed as new Red boss

New Cliftonville manager Barry Gray described his appointment at Solitude as "an honour and a privilege" after he was officially unveiled at a press conference on Wednesday evening.

Linfield's new recruit Andrew Mitchell.
 Photo Colin McMaster/Pacemaker Press

IRISH LEAGUE: Linfield announce three signings and ELEVEN departures

Linfield have announced three signings - and 11 departures - as the champions’ summer transfer dealings begin.

Tickets will go on general sale for Northern Irelands fixture with Germany on October 5 priced from �45 to �60

Tickets for World Cup qualifier against Germany dearest yet for NI fans

Fans can expect to pay up to £60 when tickets go on general sale for Northern Ireland’s World Cup qualifier against holders Germany.

Linfield players celebrate winning the league title at Solitude

In pictures: Linfield crowned Irish League champions

A hat-trick from striker Andrew Waterworth fired Linfield the Danske Bank Premiership title in a 3-1 win at Cliftonville.

The Junior Shield final ended in a mass brawl on Wednesday night.

WATCH: County Antrim FA and police to investigate mass brawl at Junior Shield final

An investigation involving the PSNI and County Antrim Football Association has been launched after this year’s Junior Shield final was marred by a mass brawl.

FOOTBALL: Irish FA announce licence verdicts

FOOTBALL: Irish FA announce licence verdicts

The Irish FA have announced the verdict on their Club Licensing applications.

Linfield's Chris Casement celebrates with fans at the final whistle after Saturday's win over Coleraine

IRISH LEAGUE: 20 of the best photos from the weekend

The battle for the Gibson Cup is going to the wire with Linfield edging two points clear of long-time front-runners Crusaders ahead of the final day.

Linfield v Glenavon Danske Bank Premiership
Linfield's Aaron Burns scores a penalty  during this evenings game at Windsor park in Belfast
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

IRISH LEAGUE: Linfield stay point behind Crusaders after easing past Glenavon


Stephen Lowry's afternoon featured a penalty miss but winning goal to send Linfield into the Irish Cup final despite a spirited performance by Dungannon Swifts. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

IRISH CUP: Lowry’s late show sends Linfield into final at expense of Dungannon Swifts

Stephen Lowry finished the Linfield hero - having previously missed a penalty kick - to deliver late heartbreak to Dungannon Swifts at Mourneview Park.

Lisburn Distillery manager Colin McIlwaine

Whites aiming to steer clear of dreaded drop

Lisburn Distillery manager Colin McIlwaine is confident his players can steer clear of the dreaded drop this season.

The post split fixtures for the Danske Bank Premiership have been announced.

IRISH LEAGUE: NIFL confirm post-split Premiership fixtures

The Northern Ireland Football League Premiership Management Committee has confirmed the post-split fixtures for the Danske Bank Premiership.

Andrew Waterworth scored Linfield's second goal against Cliftonville

In pictures: Linfield 2-0 Cliftonville

Linfield closed the gap on Dankse Bank Premiership leaders Crusaders with a 2-0 win over Cliftonville on Monday night.

How many did you get right?

Quiz: can you identify these European football clubs by their nicknames?

Nicknames are either funny, confusing or sometimes downright nonsensical. Football clubs are no different.

BT Sport have bought the rights to show live Champions League games.

No more Champions League on terrestrial TV following £1.2bn BT deal

The Champions League is set to vanish from terrestrial TV following BT Sport’s £1.2bn deal for the rights to show Europe’s top football competition.

Linfield goalkeeper Alex Moore made his senior debut at the Oval in the derby victory over Glentoran. Pic by Pacemaker.

IRISH LEAGUE: Merry Moore enjoys derby debut delight for Linfield against Glentoran

Andy Waterworth gobbled up the all-important winner to keep Linfield on title track - but it was rookie goalkeeper Alex Moore who stole the show!

Northern Ireland football manager Michael O'Neill after he received his Member of the Order of British Empire (MBE) medal

Northern Ireland boss, Michael O’Neill, MBE, talks football with the Queen!

Michael O’Neill talked football with the Queen as he was appointed an MBE at Buckingham Palace.

This weekend's League Cup final will be broadcast live on Sky Sports. 
Photographer - Matt Mackey / Press Eye

IRISH LEAGUE: NIFL and Sky Sports announce five year deal

The Irish League is back on Sky Sports.

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