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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.

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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

LINFIELD 3 GLENAVON 0

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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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Northern Ireland will meet New Zealand at the National Stadium at Windsor Park in June

FOOTBALL: Northern Ireland line up international friendly with New Zealand

Northern Ireland will face New Zealand in an international friendly in Belfast this summer.

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Colin McIlwaine.

IRISH LEAGUE: Home, sweet home for Lisburn Distillery

Lisburn Distillery manager Colin McIlwaine isn’t taking anything for granted when they host bottom side Sport & Leisure Swifts, this Saturday (KO 3pm).

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Linfield's players celebrate County Antrim Shield victory. 
Photograph by Presseye/Matt Mackey

IRISH LEAGUE: Healy hopes Shield prize is the first of many as Linfield boss

David Healy is hoping he will look back on last night as the most significant night of his managerial career.

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Linfield's Cameron Stewart celebartes after heading the Blues into a 1-0 lead in Tuesday night's 
Toals County Antrim Shield final at the Showgrounds in Ballymena. (
Photograph by Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

CO. ANTRIM SHIELD: Ex Crue sends Linfield on way to Shield success

David Healy’s wait for a managerial trophy is over.

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Linfield stirker Andrew Waterworth slots the ball past Institute goalkeeper Marty Gallagher. Picture by Brian Little/PressEye

IRISH CUP: Stute suffer the Blues

Institute 0-2 Linfield

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Institute manager Kevin Deery. Picture by Tony Hendron

IRISH CUP: Mindset key for Institute boss ahead of Linfield visit

Linfield boss David Healy isn’t taking anything for granted when his side travel to Championship side Institute.

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Matthew Tipton. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

IRISH CUP: League the blueprint for Warrenpoint home test with Crewe

Matthew Tipton and his players have found a way to win on nine of the 12 fixtures under his management.

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Roy McGivern

McGivern is appointed new chairman of Linfield

Roy McGivern has been appointed the new chairman of Linfield Football Club.

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Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has been rested for the  FA Cup fourth-round clash with Wigan on Sunday

SOCCER: A look ahead of the fourth round of the FA Cup

It’s the fourth round of the FA Cup.

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