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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.

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Glenn Irwin became the first rider from Northern Ireland since Phillip McCallen in 1995 to claim pole at the Macau Grand Prix.

Macau GP: Sizzling Irwin claims pole with unofficial lap record

Glenn Irwin dipped under Scottish rider Stuart Easton’s seven-year-old lap record to claim pole position for Saturday’s 51st Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix.
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Announcing Vauxhall's sixth year as title sponsor of the International North West 200 are Simon Oldfield, Vauxhall's Marketing Director, Martin Jessopp, NW200 Supersport and Supertwins race winner and Event Director, Mervyn Whyte.

Vauxhall confirmed as title sponsors of North West 200 for sixth year

Vauxhall will continue as title sponsors of the North West 200 in 2018 for a sixth consecutive year.

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Glenn Irwin claimed provisional pole on the PBM Ducati during first qualifying at the Macau Grand Prix.

Macau GP: Irwin claims provisional pole to throw down gauntlet

Glenn Irwin has claimed provisional pole for the Macau Grand Prix after topping the times in the opening qualifying session.
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Andrew Irwin will ride for the CIA Landlord Insurance Honda team in the World Supersport Championship in 2018.

Andrew Irwin makes step up to World Supersport Championship for 2018

Andrew Irwin will contest the World Supersport Championship in 2018 with Simon Buckmaster’s PTR team.

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Glenn Irwin on the PBM Be Wiser Ducati on his debut at the Macau Grand Prix in 2016. Picture: Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press.

Macau GP: Confident Irwin aiming to finish year on a high

Glenn Irwin is aiming follow up his stunning debut at last year’s Macau Grand Prix by challenging for another major victory to add to his North West 200 Superbike crown.

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

FOOTBALL: Northern Ireland's World Cup dreams are over

SWITZERLAND 0 NORTHERN IRELAND 0
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WATCH: Reaction from Ireland try scorer Jacob Stockdale

It has become a habit scoring tries for Ulster for winger, Jacob Stockdale - now he is doing the same for Ireland.

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Jacob Stockdale

RUGBY: Talking points ahead of Ireland against South Africa

Ireland host South Africa in Dublin on Saturday looking to kick-start their autumn Test series with victory in a doubtless bruising encounter.

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Northern Ireland v Switzerland

NI v Switzerland: Controversial penalty award gives Swiss the advantage

NORTHERN IRELAND 0 SWITZERLAND 1

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Josh Elliott won the Superstock 1000 Championship for Morello Racing in 2015.

Josh Elliott returns to Morello Racing fold for Superstock 1000 title bid

Josh Elliott has teamed up with Morello Racing once again to contest the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship in 2018.
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Peter Hickman on the Smiths Racing BMW at the Ulster Grand Prix.

Hickman confirms BSB and roads deal with Smiths Racing for 2018

Peter Hickman is aiming to hit the ground running in 2018 after signing with the Gloucester-based Smiths Racing team for a second season.
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Jonathan Rea was fastest in free practice on Thursday in Qatar.

WSBK: World champion Rea fastest under floodlights in Qatar

Jonathan Rea began his quest to set a points record in the World Superbike Championship in fine style as the Ulster rider topped free practice in Qatar on Thursday night.
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Crusaders Paul Heatley

FOOTBALL: Ards stun Co Andrim Shield holders Linfield; Crusaders also through

As Halloween horror shows go, this just about tops the lot.

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Doing what he does best, scoring tries - 

Jacob Stockdale

RUGBY COMMENT: Jacob Stockdale continues to grab the headlines

Jacob Stockdale is the one everyone has been talking about since the start of the new season.

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Ulster and Ireland winger Jacob Stockdale

RUGBY: Impressive Ulster winger Jacob Stockdale included in Ireland squad

In-form Ulster winger Jacob Stockdale has the chance to add to his two Ireland caps during the summer by being included in the Irish panel for next month's Guinness Test series.
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WATCH: An upbeat Rory Best on his return to playing with Ulster and what lies ahead

International hooker Rory Best made a timely return to playing last Sunday following a hamstring injury.

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Linfield boss David Healy

IRISH LEAGUE: David Healy asks players do they want to be successful with Linfield

Linfield manager David Healy said he was horrified by his team's performance in the 5-2 home loss to Crusaders in the Danske Bank Premiership on Monday night.

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Jonathan Rea completed his fifth double of the season at Jerez in Spain, raising his tally of wins this year to 14.

WSBK: Imperious Rea doubles up to break Jerez duck in style

Jonathan Rea’s historic season continued apace at Jerez as the triple World Superbike champion clinched a sizzling double for his first ever wins at the Spanish circuit.
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Jonathan Rea leads Marco Melandri, Tom Sykes and Chaz Davies in the opening race at Jerez in Spain on Saturday.

WSBK: Jerez winner Rea went 'all-in' for maiden victory

Jonathan Rea said he threw caution to the wind as the World Superbike champion toasted his first ever victory at Jerez in Spain.
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