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FOOTBALL FEATURE: Johnny Black enjoying life to the full Down Under

Former Irish League defender Johnny Black admits he is loving life in Australia following spells with Glentoran, Coleraine, Linfield and Portadown.

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Cameron Stewart's first-half header drops over the line to seal success for Linfield over Glenavon. Pic by Pacemaker.

IRISH LEAGUE: Stewart seals vital Linfield victory over Glenavon

With contrasting pre-match talk from each camp on the degree of pressure facing the opposition, defending champions Linfield turned up the heat on the teams at the top thanks to a well-earned 1-0 win over Glenavon.

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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.

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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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Northern Ireland v Switzerland

NI v Switzerland: Controversial penalty award gives Swiss the advantage

NORTHERN IRELAND 0 SWITZERLAND 1

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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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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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Northern Ireland will discover who the face in the World Cup play-offs when the draw takes place later this month

Irish FA issue important ticket information for home leg of World Cup play-offs

Ahead of next month's World Cup play-offs, the Irish Football Association has today issued some important ticket information for the home leg.
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Northern Ireland fans celebrate

FOOTBALL: Northern Ireland have qualified for the World Cup play-offs

Northern Ireland have secured qualification for the play-offs for next summer's World Cup in Russia.
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Northern Ireland will be hoping to make it to the World Cup finals in Russia next year. (Photo: Presseye)

Football quiz: Northern Ireland v Germany

There's plenty of history between the Northern Ireland national football team and its German counterpart.

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Dromara girl Caragh Milligan has signed for Icelandic side Fylkir.

Caragh enjoying new challenge in Iceland

Dromara-born Northern Ireland ladies midfielder Caragh Milligan says football has been “a game changer” for her after she signed to play for Icelandic side Fylkir.

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Gareth McAuley

FOOTBALL: Gareth McAuley returns to Northern Ireland squad for World Cup qualifiers

West Brom's Gareth McAuley is back in Northern Ireland's squad for the World Cup qualifiers with Germany and Norway next month.

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Paul Heatley scored a sensational goal as Crusaders saw off Linfield

OPINION: Crusaders have struck a psychological blow to Blues

Crusaders’ impressive victory in the battle of the ‘heavyweights’ at Seaview on Tuesday night will have struck a significant psychological blow to reigning champions Linfield.

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Jordan Forsythe celebrates after scoring Crusaders opening goal against Linfield.

IRISH LEAGUE: Crusaders condemn Linfield to first defeat in eight months

First half goals from Jordan Forsythe and Paul Heatley sent Linfield crashing to their first league defeat in eight months.

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Northern Ireland Manager Michael O'Neill  celebrates with his Steve Davis and Jonny Evans after the win over Czech Republic

COMMENT: NI’s World Cup dream is alive and kicking

I was only a lad when Northern Ireland made Spain ‘82 and Mexico ‘86.

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Northern Ireland's Jonny Evans scoring against the Czech Republic

FOOTBALL: Northern Ireland take a step closer to World Cup qualifying play-offs

NORTHERN IRELAND 2 CZECH REPUBLIC 0

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WATCH: Jonny Evans scores to give Northern Ireland the lead against Czech Republic

Jonny Evans heads Northern Ireland ahead against the Czech Republic on Monday night.

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BetMcLean League Cup.

LEAGUE CUP DRAW: Crusaders to host Coleraine again

Coleraine’s trip to Crusaders is the tie of the round in the last sixteen of the BetMcLean League Cup.

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Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill during a training session at Windsor Park on Sunday.

Michael O’Neill says Northern Ireland can out-psych Czechs

Seven points currently separate the second-placed Northern Irish and the Czechs with three games to go, meaning Karel Jarolim’s side have to win or their hosts will be guaranteed at least a runners-up berth.

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