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Northern Ireland to face Israel in friendly

Northern Ireland will host Israel in a friendly international at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park on Tuesday 11 September (kick-off 7.45pm).

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FOOTBALL: Michael O'Neill signs four year Northern Ireland contract extension

Michael O'Neill has signed a four-year extension to his contract that will see him continue as Northern Ireland senior men's international manager until 2024.

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Jonathan McMurray celebrates drawing Ballymena level in the first half.

IRISH LEAGUE: McKinney salvages a point for Ballymena against 10 man Linfield

Ballymena United 2, Linfield 2
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Glenavon manager, Gary Hamilton was delighted with his side's victory at Windsor Park.

IRISH LEAGUE: Glenavon deserved to win by more - insists Gary Hamilton

Glenavon manager Gary Hamilton insisted his boys deserved to win by a greater margin as the Lurgan Blues were applauded off the pitch following victory over Linfield at Windsor Park.

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Linfield manager, David Healy admitted his side deserved to lose against Glenavon.

IRISH LEAGUE: David Healy admits Linfield were second best to Glenavon

LINFIELD boss, David Healy conceded his side were second best to a slick Glenavon outfit after a defensive horror show at Windsor Park on Saturday.

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Glenavon Andrew Mitchell celebrates his goal against Linfield

IRISH LEAGUE: Glenavon close in on Europe as Blues suffer Windsor horror show

Linfield 2, Glenavon 3

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All six Danske Bank Premiership games will now be played on the Friday night.  Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

IRISH LEAGUE: Games rescheduled following NI friendly announcement

The Northern Ireland Football League have announced that all Danske Bank Premiership fixtures scheduled for Saturday 24 March will now be played on Friday 23 March (kick-off 7.45pm).

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The week was dominated by Irish Cup action

IRISH LEAGUE QUIZ: The week that was ... were you paying attention?

The Irish Cup took centre stage for Irish League clubs this week and we're keen to know if you, the faithful fans, were paying attention.
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Aaron Burns. Pic by Pacemaker.

IRISH LEAGUE: Glenavon boss rules out move for Linfield’s Burns

Glenavon manager Gary Hamilton has dismissed speculation over a deal for Linfield’s Aaron Burns.

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Martin Smith was on target for Coleraine in their 7-0 win over Lisburn Distillery in the Irish Cup.

IRISH CUP: Seven up for Coleraine as they see off Distillery

Coleraine 7 Lisburn Distillery 0

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Glentoran's Robbie McDaid's shot is deflected in off a Linfield player for the winning goal

IRISH LEAGUE: Glentoran take derby spoils against Linfield

Robbie McDaid came off the substitutes’ bench to help Glentoran claim a famous Big Two victory at the Oval.

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Northern Ireland captain Steven Davis

FOOTBALL: Northern Ireland to play Panama and Costa Rica in 2018

Northern Ireland will travel to Central America next year to play Panama in Panama City on Tuesday 29 May before taking on Costa Rica on Sunday 3 June in San Jose.

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Linfield boss 
David Healy

Linfield boss David Healy left ‘a bit embarrassed’ after Warrenpoint draw

Linfield manager David Healy admitted he felt ‘a bit embarrassed’ after Saturday’s 3-3 draw with sturggling Warrenpoint at Windsor Park.
The Blues boss said his players were ‘not good enough’ and ‘lacked courage’ against ‘Point.

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Johnny Black when with Coleraine

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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