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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.

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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.
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Kyle Neill celebrates during his previous spell with Portadown.

IRISH LEAGUE EXCLUSIVE: Neill 'back home' after dream return to Portadown

Kyle Neill considers this week's return to Portadown a second chance at playing for his football first love.

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Keith O'Hara. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

IRISH LEAGUE: Former Portadown captain O’Hara takes up Mid-Ulster manager’s role

Keith O’Hara may have left Portadown after a 20-year playing career but his connection to the town will remain following an appointment as manager of Rectory Rangers.

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Andy Kilmartin (right). Pic by PressEye Ltd.Andy Kilmartin (right). Pic by PressEye Ltd.

IRISH LEAGUE: Kilmartin thanks Glenavon and Portadown fans for support on his Mid-Ulster move

Andy Kilmartin’s move to Portadown from Glenavon has been met with a positive response to the player from the majority of supporters on both sides of the Mid-Ulster derby divide.

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Andy Kilmartin - pictured in Glenavon colours last season - has signed for Portadown on a two-year deal. Pic by Pacemaker.

IRISH LEAGUE: Currie’s praise as Kilmartin shows hunger to help Portadown promotion bid

Niall Currie has confirmed Andy Kilmartin opted to sign for relegated Portadown despite more attractive financial offers on the table from Premiership clubs.

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Andy Kilmartin. Pic by Pacemaker.

IRISH LEAGUE: Kilmartin and Elebert turn down Glenavon contract offers

Glenavon have confirmed exits for David Elebert and Andy Kilmartin - with both players opting to turn down one-year offers to stay at Mourneview Park.

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A second bookable offence led to red for Portstewart's John Neill at Planters Park on Saturday in the 1-1 draw with Dollingstown. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

IRISH LEAGUE COMMENT: Promotion prize still in the balance as Portstewart host Dollingstown

After almost 10 months of fixtures and hundreds of miles, the Irish League destiny of Dollingstown and Portstewart will be defined by 90-plus minutes of football on the final Saturday of May.

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Dollingstown manager Stephen Uprichard. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

IRISH LEAGUE: Dollingstown to host Portstewart in play-off first leg

The season for Dollingstown and Portstewart is set to extend into the closing days of May - but with the ultimate reward of promotion the prize.

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Gary Hamilton. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

IRISH LEAGUE: Hamilton ready for rebuilding job after Glenavon budget cuts

Glenavon boss Gary Hamilton is preparing for a significant reshaping of the squad in the aftermath of Friday’s Europa League play-off final defeat.

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David Jeffrey (left) and Gary Hamilton. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

IRISH LEAGUE: Ballymena and Glenavon in final battle for Europa League boost

Ballymena United and Glenavon stand 90-plus minutes away from a result in the final fixture of the season which will provide the winner with a financial jackpot for future plans.

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Keith O'Hara. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

TRANSFER EXCLUSIVE: Keith O’Hara quits Portadown after 20 years

Keith O’Hara is set to end his 20-year association with Portadown after failing to agree terms on a fresh contract.

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Jonny Tuffey. Pic by Pacemaker.

IRISH LEAGUE: Tuffey bemused by reaction to toilet break in Europa League play-off

Glenavon goalkeeper Jonny Tuffey has been left surprised by the level of interest in his decision to grab a toilet break during Monday’s Europa League play-off semi-final.

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Glenavon manager Gary Hamilton.

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IRISH LEAGUE: Euro rally cry by Glenavon boss Hamilton

After 38 Danske Bank Premiership games and a run to the Irish Cup semi-finals, Glenavon’s season - and future - will now be defined by one final week of football.

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Family and Friends during the funeral of former Irish League footballer Tony Scappaticci at St Therese's Church in Banbridge. 
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Glenavon manager and lifelong Lurgan Blues fan pays tribute to Tony Scappaticci

The funeral of talented ex-Glenavon defender Tony Scappaticci took place in Banbridge today.

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Portadown have fended off a winding up order, but they were recently relegated from the Danske Bank Premiership

Portadown FC winding up order dismissed as club pays debt

Portadown Football Club has fended off a winding up petition at the High Court in Belfast.

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Tony Scappaticcis aerial ability has been compared to that of former NI and Glenavon legend Wilbur Cush

Tributes to ‘cracking player’ Tony Scappaticci

Tributes have been paid to one of the Irish League’s toughest defenders Tony Scappaticci, who died on Monday.

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Enniskillen Rangers captain William Burleigh celebrates finding the net in the IFA Junior Cup final against Hill Street. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

JUNIOR CUP FINAL: Enniskillen Rangers romp home over Hill Street

Enniskillen Rangers can now hold claim as the leading side in junior football thanks to a 5-1 success in the holiday sunshine over Hill Street.

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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.

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Hill Street's joint management team of Tim Dillon (left) and David Wilson. Pic courtesy of IFA.

JUNIOR CUP: Hill Street one step away from trophy glory

Hill Street started the season as one of 206 teams hoping for Junior Cup glory - today (Monday) the Lurgan players will step out on the field at the National Stadium just one game away from bringing home the coveted prize.

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