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CRICKET: Lightning and Knights win in T20 openers

Leinster Lightning started the defence of their Hanley Energy T20 Trophy with a comprehensive 56-run bonus point win at Bready against the North West Warriors

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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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William Dunlop has received a sponsorship boost from the Bayview Hotel ahead of the Isle of Man TT races.

TT 2017: Sponsorship boost for Island-bound Dunlop

William Dunlop hasn’t enjoyed the benefit of a smooth build-up to this year’s Isle of Man TT races, but the unassuming Ballymoney man is feeling quietly confident over his chances.

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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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Olivia Mehaffey stops for a quick selfie with Great Britain and Ireland team-mates during the Vagliano Trophy in 2015. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

GOLF: Mehaffey and Wilson on Vagliano panel

Scarva’s Olivia Mehaffey and Annabel Wilson from Lurgan have been selected for June’s Vagliano Trophy programme in Italy.

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Niamh Sweeney with Mary Peters.

Couple’s generous spirit in full bloom

Waringstown couple Brian and Shirley McKnight invited people to browse around their garden on May 7, to help raise funds for the Mary Peters Trust.

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Glenn Irwin celebrates his NW200 Superbike win with a burnout on the PBM Ducati.

COMMENT: Swashbuckling Irwin produces defining moment of 2017 NW200

Swashbuckling Glenn Irwin’s dazzling Superbike triumph at the Vauxhall International North West 200 was the defining moment of the 2017 showpiece.

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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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Alastair Seeley won the opening Superbike race on the Tyco BMW.

NW200: Super Seeley sparkles with Saturday treble

Alastair Seeley was in imperious form as the Ulster rider completed a fabulous treble on Saturday at the Vauxhall International North West 200, extending his all-time record to 21 victories.

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Glenn Irwin celebrates his Superbike victory at the North West 200.

NW200: Irwin wins headline Superbike race at first attempt

British Superbike star Glenn Irwin roared to a stunning victory in the feature North West 200 Superbike race on Saturday after a pulsating duel with fellow Carrick man Alastair Seeley.

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Alastair Seeley leads Ian Hutchinson and Martin Jessopp in the Supersport race.

NW200: Alastair Seeley claims 19th victory in Supersport race

Alastair Seeley made it 19 wins with victory in Saturday’s Supersport race at the Vauxhall International North West 200.

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Glenn Irwin on the Ducati Panigale in practice at the North West 200.

NW200: Glenn Irwin dreaming of Ducati glory

Glenn Irwin has only managed 11 laps in practice on the PBM Be Wiser Ducati, but the British Superbike protagonist will line up on the front row of the grid at the Vauxhall International North West 200 on Saturday.

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Glenn Irwin on the PBM Be Wiser Ducati at the North West 200.

irwin dreams of ducati glory

Glenn Irwin has only managed 11 laps in practice on the PBM Be Wiser Ducati, but the British Superbike protagonist will line up on the front row of the grid at the Vauxhall International North West 200 today.

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The Honda Racing team has withdrawn from the North West 200.

NW200: Honda Racing withdraw following McGuinness crash

Honda Racing has withdrawn from the Vauxhall International North West 200 following John McGuinness’s crash on Thursday.
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