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IRISH LEAGUE: First-half firepower hands 10-man Glenavon the derby spoils at Shamrock Park

Glenavon entered the derby defeat of Portadown having secured the capture of one striker alongside speculation of another’s potential arrival in the summer.

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Richard Caldwell, Danske Bank Managing Director of Personal Banking, Stephen Black, Chairman of the Schools Committee and Ulster Rugby President John McKibbin make the drawn for the Danske Bank Schools' Cup fourth round

RUGBY: Draw made for Danske Bank Schools’ Cup fourth round

The top ranked teams in this year’s Danske Bank Schools’ Cup entered at the fourth round draw stage with two set to make their exit when the ties are staged on February 4.

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Portadown's Aaron Haire battling to shield the ball from Glenavon's James Singleton at Shamrock Park. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

IRISH LEAGUE: Derby delight as 10-man Glenavon see off Portadown

Glenavon had first-half goals to thank for derby delight as the Lurgan Blues survived a red card for James Singleton after the break and Portadown penalty to secure success by 2-1.

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Andrew Mitchell. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

Mitchell looks set for Glenavon summer switch

Glenavon appear to have won the race to sign Andrew Mitchell, the Danske Bank Premiership’s leading scorer.

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Lurgan captain Victor MacKenzie has been among the leading try scorers this season.

SCHOOLS CUP: Lurgan favourites to see off Ballyclare

Lurgan College will host the Ballyclare High School team in the third round of the Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ Cup this weekend.

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Gary Hamilton is expecting Portadown to be hard to stop on Saturday afternoon. 
Photo by TONY HENDRON/Presseye.com.

Portadown have the “best squad” of bottom six sides says Glenavon manager

Glenavon boss Gary hamilton has heaped praise on rivals Portadown ahead of this weekend’s Mid-Ulster derby.

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Juventus bagdes, old and new

Quiz: Can you identify these football clubs by their old badges?

Italian giants Juventus' iconic black and white badge has received a makeover, and football fans around the world have wasted no time in giving their views on the Serie A club’s new look.

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Linfield's Andrew Waterworth netted the winner at Mourneview Park last weekend.

IRISH LEAGUE: Waterworth plays down Linfield title talk

Andy Waterworth was coy about whether his winner on Saturday has necessarily kept Linfield in the title race, but it certainly has kept them within touching distance.

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Linfield's Aaron Burns scores the opening goal past Glenavon goalkeeper Jonathan Tuffey during Saturday's  Danske Bank Premiership match at Mourneview Park. 
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IRISH LEAGUE: Waterworth winner keeps Linfield’s title hopes intact

Glenavon 1, Linfield 2

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Glenavon manager, Gary Hamilton.

IRISH LEAGUE: Gary Hamilton’s praise for Glenavon after return to past positives

Irish Cup ties have formed a central part of Glenavon’s recent past progress but the 4-1 win over Portstewart offered the holders an insight into the future.

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Linfield manager David Healy.

IRISH LEAGUE: Co. Antrim Shield venue confirmed

This year’s County Antrim Shield final between Crusaders and Linfield will be staged at Ballymena Showgrounds on Tuesday, February 7th at 7.45pm.

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James Gray celebrating for Glenavon against Portstewart in the Irish Cup. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

IRISH LEAGUE: Hamilton backing young guns over Glenavon rush into transfer market

Glenavon manager Gary Hamilton is refusing to rush into the January transfer market to bolster his depleted panel and will instead confirm the club’s commitment to youth.

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The Jules Rimet World Cup trophy

FIFA unanimously backs plans for a 48 team World Cup from 2026 onwards

The FIFA Council has rubber-stamped plans to expand the World Cup to 48 teams from 2026 onwards.

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Carly Johnston

HOCKEY: Lurgan stay top of Premier League table

Lurgan remain in pole position at the top of the Ulster Premier League after a 5-0 victory over Dungannon made it eight straight wins for the Co Armagh outfit.

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Strabane's Kristin Warke about to feed the scrum

SCHOOLS’ CUP: Lurgan College see off Strabane

Lurgan 39 Strabane College 0

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Derry's Aidan McLaughlin ascores his superb first half goal despite the efforts of Armagh's John McGill, Niall Rowland and Stephen Sheridan.

(Photo Lorcan Doherty / Presseye.com)

Derry defeat Armagh in McKenna Cup opener

Derry 3-10, Armagh 2-12

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Richhill AFC at the Irish Cup fifth-round draw. Representing the Mid-Ulster Intermediate League Section B club are Neil McCartney (fifth right), Gareth Wilson (vice-chairman, fourth right), Ryan Harper (third right), Neil Megaw (chairman, second right) and Neil Rowntree (manager, right). Also included are, from left, David Martin (Irish Football Association president), Marty Hughes (Dollingstown) and Nathan McConnell (Dollingstown). Pic by PressEye Ltd.

IRISH CUP: Richhill ready for Dollingstown visit on landmark day in village

The history of Richhill AFC may date back mere months but January 7 will mark a landmark occasion for the village club.

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David Elebert (right) up against Portadown's Mark McAllister is the 2-2 draw for Glenavon on Boxing Day. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

Glenavon lodge Elebert appeal after “unanimous” call by directors

Glenavon officials have confirmed the “unanimous” decision to appeal an Irish Football Association disciplinary committee charge imposed over David Elebert’s eligibility on Boxing Day.

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Aaron Canning, in action here for Loughgall against Ballyclare, has become Gary Hamilton's second signing of the transfer window.

IRISH LEAGUE: Glenavon confirm Aaron Canning signing

Glenavon have completed their second signing of the January transfer window after the club confirmed the capture of Aaron Canning from Loughgall.

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