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Cricket: Lurgan seam-bowling great Alan Johnston passes away

Alan Johnston, one of the finest seam bowlers in NCU cricket history, has passed away at the age of just 63.

Mon of the Match Steve Davis wraps his arms around Jamie Ward, who struck on two minutes to make it 1-0. 
Picture by Jonathan Porter/

OPINION: With our Captain Fantastic, anything is possible for Northern Ireland

As Portugal showed in France last summer, it doesn’t take a great deal of quality to succeed in international football.

Lurgan captain Charlene Hull.

HOCKEY: Lurgan crowned Ulster Premier League champions

Lurgan were crowned Ulster Premier League champions for the second year in a row after coming from behind to defeat Queen’s University 3-1 and complete back-to-back titles.

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Lurgan Ladies goalkeeper Suzie Taylor wants to bring the Ulster Premier League title race to an end at her side's home pitch. Pic: Rowland White / PressEye

HOCKEY: Lurgan desperate to end title race at home

Lurgan Ladies HC are fast becoming used to lifting major trophies - but they’re still desperate for a fresh take on league success.

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Colin Malone guided Lurgan Celtic into last season's Tennent's Irish Cup semi-final against Linfield. Pic: PressEye

Malone points to difference in ‘vision’ as boss leaves Lurgan Celtic

Former Lurgan Celtic manager Colin Malone says a difference in ‘vision’ was his reason for stepping down from the club this week.

Jamie McGonigle 
celebrates after scoring to make it 2-1 to Coleraine 
during Saturday's match at Mourneview Park. 


It’s first blood to Coleraine

Coleraine may have gained a slight psychological edge ahead of next month’s Irish Cup semi final following this win over Glenavon.

Coleraines Steven Douglas and Glenavons James Gray challenge for the ball.

IRISH LEAGUE: Coleraine up to third after win at Glenavon

Glenavon 1 Coleraine 2

Oran Kearney wants his teams to maintain their focus. Photo Mark Marlow/Pacemaker Press

IRISH LEAGUE: It’s one game at a time says Coleraine boss

It may be a worn out cliché, but Coleraine boss Oran Kearney is determined to make sure his side take it one game at a time.

Peter Cummins

Waringstown lad gets Golf Scholarship to US University

Waringstown lad Peter Cummins, a Southern Regional College student has been handpicked to study at Rodgers State University Oklahoma, USA on a Golf Scholarship.

Glenavon's David Elbert
celebrates after scoring to make it 1-0
during Saturday's win over Dungannon. 

IRISH LEAGUE: There’s beauty in the back line for Glenavon boss

Gary Hamilton’s love of the ball hitting the back of the net led to a career as one of the most feared forwards in the modern Irish League.

Glenavon's Assistant Manager Paul Millar.  Photographer - Matt Mackey / Press Eye

Millar’s message of gratitude to Irish League football family

Paul Millar has expressed his thanks to the football family for such widespread and heartfelt backing during a time of personal grief.

Glenavon fans and players will be hoping the Irish Cup celebrations continue at the semi-finals. Pic by Pacemaker.

IRISH CUP: Club and Ticketmaster the outlets for Glenavon semi-final sales

Tickets for Glenavon’s Irish Cup semi-final go on sale today (Wednesday) from Mourneview Park and via Ticketmaster.

The post split fixtures for the Danske Bank Premiership have been announced.

IRISH LEAGUE: NIFL confirm post-split Premiership fixtures

The Northern Ireland Football League Premiership Management Committee has confirmed the post-split fixtures for the Danske Bank Premiership.

Sir Alex Ferguson will be in Lurgan in April. Pic: PRESS ASSOCIATION

Sir Alex Ferguson set for Northern Ireland appearance

Legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson is set for Northern Ireland next month.

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Quiz: can you identify these European football clubs by their nicknames?

Nicknames are either funny, confusing or sometimes downright nonsensical. Football clubs are no different.

Coleraine's Eoin Bradley celebrates after he scored the opener in his side's win over Coleraine

IN PICTURES: 10 of the best photos from Irish League matches at the weekend

It was another action packed weekend in the Irish League with wins for Ards, leaders Crusaders, Coleraine, Glenavon and Ballymena.
David Elebert breaks the deadlock against Dungannon Swifts. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

IRISH LEAGUE: Glenavon seal top-six spot as Dungannon Swifts slump to derby defeat

Glenavon’s season-long pursuit of top-six security in the Danske Bank Premiership standings was effectively cemented after just 30 minutes of the derby date with Dungannon Swifts.

David Elebert breaks the deadlock for Glenavon against Dungannon Swifts. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

IRISH LEAGUE: Glenavon too strong for Dungannon Swifts to seal top-six league spot

In the meeting of two Irish Cup semi-final sides, Glenavon produced a derby performance that cemented a top-six finish in the Danske Bank Premiership at Dungannon Swifts’ expense.

Glenavon's Joel Cooper
 put in a starring performance against Portadown.

IRISH LEAGUE: Team play at heart of Glenavon’s five-star show

Glenavon manager Gary Hamilton called on his players to “grab the spotlight” before Saturday’s Irish Cup quarter-final at Shamrock Park.

Rodney McAree. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

IRISH LEAGUE: Points and pride at stake for Glenavon and Dungannon in derby date

Irish Cup glory remains a goal for both Glenavon and Dungannon Swifts but league points provide the prize this weekend at Mourneview Park as the focus turns to a top-six push.

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