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This is when the Irish League fixtures for 2018-19 season will be revealed - and other key dates for your diary

The Irish League promises to be more exciting than ever next season.

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Europa League.

Tough Europa League draw for local sides

Irish League clubs Coleraine, Glenavon and Cliftonville have all be handed tough Europa League first round qualifying ties.

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PSNI threaten to unmask suspected soccer hooligans

Police have threatened to unmask suspects snapped during clashes between fans at a Portadown FC and Newry City soccer match in April.

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POLL | Who will win the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia?

The wait is finally over but which country do you think will be crowned world champions in Moscow on July 15?
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Sammy Clingan has extended his stay with Glenavon to another season. Pic by INPHO.

GARY HAMILTON: Glenavon boss spreading his transfer search as Sammy Clingan skips Scotland return

Gary Hamilton is expanding his summer search for signings beyond the Irish League but highlights one player’s decision to remain on home soil as a major boost.

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Sammy Clingan: Glenavon boss Gary Hamilton delivers his verdict on NI midfielder after he signs new deal

Midfielder Sammy Clingan has penned a new one-year deal with Danske Bank Premiership side Glenavon.
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Conor McCloskey

Irish League: Glenavon sign Conor McCloskey

Former Ballymena United winger Conor McCloskey has signed a two year deal with Glenavon.

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Pictured are Leeds United (featuring James Milner, back row, second right) after defeating Greek side Panathinaikos 4-0 in the 2002 Premier Section final.

FOOTBALL: Leeds United are back at the SuperCupNI

Former Premier champions Leeds United are back at the SuperCupNI.

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Dollingstown captain Aaron Moffett and his team-mates can look forward to a return to the Irish League.

FOOTBALL: Dollingstown to regain Irish League spot as Glebe Rangers withdraw from play-offs

Dollingstown have been catapulted back into the Irish League following confirmation of Glebe Rangers’ decision to withdraw from the forthcoming play-off process.

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Glebe Rangers manager Jason Wilmont. Pic by INPHO.

FOOTBALL: Glebe Rangers secure title to set up play-off with Dollingstown

Glebe Rangers’ 1-0 win over St James Swifts on Monday night not only secured the Ballymena and Provincial Intermediate League title, but also sealed their place in the two-leg play-off for the final NIFL spot.

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Bobby Burns. Pic by Pacemaker.

FOOTBALL FEATURE: Bobby Burns’ gratitude for Irish League grounding ahead of Hearts move

Bobby Burns has been a fixture in our domestic game for fewer than 65 appearances but heads off into full-time football with Hearts having left an indelible mark on the Irish League.

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Institute's Niall Grace. DER4417-115KM

Niall Grace excited with Glenavon move

Midfielder Niall Grace admits he can’t wait to get started with Glenavon.

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Institute's Niall Grace. DER4417-114KM

Institute midfielder Glenavon bound

Institute’s Niall Grace is in talks with Danske Bank Premiership side Glenavon, who only this week sold teenager Bobby Burns to Scottish Premiership side Hearts.

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Local football attendances continue to rise.  Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

IRISH LEAGUE: One million fan milestone for NI Football League

The NI Football League celebrated yet another boost in attendances, as during the past season the one millionth supporter made their way through the turnstiles.

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Jonny Evans, Gavin Whyte and Lauren Perry

Local game celebrated at Northern Ireland Football Awards 2018

Local football took centre stage last night in Belfast when the Northern Ireland Football Awards for 2018 were announced at a gala event in the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

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Bobby Burns at Tynecastle Park after signing for Hearts. Pic: Heart of Midlothian FC

Bobby Burns: Hearts complete signing of Glenavon teenager

Scottish Premiership side Hearts have completed the signing of Northern Ireland Under-21 star Bobby Burns on a three-year contract.

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Bobby Burns

Bobby Burns: Glenavon teenager set to sign for Hearts

Hearts have agreed a deal with Glenavon to sign the Northern Ireland Under-21 international Bobby Burns.
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SUPERCUPNI: Green light for Manchester United - Celtic showpiece

Manchester United will face Celtic in a showpiece curtain-raiser to this summer’s SuperCupNI in Coleraine.

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Stephen O'Doinnell challenges with Steven Murray.

PREMIERSHIP: Final day heartache for Coleraine

Glenavon 0 Coleraine 0

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Crusaders' Gavin Whyte outside Titanic Belfast.

Crusaders’ Gavin Whyte named Ulster Footballer of Year

Crusaders’ Gavin Whyte picked up the Ulster Footballer of the Year accolade after scoring 21 goals going into the final day of the Danske Bank Premiership.

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