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WATCH: Ulster winger Jacob Stockdale keeping his feet on ground as Harlequins arrive in Belfast

Jacob Stockdale is keeping his feet on the ground in spite of the high expectations on the young winger's shoulders.

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The Lurgan Tigers P4 squad.

RUGBY: Lurgan Tigers Christmas Party

The Lurgan Tigers will be holding a Christmas Party at Lurgan Rugby Club on Friday 15 November.

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Lurgans Oliver McCollum (second left), Stephen Hanna of...Donacloney Mill and Greg Thompson of Waringstown pictured at the draw for the Northern Cricket Unions Arthur J Gallagher Senior Challenge Cup. The draw was made by Shane Matthews, regional managing director of AJG, and the vice president of the NCU, Richard Johnson.

CRICKET: Arthur J Gallagher Senior Challenge Cup draw

Waringstown have been favoured with a home tie at the start of the Northern Cricket Union’s main knock out competition and it’s also against a side from a lower division.

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New Sarsfield's manager Kieran Robinson.

GAA: New manager for Sarsfields

Former Clann Eireann manager Kieran Robinson - who has been appointed to the vacant Sarsfields post following the news that Johnny Niblock has moved to Desertmartin - has promised to place a big emphasis on youth as he attempts to bring the High Moss club back to the top flight of Armagh football, writes Eugene Creaney.

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Carrick Rangers manager David McAlinden (left) with Glenavon's Mark Sykes during the Tennent's Irish Cup fifth-round draw. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

IRISH CUP: Kris Lindsay highlights league lift from Glenavon cup run ahead of Carrick Rangers clash

Glenavon player/coach Kris Lindsay is hoping another dream Irish Cup run can sprinkle some second-half magic on the club’s league campaign.

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Ulster's Tommy Bowe suffered a hamstring injury against Harlequins

RUGBY: Ulster could consider Jacob Stockdale at centre

British Lion Tommy Bowe has been ruled out of Ulster’s  European Champions Cup match in Belfast against Harlequins.

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IN FULL: Irish Cup fifth round draw

Linfield - and Andy Waterworth - grabbed the spotlight in last season’s Tennent’s Irish Cup final thanks to a 3-0 success over Coleraine.

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Local club representatives at the draw for the early rounds of the Northern Cricket Unions Arthur J Gallagher Senior Challenge Cup: Lurgans Oliver  McCollum (second left), Stephen Hanna of
Donacloney Mill and Greg Thompson of Waringstown. The draw was made by Shane Matthews, regional managing director of AJG, and the vice president of the NCU, Richard Johnson.

CRICKET: Mixed luck for cricketers in cup draws

Waringstown have been favoured with a home tie at the start of the Northern Cricket Union’s main knock out competition and it’s also against a side from a lower division.

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Portadown FC legend Geordie Richardson.

IRISH LEAGUE: Sad passing of former Portadown kit man Geordie Richardson

George (Geordie) Richardson’s devotion to Portadown Football Club ran far deeper than simply singularly defined by his 30 years of service as team attendant.
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Launch of Senior Sports Awards at Rushmere Shopping Centre �Edward Byrne Photography

SPORTS AWARDS: Search is on for stars

Nominations are now being accepted for the Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council Senior Sports Awards sponsored by Rushmere Shopping Centre.

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Christopher Jenks scores Lurgans opening try on Saturday.

RUGBY: Excellent Lurgan see off Donaghadee

Lurgan sat top of the league in Kukri Qualifying 3 with ten wins out of ten played, nine of these were bonus point wins, as they welcomed second placed Donaghadee, who also had 10 wins out of ten but with three less bonus point wins.

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The Cookstown 100 will be the first Irish National road race in 2018.

Irish road race dates confirmed for 2018

The Cookstown 100 will kick-start the Irish National road racing season next year following confirmation of the 2018 schedule at the MCUI Inter Centre Conference over the weekend.

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Adam Foley (centre) celebrates breaking the deadlock for Glenavon against Portadown. Pic by Tonypixsport.

MID-ULSTER SENIOR CUP: Glenavon take derby bragging rights over Portadown to seal final spot

Knockout football presents the sole chance this campaign for a Mid-Ulster derby in the aftermath of Portadown’s top-flight relegation - and Glenavon claimed the bragging rights at Shamrock Park along with a spot in the Mid-Ulster Senior Cup final.

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Jonathan Rea

Jonathan Rea makes BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017 shortlist

Three times World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea has been included on the BBC Sports Personality of the Year shortlist
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Cameron Stewart's first-half header drops over the line to seal success for Linfield over Glenavon. Pic by Pacemaker.

IRISH LEAGUE: Stewart seals vital Linfield victory over Glenavon

With contrasting pre-match talk from each camp on the degree of pressure facing the opposition, defending champions Linfield turned up the heat on the teams at the top thanks to a well-earned 1-0 win over Glenavon.

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Glenavon manager Gary Hamilton. Pic by INPHO.

IRISH LEAGUE: Hamilton quick to dismiss talk of pressure on Glenavon by Linfield boss Healy

Gary Hamilton has responded with surprise at claims by opposite number David Healy that Glenavon host Linfield tonight as the side under greater pressure.

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Glenn Irwin on a sombre podium at the Macau Grand Prix with runner-up Peter Hickman (left) and Michael Rutter.

Macau GP: Irwin wins as race marred by fatal crash

Northern Ireland’s Glenn Irwin has claimed his maiden victory in Saturday’s tragedy-hit Macau Grand Prix.
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Announcing Vauxhall's sixth year as title sponsor of the International North West 200 are Simon Oldfield, Vauxhall's Marketing Director, Martin Jessopp, NW200 Supersport and Supertwins race winner and Event Director, Mervyn Whyte.

Vauxhall confirmed as title sponsors of North West 200 for sixth year

Vauxhall will continue as title sponsors of the North West 200 in 2018 for a sixth consecutive year.

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Glenavons Sammy Clingan scores  his second  penalty during Tuesday evening's game at the Oval. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Clingan delighted with side’s character

Glenavon midfielder Sammy Clingan brought his goal tally to the season for six with his two late penalty kicks against Glentoran, but he was quick to praise his side’s character to bounce back from conceding an early goal.

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Glenavon's Sammy Clinghan celebrates after his second penalty put his side into a 3-1 lead at The Oval. �INPHO/Stephen Hamilton

IRISH LEAGUE: Sammy spot on for Glenavon

Sammy Clingan last night bagged a brace from the penalty spot to help Glenavon pocket three crucial Danske Bank Premiership points at The Oval.

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