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Derry defeat Armagh to breath life into Christy Ring bid

Christy Ring Cup, Group Two, Round Two
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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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Niall Grace excited with Glenavon move

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

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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.

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.

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: 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.

Stephen O'Doinnell challenges with Steven Murray.

PREMIERSHIP: Final day heartache for Coleraine

Glenavon 0 Coleraine 0

Greg Thompson celebrating one of Waringstown's four trophy wins last summer

Thompson: We’re hungry for more trophies

Waringstown captain Greg Thompson insists his players will be hungry for silverware again this summer, despite last season’s recording-breaking exploits.

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.


SUPERCUPNI: Manchester United on a mission to land another title

Manchester United are on a mission at the SuperCupNI this summer.

Ballymena United manager David Jeffrey. Pic by Pacemaker.

PREMIERSHIP: Blank day for Glenavon and Ballymena United

Glenavon and Ballymena United shared the spoils at Mourneview Park on an afternoon of few clearcut chances.


WATCH: Rob Herring's statement on behalf of Ulster players following the IRFU review decision

Senior Ulster player Rob Herring has said the group has to move on following the decision by the IRFU to revoke the contracts of Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding.

Northern Ireland's Summer Lecky in the Women's High Jump final

Team NI athletes reflect on a great Games on Gold Coast

Kevin Seaward brought a fine Commonwealth Games to a close for Northern Ireland’s athletics team with fourth place in the men’s marathon in Gold Coast on Sunday.

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SUPERCUPNI: English giants join local sides in Under-13 competition

One of England’s most prestigious academies will take on some of Northern Ireland’s best in the Minor U13 section at the 2018 Super Cup NI.

Northern Ireland's Leon Reid in action during the Men's 200m Round One heats at the Carrara Stadium during day six of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, Australia. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday April 10, 2018. See PA story COMMONWEALTH Athletics. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. No commercial use. No video emulation.

COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Mixed bag for Northern Ireland athletes

Northern Ireland boxing trio Kurt Walker, Aidan Walsh and Michaela Walsh are guaranteed bronze medals at least after emerging victorious from their quarter-final Gold Coast bouts.

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Crusaders manager Stephen Baxter. Pic by Pacemaker.

PREMIERSHIP: Stephen Baxter and Gary Hamilton both finish frustrated

It proved to be an afternoon of frustration for each manager on Saturday as Crusaders lost the lead to a late Glenavon goal at Seaview.

St Ronan's celebrate their Hogan Cup success

SCHOOLS' GAA: A remarkable achievement for St Ronan's Lurgan in lifting Hogan Cup


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