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FOOTBALL: Irish FA announce licence verdicts

The Irish FA have announced the verdict on their Club Licensing applications.

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Linfield's Chris Casement celebrates with fans at the final whistle after Saturday's win over Coleraine

IRISH LEAGUE: 20 of the best photos from the weekend

The battle for the Gibson Cup is going to the wire with Linfield edging two points clear of long-time front-runners Crusaders ahead of the final day.

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Swifts' Ryan Harpur
celebrates after scoring to make it 3-0
during Saturday's match at Stangmore Park. 
Photo by TONY HENDRON/Presseye.com.

IRISH LEAGUE: McAree hails swift start as Dungannon hit form in time for play-offs

Rodney McAree praised Dungannon’s fast-paced start as they piled the pressure on Carrick Rangers.

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Ryan Harpur (right) following Dungannon Swifts' third goal in the victory over Carrick Rangers. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

IRISH LEAGUE: Dungannon fire four past Carrick

In-form Dungannon Swifts hammered Carrick Rangers by 4-0 in a one-sided game at Stangmore Park.

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Dungannon Swifts fans during the Irish Cup semi-final. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

IRISH LEAGUE: Dungannon’s drive to ‘give something back to fans’ with home deal

Dungannon Swifts chairman Keith Boyd has described the club’s cut-price entry fees for the final two games of the campaign as a chance to “give something back to fans”.

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Dungannon Swifts manager Rodney McAree

IRISH LEAGUE: Dungannon Swifts still in the hunt for Europe

Dungannon Swifts kept up their quest for European football next season with this emphatic 4-1 victory over Ballinamallard.

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Dungannon Swifts manager Rodney McAree. Pic by PressEye.

IRISH LEAGUE: Euro spot the goal for Dungannon boss McAree

Rodney McAree has warned Dungannon Swifts cannot lose focus as the race for seventh enters its final fortnight.

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Glens' players celebrate following Fra Brennan's own goal

IRISH LEAGUE: Dungannon Swifts come from behind to beat Glentoran

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Dungannon Swifts boss Rodney McAree knows his players can't afford another below par display. Photographer  Matt Mackey / Press Eye

IRISH LEAGUE: Dungannon boss demands end to cup hangover ahead of Glentoran test

Dungannon Swifts boss Rodney McAree has warned his players that there should be no more sore heads this weekend.

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Ards Gareth Tommons  and Dungannon Swifts Peter McMahon during Saturday's Danske Bank Section B at Bangor Fuels Arena.
Picture by Brian Little/PressEye

Nixon to discuss Ards future this week

ARDS manager Colin Nixon is yet to agree a new deal with the club, despite the fact he has guided the Red & Blues into eighth position in the Danske Bank Premiership.

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Dungannon Swifts manager Rodney McAree and Ards manager Colin Nixon

IRISH LEAGUE: Matthew Shevlin shines as Ards ease past Dungannon

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Stephen Lowry's afternoon featured a penalty miss but winning goal to send Linfield into the Irish Cup final despite a spirited performance by Dungannon Swifts. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

IRISH CUP: Lowry’s late show sends Linfield into final at expense of Dungannon Swifts

Stephen Lowry finished the Linfield hero - having previously missed a penalty kick - to deliver late heartbreak to Dungannon Swifts at Mourneview Park.

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Irish Cup semi-finals day

LIVE BLOG: Irish Cup semi-final day

It’s Irish Cup semi-final day and we’re live at both games as Dungannon face Linfield before Coleraine take on Glenavon.

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Ryan Harpur (left). Pic by PressEye Ltd.

IRISH CUP: Harpur’s Dungannon dream

Ryan Harpur’s roots may remain in his home town of Portadown but the midfield man has formed a strong bond with Dungannon Swifts since signing up for that short Mid-Ulster journey back in December 2011.

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Peter McMahon (right) celebrating with team-mates following his goal against Portadown for Dungannon Swifts. Pic by Pacemaker.

IRISH LEAGUE: Swifts keen to unlock ‘scary’ McMahon

Dungannon Swifts boss Rodney McAree is hoping Peter McMahon’s first goal for the club can unlock the player he so feared when both shared the field as opponents.

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Jamie Glackin (left) battling for the ball under pressure from Portadown's Brendan Shannon during Dungannon Swifts' visit to Shamrock Park. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

IRISH LEAGUE: McMahon grabs sole goal to seal win for Dungannon Swifts against Portadown

Peter McMahon’s first-half finish handed the winger a first league goal of the season and full points for Dungannon Swifts against relegation-bound Portadown.

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Cliftonville's Daniel Hughes celebrates  his goal against Dungannon Swifts

Rodney McAree piles praise on ‘honest’ Andrew Mitchell

Rodney McAree praised Andrew Mitchell after the striker’s double helped Dungannon claim a hard-fought draw against Cliftonville.

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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.

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How many did you get right?

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.

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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.
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