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.

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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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.

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.

BT Sport have bought the rights to show live Champions League games.

No more Champions League on terrestrial TV following £1.2bn BT deal

The Champions League is set to vanish from terrestrial TV following BT Sport’s £1.2bn deal for the rights to show Europe’s top football competition.

Dungannon celebrate levelling the scores at 1-1 during Saturday's Irish Cup quarter-final after a Warrenpoint OG by Josh Lynch.  Photographer - Matt Mackey / Press Eye

IRISH CUP: Semi-final holds no fears for Dungannon Swifts

Rodney McAree believes Dungannon Swifts must approach their upcoming Irish Cup semi-final against Linfield with confidence, not fear.

Celebration time in extra-time for Dungannon Swifts against Warrenpoint Town. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

IRISH CUP: Warrenpoint Town boss Tipton’s total focus now on promotion after Dungannon Swifts defeat

Matthew Tipton has urged his Warrenpoint players to dust themselves down and focus on securing promotion to the Danske Bank Premiership.


Warrenpoint and Dungannon both daring to dream

Warrenpoint Town manager Matthew Tipton may have one eye on the Irish Cup semi-finals but is also taking a long-term look going into the trip to tackle top-flight Dungannon Swifts.

Andrew Mitchell now has 21 goals in all for Dungannon this season. Pic by Dylan McIlwaine

IRISH LEAGUE: Another milestone for Mitchell

Just how perfect a fit Andrew Mitchell and Dungannon Swifts have been was emphasised again on Saturday afternoon.

Ards' Guillaume Keke celebrates finding the net with a top class strike at Dungannon Swifts. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

IRISH LEAGUE: Keke determined rocket goal will fire up his career

If there’s a way to kick-start your Premiership career, trebling your top league goal tally in one afternoon isn’t a bad way to do it.

Dungannon manager Rodney McAree.

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IRISH LEAGUE: Dungannon holding on to top six hope

Dungannon Swifts manager Rodney McAree knows getting into the top six before the split is a long shot but he is keeping the faith as his side face Ards at Stangmore Park tomorrow afternoon.

Northern Ireland football manager Michael O'Neill after he received his Member of the Order of British Empire (MBE) medal

Northern Ireland boss, Michael O’Neill, MBE, talks football with the Queen!

Michael O’Neill talked football with the Queen as he was appointed an MBE at Buckingham Palace.

Dungannon Swifts boss Rodney McAree
. Pic by Dylan McIlwaine

IRISH LEAGUE: Dungannon must keep discipline against Crues

Dungannon Swifts manager Rodney McAree knows his side face a tough task tonight at they host league leaders Crusaders at Stangmore Park.

This weekend's League Cup final will be broadcast live on Sky Sports. 
Photographer - Matt Mackey / Press Eye

IRISH LEAGUE: NIFL and Sky Sports announce five year deal

The Irish League is back on Sky Sports.

Northern Ireland will meet New Zealand at the National Stadium at Windsor Park in June

FOOTBALL: Northern Ireland line up international friendly with New Zealand

Northern Ireland will face New Zealand in an international friendly in Belfast this summer.

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Referee Steven Taylor send Dungannon's Seanan Clucas off after a tackle on Coleraines Lyndon Kane during Saturdays Danske Bank Premiership game at the Showgrounds, Coleraine. Photo by William Cherry/Presseye

Ill-discipline costs Dungannon Swifts

Frustration was the mood in the air when Rodney McAree tried his best to sum up Saturday’s defeat at Coleraine.

Coleraine celebrate Darren McCauleys equaliser. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

Swift response keeps Stripes in gr-eight form

Coleraine’s excellent form in 2017 shows no sign of abating.

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