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Quiz: Can you identify these football clubs by their old badges?

Italian giants Juventus' iconic black and white badge has received a makeover, and football fans around the world have wasted no time in giving their views on the Serie A club’s new look.

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Ballymena boss David Jeffrey.

IRISH LEAGUE: Ballymena’s David Jeffrey hoping for the same again

Ballymena United boss David Jeffrey is demanding the ‘same again’ when Dungannon Swifts visit the Showgrounds on Saturday.

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Linfield manager David Healy celebrates following his side's victory over Glentoran.

IRISH CUP: Sixth round draw

Linfield will play an away tie against Institute in the sixth round of the Tennent’s Irish Cup after defeating rivals Glentoran 2-1 in extra time at The Oval on Saturday.

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Dungannon Swifts Cormac Burke celebrates.

IRISH CUP: Dungannon breeze past Championship side Dergview

Dungannon Swifts 3 Dergview 0

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Ballinamallard substitute Niall Owens
was the late hero against Dungannon Swifts at Stangmore Park. (Photo by TONY HENDRON/Presseye.com.)

IRISH LEAGUE: Owens off bench to give Mallards draw at Dungannon

Danske Bank Premiership

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Glentoran's Nacho Novo (right) celebrates with his teammates after scoring to make it 0-2 at Shmrock Park. 

(Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com)

IRISH LEAGUE: Portadown no match for rampant Glens

Danske Bank Premiership

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Glentorans Aaron Harmon and Dungannon Swifts Kris Lowe. Pic: Presseye

IRISH LEAGUE: Rodney McAree wants Dungannon Swifts to keep top players

Dungannon Swifts manager Rodney McAree is not planning to bring in a number of new recruits in the January transfer window - but he doesn’t want to see any of his players heading for the exit door.

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Dungannon Swifts  Andrew Mitchell celebrates scoring his second goal against Glentoran during the  New Year's Eve Danske Bank Premiership match  at The Oval.
Picture by Brian Little/PressEye

IRISH LEAGUE: Andrew Mitchell double secures share of the spoils for Swifts against Glentoran

Glentoran 2 Dungannon Swifts 2

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Michael O'Neill was announced as the new Northern Ireland manager five years ago today (Wednesday). (Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.)

NORTHERN IRELAND: ‘Back from the brink’ - Michael O’Neill reflects on first five years

After a successful start to the World Cup qualifying campaign, Michael O’Neill will now be able to kick back and enjoy the fifth anniversary of taking over as Northern Ireland boss.

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Swifts Ryan Harper in action with Ballinamallard's Ryan Mayse

IRISH LEAGUE: Andrew Mitchell hits late winner for Dungannon against Ballinamallard

DUNGANNON SWIFTS 3 BALLINAMALLARD UNITED 2

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Swifts' manager, Rodney McAree following Saturday's match at Shamrock Park.
Photo by TONY HENDRON/Presseye.com.

IRISH LEAGUE: Swifts deserved to lose feisty derby at Shamrock Park - says McAree

Rodney McAree admitted Dungannon Swifts lacked the hunger shown by Portadown after suffering derby day misery following a heated affair at Shamrock Park.

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Pictured left to right are Irish FA Chief Executive, Patrick Nelson; Ulster University Executive Dean, Professor Carol Curran; Ulster University Chancellor, Dr James Nesbitt; and Irish FA Chairman, Gerry Mallon at the National Football Stadium, Windsor Park.

IRISH FOOTBALL: Ulster University and Irish FA link-up

Ulster University and the Irish Football Association (IFA) have announced plans to create the island of Ireland’s first ever football coaching degree, which will inspire and shape the next generation of leaders within the multi-billion pound football industry.

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Glentorans Calum Birney tangles with Linfield's Sammy Clingan as he gets sent off during todays game at the Oval in Belfast.
Photo Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker Press

Glentoran to host Linfield in Irish Cup

The fifth round tie of the Tennent’s Irish Cup has thrown up a mouthwatering ‘Big Two’ clash.

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Historic child sex abuse allegations have been linked to NI football clubs

PSNI have confirmed they are looking at allegations of child sex abuse linked to football clubs in Northern Ireland.

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Dungannon 
Swift's' Andrew Mitchell
celebrates after scoring to make it 0-1
during Friday night's match at Mourneview Park.
(Photo by TONY HENDRON/Presseye.com.)

IRISH LEAGUE: No Swift move for Mitch - McAree

Dungannon Swifts boss Rodney McAree admits he is likely to face unwanted interest in star striker Andrew Mitchell next month.

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Brazil's Chapecoense players pose for pictures during their 2016 Copa Sudamericana semifinal second leg football match against Argentina's San Lorenzo held at Arena Conda stadium, in Chapeco, Brazil, on November 23, 2016.

I.F.A. to observe minute’s silence in memory of Chapecoense

The Irish Football Association (I.F.A.) will take part in a worldwide minute’s silence for the members of a Brazilian football team who died when the plane they were travelling in crashed earlier this week.

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Hamilton’s push for a switch to Friday play

Gary Hamilton has called for a greater number of Irish League games to take place on Friday nights.

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Stephen Baxter

Baxter expects few favours at Swifts

Crusaders boss Stephen Baxter is braced for another 90 minutes of high octane stuff at Stangmore Park tomorrow.

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Former Nigerian international Kevin Amuneke is now turning out for Ballynure Old Boys but could be in line for the transfer to the Premiership. Pic by Pechblaende via Wikimedia Commons

Premiership sides chasing Ballynure’s Nigerian international Amuneke

The pace is hotting up to obtain the signature of Ballynure OB’s talented midfielder Kevin Amuneke, with three Danske Bank Premiership clubs having already approached manager Ronnie Burns.

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Rodney McAree

IRISH LEAGUE: Rodney McAree believes Swifts young gun Andrew Mitchell could make the grade

There were mixed emotions for Rodney McAree and David Jeffrey after Saturday’s encounter at the Showgrounds.

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