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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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Carrick Rangers 
manager, Aaron Callaghan.

Carrick shock wasteful Swifts

Carrick Rangers boss Aaron Callaghan last night had something to smile about after watching his boys book a place in the League Cup semi finals.

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Niall McGinn is in line to collect his 50th cap this evening at Windsor Park. Pic: Presseye.

INTERNATIONAL: It’s a half century for McGinn

Niall McGinn will become the 33rd player to win his 50th cap for Northern Ireland tonight - despite being one of the squad’s most unlucky players.

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O'Neill was quizzed on the rumours at his pre-match press conference ahead of his side's friendly against Croatia.  Picture by William Cherry/Press Eye.

NORTHERN IRELAND: O’Neill plays down Scotland speculation

Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill says he ‘hasn’t given a second thought’ to reports linking him to the Scotland job.

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Gareth McAuley hands over his shirt he wore against Ukraine in the Euro's to Phil Alexander, Services Manager at Daisy Lodge, Cancer Fund for Children for an online raffle. Funds raised with support local children affected by cancer. Photo by William Cherry

McAuley donates signed NI EUROS shirt to Cancer Fund For Children

Northern Ireland footballer Gareth McAuley has donated his signed football shirt to support a local children’s cancer charity.

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Could Steven Gerrard be on his way to Celtic?

Transfer Talk: Steven Gerrard on his way to Celtic?

Former Liverpool and England midfielder, Steven Gerrard, has hinted that he is set to leave American team L.A. Galaxy after he posted a message on Instagram at the weekend.

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Northern Ireland's Gareth McAuley (right) celebrates with his team mates after scoring his side's second goal.

WORLD CUP QUALIFIER: Five things we learned from Northern Ireland’s brilliant victory

Northern Ireland thrashed Azerbaijan 4-0 at Windsor Park on Friday night to take control in the race for second place in their World Cup qualifying group.

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Northern Ireland's Chris Brunt salutes the fans at Windsor Park.

WORLD CUP QUALIFIER: Chris Brunt ‘so important’ for Northern Ireland

Chris Brunt’s return to Northern Ireland duty simply couldn’t have gone better.

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Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty celebrates scoring his goal.

WORLD CUP QUALIFIER: Michael O’Neil hails ‘excellent’ Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill knows just how significant his side’s win over Azerbaijan could be.

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The Northern Ireland shirt which was temporarily withdrawn from sale on the JD Sports website.

Northern Ireland poppy shirts generate further controversy

The IFA have made a U-turn on the withdrawal of a replica Northern Ireland shirt bearing a poppy.

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Northern Irelands Will Grigg pictured at a press conference ahead of the World Cup Qualifier against Azerbaijan.

WORLD CUP QUALIFIER: Will Grigg ready to seize Northern Ireland chance

Will Grigg believes his early-season goals at Wigan have answered those who questioned whether he would be impacted by his Euro 2016 snub.

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Cliftonville's  Chris Curran scores his goal against Dungannon in their Danska Bank Premiership game. (Picture  -  @Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland.)

IRISH LEAGUE: Gormley would be welcomed back to Reds - Lyttle

Gerard Lyttle says Joe Gormley would be welcomed back with open arms if he wants to rejoin Cliftonville.

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Linfield's Paul Smyth celebrates scoring the Blues' equaliser in the final minutes against Glenavon during Saturday's Danske Bank Premiership match at Mourneview Park.
 (Picture by Brian Little/Press Eye)

IRISH LEAGUE: Healy defends red card duo after Glenavon draw

Manager David Healy admitted he was on the verge of joining the Linfield fans to celebrate after young Paul Smyth hit a sensational late equaliser at Mourneview Park on Satruday.

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Referee Tim Marshall shows a red card to  Linfield's  Matthew Clarke against Glenavon during Saturday's Danske Bank Premiership match at Mourneview Park. (Picture by Brian Little/Press Eye)

Nine-Man Linfield claw back draw at Glenavon

Danske Premier League

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Crusaders' Jordan Owens celebrates after heading his side into a 1-0 lead. (

Photograph by Stephen Hamilton/Presseye)

O’Neill saves Crusaders against Coleraine

Crusaders 1, Coleraine 0

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Ports' Robert Garrett celebrates after scoring to mke it 1-1 during Saturday's match at Shamrock Park. Photo by TONY HENDRON/Presseye.com.

IRISH LEAGUE: Portadown win but questions raised about goal scorer Garrett

Portadown 3 Ards 1

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