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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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Caolon shows off his metal

St Joseph’s Coalisland pupil takes silver at winter Special Olympics

Despite being the youngest athlete on Ireland’s Special Olympics winter squad, Coalisland schoolboy Caolan McConville is coming home a with silver medal - at the very least.

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Tara Grimes has come on board with SPAR Northern Ireland to further highlight the retailer's healthy lifestyle messaging. Tara is pictured with Catherine McAlynn from the Henderson Group.

SPAR expands expert portfolio with fitness coach

SPAR in Northern Ireland has welcomed local nutrition and fitness coach, Tara Grimes from Donaghmore on board as its latest local expert.

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The future of Irish road racing is in the spotlight once again due to insurance costs.

Exclusive: Road racing admission fees achievable, but may not be sport’s saviour

The introduction of admission charges at Irish National road races is an achievable proposition if the will exists to ‘take the bull by the horns’, it has been claimed.

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Keith Farmer.

Keith Farmer in British Supersport return

Clogher’s Keith Farmer will replace injury victim Luke Jones at the opening three rounds of the Dickies British Supersport Championship on the Team Appleyard Macadam Racing Yamaha.

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Guy Martin pictured testing his Honda Racing Fireblade SP2 Superstock machine at Monteblanco in Spain.

Guy Martin officially confirmed for Cookstown 100

The KDM Hire Cookstown 100 organisers have confirmed that Guy Martin will return to the Orritor course in April on his Honda Racing Superstock machine, as exclusively revealed in the News Letter on Saturday.
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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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Honda Racing's Guy Martin.

Guy Martin planning Tandragee and Cookstown return on TT comeback trail

Irish road racing fans are in for a treat next month with crowd-puller Guy Martin planning to compete at the Tandragee and Cookstown National meetings prior to the North West 200 in May.

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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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Dungnanon New Zealander, Tianua Poto.

AIL RUGBY: Dungannon score seven try bonus win against Thomond

All Ireland League Division 2B

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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.

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Kris Meeke

Kris Meeke wins Rally Mexico after late drama

Dungannon’s Kris Meeke won the Rally Mexico in dramatic circumstances on Sunday after he went off in the final stage and ended up in a car park.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Andy McWhirter (right) scored twice for Cookstown

Cookstown move closer to Ulster Premier League title

Cookstown are looking a good bet to claim the Ulster Premier League title and the advantage that goes with it after crushing Portadown 11-3 at Edenvilla Park on Saturday.

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