FOOTBALL: Irish FA announce licence verdicts

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

Banbridge Town Reserves captain Sean Montgomery (left) and vice-captain Brian Johnston (right) lift the NIFL Championship Development League South trophy at Crystal Park. Pic: David Hunter/NI Football League

FOOTBALL: The future’s bright for Banbridge Town’s Class of ’17

Second teams are judged on far more than their own success, but Banbridge Town Reserves’ league title bodes well for the future.

Neil Clydesdale curled home a trademark free-kick for a goal that turned out to be Towns winner. INBL1630-214PB

FOOTBALL: Ten man Town hold on to hit fourth

Banbridge Town’s defence passed an examined in their last pre-split fixture on Saturday as they edged out bottom of the table Sport and Leisure Swifts 2-1 at Crystal Park.

Mon of the Match Steve Davis wraps his arms around Jamie Ward, who struck on two minutes to make it 1-0. 
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OPINION: With our Captain Fantastic, anything is possible for Northern Ireland

As Portugal showed in France last summer, it doesn’t take a great deal of quality to succeed in international football.

Banbridge Town v Newry City AFC: Conor Downey netted for Banbridge Town on Saturday. INBL1651-203PB

Downey back on target as Banbridge Town return to winning ways

Conor Downey was back on the score-sheet as Town returned to winning ways on Saturday.

Tuda Murphy is unlikely to play again this season. Pic: Paul Byrne Photography INBL1645-210PB

IRISH LEAGUE: Tuda set to miss rest of the season

Baznbridge Town keeper Tuda Murphy is set to miss the rest of the season.

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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.


Mallen denies Slane as Gers snatch equaliser

The final instalment of the Banbridge Rangers versus Moneyslane trilogy ended in a thrilling draw on Saturday.

Daryl Evans struck late to secure a 3-3 draw for Rathfriland Rangers on Saturday. Pic: Rathfriland FC

AMATEUR LEAGUE: Evans earns a big point for Rangers against title rivals

A late equaliser helped Rathfriland Rangers to complete an impressive comeback and take an all-important point from a 3-3 draw with title rivals Downpatrick.

Stephen McCavitt netted Town's equaliser on Saturday afternoon. INBL1619-228EB

IRISH LEAGUE: McCavitt strikes to end Town’s losing streak

Banbridge Town ended their four game losing streak with a 1-1 draw away to Bangor on Saturday.

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.

Brendan Kingsmore (left) made a scoring return for Moneyslane. INBL1633-204PB

MID-ULSTER: Slane boss tips Dollingstown for the title after narrow defeat

Moneyslane manager Dan Thornton has tipped Dollingstown for the Intermediate A title.

The Banbridge Rangers first team squad with the club's Under 12s on Saturday. Both teams recorded emphatic victories last weekend.

MID-ULSTER: Three and easy for Feeney’s Rangers in cup derby

Banbridge Rangers blew their derby rivals Moneyslane away with a 3-0 win at Cheney Park on Saturday to progress into the quarter-finals of the Marshall Cup.

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.

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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Banbridge Town's Stephen Greene.

IRISH LEAGUE: Defensive duo ruled out for Banbridge Town

Banbridge Town are facing a defensive reshuffle for this weekend’s crunch league clash at Tobermore United.

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Stephen Greene was given his marching orders late on at the Dub. INBL1704-212PB

IRISH LEAGUE: Wasteful Banbridge Town punished at Queen’s

Banbridge Town suffered defeat for the second successive week against a team several places below them in the league table on Saturday, but had only themselves to blame.

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