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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Banbridge Town Manager Ronnie Haughey. 
Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

IRISH LEAGUE: Haughey is new Banbridge Town manager

Banbridge Town have appointed Ronnie Haughey as the club’s new manager as Stuart King moves to a different role at the club.

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Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has been rested for the  FA Cup fourth-round clash with Wigan on Sunday

SOCCER: A look ahead of the fourth round of the FA Cup

It’s the fourth round of the FA Cup.

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Aaron Black has taken over the reigns at Rathfriland FC. Pic: Rathfriland FC

Black is back at the Whites as new boss

Former Crusaders and Glenavon player Aaron Black has taken his first step into management.

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Stuart Thompson was forced into nets after Tuda Murphy went off injured on 67 minutes. INBL1704-213PB

Town go down to Dundela as Tuda stretchered off

Banbridge Town were unable to maintain their intensity of recent weeks and suffered their first defeat of 2017 on Saturday afternoon.

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Banbridge Town Manager Stuart King. Photo Paul Byrne Photography INBL-1631-210PB TOWN FC

‘We have achieved nothing yet’ says table-topping Banbridge Town boss

Banbridge Town are at the top of the table for the first time in 12 years - but it means nothing according to the manager.

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Rathfriland Rangers Manager Paul Kirk �Paul Byrne Photography INBL1630-216PB

AMATEUR LEAGUE: Paul Kirk leaves Rathfriland Rangers

Paul Kirk has left Rathfriland Football Club just weeks after guiding the club to Border Cup success.

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Paul Kirk talking to players at training during his stint as Rathfriland Rangers manager.

INTERVIEW: Kirk and Rathfriland like “a right hand in a left handed glove”

Dismissed Rathfriland Rangers manager Paul Kirk says he and the club proved to be a bad fit.

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Juventus bagdes, old and new

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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Linfield manager David Healy.

IRISH LEAGUE: Co. Antrim Shield venue confirmed

This year’s County Antrim Shield final between Crusaders and Linfield will be staged at Ballymena Showgrounds on Tuesday, February 7th at 7.45pm.

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The Jules Rimet World Cup trophy

FIFA unanimously backs plans for a 48 team World Cup from 2026 onwards

The FIFA Council has rubber-stamped plans to expand the World Cup to 48 teams from 2026 onwards.

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Crystal Park, home of Banbridge Town FC.

Town sign Linfield Rangers player

Banbridge Town boss Stuart King has secured the signature of Neil Dillon from Linfield.

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Rathfriland celebrate with the trophy they've waited so long to get their hands on.  Photographer - Matt Mackey / Press Eye

BORDER CUP: Rathfriland boss is more calm Kirk than party Paul

Rathfriland boss Paul Kirk might not have lost any of his managerial prowess with age, but his appetite for a celebration has taken a hit.

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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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Stephen Teggart was on form in Kilkeel last weekend.

Teggart double helps Gers continue fine form

Banbridge Rangers extended their unbeaten run into a tenth week with a superb 3-0 victory away to Valley Rangers in Kilkeel on Saturday.

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