‘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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kevin Anderson opened the scores for Banbridge Town in spectacular fashion. INBL1651-205PB

Kevin’s class caps a comeback for ten man Town

In front of their biggest crowd of the season, ten man Banbridge Town came back from 1-0 down to claim a 2-1 win over Newry City.

Stuart King has been impressed with the cameo performances of one young star. INBL1645-209PB

FOOTBALL: King could ring the changes for derby

Banbridge Town manager Stuart King could well ring the changes for the big derby on Saturday.

Saturday was another impressive display from Player-manager Lee Feeney and  Banbridge Rangers.

Banrbidge Rangers produce season’s best against Ballymacash

Ballymacash Rangers 0, Banbridge Rangers 3

Tuda Murphy could do nothing about Newington taking the lead from the penalty spot. (Photo: Paul Byrne).

Banbridge remain second despite Newington defeat

NIFL Premier Intermediate

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.

Mark Hutchinson (right) presents Mervyn Groves with a matchball sponsorship on behalf of Tom Kelly's Bar for Rathfriland Rangers' game against Ards Rangers.

Graham strikes as Rathfriland held in top of the table clash

Nothing could separate title challengers Rathfriland Rangers and Ards Rangers in their top-of-the-table 1-1 draw at Iveagh Park.

Joel Reid in action for the Academy during their semi-final victory over Sullivan, Pic: Rowland White / Presseye

HOCKEY: Academy boys must stay strong in McCullough decider

Banbridge Academy will have to stick to their guns if they’re going to bring the McCullough Cup back to the Lurgan Road this week.

Banbridge Rangers' Jonny Porter celebrates scoring against Seapatrick

Feeney’s faith in young stars pays dividends for Banbridge Rangers

Banbridge Rangers made their shortest journey of the season when they travelled to Havelock Park aiming to keep up an impressive record of never being beaten by their rivals from Seapatrick in any competition.

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