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Irish Football Association launch new five-year strategy

The Irish Football Association has launched a new Five-Year Strategy aimed at promoting, fostering and developing football for all.

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Rory McIlroy with Harry Gregg

IRISH OPEN: Sporting legends tee-up to aid Rory Foundation and Harry Gregg Foundation

Rory McIlroy and his charitable foundation, the Rory Foundation, have announced the Harry Gregg Foundation will benefit from this year’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open. The tournament will take place next week (6th to 9th July) at Portstewart Golf Club.

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Northern Ireland Women’s U19s to face Spain, Germany and Scotland

Northern Ireland Women’s U19s to face Spain, Germany and Scotland

Northern Ireland will face Spain, Germany and Scotland in the group stages of this summer’s UEFA Women’s Under-19 Championship.

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Peter Watson. Pic by Edward Byrne.

IRISH LEAGUE: Banbridge Town building bright future with landmark appointment

Peter Watson’s decision to become the first Director of Football in Banbridge Town history has been motivated by a desire to build a bright future on the foundations established across the past 70 years.

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Double World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea has been awarded an MBE for services to motorcycling.

Rea, Best and Davis recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

Double World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea, Ireland rugby captain Rory Best and Northern Ireland skipper Steve Davis have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

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Azerbaijan's Pavlo Pashayev with Northern Ireland's Niall McGinn

FOOTBALL: Michael O’Neill hails Nortern Ireland spirit after last-gasp win in Baku

Northern Ireland’s spirit once again came to the fore for boss Michael O’Neill as his understrength and undercooked side claimed a dramatic 1-0 success over Azerbaijan.

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Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill

FOOTBALL: Stuart Dallas strike gives Northern Ireland win in Baku

AZERBAIJAN 0 NORTHERN IRELAND 1

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West Brom Albion's James McClean will launch this year's Hughes Insurance Foyle Cup.

FOOTBALL: Derry City legend to launch Foyle Cup

West Bromwich Albion and Republic of Ireland International James McClean, will be Guest Of Honour at this year’s launch of the International Hughes Insurance Foyle Cup, at the Waterfoot Hotel, this Monday evening.

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Manchester United celebrate after winning the Dale Farm Milk Cup for a fifth time

FOOTBALL: SuperCupNI return for Manchester United

Manchester United are making a return to the SuperCupNI.

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Northern Ireland's Gareth McAuley

FOOTBALL: Michael O’Neill counts on having Gareth McAuley for World Cup qualifier

Gareth McAuley has been included in Northern Ireland’s squad for the World Cup qualifier against Azerbaijan in spite of concerns over his fitness.

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Northern Ireland's Conor Washington

INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL: Conor Washington and Jamie Ward to miss NI friendly against New Zealand

Northern Ireland could be light on attacking options when Michael O’Neill names his squad to face New Zealand and Azerbaijan, with Conor Washington and Jamie Ward both out.

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Glentoran players help  fix the net during October's Irish Cup tie against rivals Linfield. Photo: Press Eye

20 of the best #IrishLeagueBehaviour tweets from last season

We love the Irish League. We do. And through the highs and lows of following the local game, there are magic moments which bring big smiles to our faces.
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Family and Friends during the funeral of former Irish League footballer Tony Scappaticci at St Therese's Church in Banbridge. 
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Glenavon manager and lifelong Lurgan Blues fan pays tribute to Tony Scappaticci

The funeral of talented ex-Glenavon defender Tony Scappaticci took place in Banbridge today.

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Portadown have fended off a winding up order, but they were recently relegated from the Danske Bank Premiership

Portadown FC winding up order dismissed as club pays debt

Portadown Football Club has fended off a winding up petition at the High Court in Belfast.

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Tony Scappaticcis aerial ability has been compared to that of former NI and Glenavon legend Wilbur Cush

Tributes to ‘cracking player’ Tony Scappaticci

Tributes have been paid to one of the Irish League’s toughest defenders Tony Scappaticci, who died on Monday.

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Tickets will go on general sale for Northern Irelands fixture with Germany on October 5 priced from �45 to �60

Tickets for World Cup qualifier against Germany dearest yet for NI fans

Fans can expect to pay up to £60 when tickets go on general sale for Northern Ireland’s World Cup qualifier against holders Germany.

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FOOTBALL: Irish FA announce licence verdicts

FOOTBALL: Irish FA announce licence verdicts

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

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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.

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