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IRISH LEAGUE: First-half firepower hands 10-man Glenavon the derby spoils at Shamrock Park

Glenavon entered the derby defeat of Portadown having secured the capture of one striker alongside speculation of another’s potential arrival in the summer.

Hull City's Ryan Mason

Hull's Mason in stable condition after suffering fractured skull against Chelsea

Hull have announced Ryan Mason has suffered a fractured skull and is in a stable condition in hospital.

Dungannon Swifts Alan Teggart whose free kick was turned into his own  net by Carrick's Sam O'Connor, is congratulated by his team mates

IRISH LEAGUE: Carrick boss Aaron Callaghan far from happy after defeat

Aaron Callaghan voiced his frustration as an own-goal condemned Carrick to another morale-sapping defeat.

Coleraine's  Jamie McGonigle  celebrates his second goal against Ballinamallard in the Danska Bank Premiership at Ferney pk.Presseye Photography
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Five star Coleraine

Oran Kearney praised his side’s honesty and endeavour after they made it five wins on the bounce at Ballinamallard.

Institute goalkeeper Martin Gallagher produced a number of top saves at Newforge.

IRISH LEAGUE: Disappointing Stute lose again

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Portadown's Aaron Haire battling to shield the ball from Glenavon's James Singleton at Shamrock Park. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

IRISH LEAGUE: Derby delight as 10-man Glenavon see off Portadown

Glenavon had first-half goals to thank for derby delight as the Lurgan Blues survived a red card for James Singleton after the break and Portadown penalty to secure success by 2-1.

Ballinamallard's Jason McCartney with Coleraine's  Lyndon Kane during their Danske Bank league game.Presseye Photography
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IRISH LEAGUE: McGonigle at the double to give Coleraine the win at Ballinamallard

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Philip Carson during his Glentoran days. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

Niall Currie’s delight at Philip Carson capture for Portadown

Portadown manager Niall Currie considers the capture of Philip Carson as a player who can bring “a bit of everything” to the team.

Andrew Mitchell. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

Mitchell looks set for Glenavon summer switch

Glenavon appear to have won the race to sign Andrew Mitchell, the Danske Bank Premiership’s leading scorer.

Glentoran's Stephen O'Flynn celebrates after he  fires his side into a 2-0 lead
against Ards.

IRISH LEAGUE: Stephen O’Flynn hits double as Glens see off Ards

A Stephen O’Flynn double helped Glentoran to a hard-fought win over the club managed by their record appearance holder Colin Nixon.

Aaron Hughes

Aaron Hughes “intrigued” by chance at Hearts

Aaron Hughes admits he was intrigued by the prospect of working with young coaching pair Ian Cathro and Austin MacPhee at Hearts.

Crusaders Gavin Whyte celebrates

IRISH LEAGUE: We will stay grounded says Crusaders Gavin Whyte

Gavin Whyte insists high-flying Crusaders will remain ‘grounded’ in spite of their lofty league position.

Ballymena's David Jeffrey and Linfield's David Healy

IRISH LEAGUE: Linfield boss David Healy expects tough test at Windsor

Linfield boss David Healy insists the character of his team will again be tested when Ballymena United make the trip to Windsor Park on Saturday.

Glenavon manager Gary Hamilton.

IRISH LEAGUE: Portadown have‘best squad’ in bottom six says Gary Hamilton

Glenavon boss Gary Hamilton reckons his derby opponents can boast the best panel of players in the bottom six of the Danske Bank Premiership.

Oran Kearney

IRISH LEAGUE: Coleraine can cope without key players

Coleraine will be without four key players for this Saturday’s trip to Ballinamallard United, but Neil McCafferty believes there is enough quality in the sqaud to cope.

Aaron Callaghan

IRISH LEAGUE: Carrick boss Aaron Callaghan looking for big response

Carrick Rangers boss Aaron Callaghan is demanding a response from his boys when they entertain Dungannon Swifts at the Loughshore Hotel Arena on Saturday.

Coleraine's Jordan Allan up against Portadown's Jordan Lyttle last weekend.
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IRISH LEAGUE: Striker Allan loving life at the Coleraine Showgrounds

Jordan Allan is clearly enjoying his football at Coleraine, and he admitted that played a big part in his decision to stay at the club.

The Warrenpoint Town manager writes for the News Letter.

Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

THE MATTHEW TIPTON COLUMN: Phones in socks and the madness of the January transfer window

I’ve had to turn my phone off for an hour to sit down to write this week’s column. This is due to the fact we are in the middle of the January transfer window.

Gary Hamilton is expecting Portadown to be hard to stop on Saturday afternoon. 

Portadown have the “best squad” of bottom six sides says Glenavon manager

Glenavon boss Gary hamilton has heaped praise on rivals Portadown ahead of this weekend’s Mid-Ulster derby.

Ballyclare Comrades are six points behind leaders Warrenpoint Town. Pic: Press Eye

CHAMPIONSHIP: Hughes targets maximum points from next three in promotion push

Lurgan Celtic did Ballyclare Comrades a good turn at the weekend when they defeated Institute, but they are unlikely to hand out any favours when they come to Dixon Park on Saturday afternoon.

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