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IRISH LEAGUE: No Swift move for Mitch - McAree

Dungannon Swifts boss Rodney McAree admits he is likely to face unwanted interest in star striker Andrew Mitchell next month.

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Cliftonville manager Gerard Lyttle.

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Reds boss lays down a challenge to his players

Cliftonville boss Gerard Lyttle says it is up to his players how far they can go this season.

James McClean was embroiled in controversy after clashing with Watford's Roberto Pereyra.

West Brom boss Pulis defends James McClean after ugly clash with Pereyra

WEST BROM boss, Tony Pulis defended winger, James McClean for his part in the ugly incident which saw Watford’s Roberto Pereyra sent off during a feisty clash at the Hawthorns.

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Linfield's Andrew Waterworth celebrates scoring against Carrick during Saturdays Danske Bank Premiership game at the National Stadium at Windsor Park.  Photo by William Cherry/Presseye

IRISH LEAGUE: Waterworth nets double as Blues move into second

Linfield 3, Carrick Rangers 0

Striker Gareth Brown (right) fired Institute in front against Ballyclare Comrades.

IRISH LEAGUE: Honours even a fair outcome at Drumahoe

Institute 1-1 Ballyclare Comrades

Crusaders 'Gavin Whyte celebrates after netting from the spot
Photograph by Stephen Hamilton/Presseye

IRISH LEAGUE: Crusaders super sub Clarke nets late equaliser

Crusaders and Glentoran played out a dramatic 2-2 draw at Seaview on Saturday, the champions twice coming from behind.

Portadown 'keeper, Chris McGaughey tips this shot from 

Ballymena United's William Faulkner over the crossbar at the Showgrounds.
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IRISH LEAGUE: Double delight as McCaffrey goals seal points for Ballymena United over Portadown

Francis McCaffrey had to wait over five months for his first goal in Ballymena United colours - then found the net twice in five minutes against Portadown.

Niall Currie. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

OPINION: Niall Currie has all the credentials to be a Portadown hometown hero

When Niall Currie, Jay Willis and Trevor Williamson share the away dug-out at Solitude next weekend for the first fixture as Portadown’s management team it will hold extra significance for those who recall the trio together in Annaghmore Boys’ Brigade teams as children.

Paul Healtey and Michael Carvill are staying at Crusaders. Photo by William Cherry/Presseye

FOOTBALL: Crues trio pen new deals

Crusaders have announced three of their current squad have signed new contracts at Seaview.

Glentoran's Curtis Allen is delighted to sign a three year extension to his current deal at the Oval club.

IRISH LEAGUE: New Glens deal was ‘easy’ decision for Curtis Allen

CURTIS Allen insists it was a ‘relatively easy’ decision to commit his future to Glentoran after the striker penned a new three year extension to his current deal.

Niall Currie watching from the stands during Ards' draw against Ballinamallard United. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

Portadown and Ards reach agreement over Currie move

Niall Currie’s switch to Portadown from Ards moved one step closer this morning following confirmation of a compensation agreement between the two clubs.

Ballinamallard United's Adam Lecky celebrates scoring the opening goal against Ards.

IRISH LEAGUE: Niall Currie watches on as Ards battle to draw

Portadown bound Niall Currie was forced to watch Ards from the terraces, as John Bailie took temporary charge of the Red and Blues.

Brazil's Chapecoense players pose for pictures during their 2016 Copa Sudamericana semifinal second leg football match against Argentina's San Lorenzo held at Arena Conda stadium, in Chapeco, Brazil, on November 23, 2016.

I.F.A. to observe minute’s silence in memory of Chapecoense

The Irish Football Association (I.F.A.) will take part in a worldwide minute’s silence for the members of a Brazilian football team who died when the plane they were travelling in crashed earlier this week.

Gary Hamilton gets sent off by referee M Smyth during todays game at Stangmore Park, Dungannon.

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Glenavon player/boss Hamilton handed six-game ban

Glenavon player boss Gary Hamilton has lost his appeal in relation to his sending off against Dungannon Swifts on September 17th and will now be banned for six games.

Daryl Smylie.

Smylie key player in success for Jonkopings

Richhill’s Daryl Smylie has helped Jonkopings Sodra secure senior status in Sweden.

Glenavon manager Gary Hamilton, will be hoping his side has a big support at Portadown, on Boxing Day.

IRISH LEAGUE: Boxing Day Mid-Ulster derby news

Glenavon supporters are asked to note the following with regard their forthcoming Boxing Day fixture away to Portadown.

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