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Crusaders hit four as they see off Dungannon at Stangmore

Crusaders won their fifth Premiership match in a row with a 4-0 success against Dungannon Swifts at Stangmore Park last night.

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Coleraines Gareth McConaghie celebrates scoring his teams first goal during this evening's game against Ards at the Coleraine Showgrounds. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

IRISH LEAGUE: Coleraine ease past Ards

Coleraine restored their five-point lead at the top of the Danske Bank Premiership with a convincing 4-1 win over Ards.

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Michael O'Neill

IFA offer Michael O’Neill six-year deal - reports

Northern Ireland have made a last-ditch bid to convince Michael O’Neill to stay as manager with a new bumper contract, according to Sky Sports News.
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Ex-Rangers skipper, Barry Ferguson.

Old Firm Rumour Mill: Barry Ferguson ‘worried’ Rangers can’t afford Derek McInnes

Ex-Rangers skipper, Barry Ferguson, is "worried" his former club an’t afford to lure Derek McInnes from Aberdeen to Ibrox.
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Former Cliftonville and Derry City striker, David McDaid has hit back at Linfield boss, David Healy who questioned his ambition.

David McDaid hits back at ‘under pressure’ Linfield boss

DAVID McDaid has accused David Healy of ‘sour grapes’ and reckons the Linfield manager is ‘under pressure’ after failing to compete with Championship strugglers Larne Football Club for his signature.

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Rangers: McLeish is new bookies’ favourite to become next Rangers boss

SkyBet and other leading bookmakers have made Alex McLeish the new favourite to become Rangers manager.

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Alex McLeish

Old Firm rumour mill: Celtic to spend in January | McLeish new favourite for Rangers job | Rangers eye double signing

Alex McLeish is the new favourite to become manager of Rangers, Brendan Rodgers reveals he’ll look to spend in January, and Rangers eye the double loan signing of Ethan Hamilton and Scott McTominay.
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Speculation about Danny Rose's future at Tottenham continues to mount

Football rumour mill: Man United to offer £40m for Danny Rose | Liverpool eye Blades star | Mahrez Barca deal gets Messi

The latest on the rumour mill from the world of football.
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Mark Stafford celebrates his goal.

IRISH LEAGUE: Linfield end Coleraine's unbeaten run

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Gary Thompson netted the winning goal for Ballymena United against Dungannon Swifts at the Showgrounds.

IRISH LEAGUE: Thompson nets late winner for Ballymena United

Ballymena United 2, Dungannon Swifts 1

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Portadown manager Niall Currie.

IRISH LEAGUE: Portadown and Welders share the spoils

It was a case of honours even during a scoreless draw at Shamrock Park between Portadown and Harland and Wolff Welders which left both camps with regrets.

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David McDaid has signed for Larne

Ex-Derry City striker David McDaid signs for Larne

Former Derry City striker David McDaid has signed for Bluefin Sport Championship strugglers Larne.

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Niall McGinn

Which club is most likely to sign free agent Niall McGinn?

Northern Ireland international Niall McGinn is a free agent after ending his tenure with Korean club Gwangju and could be on his way back to Scotland.
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Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill.

Michael O’Neill ‘free to hold talks with Scotland’

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill is free to hold talks over the Scotland job in the coming days, it is understood.

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Brendan Rodger and Michael O'Neill

Brendan Rodgers: Michael O’Neill is right man to develop ‘exciting group’ of Scotland players

Brendan Rodgers has warned the Scottish FA they will need to exercise patience if they are to successfully secure the services of Michael O’Neill.
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Dejected Northern Ireland players Jamie Ward and Steve Davis  after the game against Switzerland on Sunday at the St Jakob-Park Stadium, Base in which their World Cup hopes were dashed. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

As a proud Northern Ireland fan, I would not endorse any move to an all-Ireland team

The end of the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign with neither Northern Ireland nor the Republic qualifying for Russia has led to predictable calls from the usual quarters for an all-Ireland team.

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Republic of Ireland fans in the stands during the national anthem before the FIFA World Cup qualifying play-off second leg match at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. But when commentators expect Northern Ireland fans to support the Republic they are asking them to do something that is blatantly detrimental to their team. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Only irrational Green and White Army fans would support the Republic

Losing the World Cup play-off to a disputed penalty goal was a gut-wrenching experience for Northern Ireland fans.

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Patrick McEleney is out of contract and has held talks with his hometown club, Derry City.

Derry City join Blackburn and Dundalk in Patrick McEleney chase

FORMER Derry City star, Patrick McEleney, could be set for a sensational return to Brandywell Stadium ahead of the 2018 Airtricity Premier League campaign.

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David McDaid

IRISH LEAGUE: McDaid confirms talks with Linfield

Former Coleraine, Cliftonville and Derry City striker David McDaid looks set to join Danske Bank Premiership champions Linfield.

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Referee Raymond Hetherington during Wednesday's League Cup tie. Pic by Pacemaker.

IRISH LEAGUE: Stafford red card rescinded but Linfield call for referees’ review

Linfield defender Mark Stafford last night had his red card rescinded - but it failed to prevent his club from urging the Irish Football Association to improve the standard of refereeing in this country!

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