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DERRY CITY: I’ll try to be as good as Ryan - claims Doherty

Derry City goalkeeper Gerard Doherty admitted he doesn’t know how to fell about taking over the captain’s armband following the tragic death of former skipper, Ryan McBride.

Colin Nixon. Photo by TONY HENDRON/

IRISH LEAGUE: Nixon stays focused as boss awaits new Ards deal

Colin Nixon may have secured Ards’ place in the Danske Bank Premiership for next season, but his own future remains uncertain.

Northern Ireland's Gareth McAuley celebrates after defeating Norway 2-0 during Sunday's 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier

Windsor Park ticks all the boxes for McAuley

Defender Gareth McAuley feels the new look National Stadium is suiting Northern Ireland nicely.

Northern Irelands Gareth McAuley challenges for the ball with Norways Gustav Valsvik

Gareth McAuley reveals he had no feeling in his foot during Northern Ireland game against Norway

Northern Ireland’s Gareth McAuley has revealed how fearful he was when he lost feeling in his foot just two days after Seamus Coleman’s sickening leg break.


WATCH: Northern Ireland fans’ Windsor Park tribute to Derry City’s Ryan McBride

Northern Ireland fans stood united in tribute to late Derry City skipper Ryan McBride at a packed Windsor Park last night.

Get in there! Northern Ireland defeated Norway 2-0 in last night's World Cup qualifier at Windsor Park. Photos: Press Eye

IN PICTURES: Green and White Army help fire NI to win over Norway

Northern Ireland's World Cup qualifying campaign remains on track after last night's 2-0 win over Norway.

Northern Ireland's Jamie Ward celebrates after scoring to make it 1-0. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/

‘Keep calm and carry on’ urges Ward

‘Never point out your mistakes until somebody else does.’

Northern Ireland goal scorer Conor Washington receives his plaudits from manager Michael O'Neill.
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Carroll’s advice to Washington pays off

Striker Conor Washington admits he took some advice from team mate Roy Carroll, as he fired home Northern Ireland’s second goal in their comfortable World Cup qualifing win over Norway.

Crusaders boss Stephen Baxter pictured during Saturday's game at the Coleraine showgrounds.
Photo Mark Marlow/Pacemaker Press

Crues talk it out as title race heats up

Stephen Baxter and his Crusaders team had a long chat after Saturday’s defeat at Coleraine.

Peter McMahon (right) celebrating with team-mates following his goal against Portadown for Dungannon Swifts. Pic by Pacemaker.

IRISH LEAGUE: Swifts keen to unlock ‘scary’ McMahon

Dungannon Swifts boss Rodney McAree is hoping Peter McMahon’s first goal for the club can unlock the player he so feared when both shared the field as opponents.

Northern Ireland goal scorer Jamie Ward with manager Michael O'Neill

WORLD CUP QUALIFIER: Michael O’Neill hails Northern Ireland’s battling qualities

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill praised his side’s battling qualities following the World Cup qualifying victory over Norway.

Mon of the Match Steve Davis wraps his arms around Jamie Ward, who struck on two minutes to make it 1-0. 
Picture by Jonathan Porter/

OPINION: With our Captain Fantastic, anything is possible for Northern Ireland

As Portugal showed in France last summer, it doesn’t take a great deal of quality to succeed in international football.

Northern Ireland captain Steve Davis proved commanding in the 2-0 defeat of Norway. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

WORLD CUP QUALIFIER: Captain Davis’ delight at “massive” win for Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland captain Steven Davis has highlighted the importance of a 2-0 victory over Norway that left the side clear in second spot of the World Cup qualifying standings.

Conor Washington slots home Northern Ireland's second goal against Norway. Pic by Pacemaker.Conor Washington slots home Northern Ireland's second goal against Norway. Pic by Pacemaker.

WORLD CUP QUALIFIER: Ward and Washington grab goals in Northern Ireland victory

Northern Ireland moved on to a double-figure tally of World Cup qualifying points with an assured home success as first-half goals by Jamie Ward and Conor Washington secured a 2-0 defeat of Norway.

Northern Ireland train at the National Stadium at Windsor Park

WORLD CUP QUALIFIER: Northern Ireland v Norway - talking points

Northern Ireland host Norway in a World Cup qualifier on Sunday hoping to take another significant step on the road to Russia.

Northern Ireland's  Craig Cathcart  during squad training ahead of Sundays World Cup qualifier against Norway

WORDLD CUP QUALIFIER: Craig Cathcart returns for Northern Ireland following injury frustration

Craig Cathcart should return to Northern Ireland’s team on Sunday for the first time since Euro 2016 having finally overcome a groin problem that stumped a series of European specialists.

Fulham's Stefan Johansen (centre)

WORLD CUP QUALIFIER: Focus on Northern Ireland’s opponents Norway

Norway’s World Cup qualification hopes already look bleak ahead of their visit to Northern Ireland this weekend.

Northern Ireland train at the National Stadium at Windsor Park

WORLD CUP QUALIFIER: Northern Ireland can chase World Cup ticket with win over Norway insists Michael O’Neill

Northern Ireland’s players will begin to set their sights on World Cup qualification should they defeat Norway on Sunday, according to manager Michael O’Neill.

Norway Manager Lars Lagerback speaks to the media ahead of Sundays World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland

WORLD CUP QUALIFIER: Lars Lagerback looking forward to his debut with Norway in Belfast

England’s nemesis Lars Lagerback never expected to be considered for the Three Lions job last year as he instead tries to bring footballing pride back to the country considered the happiest in the world.

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