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Lurgan Blues hit three past Mallards at Mourneview

Glenavon got three points on the board last night as they saw off Ballinamallard United 3-0 at Mourneview Park.

Crusaders Paul Heatley heads in at the back post to make it 1-0

IRISH LEAGUE: Crusaders stay on track after beating Dungannon Swifts

Crusaders maintained their title charge with a comfortable win at Stangmore Park on Friday night.

Linfield's Cameron Stewart is denied during the game in Carrick

IRISH LEAGUE: Linfield Keeper Roy Carroll proves his worth at Carrick

Goalkeeper Roy Carroll proved on Saturday that class is permanent as Linfield saw off Carrick Rangers 2-0 in the Danske Bank Premier League.

Aaron Canning

FOOTBALL: Aaron Canning agrees deal with Lurgan club

Aaron Canning has agreed a two year contract with Glenavon.

Sean O'Neill

IRISH LEAGUE: Sean O’Neill sure Crusaders will come out fighting against Ballymena

Goalkeeper Sean O’Neill is sure Crusaders will bounce back from Tuesday’s disappointment in the County Antrim Shield Final against Ballymena United at Seaview on Saturday.

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.

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.

Ballinamallards Ryan Mayse and Glenavons Mark Sykes

IRISH LEAGUE: Ballinamallard and Glenavon share a ‘fair’ draw at Ferney Park

The game finished all even at 1-1, but it was one from which either side could have taken all three points.

The new memorial at the National Stadium's Malcolm Brodie Media Centre.

 Photograph by Stephen Hamilton/Presseye

FOOTBALL: Malcolm Brodie media centre opens at National Stadium

A specially commissioned display honouring the memory of the sports journalist Malcolm Brodie was unveiled on Tuesday at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park in Belfast.

David McDaid and Kyle Owens

Jeffrey delighted as Reds pay the penalty in Irish Cup showdown

David Jeffrey praised his Ballymena United players after Saturday’s Irish Cup win against Cliftonville at the Showgrounds on Saturday.

Tony Kane celebrates

Cliftonville boss Lyttle gutted as Reds Irish Cup wait goes on

Cliftonville manager Gerard Lyttle knows it will be another season before the Reds can win their first Irish Cup since 1979.

Crusaders Michael Carvill Celebrates his goal against Ards

IRISH CUP: Stephen Baxter happy as he gets Alan Keane on board after win

Stephen Baxter believes defender Alan Keane will help Crusaders in their quest to win an Irish League and Irish Cup double.

Joe McKinney

IRISH LEAGUE: Ards’ Joe McKinney looks set for Ballymena United

It seems Ballymena United seem to have agreed a deal to sign Ards forward Joe McKinney on a pre-contract.

Linfield's David Jeffrey

IRISH CUP: Ballymena United boss David Jeffrey wary of Cliftonville threat

Ballymena United manager David Jeffrey knows that it will take gigantic defensive effort to see off Cliftonville in the Irish Cup at the Showgrounds on Saturday.

Linfield manager David Healy

IRISH LEAGUE: Linfield win appeal over venue of County Antrim Shield Final

Linfield have been successful in their appeal to have the County Antrim Shield played at a neutral venue.

David Healy

Linfield players must deliver in ‘huge week’ says Healy

Linfield manager David Healy is hoping his side can push on tonight in the Danske Bank Premiership tie against Coleraine at Windsor Park.

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