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IRISH LEAGUE: Nacho Novo strikes as Glentoran sink Carrick Rangers

Nacho Novo just couldn’t hide his delight after he pinched a priceless winner for Glentoran against struggling Carrick Rangers at the Oval.

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Sean Reidy of Ulster is tackled by Lewis Evans(L) and Sam Hobbs of Dragons

GUINNESS PRO12: Ulster stay fourth after gritty win over Dragons in Newport

NG DRAGONS 17 ULSTER 27

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Conor Washington has been in good form for QPR. 
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

NORTHERN IRELAND: Will Washington start and other talking points

Going into Sunday evening’s crunch Group C clash with Norway, Northern Ireland occupy the driving seat in the race for second spot.

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Conrad Cummings

BOXING: Conrad Cummings claims WBO European title in Edinburgh

Conrad Cummings got his hands on the WBO European Middleweight title last night after stopping Gogi Knezevic in the third round of their contest in Edinburgh.

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John McGuinness pictured at Ballaugh Bridge during the Isle of Man TT in 2016.

TT 2017: McGuinness 'would retire' on equal wins with Joey

John McGuinness says he will hang up his leathers if he manages to draw level with Ulster road racing legend Joey Dunlop’s record haul of Isle of Man TT wins.

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Banbridges Academy celebrate after winning the All Ireland Championships. Pic: PressEye

HOCKEY: Captain Fantastic crowns Banbridge Academy as Irish champions

Banbridge Academy were crowned all-Ireland schoolgirl hockey champions for the first time when they crushed a gallant Ursuline Convent Thurles side 6-2 in the final game of the Kate Russell Cup tournament at Havelock Park.

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Conor Washington is making himself at home in Northern Ireland colours and at the team's training base at Carton House.   Photo by William Cherry/Presseye

GAWA are second to none for Washington

Born and raised in Kent, playing international football in green probably didn’t feature much on the mind of Conor Washington.

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Conor Washington is enjoying life as an international footballer.   Photo by William Cherry/Presseye

Conor’s back on form thanks to QPR boss

Should Northern Ireland board the plane to Russia next year, it could transpire that Ian Holloway played a significant role.

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Northern Ireland's Gareth McAuley played in the Irish League until he was 24. Pic: Presseye

McAuley is the blueprint for Irish League talents

Gareth McAuley is the blueprint for any aspiring Irish League player to follow.

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Ballymena United's Jim Ervin is gearing up for a real six-pointer at Solitude.

IRISH LEAGUE:Sky Blues skipper Jim Ervin looking for big finish to league campaign

Ballymena United skipper Jim Ervin is gearing himself up for a big finish to the season as the Sky Blues prepare to take on Cliftonville at Solitude on Saturday afternoon.

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Linfield boss David Healy

IRISH LEAGUE: Linfield boss David Healy knows defeat is not an option

Linfield manager David Healy knows that defeat is not an option when his side travel to Ballinamallard United on Saturday afternoon.

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Guy Martin on the 2017 Fireblade at the Honda test in Monteblanco, Spain

MOTORCYCLING: Guy Martin in Honda bow at Tandragee

Guy Martin will make his Honda Racing debut at the Around-A-Pound Tandragee 100 next month, as exclusively revealed in the News Letter on March 1.

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Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill

Michael O’Neill: Prospect of managing an English club has become less enticing

The prospect of being a club manager in English football is less enticing than it once was, according to Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill.

Football
Team Ireland's Cyril Walker,with his sister Valerie after competing in an Alpine Slalom Final at the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games

Medal charge by Team Ireland in Austria

Team Ireland’s skiers have secured four more medals – two Gold, one Silver & one Bronze - at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria.

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The late great, Ryan McBride is Derry City's eternal captain.

RYAN McBRIDE: Derry City’s Eternal Captain

RYAN McBRIDE was the heartbeat of his hometown club, an inspirational warrior born to wear the armband of his beloved Derry City.

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Rory McIlroy

GOLF: Rory McIlroy gifted match win at World Golf Championships

Rory McIlroy was gifted victory in his second match in the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play after Thursday’s scheduled opponent Gary Woodland withdrew due to a “personal family matter”.

Golf
St. Peter's Fionn O'Driscoll is tackled by Simon McErlean of St. Mary's

GAA: St Mary’s Magherafelt lose All Ireland Schools’ semi-final

St Mary’s Magherafelt lost 2-10 to 2-9 to St Peter’s Wexford in the semi-finals of the Hogan Cup on Wednesday.

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The Matthew Tipton column.

THE MATTHEW TIPTON COLUMN

Warrenpoint Town boss and former professional striker Matthew Tipton has signed up to provide a weekly column on his views of a debut season in Irish League management and playing career covering 10 clubs across three countries:

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Ulster's Luke Marshall

GUINNESS PRO12: Paddy Jackson named on bench for Ulster in Dragons clash

Irish centre Luke Marshall is set to join the Centurions Club at Ulster when the Province face Newport Gwent Dragons at Rodney Parade in the Guinness PRO12.

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Marcell Coetzee

RUGBY: Positive news on injury front for Ulster’s Marcell Coetzee

Ulster expect South African backrow, Marcell Coetzee, to be recovered from a serious knee injury ahead of the start of next season.

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