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James McClean launches scathing attack on Derry City manager Kenny Shiels

Republic of Ireland winger James McClean has sensationally lashed out at Kenny Shiels following recent controversial comments made by the Derry City boss in relation to international football.

The worlds first airbag for cyclists

VIDEO - Check out the world’s first airbag for cyclists

A Swedish firm has designed the world’s first airbag for cyclists.

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World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea pictured with Sam Geddis, Managing Director of Cornmarket Insurance Services and Stephen Watson, awards organiser.

World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea launches Cornmarket Motorbike Awards

Jonathan Rea is poised to return to the glittering Cornmarket Motorbike Awards in January as a two-time World Superbike champion.


Crusaders Billy Joe Burns in action with Livingstons Danny Mullen

FOOTBALL: Crusaders to face Livingston in Irn-Bru League Cup replay

Crusaders will host Livingston in an Irn-Bru Challenge Cup replay after the Scottish side admitted fielding an ineligible player in the tie earlier this month.

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt

INTERNATIONAL RUGBY: Joe Schmidt extends Ireland contract

Joe Schmidt has committed his future as Ireland head coach until the end of the 2019 World Cup in Japan.

Alan Irwin celebrates his son Glenns victory in the Sunflower Trophy race on Saturday at Bishopscourt.

SUNFLOWER TROPHY: Proud dad Alan Irwin all smiles on famous day at Bishopscourt

It was a real family affair at Bishopscourt in Co Down on Saturday, where former Sunflower Trophy winner Alan Irwin was on hand to witness his son Glenn winning the famous accolade for the first time.

Andrew Irwin (Gearlink Kawasaki) leads the opening Supersport race from David Allingham (EHA Yamaha) and Carl Phillips (Gearlink Kawasaki) at Bishopscourt in Co Down on Saturday.

SUNFLOWER TROPHY: Fantastic five for Irwin boys at Bishopscourt

Saturday’s Sunflower Trophy meeting brought the Irish short circuit season to a close with a fitting finale at Bishopscourt in Co Down, where the Irwin brothers chalked up five wins between them.

Glenn Irwin (Be Wiser/PBM Ducati) celebrates his victory in the feature race at the Sunflower Trophy meeting at Bishopscourt with runner up Christian Iddon (Tyco BMW) and Danny Buchan (MSS Kawasaki).

SUNFLOWER TROPHY: That’s the one I really wanted, says Glenn Irwin

Imperious Glenn Irwin turned on the style as he dominated Saturday’s JAS Finlay Sunflower Trophy meeting with a sublime treble on the PBM Be Wiser Ducati.

ON YOUR MARKS -  At the launch of the 2017 SSE Airtricity Walled City Marathon Eimear Lenehan, SSE Airtricity, Kenyan runner Freddy Sittuk , Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness MLA and Tommy McCallion, local runner. (Photo: Matt Mackey  - Press Eye)

Walled City Marathon 2017 officially launched

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has officially launched the fifth running of the SSE Airtricity Walled City Marathon, which will take place next year on Sunday, June 4th.

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October 22-23: Premier League round-up

A quick round-up of the three biggest games this weekend in the Premier League

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Simon Johnston has twice been named coach of the year

Johnston is new Northern Knights coach as Moleon loses out

Eugene Moleon has lost his job as coach of the Northern Knights after Cricket Ireland unveiled Simon Johnston as his replacement on Monday.

Institute manager Kevin Deery.

CUP FINAL: Institute host Bannsiders in NW Final

Institute manager Kevin Deery wants to secure the first piece of silverware for the season when they host Coleraine, in the North West Senior Cup Final, at Drumahoe tomorrow night (KO 7.45pm).

Niall Henderson (right) celebrates with Portadown team-mates after breaking the deadlock against Ballinamallard. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

IRISH LEAGUE: Vinny hopes Ports have hit ‘turning point’

Portadown interim manager Vinny Arkins steered the club to a welcome win on Saturday over Ballinamallard United following a fortnight of off-the-field issues within a season-long battle against relegation.

Dungannons Andrew Mitchell dinks a first time finish past Ards keeper Aaron Hogg. Pic: Presseye

IRISH LEAGUE: Currie relieved after Ards earn late draw

Ards boss Niall Currie was a relieved man on Saturday evening, after super sub Carl McComb rescued a point against Dungannon Swifts with a 91st minute equaliser.

Nacho Novo celebrates opening the scoring on Saturday.

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IRISH LEAGUE: Haveron ‘emotional’ as Oval finds its roar

Glentoran boss Gary Haveron simply failed to smother his emotions at the end of this roller-coaster Danske Premiership clash at the Oval.

James Tennyson

BOXING: James Tennyson is ready for Irish title tussle

James Tennyson aims to claim the Irish super-featherweight title on December 3 at Dublin’s National Stadium.

Paul Heatley celebrates

IRISH LEAGUE: Paul Heatley orders a Seaview treble

Crusaders got back to winning ways after a 3-1win against Carrick Rangers with winger Paul Heatley hitting all three goals.

Glenavons Eoin Bradley celebrates after scoring against Ballymena United

IRISH LEAGUE: Eoin Bradley at the double as Lurgan Blues see off Ballymena United

Glenavon striker Eoin Bradley was more relieved than anything after his double had helped his siden to a 5-0 win against Ballymena United at Mourneview Park on Saturday.

Institute's Gareth Brown is mobbed by his team mates after his goal against Annagh on Saturday. INLS4316-103KM

INSTITUTE: Boss wants goal difference to improve

Institute manager Kevin Deery is happy his side got only their third clean-sheet of the season against Annagh United, on Saturday.

Eugene Laverty leads his Aspar Ducati team-mate Yonny Hernandez at Phillip Island in Australia.

MOTOGP: Eugene Laverty 14th at Phillip Island

Eugene Laverty finished in the points at Phillip Island but struggled during a race the MotoGP rider described as his “most difficult” of the season.

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