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FOOTBALL: Danny Lafferty hoping for Northern Ireland recall

Sheffield United’s Daniel Lafferty hopes a good run of form at club level will earn him a recall to the Northern Ireland squad.

Dimitri Payet

Football rumour mill: West Ham reject third bid for Payet

The latest gossip and rumours from the newspapers and online.

Aaron Haire battling for Portadown under pressure from Glenavon's James Singleton.

IRISH LEAGUE: First-half firepower hands 10-man Glenavon the derby spoils at Shamrock Park

Glenavon entered the derby defeat of Portadown having secured the capture of one striker alongside speculation of another’s potential arrival in the summer.

Warrenpoint Town manager Matthew Tipton. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

Warrenpoint out to increase Armagh’s run of final misery

Armagh City and Warrenpoint Town will tackle tonight’s Mid-Ulster Cup final in Dungannon with contrasting track records but a shared desire for landmark glory in the competition.

Ryan Farquhar with Cameron Dawson and his father, Ian.

Ryan Farquhar takes young gun under his wing

Ryan Farquhar will put his vast wealth of racing experience to good use this year as he takes young prospect Cameron Dawson under his wing.

Stephen Thompson (right) was previously team-mates with Michael Rutter in the Bathams BMW team.

Stephen Thompson: I’ve missed the bikes, so we’ve done a deal with Michael Rutter

Crumlin’s Stephen Thompson will return to motorcycling this year after joining forces with his brother Paul to run North West 200 star Michael Rutter on a Yamaha Supersport machine.

Jamie Wright attacking for Banbridge

HOCKEY: Draws made for Irish Cup semi-finals

The draw for the semi-finals of the men’s Irish Hockey Trophy, women’s Irish Junior Cup and men’s Irish Senior Cup all took place in the Hockey Ireland office on Monday.

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Carol Frampton training in Las Vegas

BOXING: Carl Frampton will light up Las Vegas - Eamon Loughran

Former WBO welterweight World champion Eamon Loughran is convinced that Carl Frampton will retain his WBA featherweight World title in Las Vegas in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Rory McIlroy

GOLF: Rory McIlroy to miss Dubai Desert Classic

Rory McIlroy will not compete at this week’s Dubai Desert Classic.

Andrew Mitchell signs a pre-contract agreement to join Glenavon this summer from Dungannon Swifts. Also included is Glenavon manager Gary Hamilton. Pic by Pacemaker Press/Alan Weir.

Mitchell signs Glenavon deal

Andrew Mitchell will return to his former club this summer with “unfinished business” in Glenavon colours.

Colm Campbell

GOLF: Colm Campbell named in squad for Walker Cup defence

Warrenpoint’s Colm Campbell has been included in an initial 19-man squad for Great Britain & Ireland’s defence of the Walker Cup in September.

Aaron Black has taken over the reigns at Rathfriland FC. Pic: Rathfriland FC

Black is back at the Whites as new boss

Former Crusaders and Glenavon player Aaron Black has taken his first step into management.

Linfield's Roy Carroll was on form on Saturday. 
Photograph by Cameron  Hamilton/Presseye

IRISH LEAGUE: Roy Carroll the difference for Linfield says Jeffrey

Ballymena United boss David Jeffrey hailed the performance of Linfield goalkeeper Roy Carroll after this feisty clash a Windsor Park.

Ards manager Colin Nixon. 

IRISH LEAGUE: Nixon looks to recruit after defeat to Glentoran

Ards boss Colin Nixon has warned his players that he may have to dip into the transfer market following his sides 3-1 Friday night defeat to Glentoran.

Michael Rutter (left) and Stephen Thompson were previously team-mates in the Bathams BMW squad.

Stephen Thompson to run Michael Rutter on Yamaha Supersport machine

Crumlin’s Stephen Thompson will return to motorcycling this year after joining forces with his brother Paul to run North West 200 star Michael Rutter on a Yamaha Supersport machine.

Double World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea.

Stage is set for motorcycling’s big glamour night in Belfast

World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea will fly into Belfast later this week, when the Ulster rider is a massive odds-on favourite to be crowned the Irish Motorcyclist of the Year for a second successive time.

Tommy Bowe

SIX NATIONS RUGBY: Tommy Bowe back in Ireland squad ahead of Championship

Tommy Bowe is one of eight Ulster players included in the Ireland squad ahead of the first two rounds of the 2017 RBS Six Nations Championship.

Hull City's Ryan Mason

Hull's Mason in stable condition after suffering fractured skull against Chelsea

Hull have announced Ryan Mason has suffered a fractured skull and is in a stable condition in hospital.

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