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Paddy McNair: Middlesbrough lodge £5m bid to snap up Sunderland and NI midfielder

Middlesbrough have made a bid of over £5 million for Paddy McNair.

English & Scottish

IN PICTURES: The A to Z of Northern Ireland at the World Cup

The 2018 World Cup is under way! We don’t need reminded that Northern Ireland aren’t there but what better way to cheer us up than by reliving our glory days?


Two years on, tributes paid to Northern Ireland fan Darren Rodgers

Tributes have been paid to Darren Rodgers, two years on from his tragic death in Nice.


TRANSFER NEWS: NI's Jonny Evans completes cut-price move to Leicester City

West Brom defender Jonny Evans has completed a cut-price move to Leicester subject to Premier League approval, the Foxes have announced.
Northern Ireland's Conor Hazard makes his debut against Costa Rica

Northern Ireland’s Conor Hazard keen to make more progress with Celtic

Conor Hazard is keen for more Northern Ireland opportunities following his senior international debut in Costa Rica, but the goalkeeper’s next objective is impressing Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers.

Northern Ireland's Conor Hazard makes his debut against Costa Rica

Taking the positives: Michael O’Neill’s thoughts on Northern Ireland’s loss to Costa Rica

Michael O’Neill insisted there would be no damaging effect to Northern Ireland after they finished their Central American tour with a 3-0 loss to Costa Rica in San Jose.

Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill with veteran defender Aaron Hughes

Michael O'Neill happy to wait for Aaron Hughes to decide on future

Michael O'Neill will respect whatever decision Aaron Hughes makes on his potential retirement, even if he hopes Sunday is not the veteran's final Northern Ireland game.
Northern Ireland international Paddy McNair has attracted interest from Premier League Brighton

Paddy McNair: Brighton's interest a test Sunderland's new regime are determined to pass

Chris Coleman's vision for Sunderland in League One was one in which the club held on to its young talent and added some seasoned campaigners.

WATCH: Best in the world - NI fans have been reacting to this video as GAWA dance night away with Panama supporters

Northern Ireland’s Green and White Army have shown yet again why they are the best fans in the world by dancing the night away with their Panama counterparts.


IN PICTURES: Panama v Northern Ireland - fans’ photos and match action

A band of Northern Ireland’s faithful Green and White Army made the 4,000-mile trip to Panama to back their team as part of the international side’s Central America tour.

Panama's Jose Calderon and Luis Ovalle with Northern Ireland's Josh Magennis during the overnight international friendly at the Estadio Rommel Fernandez, Panama City.

NI boss Michael O'Neill backs England to beat Panama at World Cup

Michael O'Neill saw England's World Cup opponents Panama draw 0-0 with his Northern Ireland team and expects the Three Lions to be "too strong" for the Central Americans next month.


NI and QPR's Paul Smyth: I'll have to check if Steve McClaren is happy with my trademark back-flip goal celebration

Northern Ireland and QPR rising star Paul Smyth says he'll check that new club boss Steve McClaren is happy for him to continue with his trademark back-flip celebration.


NI rising star Paul Smyth aiming to leave lasting impression on QPR boss Steve McClaren

Paul Smyth goes unnoticed when he rides the tube to QPR games but having grabbed Ian Holloway's attention by kicking his team-mates, he now hopes to catch Steve McClaren's eye.


Jonny Evans: Young stars give Northern Ireland a lift

The next generation’s emergence in Michael O’Neill’s senior squad has reinvigorated Northern Ireland after their World Cup play-off heartache, according to Jonny Evans.

Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill casts an eye over his players in training in Panama

Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill: I don't dwell on World Cup heartbreak

Michael O'Neill is confident Northern Ireland have avoided a World Cup hangover ahead of his team attending two other nations' send-off parties in Central America.

Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill pictured at the team hotel in Panama City on the first day of their summer tour to Panama and Costa Rica.

Panama v Northern Ireland: Central America tour all part of Euro plans

Northern Ireland arrived in Central America with manager Michael O’Neill planning to use minutes against Panama and Costa Rica towards European Championship commitments closer to home.

Ethan Galbraith

NI teenager signs professional deal with Manchester United

Northern Ireland prospect Ethan Galbraith, who just turned 17, has today signed a professional contract with Premier League giants Manchester United.
Northern Ireland's Gareth McAuley. Pic by Pacemaker.

NORTHERN IRELAND: Club life key for Aaron Hughes and Gareth McAuley

Club games can lead to continued international gains for experienced pair Aaron Hughes and Gareth McAuley under Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill.

Northern Ireland's Luke McCullough. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

NORTHERN IRELAND: Central America touring party offers glimpse into the future

Michael O’Neill’s Central America touring party has been picked with one eye on the next phase of his Northern Ireland evolution.

Liam Boyce (left) and Josh Magennis should feature as a forward partnership during Northern Ireland's Central America tour

NORTHERN IRELAND: Forward-thinking Michael O’Neill to mix it up in Central America

Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill has handed seats on the plane for Central America to four fresh faces but will turn to tradition as part of his forward thinking.

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