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LEAGUE CUP FINAL: We were beaten by the better team says Ervin

Ballymena United captain was honest in his assessment following his side's League Cup final defeat.

Ryan Mayse is mobbed by his Dungannon Swifts teammates after scoring his and his team's second against Ballymena United. Stephen Hamilton/Presseye

LEAGUE CUP FINAL: Mayse the man as Dungannon Swifts win first senior trophy

Dungannon Swifts 3 Ballymena United 1

Coleraines Darren McCauley  and Ballinamallards tuart Hutchinson

Bannsiders hit five as they crank up pressure on leaders

Title chasing Coleraine outclassed basement side Ballinamallard with a quality second half performance which netted three goals.

Guillanume Keke

Ards close in on safety after beating Glentoran

Colin Nixon’s Ards last night torpedoed any threats of relegation with this deserved win over Glentoran at the Oval.

Dungannon Swifts skipper Ryan Harpur with Ballymena United captain Jim Ervin

LEAGUE CUP FINAL: Dungannon Swifts Ryan Harpur out to make history

Dungannon Swifts captain Ryan Harpur will be looking to do what no other man has done and that is claim a senior trophy for the Stangmore Park outfit.

Glentoran's Marcus Kane celebrates

Marcus Kane strike puts Glentoran in top six after victory at Carrick Rangers

Skipper Marcus Kane on Tuesday night grabbed a late winner to nudge Glentoran into the top six in the Bank Premiership table.

Paul McLean of BetMcLean with Coleraine defender Gareth McConaghie

IRISH LEAGUE: McConaghie named Player of the Month

Coleraine defender Gareth McConaghie has won the BetMcLean Player of the Month award for January.

Eoin Bradley fires in an overhead kick against Glenavon at the Coleraine showgrounds. Photo Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press

IRISH LEAGUE: Coleraine and Glenavon play out thrilling draw

Coleraine 1 Glenavon 1

United celebrate

LEAGUE CUP SEMI-FINAL: Ballymena United see off Cliftonville to reach final

Ballymena United 3 Cliftonville 1

Coleraine manager Oran Kearney

Oran Kearney: ‘I crave a trophy and success, and that’s what I have craved from day one’

It’s Sunday 6th February 2011 and I’m on my way to interview new Coleraine boss Oran Kearney, following his appointment at The Showgrounds.

Ballymena boss David Jeffrey

LEAGUE CUP SEMI-FINAL: Ballymena United boss David Jeffrey expects close game against Cliftonville

Ballymena United manager David Jeffrey expects a tight affair when his side face Cliftonville in the semi-final of the Bet McLean League Cup at the Showgrounds on Saturday afternoon.

Ballymena United's League Cup semi final against Cliftonville has been rescheduled for this Saturday.  � Matt Mackey /

LEAGUE CUP: Teams welcome Saturday date

Jim Ervin says Ballymena will be fully focused on the job in hand as they prepare to face Cliftonville in the semi final for a FOURTH time.

Paul McLean of BetMcLean with Crusaders manager Stephen Baxter.

IRISH LEAGUE: Baxter makes it a hat-trick of awards

Crusaders manager Stephen Baxter has been named BetMcLean Manager of the Month for January.

The scene at Ballymena Showgrounds on Tuesday night when the pitch was deemed unplayable due to snow and ice.  Mandatory Credit �INPHO/Matt Mackey

LEAGUE CUP: Semi final to be played on Saturday

The NI Football League have confirmed a revised date for the BetMcLean League Cup semi-final.


LEAGUE CUP: Ballymena United v Cliftonville semi-final called off for third time

The much anticipated League Cup semi-final between Ballymena United and Cliftonville at the Showgrounds had to be postponed because of the freezing conditions on Tuesday night.

Coleraine boss Oran Kearney was delighted to be handed a home draw in the Irish Cup quarter finals.

IRISH CUP: Coleraine relishing home quarter-final tie against Glentoran

There is certainly no place like home for Coleraine.

Curtis Allen celebrates scoring against Ballyclare Comrades.

IRISH CUP: Allen to the 'four' as Glentoran ease past Comrades

Ballyclare Comrades 0 Glentoran 4

Ballymena's Jonathan McMurray celebrates

IRISH CUP: Ballinamallard pay the penalty at Ballymena United

Ballymena United huffed and puffed a wee bit on Saturday but finally saw off Ballinamallard United 4-3 on penalties after the game ended 2-2 after extra-time.

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