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IN FULL: Irish Cup fifth round draw

Linfield - and Andy Waterworth - grabbed the spotlight in last season’s Tennent’s Irish Cup final thanks to a 3-0 success over Coleraine.

Martin Donnelly has signed for the Inver Reds

How Twitter reacted to Larne's four new signings

News of Championship side Larne's swoop for four new faces certainly got Irish league fans talking last night.

Former Cliftonville and Crusaders star Martin Donnelly has put pen to paper with Championship side Larne

Four new faces at Inver Park as Larne revolution continues

Larne Football Club's revolution continued last night with four new players signing for the Championship club.
Stephen Baxter

IRISH LEAGUE: Stephen Baxter hopes Crusaders keep on motoring against Warrenpoint

Crusaders are flying at the minute in the Danske Bank Premiership.

Gary Haveron

IRISH LEAGUE: Glentoran boss Gary Haveron looks to push on

Glentoran manager Gary Haveron is getting his squad back to full health and he is looking to push on in the Danske Bank Premiership.

Coleraine manager Oran Kearney welcomes new signing Stephen Dooley back to the club.

IRISH LEAGUE: Dooley rejoins Coleraine

Coleraine have pulled off a major transfer coup by bringing winger Stephen Dooley back to the club for a third spell.

Ards manager Colin Nixon

IRISH LEAGUE: Ards boss Colin Nixon wary as injuries start to take it’s toll on his squad

As the busy Festive period approaches in the Danske Bank Premiership Ards manager Colin Nixon could do with a few of his key players back again.

Ballymena United manager David Jeffrey

COUNTY ANTRIM SHIELD: Crusaders versus Ballymena United Final will take place at Ballymena Showgrounds

The Toals Bookmakers County Antrim Shield final will be played at the Ballymena Showgrounds.

Ballymena United striker Johnny McMurray

Cathair Friel: My Ballymena team-mate Johnny McMurray is going nowhere

Cathair Friel has laughed off speculation linking his Ballymena United striker partner, Johnny McMurray with a move to Irish League champions, Linfield.

Action from Linfield versus Dungannon

IRISH LEAGUE: Andrew Waterworth strikes as Linfield see off Dungannon Swifts


Philip Lowry (right) with teammate Howard Beverland

Philip Lowry: It was a huge disappointment throwing the league title away’

Crusaders midfielder Philip Lowry admits losing the title last season to Linfield was the biggest disappointment of his footballing career.

Coleraine's Brad Lyons in action with Crusaders Billy Joe Burns. �INPHO/Stephen Hamilton

IRISH LEAGUE: Lyons back fighting fit for the Bannsiders

Brad Lyons is determined to make up for lost time after six weeks out with a double cheek fracture.

Linfield manager David Healy keeps an eye on his watch against Glenavon last Friday night

IRISH LEAGUE: David Healy looking to keep Blues on winning run against Swifts

Linfield boss David Healy is looking forward to Saturday afternoon’s Danske Bank Premiership clash against Dungannon Swifts at Windsor Park.

Crusaders Jordan Owens heads his side into a 1-0 lead

COUNTY ANTRIM SHIELD: Crusaders see off Carrick to reach final

Stephen Baxter’s Crusaders are on a trophy roll!

Ballymena's Conor McCloskey celebrates after scoring against Ards at the Showgrounds

COUNTY ANTRIM SHIELD: Ballymena United into final after beating Ards

Ballymena United made it through to their second County Antrim Shield final in three years with a convincing 3-0 win over Ards.

Carrick Rangers boss David McAlinden

‘Humiliated and hurt’ Rangers boss: ‘we were a disgrace’

Carrick Rangers boss David McAlinden admitted he was ‘humiliated and hurt’ following his side’s 4-0 thumping at the hands of Dungannon Swifts.

Ex-Glentoran and Rangers striker Nacho Novo

Ex-Glentoran striker Nacho Novo opens his own pub

Former Rangers and Glentoran striker Nacho Novo has opened his very own bar.

Glentoran boss Gary Haveron

Glentoran boss Gary Haveron: Ards defeat ‘lowest moment’ since I took over

Glentoran manager Gary Haveron was gutted after Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to Ards.

Brad Lyons in action against Crusaders' Howard Beverland. �INPHO/Stephen Hamilton

IRISH LEAGUE: Kearney delighted to see Lyons roar again

Oran Kearney heaped praise on Brad Lyons after the young midfielder made his return to first team action only six weeks after suffering a hoffific facial injury.

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