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Windsor Park ticks all the boxes for McAuley

Defender Gareth McAuley feels the new look National Stadium is suiting Northern Ireland nicely.

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Northern Irelands Gareth McAuley challenges for the ball with Norways Gustav Valsvik

Gareth McAuley reveals he had no feeling in his foot during Northern Ireland game against Norway

Northern Ireland’s Gareth McAuley has revealed how fearful he was when he lost feeling in his foot just two days after Seamus Coleman’s sickening leg break.

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Crusaders boss Stephen Baxter pictured during Saturday's game at the Coleraine showgrounds.
Photo Mark Marlow/Pacemaker Press

Crues talk it out as title race heats up

Stephen Baxter and his Crusaders team had a long chat after Saturday’s defeat at Coleraine.

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Mon of the Match Steve Davis wraps his arms around Jamie Ward, who struck on two minutes to make it 1-0. 
Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

OPINION: With our Captain Fantastic, anything is possible for Northern Ireland

As Portugal showed in France last summer, it doesn’t take a great deal of quality to succeed in international football.

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Coleraine's Eoin Bradley celebrates after netting from the spot. Stephen Hamilton / Press Eye

IRISH LEAGUE: Coleraine put a dent in Crusaders title bid

COLERAINE 1 CRUSADERS 0

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Northern Ireland's Gareth McAuley played in the Irish League until he was 24. Pic: Presseye

McAuley is the blueprint for Irish League talents

Gareth McAuley is the blueprint for any aspiring Irish League player to follow.

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Eoin Bradley celebrates after put Coleraine 1-0 up against Ballymena United. 
Photo by Stephen Hamilton / Press Ey

IRISH LEAGUE: Big games keep on coming for Coleraine

Coleraine are facing potentially eight cup finals as they bid to make it a very memorable climax to a season.

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Ballymena's Joe McKinney is tackled by Coleraine's Brad Lyons. Stephen Hamilton / Press Eye

IRISH LEAGUE: Honours even between Ballymena and Coleraine

Ballymena United and Coleraine had to make do with a share of the spoils in a tense encounter at The Showgrounds.

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Danske Bank Premiership, 18th March 2017.
Glenavon v Coleraine.
Coleraine's Jamie McGonigle
celebrates after scoring to make it 1-1
during Saturday's match at Mourneview Park

Photo by TONY HENDRON/PRESSEYE.COM

IRISH LEAGUE: Coleraine striker is fired up for derby clash

In-form striker Jamie McGonigle says Coleraine are determined to lay down another marker when they travel to Ballymena United tonight (Tuesday).

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Jamie McGonigle 
celebrates after scoring to make it 2-1 to Coleraine 
during Saturday's match at Mourneview Park. 

Photo by TONY HENDRON/PRESSEYE.COM

It’s first blood to Coleraine

Coleraine may have gained a slight psychological edge ahead of next month’s Irish Cup semi final following this win over Glenavon.

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Coleraines Steven Douglas and Glenavons James Gray challenge for the ball.

IRISH LEAGUE: Coleraine up to third after win at Glenavon

Glenavon 1 Coleraine 2

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Oran Kearney wants his teams to maintain their focus. Photo Mark Marlow/Pacemaker Press

IRISH LEAGUE: It’s one game at a time says Coleraine boss

It may be a worn out cliché, but Coleraine boss Oran Kearney is determined to make sure his side take it one game at a time.

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Coleraine's Eoin Bradley celebrates his goal against Glentoran on Saturday. Photo Lorcan Doherty / Presseye.com

IRISH LEAGUE: Coleraine boss happy to win ugly

It may not have been a classic performance on Saturday, but that did not worry Coleraine as they chalked up their tenth win in the last eleven games.

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The post split fixtures for the Danske Bank Premiership have been announced.

IRISH LEAGUE: NIFL confirm post-split Premiership fixtures

The Northern Ireland Football League Premiership Management Committee has confirmed the post-split fixtures for the Danske Bank Premiership.

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How many did you get right?

Quiz: can you identify these European football clubs by their nicknames?

Nicknames are either funny, confusing or sometimes downright nonsensical. Football clubs are no different.

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Coleraine's Eoin Bradley celebrates after he scored the opener in his side's win over Coleraine

IN PICTURES: 10 of the best photos from Irish League matches at the weekend

It was another action packed weekend in the Irish League with wins for Ards, leaders Crusaders, Coleraine, Glenavon and Ballymena.
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�/Presseye.com - 11th March 2017.  Press Eye Ltd - Northern Ireland - Danske Bank Premiership  - Coleraine V Glentoran

Coleraine's Mark Edgar and Glentoran's Stephen McAlorum.

Mandatory Credit Photo Lorcan Doherty / Presseye.com

It’s no time to be feeling sorry for ourselves says Glens boss

Gary Haveron says there’s no point in his Glentoran players feeling sorry for themselves as they bid to turn around what has become a depressing slump in form.

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Coleraine's Eoin Bradley celebrates his goal team-mates. Photo Lorcan Doherty / Presseye.com

IRISH LEAGUE: Coleraine see off ten-man Glentoran

Coleraine 2 Glentoran 0

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Mark Edgar is hoping for a big end to the season.
Photo by TONY HENDRON/Presseye.com.

Coleraine fully focused

Confidence is high at Coleraine and rightly so with nine wins and one draw in their last ten games.

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BT Sport have bought the rights to show live Champions League games.

No more Champions League on terrestrial TV following £1.2bn BT deal

The Champions League is set to vanish from terrestrial TV following BT Sport’s £1.2bn deal for the rights to show Europe’s top football competition.

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