Bamber and Nixon fire Wakehurst to O’Gorman Cup glory against Glebe

Wakehurst are basking in the glory of their weekend O’Gorman Cup win over Ballymoney rivals Glebe Rangers.

Sky Blues boss David Jeffrey

Jeffrey adds experience as United aim to push on

David Jeffrey has started strengthening his Ballymena United squad ahead of their Europa League adventure with the capture of four experienced players.

Michael Gault has joined Ballymena United along with Stephen McAlorum and Emmet Friars. Photograph by Stephen Hamilton/Presseye

Jeffrey delighted with triple signing

David Jeffrey has started strengthening his Ballymena United squad ahead of their Europa League adventure with the capture of three experienced players.

Celebration time for Ballymena United on Friday night after victory in the Europa League play-off final. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

IRISH LEAGUE: It’s team before self for Jeffrey’s Ballymena

By virtue of sheer force of personality and weight of past achievements, David Jeffrey stands in the spotlight as not only the face of Ballymena United’s revival but also the brains, heart and soul.

Ballymena's Kevin Braniff celebrates after he fires his side into Europe

EUROPA LEAGUE PLAY-OFF: Ballymena United qualify for Europe after beating Glenavon

Ballymena United are in the money after qualifying for the Europa League after seeing off Glenavon 2-1 at the Showgrounds on Friday night.

David Jeffrey (left) and Gary Hamilton. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

IRISH LEAGUE: Ballymena and Glenavon in final battle for Europa League boost

Ballymena United and Glenavon stand 90-plus minutes away from a result in the final fixture of the season which will provide the winner with a financial jackpot for future plans.

Ballymena United manager David Jeffrey.

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IRISH LEAGUE: Showgrounds are no advantage for Sky Blues boss

David Jeffrey says home advantage will count for nothing in the Europa League Play-offs.

Tickets will go on general sale for Northern Irelands fixture with Germany on October 5 priced from �45 to �60

Tickets for World Cup qualifier against Germany dearest yet for NI fans

Fans can expect to pay up to £60 when tickets go on general sale for Northern Ireland’s World Cup qualifier against holders Germany.

Ryan Whiteside challenges Conor McCloskey. Presseye/ Lorcan Doherty

IRISH LEAGUE: Honours even between Coleraine and Ballymena United

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Oran Kearney. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

Coleraine focus on final over derby date

In any other season a home game against your big rivals would be the perfect finale - but not this year for Coleraine.

The Junior Shield final ended in a mass brawl on Wednesday night.

WATCH: County Antrim FA and police to investigate mass brawl at Junior Shield final

An investigation involving the PSNI and County Antrim Football Association has been launched after this year’s Junior Shield final was marred by a mass brawl.

Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill

WATCH: 28 years ago today, a young Michael O’Neill did THIS for NI

These days he’s best known for serving up tactical masterclasses as Northern Ireland manager but 28 years ago today Michael O’Neill delivered the goods with a spectacular goal for his country.

FOOTBALL: Irish FA announce licence verdicts

FOOTBALL: Irish FA announce licence verdicts

The Irish FA have announced the verdict on their Club Licensing applications.

Linfield's Chris Casement celebrates with fans at the final whistle after Saturday's win over Coleraine

IRISH LEAGUE: 20 of the best photos from the weekend

The battle for the Gibson Cup is going to the wire with Linfield edging two points clear of long-time front-runners Crusaders ahead of the final day.

Ballymena's Cathair Friel celebrates after scoring into an open net after a mistake by Crues keeper Sean ONeill
. Photo by Stephen Hamilton / Press Eye

IRISH LEAGUE: Hunters Linfield have become the hunted says Baxter

Crusaders manager Stephen Baxter will have had better days as he watched his side lose their top spot in the league standings after a 3-0 defeat to Ballymena United on Saturday.

Ballymena United have an sffort on the Crusaders goal

IRISH LEAGUE: Ballymena United put dent in Crusaders title amibitions at the Showgrounds

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Linfield v Glenavon

10 of the best photos from last night's Irish League action

It was another dramatic night in the Irish League on Easter Tuesday as Crusaders preserved their lead at summit of the Danske Bank Premiership.
Ballymena United's Kyle Owens in action with Cliftonville's Kym Nelson

IRISH LEAGUE: Ballymena United coast to home win over Cliftonville


David Jeffrey. Pic by Pacemaker.

IRISH LEAGUE: Ballymena pitch far from perfect for Jeffrey

Ballymena United manager David Jeffrey has blasted the playing surface at the Showgrounds after Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to Linfield.

Ballymena United's Leroy Millar and Linfield's Paul Smyth

IRISH LEAGUE: Linfield set for final title push after Ballymena win

Linfield boss David Healy knows Saturday’s 2-0 win over Ballymena United at the Showgrounds keeps his side in the race for the Danske Bank Premiership title.

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