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IRISH LEAGUE: Ballymena boss David Jeffrey relishing return to Belfast

David Jeffrey has many happy memories of previous trips to East Belfast.

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Pictured left to right are Irish FA Chief Executive, Patrick Nelson; Ulster University Executive Dean, Professor Carol Curran; Ulster University Chancellor, Dr James Nesbitt; and Irish FA Chairman, Gerry Mallon at the National Football Stadium, Windsor Park.

IRISH FOOTBALL: Ulster University and Irish FA link-up

Ulster University and the Irish Football Association (IFA) have announced plans to create the island of Ireland’s first ever football coaching degree, which will inspire and shape the next generation of leaders within the multi-billion pound football industry.

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Glentorans Calum Birney tangles with Linfield's Sammy Clingan as he gets sent off during todays game at the Oval in Belfast.
Photo Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker Press

Glentoran to host Linfield in Irish Cup

The fifth round tie of the Tennent’s Irish Cup has thrown up a mouthwatering ‘Big Two’ clash.

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David Jeffrey. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

It’s time of the season for squad reflection

Ballymena United manager David Jeffrey has issued a challenge to his players entering the Christmas run of fixtures.

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The PSNI are investigating child sex abuse allegations within clubs in Northern Ireland.

Historic child sex abuse allegations have been linked to NI football clubs

PSNI have confirmed they are looking at allegations of child sex abuse linked to football clubs in Northern Ireland.

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Ballymena United manager David Jeffrey congratules two-goal hero Francis McCaffrey on Saturday. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

McCaffrey’s dream double to end his injury nightmare

Ballymena United boss David Jeffrey singled out Francis McCaffrey for special praise following a 2-0 victory.

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Portadown 'keeper, Chris McGaughey tips this shot from 

Ballymena United's William Faulkner over the crossbar at the Showgrounds.
 Picture by Brian Little/PressEye

IRISH LEAGUE: Double delight as McCaffrey goals seal points for Ballymena United over Portadown

Francis McCaffrey had to wait over five months for his first goal in Ballymena United colours - then found the net twice in five minutes against Portadown.

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Brazil's Chapecoense players pose for pictures during their 2016 Copa Sudamericana semifinal second leg football match against Argentina's San Lorenzo held at Arena Conda stadium, in Chapeco, Brazil, on November 23, 2016.

I.F.A. to observe minute’s silence in memory of Chapecoense

The Irish Football Association (I.F.A.) will take part in a worldwide minute’s silence for the members of a Brazilian football team who died when the plane they were travelling in crashed earlier this week.

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Michael McGovern and Josh Magennis

WATCH: FaceTime surprise for Northern Ireland fans

Football stars from Northern Ireland picked up their phones to give dedicated members of the green and white army a special treat.

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Cliftonville's Jude Winchester celebrates.

IRISH LEAGUE: Cliftonville boss Gerard Lyttle delighted with hot form

Gerard Lyttle was delighted that Cliftonville followed up last week’s victory over Linfield by pocketing maximum points against Ballymena United.

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Cliftonville's Jude Winchester celebrates his goal.

IRISH LEAGUE: Cliftonville too strong for Ballymena at Solitude

CLIFTONVILLE 2 BALLYMENA UTD 0

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Ballymena United manager David Jeffrey

IRISH LEAGUE: David Jeffrey expects tough encounter at Solitude

Ballymena United manager David Jeffrey will be hoping his side can bounce back against Cliftonville on Saturday after a 4-1 defeat to Dungannon Swifts last weekend.

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Former Nigerian international Kevin Amuneke is now turning out for Ballynure Old Boys but could be in line for the transfer to the Premiership. Pic by Pechblaende via Wikimedia Commons

Premiership sides chasing Ballynure’s Nigerian international Amuneke

The pace is hotting up to obtain the signature of Ballynure OB’s talented midfielder Kevin Amuneke, with three Danske Bank Premiership clubs having already approached manager Ronnie Burns.

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Rodney McAree

IRISH LEAGUE: Rodney McAree believes Swifts young gun Andrew Mitchell could make the grade

There were mixed emotions for Rodney McAree and David Jeffrey after Saturday’s encounter at the Showgrounds.

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Dungannon's Andrew Mitchell is congratulated by team mate Jamie Glackin after scoring his team's opening goal

IRISH LEAGUE: Andrew Mitchell orders a double as Dungunnon Swifts beat Ballymena United

Ballymena United 1 Dungannon Swifts 4

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Coleraine, pictured celebrating their extra-time win over Crusaders in the 

Northern Ireland League Cup quarter-finals, will meet rivals, Ballymena in the last four.

NI LEAGUE CUP: Ballymena host rivals Coleraine in pick of NI League Cup semi-finals

Ballymena United will host big rivals, Coleraine in the pick of the Northern Ireland League Cup semi-finals to be played next month.

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O'Neill was quizzed on the rumours at his pre-match press conference ahead of his side's friendly against Croatia.  Picture by William Cherry/Press Eye.

NORTHERN IRELAND: O’Neill plays down Scotland speculation

Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill says he ‘hasn’t given a second thought’ to reports linking him to the Scotland job.

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Gareth McAuley hands over his shirt he wore against Ukraine in the Euro's to Phil Alexander, Services Manager at Daisy Lodge, Cancer Fund for Children for an online raffle. Funds raised with support local children affected by cancer. Photo by William Cherry

McAuley donates signed NI EUROS shirt to Cancer Fund For Children

Northern Ireland footballer Gareth McAuley has donated his signed football shirt to support a local children’s cancer charity.

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Ballymena's Cathair Friel 
and Carrick's Stephen McCullough
during Saturday's match

IRISH LEAGUE: Kyle Owens and Willie Faulkner strike as Ballymena United beat Carrick Rangers

Ballymena United 2 Carrick Rangers 0

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Northern Ireland's Chris Brunt salutes the fans at Windsor Park.

WORLD CUP QUALIFIER: Chris Brunt ‘so important’ for Northern Ireland

Chris Brunt’s return to Northern Ireland duty simply couldn’t have gone better.

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