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IRISH LEAGUE: Thompson nets late winner for Ballymena United

Ballymena United 2, Dungannon Swifts 1

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Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill.

Michael O’Neill ‘free to hold talks with Scotland’

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill is free to hold talks over the Scotland job in the coming days, it is understood.

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Brendan Rodger and Michael O'Neill

Brendan Rodgers: Michael O’Neill is right man to develop ‘exciting group’ of Scotland players

Brendan Rodgers has warned the Scottish FA they will need to exercise patience if they are to successfully secure the services of Michael O’Neill.
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Northern Ireland's Jamie Ward with Switzerland's Stephan Lichtsteiner and Yann Sommer

FOOTBALL: Northern Ireland's World Cup dreams are over

SWITZERLAND 0 NORTHERN IRELAND 0
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Johnny McMurray scored a stunning goal against Linfield

WATCH: Ballymena striker Johnny McMurray's goal of season contender

Ballymena United striker Johnny McMurray's sensational strike against Linfield is already being hailed as the lead contender for Danske Bank Premiership goal of the season.
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Ballymena Uniteds Conor McCloskey itussles with Linfields Stephen Lowry

DANSKE BANK PREMIERSHIP: Ballymena United stun Linfield at the Showgrounds

Jonathan McMurray clinched a precious victory for battling Ballymena United with a stunning strike as they came from behind to give 10 man Linfield the blues at the Showgrounds.

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Ballymena's Jonathan McMurray

IRISH LEAGUE PREVIEW: Ballymena United v LinfieldE

Ballymena United captain Jim Ervin admits the Sky Blues will have to tighten up at the back if they are to get anything off Linfield on Friday night (7.45pm).

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Northern Ireland v Switzerland

NI v Switzerland: Controversial penalty award gives Swiss the advantage

NORTHERN IRELAND 0 SWITZERLAND 1

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Action during Glentoran v Ballymena United

IRISH LEAGUE: David Jeffrey happy to see improved Ballymena United display in draw with Glentoran

James Knowles fired home a second-half equaliser to earn Glentoran a 1-1 draw with the Sky Blues at a blustery Oval in the Danske Bank Premiership last night

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Ballymena players celebrate Cathair Friel's penalty

IRISH LEAGUE: Glentoran and Ballymena United share spoils

GLENTORAN 1 BALLYMENA UNITED 1

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Warrenpoint Town manager Matthew Tipton. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

IRISH LEAGUE: Warrenpoint Town boss Tipton calling for greater togetherness against Ballymena

Matthew Tipton maintains confidence in the ability levels of his summer signings - but is calling on the players to turn reputations into reality.

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Ballymena United's Cathair Friel celebrates after scoring his seventh goal of the season.

FOOTBALL: Goals galore at the Showgrounds

Ballymena United 6-3 Ards

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Northern Ireland will discover who the face in the World Cup play-offs when the draw takes place later this month

Irish FA issue important ticket information for home leg of World Cup play-offs

Ahead of next month's World Cup play-offs, the Irish Football Association has today issued some important ticket information for the home leg.
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Northern Ireland fans celebrate

FOOTBALL: Northern Ireland have qualified for the World Cup play-offs

Northern Ireland have secured qualification for the play-offs for next summer's World Cup in Russia.
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Ballymena United manager David Jeffrey. Pic by PressEye.

PREMIERSHIP: Jeffrey searching for Swift response by Ballymena at Dungannon

Ballymena United will be aiming to bounce back from last week’s derby disappointment when they take on Dungannon Swifts.

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Northern Ireland will be hoping to make it to the World Cup finals in Russia next year. (Photo: Presseye)

Football quiz: Northern Ireland v Germany

There's plenty of history between the Northern Ireland national football team and its German counterpart.

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Tempers flare during todays game at Warden Street in Ballymena. Photo Mark Marlow/Pacemaker Press

IRISH LEAGUE: Coleraine march on with win over Ballymena

Ballymena United 0 Coleraine 2

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FEATURE: Footballer Kendra McMullan believes good times are only just beginning for Sion Swifts

The good times continue for Sion Swifts’ Kendra McMullan and not even sickness could keep her down.

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Gareth McAuley

FOOTBALL: Gareth McAuley returns to Northern Ireland squad for World Cup qualifiers

West Brom's Gareth McAuley is back in Northern Ireland's squad for the World Cup qualifiers with Germany and Norway next month.

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Glentoran's Marcus Kane celebrates with his teammates after putting his side 1-0 ahead in the first half.

IRISH LEAGUE: Glens get back on winning trail at Ballymena

Ballymena United 1, Glentoran 3

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