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.

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.

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.

Cliftonville's Jude Winchester celebrates his goal.

IRISH LEAGUE: Cliftonville too strong for Ballymena at Solitude


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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty celebrates scoring his goal.

WORLD CUP QUALIFIER: Michael O’Neil hails ‘excellent’ Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill knows just how significant his side’s win over Azerbaijan could be.

Ballymena United manager David Jeffrey

IRISH LEAGUE: David Jeffrey looks for Sky Blues to see off Carrick

Ballymena United manager David Jeffrey’s has licked his wounds after Tuesday’s 4-1 defeat to Linfield and will rally his troops for Saturday’s Danske Bank Premiershsip clash at the Showgrounds.

Steven Davis speaks to the media at Windsor Park. Pic: Presseye

INTERNATIONAL: Davis desperate to seize second at earliest opportunity

Northern Ireland captain Steve Davis is determined to seize an early opportunity to jump into second spot in Group C.

The Northern Ireland shirt which was temporarily withdrawn from sale on the JD Sports website.

Northern Ireland poppy shirts generate further controversy

The IFA have made a U-turn on the withdrawal of a replica Northern Ireland shirt bearing a poppy.

Ballymena manager David Jeffrey with Linfield's David Healy .(Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)

IRISH LEAGUE: ‘Big Davy’ still the benchmark for Healy

Linfield manager David Healy is convinced David Jeffrey is the right man to lead Ballymena United back to the big time in the coming years.

Northern Irelands Will Grigg pictured at a press conference ahead of the World Cup Qualifier against Azerbaijan.

WORLD CUP QUALIFIER: Will Grigg ready to seize Northern Ireland chance

Will Grigg believes his early-season goals at Wigan have answered those who questioned whether he would be impacted by his Euro 2016 snub.

Allan Jenkins. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

Allan’s having time of his life

Ballymena United skipper Allan Jenkins is having the time of his life - and he owes it all to the front two.

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