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IRISH LEAGUE: Thompson nets late winner for Ballymena United

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Dan Hegarty in action at the Macau Grand Prix.

Macau GP: Dan Hegarty dies after crash

The rider killed in a crash at the Macau Grand Prix today has officially been named as English competitor Dan Hegarty.
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Glenn Irwin on a sombre podium at the Macau Grand Prix with runner-up Peter Hickman (left) and Michael Rutter.

Macau GP: Irwin wins as race marred by fatal crash

Northern Ireland’s Glenn Irwin has claimed his maiden victory in Saturday’s tragedy-hit Macau Grand Prix.
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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.

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.
Glenn Irwin became the first rider from Northern Ireland since Phillip McCallen in 1995 to claim pole at the Macau Grand Prix.

Macau GP: Sizzling Irwin claims pole with unofficial lap record

Glenn Irwin dipped under Scottish rider Stuart Easton’s seven-year-old lap record to claim pole position for Saturday’s 51st Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix.
Announcing Vauxhall's sixth year as title sponsor of the International North West 200 are Simon Oldfield, Vauxhall's Marketing Director, Martin Jessopp, NW200 Supersport and Supertwins race winner and Event Director, Mervyn Whyte.

Vauxhall confirmed as title sponsors of North West 200 for sixth year

Vauxhall will continue as title sponsors of the North West 200 in 2018 for a sixth consecutive year.

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Glenn Irwin claimed provisional pole on the PBM Ducati during first qualifying at the Macau Grand Prix.

Macau GP: Irwin claims provisional pole to throw down gauntlet

Glenn Irwin has claimed provisional pole for the Macau Grand Prix after topping the times in the opening qualifying session.
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Glenn Irwin set the pace during opening practice at the Macau Grand Prix.

Macau GP: Irwin tops opening practice session on PBM Ducati

Glenn Irwin topped the opening practice session for the 51st Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix after knocking eight-time winner Michael Rutter off the top spot with his final flying lap.
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Andrew Irwin will ride for the CIA Landlord Insurance Honda team in the World Supersport Championship in 2018.

Andrew Irwin makes step up to World Supersport Championship for 2018

Andrew Irwin will contest the World Supersport Championship in 2018 with Simon Buckmaster’s PTR team.

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Glenn Irwin on the PBM Be Wiser Ducati on his debut at the Macau Grand Prix in 2016. Picture: Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press.

Macau GP: Confident Irwin aiming to finish year on a high

Glenn Irwin is aiming follow up his stunning debut at last year’s Macau Grand Prix by challenging for another major victory to add to his North West 200 Superbike crown.

Northern Ireland's Jamie Ward with Switzerland's Stephan Lichtsteiner and Yann Sommer

FOOTBALL: Northern Ireland's World Cup dreams are over

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.
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.

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).

Derek Sheils will return to the Macau Grand Prix on the Burrows Engineering Suzuki after making his debut at the event in 2016.

Burrows backing Sheils for strong result at Macau

John Burrows says anything more than a top ten finish will be a bonus at the 51st Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix next week.

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Northern Ireland v Switzerland

NI v Switzerland: Controversial penalty award gives Swiss the advantage


Josh Elliott won the Superstock 1000 Championship for Morello Racing in 2015.

Josh Elliott returns to Morello Racing fold for Superstock 1000 title bid

Josh Elliott has teamed up with Morello Racing once again to contest the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship in 2018.
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Mark Allen

SNOOKER: Mark Allen begins Northern Ireland Open title quest against Sanderson Lam

Mark Allen will begin his Northern Ireland Open challenge against Englishman Sanderson Lam in front of home fans in Belfast on 20 November.

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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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