Northern Ireland to face Israel in friendly

Northern Ireland will host Israel in a friendly international at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park on Tuesday 11 September (kick-off 7.45pm).

Dungannon celebrate

Dungannon Swifts make history after beating Ballymena United in League Cup final

Dungannon Swifts lifted their first senior trophy on Saturday after beating Ballymena United 3-1 in the final of the BetMcLean League Cup at Windsor Park.


LEAGUE CUP FINAL: We were beaten by the better team says Ervin

Ballymena United captain was honest in his assessment following his side's League Cup final defeat.

Ryan Mayse is mobbed by his Dungannon Swifts teammates after scoring his and his team's second against Ballymena United. Stephen Hamilton/Presseye

LEAGUE CUP FINAL: Mayse the man as Dungannon Swifts win first senior trophy

Dungannon Swifts 3 Ballymena United 1

United celebrate

LEAGUE CUP SEMI-FINAL: Ballymena United see off Cliftonville to reach final

Ballymena United 3 Cliftonville 1


FOOTBALL: Michael O'Neill signs four year Northern Ireland contract extension

Michael O'Neill has signed a four-year extension to his contract that will see him continue as Northern Ireland senior men's international manager until 2024.

Ballymena United's League Cup semi final against Cliftonville has been rescheduled for this Saturday.  � Matt Mackey /

LEAGUE CUP: Teams welcome Saturday date

Jim Ervin says Ballymena will be fully focused on the job in hand as they prepare to face Cliftonville in the semi final for a FOURTH time.

The scene at Ballymena Showgrounds on Tuesday night when the pitch was deemed unplayable due to snow and ice.  Mandatory Credit �INPHO/Matt Mackey

LEAGUE CUP: Semi final to be played on Saturday

The NI Football League have confirmed a revised date for the BetMcLean League Cup semi-final.


Ballymena captain Ervin backs officials’ League Cup call

Ballymena United captain Jim Ervin refused to point the finger of blame after last night’s BetMcLean League Cup semi-final between Ballymena United and Cliftonville at the Showgrounds had to be postponed because of the freezing conditions.

Ballinamallard United Gavin Dykes.

IRISH CUP: Managers’ mutual appreciation as Ballymena welcome Ballinamallard

Ballinamallard United boss Gavin Dykes will set aside his admiration for the man he considers ‘The Master’ in pursuit of Irish Cup progress.

Jonathan McMurray celebrates drawing Ballymena level in the first half.

IRISH LEAGUE: McKinney salvages a point for Ballymena against 10 man Linfield

Ballymena United 2, Linfield 2
Crusaders winners of this years shield

Fantastic Crues impress boss Stephen Baxter after lifting Shield

Stephen Baxter hailed his Crusaders team after their 4-2 Toals County Antrim Shield final win over Ballymena United at the Warden Street Showgrounds on Tuesday night

Crusaders Jordan Owens celebrate after scoring against Ballymena United

Crusaders lift Co Antrim Shield after seeing off Ballymena United

Stephen Baxter’s Crusaders on Tuesday night sent out a chilling message of intent by producing a demolition job on Ballymena United in the final of the Toals County Antrim Shield at the Warden Street Showgrounds.

Michael O'Neill

10 tweets to sum up how NI fans feel about Michael O'Neill's decision to stay

Michael O'Neill is STAYING put with Northern Ireland and the Green and White Army is happy. Very happy.
All six Danske Bank Premiership games will now be played on the Friday night.  Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

IRISH LEAGUE: Games rescheduled following NI friendly announcement

The Northern Ireland Football League have announced that all Danske Bank Premiership fixtures scheduled for Saturday 24 March will now be played on Friday 23 March (kick-off 7.45pm).

The week was dominated by Irish Cup action

IRISH LEAGUE QUIZ: The week that was ... were you paying attention?

The Irish Cup took centre stage for Irish League clubs this week and we're keen to know if you, the faithful fans, were paying attention.
Ballymena United

Ballymena United tribute to fan who took ill at match and later died

Ballymena United Football Club has paid tribute to a fan who took ill at Saturday's Irish Cup match and later died.
Darren Henderson

Darren Henderson: I’m proud of reaching 100 Irish League goals, but I don’t want to stop there!

Top-flight experience across an Irish League career with clubs such as Coleraine, Glentoran, Dungannon Swifts and Ballymena United has left Darren Henderson in the ton-up strikers’ club with over 100 goals.

Glentoran and Warrenpoint were locked at 0-0

Irish League matches abandoned in Storm Eleanor to be replayed

All three Dankse Bank Prmiership matches abandoned during Storm Eleanor are to be replayed, it has emerged.

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