IRISH LEAGUE: Jeffrey wants his team to show their ruthless side

Ballymena United boss David Jeffrey is hoping his side can turn their chances into goals sooner rather than later.


IN FULL: Irish Cup fifth round draw

Linfield - and Andy Waterworth - grabbed the spotlight in last season’s Tennent’s Irish Cup final thanks to a 3-0 success over Coleraine.

Ballymena McDonald's restaurant ,anager Kade O'Reilly presents sponsored training wear to Carniny Amateur and Youth's club secretary Billy O'Flaherty and Niall Shannon alongside McDonald's staff Gemma Cladwell and Alan Gordan.

FOOTBALL: Carniny sponsorship boost thanks to McDonald’s support

The wintry weekend weather took its toll on all of the Carniny club’s fixtures with none of the teams in action throughout the four leagues they compete in.

Northend U13s pictured outside the Blackburn Rovers senior training ground in April.

FOOTBALL: Northend team up with Blackburn Rovers for skills workshop

With the adverse weather conditions at the weekend, all Northend’s matches from the most junior to senior were cancelled.

The BetMcLean League Cup. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

LEAGUE CUP: Ballymena United and Cliftonville semi-final off but morning review planned for Crusaders’ trip to Dungannon Swifts

Officials have confirmed fresh plans for Tuesday’s scheduled BetMcLean League Cup semi-final ties.

Ards manager Colin Nixon

IRISH LEAGUE: Ards boss Colin Nixon wary as injuries start to take it’s toll on his squad

As the busy Festive period approaches in the Danske Bank Premiership Ards manager Colin Nixon could do with a few of his key players back again.

Ballymena United manager David Jeffrey

COUNTY ANTRIM SHIELD: Crusaders versus Ballymena United Final will take place at Ballymena Showgrounds

The Toals Bookmakers County Antrim Shield final will be played at the Ballymena Showgrounds.

Ballymena United striker Johnny McMurray

Cathair Friel: My Ballymena team-mate Johnny McMurray is going nowhere

Cathair Friel has laughed off speculation linking his Ballymena United striker partner, Johnny McMurray with a move to Irish League champions, Linfield.

Ballymena United striker, Cathair Friel scored the decisive goal as the Braidmen saw off Ballinamallard.

IRISH LEAGUE: Friel strike proves decisive as Ballymena United get back on track

Ballymena United 2, Ballinamallard 1

Ballymena's Conor McCloskey celebrates after scoring against Ards at the Showgrounds

COUNTY ANTRIM SHIELD: Ballymena United into final after beating Ards

Ballymena United made it through to their second County Antrim Shield final in three years with a convincing 3-0 win over Ards.

Gary Thompson netted the winning goal for Ballymena United against Dungannon Swifts at the Showgrounds.

IRISH LEAGUE: Thompson nets late winner for Ballymena United

Ballymena United 2, Dungannon Swifts 1

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.
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).

Northern Ireland v Switzerland

NI v Switzerland: Controversial penalty award gives Swiss the advantage


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

Ballymena players celebrate Cathair Friel's penalty

IRISH LEAGUE: Glentoran and Ballymena United share spoils


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