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Two years on, tributes paid to Northern Ireland fan Darren Rodgers

Tributes have been paid to Darren Rodgers, two years on from his tragic death in Nice.

Work begins at Ballymena Showgrounds.

SUPERCUPNI: Finals switch at Ballymena Showgrounds due to pitch work

Ballymena Showgrounds will still serve as the finals stage for this summer’s SuperCupNI - but extensive renovation work has forced organisers to relocate the showpiece games to an alternative pitch within the venue.

Roy Walker during his time as Ballymena United boss. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

ROY WALKER: Former boss backing Ballymena United summer signings

Former Ballymena United manager Roy Walker feels current boss David Jeffrey has added “energy and vibrancy” with the summer signings.

David Jeffrey. Pic by INPHO.

DAVID JEFFREY: Ballymena United boss signs two-year extension

David Jeffrey’s bid to “waken the sleeping giant” at Ballymena United will run until at least 2020/21 following confirmation of a two-year contract extension.

Caolan Loughran (left). Pic by PressEye Ltd.

BALLYMENA UNITED: Club open to offers for Caolan Loughran

Ballymena United have confirmed the club is open to offers for Caolan Loughran - following discussions with the defender.

Ryan Mayse becomes Ballymena United's eighth summer signing. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PREMIERSHIP: Ballymena United snap up Ryan Mayse and Adam Lecky

Ballymena United’s rebuilding continued on Friday night with the additions of Ryan Mayse and Adam Lecky.

Conor McCloskey

Irish League: Glenavon sign Conor McCloskey

Former Ballymena United winger Conor McCloskey has signed a two year deal with Glenavon.

Pictured are Leeds United (featuring James Milner, back row, second right) after defeating Greek side Panathinaikos 4-0 in the 2002 Premier Section final.

FOOTBALL: Leeds United are back at the SuperCupNI

Former Premier champions Leeds United are back at the SuperCupNI.

Gary Thompson. Pic by Pacemaker.

FOOTBALL: Gary Thompson makes switch to Crusaders from Ballymena United

Crusaders have signed Ballymena United midfielder Gary Thompson on a three-year deal.

Local football attendances continue to rise.  Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

IRISH LEAGUE: One million fan milestone for NI Football League

The NI Football League celebrated yet another boost in attendances, as during the past season the one millionth supporter made their way through the turnstiles.


VIDEO: Kevin Braniff and Johnny Flynn sign for Portadown

Kevin Braniff and Johnny Flynn took time out of finalising a switch to Portadown to discuss future challenges with the Shamrock Park club under manager Matthew Tipton.

Portadown manager Matthew Tipton (centre) with the club's latest signings, from left, Kevin Braniff and Johnny Flynn.

FOOTBALL: Matthew Tipton's delight at double deal for Kevin Braniff and Johnny Flynn

Portadown manager Matthew Tipton has confirmed two top-flight additions to his Bluefin Sport Championship squad with deals for Kevin Braniff and Johnny Flynn from Ballymena United.
Cliftonville's Chris Curran. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

Europa League play-off semi-final focus for Chris Curran and Jim Ervin

Chris Curran is backing Cliftonville to show the character required to make a rapid recovery from Irish Cup disappointment towards European delight.

Jonny Evans, Gavin Whyte and Lauren Perry

Local game celebrated at Northern Ireland Football Awards 2018

Local football took centre stage last night in Belfast when the Northern Ireland Football Awards for 2018 were announced at a gala event in the Crowne Plaza Hotel.


SUPERCUPNI: Green light for Manchester United - Celtic showpiece

Manchester United will face Celtic in a showpiece curtain-raiser to this summer’s SuperCupNI in Coleraine.

Crusaders striker Jordan Owens.

Crusaders are crowned champions

Ballymena United 1-2 Crusaders

SUPERCUPNI: Manchester United on a mission to land another title

Manchester United are on a mission at the SuperCupNI this summer.

Ballymena United manager David Jeffrey. Pic by Pacemaker.

PREMIERSHIP: Blank day for Glenavon and Ballymena United

Glenavon and Ballymena United shared the spoils at Mourneview Park on an afternoon of few clearcut chances.

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