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WATCH: Rob Herring's statement on behalf of Ulster players following the IRFU review decision

Senior Ulster player Rob Herring has said the group has to move on following the decision by the IRFU to revoke the contracts of Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding.

William Dunlop

William Dunlop set for Bishopscourt

William Dunlop will be in action at this weekend’s third round of the AJ Plumbing Ulster Superbike Championship at Bishopscourt in Co Down, promoted by the Temple Club.

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Northern Ireland's Summer Lecky in the Women's High Jump final

Team NI athletes reflect on a great Games on Gold Coast

Kevin Seaward brought a fine Commonwealth Games to a close for Northern Ireland’s athletics team with fourth place in the men’s marathon in Gold Coast on Sunday.

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Glenn Irwin on the PBM Be Wiser Ducati at Brands Hatch.

BSB: Glenn Irwin and Michael Laverty on podium at Brands Hatch

Northern Ireland’s Glenn Irwin and Michael Laverty finished on the podium in second and third respectively in Sunday’s second Bennetts British Superbike race at Brands Hatch.
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Jonathan Rea leads the World Superbike Championship by 12 points following a win and runner-up finish at Aragon in Spain.

WSBK: Jonathan Rea denied Aragon double by Chaz Davies in race two

Jonathan Rea capped a strong weekend in the third round of the World Superbike Championship with a runner-up finish in race two at Motorland Aragon on Sunday.
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Coleraine celebrate Darren McCauley's goal.

PREMIERSHIP: McCauley goal keeps Coleraine in the hunt

Coleraine 1 Ballymena United 0

Jonathan Rea leads the World Superbike Championship by 14 points after winning race one at Aragon in Spain on Saturday.

WSBK: Jonathan Rea stretches world title lead after Aragon victory

Jonathan Rea increased his lead in the World Superbike Championship after a gritty victory in race one at Aragon in Spain on Saturday.
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Jonathan Rea was second fastest on Friday in free practice at Aragon in Spain.

WSBK: Jonathan Rea 'feeling good' after opening practice at Aragon

Jonathan Rea made a strong start to the third round of the World Superbike Champion after posting the second fastest time at Aragon on Friday.
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Coleraine manager Oran Kearney'.

PREMIERSHIP: Coleraine brimming with confidence for title run-in

Oran Kearney says his Coleraine side have the belief to go on and win the Danske Bank Premeirship.

World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea.

WSBK: Jonathan Rea primed for ‘important phase’ of championship

Jonathan Rea is feeling optimistic of increasing his lead in the World Superbike Championship this weekend at Motorland Aragon in Spain.

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Kyle Owens will link up with his brother Jordan at Crusaders next season. �INPHO/Stephen Hamilton

PREMIERSHIP: Kyle Owens signs pre-contract with Crusaders

Crusaders have confirmed defender Kyle Owens will rejoin the club when his contract expires with Ballymena United this summer.

Northern Ireland's Leon Reid in action during the Men's 200m Round One heats at the Carrara Stadium during day six of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, Australia. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday April 10, 2018. See PA story COMMONWEALTH Athletics. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. No commercial use. No video emulation.

COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Mixed bag for Northern Ireland athletes

Northern Ireland boxing trio Kurt Walker, Aidan Walsh and Michaela Walsh are guaranteed bronze medals at least after emerging victorious from their quarter-final Gold Coast bouts.

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Michael Dunlop will compete in the Superbike class for the Tyco BMW team in 2018.

Dunlop set for Tyco BMW debut

Michael Dunlop is due to make his debut on the Tyco BMW Superbike at the KDM Hire Cookstown 100 this month.

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Northern Ireland's Rachel Furness

FOOTBALL: Northern Ireland to face Norway in Portadown in World Cup qualifier

Northern Ireland will face another massive challenge when they come up against Norway in Portadown (Shamrock Park 7:45pm) on Tuesday night. Admission is free.

Ballymena United boss David Jeffrey. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

PREMIERSHIP: David Healy highlights European boost but David Jeffrey left to lament lack of reward

Linfield’s chances of European qualification received a Windsor Park boost with the weekend success by 2-0 over Ballymena United.

Linfield's Mark Stafford. Pic by INPHO.

PREMIERSHIP: Game to forget but Linfield pick up points over Ballymena United

It’s been a poor season by Linfield’s high standards - but David Healy’s boys could still end the campaign by claiming a money-spinning ticket to European football.

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Commonwealth Review: Team NI

Northern Ireland boxers Kurt Walker and Aidan Walsh have both reached quarter-finals at the Commonwealth Games. Lisburn bantamweight Walker beat Australian Jack Bowen on a 4-1 decision with welterweight Walsh earning a unanimous win over Pakistan's Gul Zaib. Danielle Hill finished eighth in the women's 50m freestyle final. The 18-year-old's time of 25.56 was 0.24 seconds faster than her semi-final and left her 1.30 seconds behind Canada's bronze medallist Taylor Ruck. Watch Commonwealth Games live Hill's team-mates Conor Ferguson and Jordan Sloan both clinched semi-final spots. Ferguson finished second in his heat of the 50m backstroke in 25.79 seconds and was fourth fastest behind three Australians heading into the semi-finals at 11:19 BST. Sloan will be involved in 100m freestyle semi-finals at 11:59 after qualifying 12th fastest in 49.72 seconds with David Thompson (50.22) in 21st spot and Calum Bain (50.47) 22nd. Weightlifter Emma McQuaid was fourth in her event with gymnast Rhys McClenaghan 10th in the all-round final. Newry-born McQuaid was competing in the 63 kilogram division as her total of 182 left her 24 kilos behind South Africa's bronze medal winner Mona Pretorius. Northern Ireland gymnast Rhys McClenaghan in action in the all-round final on Saturday Gymnast Rhys McClenaghan will be a strong medal hope in Sunday's pommel horse final Competing in the all-round men's gymnastics final, McClenaghan posted the best pommel horse score of 15.050. While Olympic pommel horse champion Max Whitlock was not involved in the all-round decider, McClenaghan's score bodes well for Sunday's pommel horse final. Ewan McAteer received a late call-up for the all-round gymnastics final and finished up in 18th spot with his best score a vault of 14.000. Bantamweight boxer Walker, who won European bronze last year, will face Lesotho's Moroke Mokhotho in the quarter-finals on Tuesday with Walsh taking on New Zealand's Leroy Hindley in his last-eight bout on the same day. Northern Ireland's bowling struggles continue as men's pair McClure and Kelly exit Northern Ireland's disappointing bowls campaign in Gold Coast continued as men's pair Ian McClure and Gary Kelly exited following a 21-8 defeat by Wales and women's single Catherine Beattie also bowed out. Beattie needed to beat world number one and gold medal favourite Karen Murphy to keep her hopes alive but the Australian clinched a 21-17 victory. The Men's triples and women's fours earned wins but their hopes of qualification for the knockout stages had already been extinguished. Simon Martin, Martin McHugh and Andrew Kyle beat Scotland 16-14 with the women's four edging out England 15-14 for their only win in the group stage.

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Banbridge coach Dan Soper

AILL IRELAND RUGBY: Banbridge focused on job at hand in promotion stakes

Dan Soper has urged Banbridge to concentrate on winning their last two games and not worry about results elsewhere as the hotly contested promotion battle in Division 1B reaches its climax.

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Northern Ireland's Mark Allen.

SNOOKER: Mark Allen’s World Championship status secure

Mark Allen’s top-16 ranking and automatic place in the World Championship are secure.

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