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Irish Football Association launch new five-year strategy is launched

The Irish Football Association has launched a new Five-Year Strategy aimed at promoting, fostering and developing football for all.

Rory McIlroy with Harry Gregg

IRISH OPEN: Sporting legends tee-up to aid Rory Foundation and Harry Gregg Foundation

Rory McIlroy and his charitable foundation, the Rory Foundation, have announced the Harry Gregg Foundation will benefit from this year’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open. The tournament will take place next week (6th to 9th July) at Portstewart Golf Club.

Darren Henderson (left) on show last season for Ballymena United. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

IRISH LEAGUE: Promotion the Portadown goal for Henderson

Darren Henderson is relishing the change presented by Championship commitments with Portadown - but is hoping his ability to find the net can remain the same.

Northern Ireland Women’s U19s to face Spain, Germany and Scotland

Northern Ireland Women’s U19s to face Spain, Germany and Scotland

Northern Ireland will face Spain, Germany and Scotland in the group stages of this summer’s UEFA Women’s Under-19 Championship.

Double World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea has been awarded an MBE for services to motorcycling.

Rea, Best and Davis recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

Double World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea, Ireland rugby captain Rory Best and Northern Ireland skipper Steve Davis have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.


VIDEO: Pick up your ticket for Rangers friendly in Portadown

Glasgow Rangers and Portadown will meet at Shamrock Park next month in a pre-season friendly.

David Johnstone. Pic by Paul Byrne.

IRISH LEAGUE: Loughgall bring back former manager plus Irish League legend

Loughgall officials have turned to a former manager plus Irish League legend as a link to past progress towards securing future success for the club’s youth programme.

Phil Cowen (second left, Rangers community football executive) celebrates the launch of Glasgow Rangers' friendly next month against Portadown at Shamrock Park. Also included, from left, are Portadown's Bill Emerson (club secretary), Ronnie Stinson (club chairman) and Niall Currie (manager).

IRISH LEAGUE: Rangers confirm friendly date with Portadown

Rangers have confirmed a second summer friendly date in Northern Ireland - with the July trip to tackle Portadown an extended show of appreciation towards the country’s loyal fanbase.

Azerbaijan's Pavlo Pashayev with Northern Ireland's Niall McGinn

FOOTBALL: Michael O’Neill hails Nortern Ireland spirit after last-gasp win in Baku

Northern Ireland’s spirit once again came to the fore for boss Michael O’Neill as his understrength and undercooked side claimed a dramatic 1-0 success over Azerbaijan.

Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill

FOOTBALL: Stuart Dallas strike gives Northern Ireland win in Baku


James Hall - pictured second right during his days with Loughgall Youth - has made history in Tasmania.

FOOTBALL: Northern Ireland teenager makes history in Tasmania

A former Loughgall Youth player has made history in Tasmania as the youngest to compete in a senior league fixture.

West Brom Albion's James McClean will launch this year's Hughes Insurance Foyle Cup.

FOOTBALL: Derry City legend to launch Foyle Cup

West Bromwich Albion and Republic of Ireland International James McClean, will be Guest Of Honour at this year’s launch of the International Hughes Insurance Foyle Cup, at the Waterfoot Hotel, this Monday evening.

Manchester United celebrate after winning the Dale Farm Milk Cup for a fifth time

FOOTBALL: SuperCupNI return for Manchester United

Manchester United are making a return to the SuperCupNI.

Northern Ireland's Gareth McAuley

FOOTBALL: Michael O’Neill counts on having Gareth McAuley for World Cup qualifier

Gareth McAuley has been included in Northern Ireland’s squad for the World Cup qualifier against Azerbaijan in spite of concerns over his fitness.

Northern Ireland's Conor Washington

INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL: Conor Washington and Jamie Ward to miss NI friendly against New Zealand

Northern Ireland could be light on attacking options when Michael O’Neill names his squad to face New Zealand and Azerbaijan, with Conor Washington and Jamie Ward both out.

Portstewart celebrate their promotion to the NIFL Premier Intermediate.

FOOTBALL: Three and easy for Portstewart

Portstewart 3-0 Dollingstown
Glentoran players help  fix the net during October's Irish Cup tie against rivals Linfield. Photo: Press Eye

20 of the best #IrishLeagueBehaviour tweets from last season

We love the Irish League. We do. And through the highs and lows of following the local game, there are magic moments which bring big smiles to our faces.
Kyle Neill celebrates during his previous spell with Portadown.

IRISH LEAGUE EXCLUSIVE: Neill 'back home' after dream return to Portadown

Kyle Neill considers this week's return to Portadown a second chance at playing for his football first love.

Portadown FC
Keith O'Hara. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

IRISH LEAGUE: Former Portadown captain O’Hara takes up Mid-Ulster manager’s role

Keith O’Hara may have left Portadown after a 20-year playing career but his connection to the town will remain following an appointment as manager of Rectory Rangers.

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