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IRISH LEAGUE: Double delight as McCaffrey goals seal points for Ballymena United over Portadown

Francis McCaffrey had to wait over five months for his first goal in Ballymena United colours - then found the net twice in five minutes against Portadown.

Niall Currie. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

OPINION: Niall Currie has all the credentials to be a Portadown hometown hero

When Niall Currie, Jay Willis and Trevor Williamson share the away dug-out at Solitude next weekend for the first fixture as Portadown’s management team it will hold extra significance for those who recall the trio together in Annaghmore Boys’ Brigade teams as children.

Niall Currie watching from the stands during Ards' draw against Ballinamallard United. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

Portadown and Ards reach agreement over Currie move

Niall Currie’s switch to Portadown from Ards moved one step closer this morning following confirmation of a compensation agreement between the two clubs.

Ballinamallard United's Adam Lecky celebrates scoring the opening goal against Ards.

IRISH LEAGUE: Niall Currie watches on as Ards battle to draw

Portadown bound Niall Currie was forced to watch Ards from the terraces, as John Bailie took temporary charge of the Red and Blues.

Brazil's Chapecoense players pose for pictures during their 2016 Copa Sudamericana semifinal second leg football match against Argentina's San Lorenzo held at Arena Conda stadium, in Chapeco, Brazil, on November 23, 2016.

I.F.A. to observe minute’s silence in memory of Chapecoense

The Irish Football Association (I.F.A.) will take part in a worldwide minute’s silence for the members of a Brazilian football team who died when the plane they were travelling in crashed earlier this week.

Daryl Smylie.

Smylie key player in success for Jonkopings

Richhill’s Daryl Smylie has helped Jonkopings Sodra secure senior status in Sweden.

Glenavon manager Gary Hamilton, will be hoping his side has a big support at Portadown, on Boxing Day.

IRISH LEAGUE: Boxing Day Mid-Ulster derby news

Glenavon supporters are asked to note the following with regard their forthcoming Boxing Day fixture away to Portadown.

Niall Currie is in discussions with Portadown. Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye

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Portadown’s pursuit of a permanent manager at Shamrock Park gained momentum last night as talks opened with Ards boss Niall Currie.

Niall Currie. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

Portadown to open talks with Niall Currie

Portadown directors will meet Niall Currie tonight (Thursday) for formal talks over the manager’s position.

Michael McGovern and Josh Magennis

WATCH: FaceTime surprise for Northern Ireland fans

Football stars from Northern Ireland picked up their phones to give dedicated members of the green and white army a special treat.

Gary Duke - who won a number of trophies as Dollingstown manager - has left the club to take over at Annagh United.

Duke on board as Annagh boss after over a decade of success with Dollingstown

Gary Duke, having spent over a decade devoted to Dollingstown’s rise up the ranks, will take his first steps down another long-term project this week as Annagh United manager.

Celebration time for Linfield in Saturday's 5-0 defeat of Portadown at Shamrock Park. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

Blues fire home five

Heavy fog at Shamrock Park could not hide the gap in quality as Linfield’s title push gained another boost but Portadown suffered a significant setback in the battle to beat the drop.

Celebration time for Linfield at Shamrock Park in the 5-0 victory over Portadown. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

IRISH LEAGUE: Linfield fire home five goals past Portadown

Linfield’s greatest resistance came from the fog at Shamrock Park as the visitors’ title push picked up three extra points with a 5-0 win over basement-based Portadown.

Vinny Arkins. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

Arkins pushing Ports for answer to boss question

Portadown interim manager Vinny Arkins is urging the Board of Directors to announce a permanent appointment by this weekend - even if it means the end of his connection to the club.

Chris Wright.

Wright handed senior role at Warrenpoint

Former Portadown thirds coach Chris Wright has been promoted into the first-team backroom panel at Warrenpoint Town.

Former Nigerian international Kevin Amuneke is now turning out for Ballynure Old Boys but could be in line for the transfer to the Premiership. Pic by Pechblaende via Wikimedia Commons

Premiership sides chasing Ballynure’s Nigerian international Amuneke

The pace is hotting up to obtain the signature of Ballynure OB’s talented midfielder Kevin Amuneke, with three Danske Bank Premiership clubs having already approached manager Ronnie Burns.

Portadown Youth under eights at Liverpool's Kirkby Academy. Also included with the tourists is Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher.

‘Player development over results’ for grassroots club

Portadown Youth officials have posted a message on the club’s Facebook page to explain the decision not to publish results, match reports or league tables online.

Portadown's  Eoin Kirwan

IRISH LEAGUE: Carrick and Portadown draw in basement battle

Wild celebrations on 82 minutes gave way to a sense of frustration at the final whistle for Portadown in the basement battle with Carrick Rangers.

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Carrick Rangers' Martin Murray and Robert Garrett of Portadown battle for the ball in the 1-1 draw. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

IRISH LEAGUE: Kirwan on target as Portadown rescue point at Carrick

Portadown substitute Eoin Kirwan grabbed a vital goal for the visitors three minutes after stepping off the sidelines to salvage a share of the spoils in the battle with basement rivals Carrick Rangers.

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