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Northern Ireland boss, Michael O’Neill, MBE, talks football with the Queen!

Michael O’Neill talked football with the Queen as he was appointed an MBE at Buckingham Palace.

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Portadown manager Niall Currie and teenage centre-back Ross Larkin celebrate Friday's 1-1 draw against Linfield. Pic by Pacemaker.

IRISH LEAGUE: Positive Portadown thanks to team talk with expert

Portadown have turned to one of the country’s leading sports psychologists for clear-the-air talks within the senior squad.

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Portadown manager Niall Currie following the recent 3-0 defeat by Ards. Pic by Pacemaker.

IRISH LEAGUE: Currie’s rally cry as he puts plans in place for Ports future

Niall Currie has launched a staunch defence of both his credentials as manager and transfer market trading.

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Josh Carson finds the net with an injury-time equaliser for Linfield but the 1-1 draw against bottom-placed Portadown proved a setback to the hosts' title ambitions. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

IRISH LEAGUE: Linfield title bid suffers blow against basement Portadown

Linfield’s title ambitions were rocked at Windsor Park following a sluggish showing against the Danske Bank Premiership’s basement team.

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Portadown manager Niall Currie following the recent 3-0 defeat by Ards. Pic by Pacemaker.

IRISH LEAGUE: ‘I can turn around the Ports’ says Currie

Portadown manager Niall Currie is calling on the club’s supporters to accept short-term pain towards long-term gain.

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This weekend's League Cup final will be broadcast live on Sky Sports. 
Photographer - Matt Mackey / Press Eye

IRISH LEAGUE: NIFL and Sky Sports announce five year deal

The Irish League is back on Sky Sports.

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Northern Ireland will meet New Zealand at the National Stadium at Windsor Park in June

FOOTBALL: Northern Ireland line up international friendly with New Zealand

Northern Ireland will face New Zealand in an international friendly in Belfast this summer.

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Ken Oman - who was sent off for Portadown in the first half - winning the ball over Ards' Ross Arthurs at Shamrock Park. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

IRISH LEAGUE: Currie confident of long-term progress with Portadown despite Ards blow

Time may be running out to save this season for Portadown but manager Niall Currie is adamant he can eventually turn around the club’s fortunes.

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Ken Oman - who was sent off for Portadown in the first half - winning the ball over Ards' Ross Arthurs at Shamrock Park. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

IRISH LEAGUE: Ards ease past 10-man Portadown

Portadown moved one step closer to the drop with a 3-0 reverse by Ards on an afternoon that featured a red card and penalty miss for the basement-based hosts.

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Portadown manager Niall Currie. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

IRISH LEAGUE: Currie keen for Ports consistency

Benefits beyond last weekend’s path into the Irish Cup quarter-finals could serve as a bonus to Portadown’s relegation fight.

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Portadown manager Niall Currie. Pic by PressEyeLtd.

IRISH LEAGUE: Numbers game adds up for Currie as Ports prepare to tackle Ards

Managers may moan about selection headaches but Portadown boss Niall Currie considers competition for places the “perfect scenario” as he prepares to host former club Ards.

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Shea McGerrigan levels the Irish Cup as Portadown recorded a 2-1 win over derby rivals Loughgall. Pic by Pacemaker.

happy return for currie

Niall Currie won a string of silverware as Loughgall manager and left Lakeview Park celebrating another victory after his Portadown players recovered from an early setback to score two decisive second-half goals.

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Ballymena United defeated H&W Welders to make the quarter-finals

TENNENTS IRISH CUP: Quarter-final draw

Crusaders will meet Linfield in the quarter-finals of the Tennents Irish Cup.

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Portadown manager Niall Currie enjoyed great success as Loughgall boss

IRISH CUP: Friendships set aside as Currie returns to Loughgall with Portadown

Niall Currie’s path to his dream job as manager of hometown club Portadown included a five-year spell at Loughgall that provided record-breaking silverware success.

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Jude Winchester slides home Cliftonville's opening goal at Solitude against Portadown. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

IRISH LEAGUE: Gerard Lyttle praises “different class” Cliftonville attack

Cliftonville’s first-half firepower led to a 3-0 lead that effectively wrapped up full points at the break over basement-based Portadown.

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Jude Winchester slides home Cliftonville's opening goal at Solitude against Portadown. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

IRISH LEAGUE Cliftonville see off Portadown thanks to first-half firepower

Cliftonville fired home three first-half goals to secure three points at the expense of basement side Portadown.

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Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has been rested for the  FA Cup fourth-round clash with Wigan on Sunday

SOCCER: A look ahead of the fourth round of the FA Cup

It’s the fourth round of the FA Cup.

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Cliftonville's Jason McGuinnes

IRISH LEAGUE: IFA throw out Glenavon and Cliftonville appeals

Cliftonville will be without Jason McGuinness for six weeks after the Irish Football Association’s Disciplinary Committee threw out a challenge from the North Belfast club.

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Aaron Haire battling for Portadown under pressure from Glenavon's James Singleton.

IRISH LEAGUE: First-half firepower hands 10-man Glenavon the derby spoils at Shamrock Park

Glenavon entered the derby defeat of Portadown having secured the capture of one striker alongside speculation of another’s potential arrival in the summer.

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Portadown's Aaron Haire battling to shield the ball from Glenavon's James Singleton at Shamrock Park. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

IRISH LEAGUE: Derby delight as 10-man Glenavon see off Portadown

Glenavon had first-half goals to thank for derby delight as the Lurgan Blues survived a red card for James Singleton after the break and Portadown penalty to secure success by 2-1.

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