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PORTADOWN: Chairman confirms Niall Currie replacement

Portadown chairman Ronnie Stinson and his Board of Directors have moved quickly to fill the void left by Niall Currie’s departure.

Portadown manager Naill Currie. Pic by INPHO

BREAKING: All over for Niall Currie at Portadown

Niall Currie’s tenure as manager of his hometown club has come to an end after 14 months.

Portadown manager, Niall Currie was far from happy with his side's display at Limavady but the draw secured the Shamrock Park club's place in the top six of the Bluefin Championship One.

CHAMPIONSHIP: Niall Currie’s time over at Portadown after drab draw with Harland and Wolff Welders

Portadown and Harland Wolff Welders served up a drab scoreless draw at Shamrock Park - a result that marked Niall Currie’s final game.

Portadown manager Niall Currie.

PORTADOWN: Niall Currie’s apology to fans for his reaction after defeat

Portadown manager Niall Currie has issued an apology to the club supporters - and warning to the players - following the latest promotion setback.

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Northern Ireland to face Israel in friendly

Northern Ireland will host Israel in a friendly international at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park on Tuesday 11 September (kick-off 7.45pm).

Portadown manager Niall Currie (left) and Loughgall boss Dean Smith. Pic by Pacemaker.

IRISH LEAGUE: Currie’s praise for Portadown scorer Wilson as Smith highlights pride in overall Loughgall performance

Portadown manager Niall Currie feels the “shackles are off” midfielder Luke Wilson following the teenager’s two-goal return against Loughgall.

Portadown manager Niall Currie

IRISH LEAGUE: Wilson nets derby double as Portadown beat Loughgall

Portadown teenager Luke Wilson kicked off and closed the scoring to secure derby delight with a dream double against Loughgall.


FOOTBALL: Michael O'Neill signs four year Northern Ireland contract extension

Michael O'Neill has signed a four-year extension to his contract that will see him continue as Northern Ireland senior men's international manager until 2024.

Ards manager Colin Nixon. Pic by INPHO.

IRISH CUP: Nixon’s word of warning as Ards face Loughgall

Colin Nixon’s glittering playing career with Glentoran included a taste of Irish Cup glory on no fewer than six occasions.

Portadown chairman Ronnie Stinson.

IRISH LEAGUE: Portadown chairman confirms resolution to clear debt problem - and ambitious plans for Shamrock Park ground

Portadown directors have confirmed a resolution to the historical debt issue which placed the future of the club under threat.

All six Danske Bank Premiership games will now be played on the Friday night.  Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

IRISH LEAGUE: Games rescheduled following NI friendly announcement

The Northern Ireland Football League have announced that all Danske Bank Premiership fixtures scheduled for Saturday 24 March will now be played on Friday 23 March (kick-off 7.45pm).

Portadown manager, Niall Currie was far from happy with his side's display at Limavady but the draw secured the Shamrock Park club's place in the top six of the Bluefin Championship One.

FOOTBALL: Stunning Peter Duffin volley clinches top six place for Portadown

Limavady United 1, Portadown 1

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The week was dominated by Irish Cup action

IRISH LEAGUE QUIZ: The week that was ... were you paying attention?

The Irish Cup took centre stage for Irish League clubs this week and we're keen to know if you, the faithful fans, were paying attention.
Ballyclare Comrades manager Clifford Adams.

IRISH CUP: Nixon’s double delight seals success for Ballyclare Comrades over Portadown

Ballyclare Comrades bounced back from going a goal - and man - down at Shamrock Park as Stewart Nixon’s double secured a memorable extra-time success over Portadown.


VIDEO: Irish Cup preview special

The Tennent's Irish Cup fifth-round draw has provided some fascinating ties for this weekend's programme.
Darren Henderson

Darren Henderson: I’m proud of reaching 100 Irish League goals, but I don’t want to stop there!

Top-flight experience across an Irish League career with clubs such as Coleraine, Glentoran, Dungannon Swifts and Ballymena United has left Darren Henderson in the ton-up strikers’ club with over 100 goals.

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Keith O'Hara during his playing days with Portadown. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

IRISH LEAGUE: Tipton’s delight as Warrenpoint Town sign former Portadown captain O’Hara

Warrenpoint Town manager Matthew Tipton has turned to veteran defender Keith O’Hara in a bid to bolster the club’s top-flight experience.

Thomas Stewart on duty for Sacramento Republic.

IRISH LEAGUE: Stewart calling on past personal glory to help Larne build a bright future

Thomas Stewart is keen to call on past personal glory to help Larne build a bright future.

Portadown manager Niall Currie welcomes Gregg Hall to Shamrock Park. Pic courtesy of Portadown Football Club.

IRISH LEAGUE: Currie confirms two signings and is confident of New Year additions despite financial uncertainty

Portadown manager Niall Currie is confident of continued January additions despite concerns over the club’s financial security.

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