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PSNI threaten to unmask suspected soccer hooligans

Police have threatened to unmask suspects snapped during clashes between fans at a Portadown FC and Newry City soccer match in April.


POLL | Who will win the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia?

The wait is finally over but which country do you think will be crowned world champions in Moscow on July 15?
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Zach Cowan (right) and Rex Henderson

WORLD CUP: Northern Ireland students to attend opening ceremony

A Portadown schoolboy has been chosen to take part in the opening ceremony of the 2018 World Cup, which kicks off in Russia on Thursday.

Work begins at Ballymena Showgrounds.

SUPERCUPNI: Finals switch at Ballymena Showgrounds due to pitch work

Ballymena Showgrounds will still serve as the finals stage for this summer’s SuperCupNI - but extensive renovation work has forced organisers to relocate the showpiece games to an alternative pitch within the venue.

Pictured are Leeds United (featuring James Milner, back row, second right) after defeating Greek side Panathinaikos 4-0 in the 2002 Premier Section final.

FOOTBALL: Leeds United are back at the SuperCupNI

Former Premier champions Leeds United are back at the SuperCupNI.

Liam McKenna with Portadown manager Matthew Tipton following confirmation of his signing at Shamrock Park.

FOOTBALL: Liam McKenna ready to renew successful partnership with Matthew Tipton at Portadown

Liam McKenna is relishing the prospect of renewing his successful partnership at Portadown after completing a switch from Warrenpoint Town.

Local football attendances continue to rise.  Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

IRISH LEAGUE: One million fan milestone for NI Football League

The NI Football League celebrated yet another boost in attendances, as during the past season the one millionth supporter made their way through the turnstiles.


VIDEO: Kevin Braniff and Johnny Flynn sign for Portadown

Kevin Braniff and Johnny Flynn took time out of finalising a switch to Portadown to discuss future challenges with the Shamrock Park club under manager Matthew Tipton.

Portadown manager Matthew Tipton (centre) with the club's latest signings, from left, Kevin Braniff and Johnny Flynn.

FOOTBALL: Matthew Tipton's delight at double deal for Kevin Braniff and Johnny Flynn

Portadown manager Matthew Tipton has confirmed two top-flight additions to his Bluefin Sport Championship squad with deals for Kevin Braniff and Johnny Flynn from Ballymena United.
Jonny Evans, Gavin Whyte and Lauren Perry

Local game celebrated at Northern Ireland Football Awards 2018

Local football took centre stage last night in Belfast when the Northern Ireland Football Awards for 2018 were announced at a gala event in the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Matthew Tipton. Pic by Pacemaker.

Manager Matthew Tipton backing Darren Murray to fire Portadown forward

Portadown manager Matthew Tipton accepts the player’s past problems mark the signing of Darren Murray as a gamble - but his focus remains on the potential rewards.


VIDEO: Darren Murray makes shock move to Portadown from Crusaders

Darren Murray has made a shock return to Portadown on a two-year deal in the immediate aftermath of his release by Crusaders.


SUPERCUPNI: Green light for Manchester United - Celtic showpiece

Manchester United will face Celtic in a showpiece curtain-raiser to this summer’s SuperCupNI in Coleraine.


SUPERCUPNI: Manchester United on a mission to land another title

Manchester United are on a mission at the SuperCupNI this summer.

Portadown manager Matthew Tipton (left) and club chairman Ronnie Stinson.

Ambulance and police called as fighting mars Newry City draw with Portadown

Newry City and Portadown officials have confirmed internal investigations will take place into post-match trouble following Friday’s scoreless draw.


SUPERCUPNI: English giants join local sides in Under-13 competition

One of England’s most prestigious academies will take on some of Northern Ireland’s best in the Minor U13 section at the 2018 Super Cup NI.

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.

Pictured with the teams are, Clare Kirkwood, Vice Chairperson of the NIFL Womens Premiership Committee (centre left) and Nicola McCleery, Head of Marketing at Danske Bank (centre right).

FOOTBALL: Portadown Ladies to compete in Danske Bank Women's Premiership

The 2018 Danske Bank Women’s Premiership season was officially launched at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park with representatives and players from all seven teams in attendance.
Rangers will make a return to the SuperCupNI this year

SUPERCUPNI: Rangers make a return to youth tournament

Scottish giants Rangers will be returning to the SuperCupNI this summer.

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