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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.

Randalstown's Kerry Coulter.

HOCKEY: Premier League relegation battle goes down to the wire

Just like the race for the two titles, the battle to see which team avoids the drop from the women’s Ulster Premier League has gone down to the wire with the remaining issue to be decided on Saturday.

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WATCH: Rob Herring's statement on behalf of Ulster players following the IRFU review decision

Senior Ulster player Rob Herring has said the group has to move on following the decision by the IRFU to revoke the contracts of Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding.

Northern Ireland's Summer Lecky in the Women's High Jump final

Team NI athletes reflect on a great Games on Gold Coast

Kevin Seaward brought a fine Commonwealth Games to a close for Northern Ireland’s athletics team with fourth place in the men’s marathon in Gold Coast on Sunday.

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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.

Adam McLean joins Gerard Rice of  title sponsors, Around a Pound and Clerk of the Course, Anne Forsythe at Gosford Castle to launch the 2018 Tandragee 100.

Tandragee 100 line-up announced at official launch event

The countdown is on to the 58th Around A Pound Tandragee 100, which was launched on Tuesday night in Craigavon.

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Northern Ireland's Leon Reid in action during the Men's 200m Round One heats at the Carrara Stadium during day six of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, Australia. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday April 10, 2018. See PA story COMMONWEALTH Athletics. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. No commercial use. No video emulation.

COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Mixed bag for Northern Ireland athletes

Northern Ireland boxing trio Kurt Walker, Aidan Walsh and Michaela Walsh are guaranteed bronze medals at least after emerging victorious from their quarter-final Gold Coast bouts.

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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.
Eileen Burns

Commonwealth Review: Team NI

Northern Ireland boxers Kurt Walker and Aidan Walsh have both reached quarter-finals at the Commonwealth Games. Lisburn bantamweight Walker beat Australian Jack Bowen on a 4-1 decision with welterweight Walsh earning a unanimous win over Pakistan's Gul Zaib. Danielle Hill finished eighth in the women's 50m freestyle final. The 18-year-old's time of 25.56 was 0.24 seconds faster than her semi-final and left her 1.30 seconds behind Canada's bronze medallist Taylor Ruck. Watch Commonwealth Games live Hill's team-mates Conor Ferguson and Jordan Sloan both clinched semi-final spots. Ferguson finished second in his heat of the 50m backstroke in 25.79 seconds and was fourth fastest behind three Australians heading into the semi-finals at 11:19 BST. Sloan will be involved in 100m freestyle semi-finals at 11:59 after qualifying 12th fastest in 49.72 seconds with David Thompson (50.22) in 21st spot and Calum Bain (50.47) 22nd. Weightlifter Emma McQuaid was fourth in her event with gymnast Rhys McClenaghan 10th in the all-round final. Newry-born McQuaid was competing in the 63 kilogram division as her total of 182 left her 24 kilos behind South Africa's bronze medal winner Mona Pretorius. Northern Ireland gymnast Rhys McClenaghan in action in the all-round final on Saturday Gymnast Rhys McClenaghan will be a strong medal hope in Sunday's pommel horse final Competing in the all-round men's gymnastics final, McClenaghan posted the best pommel horse score of 15.050. While Olympic pommel horse champion Max Whitlock was not involved in the all-round decider, McClenaghan's score bodes well for Sunday's pommel horse final. Ewan McAteer received a late call-up for the all-round gymnastics final and finished up in 18th spot with his best score a vault of 14.000. Bantamweight boxer Walker, who won European bronze last year, will face Lesotho's Moroke Mokhotho in the quarter-finals on Tuesday with Walsh taking on New Zealand's Leroy Hindley in his last-eight bout on the same day. Northern Ireland's bowling struggles continue as men's pair McClure and Kelly exit Northern Ireland's disappointing bowls campaign in Gold Coast continued as men's pair Ian McClure and Gary Kelly exited following a 21-8 defeat by Wales and women's single Catherine Beattie also bowed out. Beattie needed to beat world number one and gold medal favourite Karen Murphy to keep her hopes alive but the Australian clinched a 21-17 victory. The Men's triples and women's fours earned wins but their hopes of qualification for the knockout stages had already been extinguished. Simon Martin, Martin McHugh and Andrew Kyle beat Scotland 16-14 with the women's four edging out England 15-14 for their only win in the group stage.

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Colin Turkington ready for another British Touring Car Championship season. Pic courtesy of Colin Turkington.

MOTORSPORT: Colin Turkington and Chris Smiley set for opening British Touring Cars Championship weekend

Colin Turkington has been tipped for British Touring Car Championship title glory but the Northern Ireland driver is playing down his credentials ahead of this weekend’s opening meeting.

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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.

Ballyclare with the Towns' Cup

RUGBY: Ballyclare lift Towns' Cup with win over Portadown


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GOLF:Team NIbidding to make a statement of Major proportions

The new golf season has quietly swung into action across the globe.

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Rory Donnelly celebrates scoring for Cliftonville against Loughgall. Pic by Pacemaker.

IRISH CUP: Loughgall dream over as Cliftonville firepower blasts Reds into final

A first-half double apiece from Joe Gormley and Rory Donnelly served to destroy the Tennent’s Irish Cup dreams of lowly Loughgall as Cliftonville raced into the showpiece final off a ruthless attacking display.


VIDEO: Loughgall ready for big day in Irish Cup semi-final

Loughgall face Cliftonville at The Oval today in the Tennent's Irish Cup semi-final aiming to create club history and reach a first-ever appearance in the domestic game's greatest knockout showpiece.

Portadown manager Matthew Tipton, Pic by Pacemaker.

CHAMPIONSHIP: Newry City boss Darren Mullen critical of Portadown’s Matthew Tipton after ugly scenes

Newry City AFC manager Darren Mullen singled out Portadown counterpart Matthew Tipton for criticism following ugly scenes at Shamrock Park in the Bluefin Sport Championship.

Portadown manager Matthew Tipton. Pic by Pacemaker.

CHAMPIONSHIP: Two players and manager sent off as Portadown defeat Newry City

Two goals in three first-half minutes secured a second successive Bluefin Sport Championship win for Matthew Tipton’s Portadown - and left title-chasing Newry City AFC suffering a first league defeat of 2018.

Jacob Stockdale - Six Nations player of the championship 2018

SIX NATIONS RUGBY: Jacob Stockdale named Nat West player of the 2018 Championship

Ireland wing Jacob Stockdale has reflected on "a truly memorable few weeks" after being named NatWest 6 Nations player of the championship.

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HOCKEY: Rainey Endowed make decent start in Kilkenny

HOCKEY: Rainey Endowed make decent start in Kilkenny

Rainey Endowed made a decent start to their Kate Russell Cup all Ireland championship campaign in Kilkenny yesterday.

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