Northern Ireland host Swiss and Republic travel to Denmark in World Cup play-off openers
NATURALLY enough, Lámh Dhearg’s success in the Antrim football final was quite quickly put down to, among other things, the eventual development of their Ulster minor-winning team from the 2010 season.
PERCHED in his father’s left arm, a wide-eyed Charlie Vernon junior didn’t know what was happening around him.
THOMAS Mackle completed a treble of King of the Road titles with a ‘two bowls of odds’ win over Gary Daly on Sunday.
STANDING on the goal line, one of 13 Omagh bodies staring at the ball in Peter Harte’s hands, painful memories of O’Neill Park flashed through Conan Grugan’s head.
IT’S not too often you can pass up fate and it will fall straight back into your hands, but that was the path for Paddy Cunningham’s match-winner on Sunday.
ALTHOUGH he kept a crucial clean sheet, Slaughtneil goalkeeper Antoin McMullan was happy to hand out various credit notes after their Ulster Club SFC preliminary round victory over Kilcoo.
TYRONE McKenna is taking on a “banana skin” from France after his high-profile rumble with Tommy Coyle fell through.
EARLY in his professional career, Michael Conlan viewed Carl Frampton as his “dream fight” but now the emerging super-bantamweight contender says the all-Belfast clash would be “bad for the city”.
Bet McClean League Cup HIGH-FLYING Coleraine will hope to clinch a place in this season’s Bet McClean League Cup quarter-finals as they travel to a wounded Crusaders side this evening, weather permitting.
STANDALONE PICTURE(S) The only Irishman ever to win a boxing gold medal at the Olympics, Michael Carruth, was in Belfast last week when he brought a team from his Drimnagh club to face Holy Trinity.
Brendan Crossan takes a look at Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland's possible World Cup play-off opponents ahead of this afternoon's draw in Zurich.
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