THE Celtic family has lost two huge figures in the past week but, for a Belfast clergyman, Billy McNeill and Stevie Chalmers were much more than the sporting icons who achieved immortality 52 years ago.
Danske Bank Irish Premiership: Newry City v Dungannon Swifts (today, the Showgrounds, 3pm) THREE weeks ago, Newry City’s 3-0 win over relegation rivals Ards looked like a season-defining result, especially after the county Down side followed it up with a 4-2 victory over neighbours Warrenpoint Town in their next game.
Premier League: Manchester United 0 Manchester City 2 PEP Guardiola hailed his "incredible" players after the 2-0 victory over Manchester United kept the Premier League title race in Manchester City's hands.
Manchester United supporters currently find themselves in one of those awful quandaries, knowing that one of their two greatest rivals will win the league – and that their team can influence the outcome. In theory at least.
NIFL Premier Intermediate League: Banbridge Town v Lurgan Celtic (Crystal Park, Saturday, April 6, 2019) INJURIES, suspensions and the start of the GAA season have whittled the Lurgan Celtic squad down to the bare bones and so it’s a small group in green and white hoops that warms up before kick-off.
Danske Bank Premiership: Cliftonville v Crusaders (Solitude, tomorrow, 3pm) FOURTH-placed Glenavon could profit most from a win for the Reds this afternoon but victory will keep Cliftonville’s hopes of a Europa League place alive.