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‘A sad day for Irish football’ as tributes pour in for Big Jack

TRIBUTES poured in following the passing of Jack Charlton on Saturday. His captain at Italia 90 and successor as manager, Mick McCarthy, spoke of his profound sadness at the passing of his former boss. “I loved the bones of the man, I am devastated with this news and my heart goes out to Pat and […]

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Star learn Conference fate as four new teams join Division One

THE Men’s National Competitions Committee (MNCC) has confirmed which teams will compete in each of the Men’s Super League and Division One Conferences, with four new sides also joining Division One next season. The fees for clubs competing in both divisions have been halved by the MNCC, to help clubs who are dealing with the […]

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McAuley: Naomh Éanna have a major point to prove

NAOMH Éanna defender James McAuley has issued a rallying cry to his teammates ahead of the resumption of club action and has urged them to put a disappointing 2019 campaign behind them. The Glengormley men came into last year’s campaign on the back of a memorable 2018 season which saw them annex the Antrim and […]

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Positive start as clubs from across the city gear up for the new season

SUNDAY, March 8, may not seem like a date of any huge significance, but it was the day the Antrim all-county leagues saw a round of games that were to prove the last before sport was forced to take a back seat as lockdown took hold. Four months on and the fields are once again […]

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GAA hardens stance on training date breaches

THE GAA has insisted the September 14 date for inter-county returning to collective training will not be brought forward and is now prepared to punish counties for breaching the protocols. The move is something of a u-turn from the association following comments made by GAA president John Horan who said counties wouldn’t be penalised for […]

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Belfast Celtic chief raises welfare concerns as Intermediate Cup decision looms

BELFAST Celtic chairman Jim Gillen has questioned the wisdom of rushing players back to competitive football with the Irish Football Association set to make a call on the Intermediate Cup semi-finals this week. It is understood the IFA want the games played before the end of the month or else the competition be the voided […]

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