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Tributes paid to Naomh Gall stalwart Gerry Higgins

TRIBUTES have been paid to a Naomh Gall stalwart who has been described as a “gentleman to all”. Gerry Higgins (68) passed away on Sunday night at the Somerton Road NI Hospice following a brave battle with dementia and Covid-19. The Falls Road native is well-known in football and GAA circles. During the 1970s and […]

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Ballymena and Provincial Intermediate League defend decision as clubs ponder appeals process

BELFAST Celtic and St James’ Swifts will consider their options before launching any appeals following on from the decision to award Dunloy FC the coveted Ballymena and Provincial League title. The league winners have an opportunity to move into the Premier Intermediate League – the third tier of local football. However, Dunloy will require an […]

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‘The Jackal’ giving back to the community during lockdown

WITH the world of sports ground to a halt, many athletes and teams have been putting the downtime to admirable use as they give back to the community and Carl Frampton has been no different.   ‘The Jackal’ has gone back to his roots, helping deliver hot meals to the vulnerable along with his old […]

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St Patrick’s stalwart raises £40,000 for Trócaire with 120km ‘Camino’ trek

A RETIRED GP from Lisburn has completed a gruelling 120km walk and raised £40,000 for charity on the week of his 58th birthday. Dr Martin McMullan, who is a committee member of St Patrick’s GAC, Lisburn, emulated the famous Camino walk from Logrono to Burgos without ever leaving his driveway. Having started out with a […]

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Harriers offer advice to those maintaining a running programme

WITH the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there have been no competitive outings or formal training sessions with the club now for more than four weeks and with no sign of competitions restarting any time, soon some members may be asking themselves why they should continue to run.   The answer is very simple – we should […]

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McCann relishing chance to lead Antrim when hurling returns

CONOR McCann is relishing the chance of leading Antrim into battle against Kerry when their rescheduled Division 2A league final is given the go-ahead. Back in March, the Saffrons had been scheduled to face the Kingdom at Croke Park as part of a double-header with the Division One football clash between Dublin and Meath. Yet, […]

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