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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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‘The Belfast Hammers’ going from strength-to-strength after two decades

THE Saturday morning exodus to England for local soccer fans is nothing new as the International and City Airports would see various teams represented, but it’s not just the typical clubs like Liverpool and Manchester United who have that loyal following from this side of the Irish Sea. ‘The Belfast Hammers’ have been making the […]

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Cumha na hÓige, Dóchas don Todhchaí

Ní duine mór maoithneach machnamhach mise, cuir ceist ar mo bhean chéile, NO! Ná déan sin, ná cuir ceist ar mo bhean chéile. Ní duine mé atá tugtha do na grianghraif agus d’fhíseáin a ghlacadh, a thaifead agus a uaslodáil de gach imeacht saoil, ócáidí ceiliúrtha teaghlaigh nó scéal beathaisnéise mo chuid páistí a bhreacadh, […]

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McAllister steps down as Swifts’ manager with Johnston tipped to make the step up

PACKIE McAllister is to take an indefinite break from football after stepping down as joint-manager of St James’ Swifts. McAllister was joint-manager of the Swifts this season alongside former Cliftonville star Barry Johnston having previously coached Sport and Leisure Swifts (now Belfast Celtic) while he also had two spells in charge of Donegal Celtic. The […]

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Reds’ chief blasts “totally unacceptable” outcome as Irish League season is curtailed

CLIFTONVILLE chairman Gerard Lawlor has hit out at the decision which will see the Irish Premiership’s final standings settled using a mathematical formula. An independent football data consultancy will work in accordance with UEFA principles with a decision expected in the coming days with a title awarded, one team relegated to the Championship with one […]

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Local soccer takes first steps on its road to return

NEWINGTON are set to resume collective training following the publication of the IFA’s return to play protocols, but manager Conor Crossan insists the club will leave it up to the players to determine if they want to return. The Irish football season has been on lockdown since mid-March following the global Covid-19 pandemic, but some […]

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