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Michael O’Connor Confirms He Will Switch Allegiance To Northern Ireland

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Michael O’Connor has announced his intention to switch allegiance from the Republic of Ireland to Northern Ireland.  The former Dundalk and Shamrock Rovers striker is currently plying his trade at Linfield represented the Republic of Ireland at under-19 level where he scored in a win over Austria back in 2016. Many are surprised by O’Connor’s intentions given that his former …

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Linfield V Celtic: A Match 50 Years In The Making

Someone at UEFA appeared to be having a laugh when they pulled the club set up for Catholic immigrants out of the hat to be the opponents of a historically Protestant club at Windsor Park. In Belfast. On July 12. The PSNI intervened to prevent that potential catastrophe from happening, so instead Linfield will host Celtic Friday in the Northern …

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Rangers Legend Novo Joins Irish League Club

GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 10: Nacho Novo of Rangers celebrates scoring his second goal during The Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League match between Rangers and Dundee United at Ibrox Stadium on May 10, 2008 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Irish Premiership side Glentoran have announced a magnificent signing this summer, with former Rangers striker Nacho Novo joining the east Belfast-based club on a one-year contract. The 37-year-old Spaniard arrives at the Oval with a wealth of experience, having played in Spanish football with Huesca and La Liga side Sporting de Gijón. However, Novo is best known for his career …

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The Setanta Sports Cup: Is It Worth It Anymore?

With the news that the draw for the quarter-finals of the Setanta Sports Cup – which was due to take place today – has been postponed question marks surround the positives of staging the tournament at all. According to the BBC, the reasoning behind the postponement is said to surround fixture scheduling problems. Linfield have pulled out of the competition …

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Where Aren’t They Now?: Belfast Celtic (1891-1960)

In the first of a series looking back at now defunct Irish football clubs, Seán Ó Murchú takes us through the history of one of the Irish League’s most well-known clubs of the past – Belfast Celtic. Founded in the late 19th century by fans of the Glasgow-based Celtic, the Belfast variant was one of the best supported and most decorated …

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Derry Have Bid Rejected For Dungannon Swifts Youngster

Derry City are currently in pursuit of Dungannon Swifts winger Jamie Glackin and have had a bid for the 19-year-old rejected.  The Londonderry Sentinel report that Swifts’ manager Darren Murphy has admitted Dungannon are expecting an improved bid, however. “We haven’t asked for a big amount, I think what we have asked for isn’t unrealistic in terms of Irish League football, …

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Cliftonville Sign Dundalk’s Peter Cherrie

Cliftonville Football Club have announced the signing of Dundalk goalkeeper Peter Cherrie. The 31-year-old Scotsman has been with the Lilywhites for the past six seasons and arrives at Solitude with both 2014 Premier Division and League Cup honours to his name as well as personal accolades in the form of Player of the Year and Players’ Player of the Year awards …

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