DERRY CITY: Conor McDermott ready for 2017 challenges

The expectation levels on Conor McDermott this campaign is going to go up a few levels, but the laid back man isn’t worried.

Rory Patterson. (Picture: Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE)

DERRY CITY: Rory Patterson ready to upset odds again

RORY PATTERSON reckons Derry City are more than capable of knocking the league’s big spenders off their perch and prove last season’s third placed finish was no fluke!

Northern Ireland football manager Michael O'Neill after he received his Member of the Order of British Empire (MBE) medal

Northern Ireland boss, Michael O’Neill, MBE, talks football with the Queen!

Michael O’Neill talked football with the Queen as he was appointed an MBE at Buckingham Palace.

Ardmore Reserves' Barry Gormley (Blue & White Hoops) skips away from his Roe Rovers marker.

NW FOOTBALL: League & Cup action this weekend

Leaders Lisahally maintained their position at the top of the Premier Division, after a comprehensive 6-1 win at Donemana, with goals from Sean Roddy (2), Petie Doherty (2) and 1 each from Gavin McShane and Mark Duffy.

Paddy McCourt is welcomed to Finn Harps by secretary John Campbell.

FOOTBALL: Horgan delighted with McCourt signing

Finn Harps manager Ollie Horgan is delighted to have signed Paddy McCourt

Ciaron Harkin (centre) has settled into life at Coleraine very nicely. Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye

IRISH LEAGUE: Ciaron Harkin already a Bannsiders favourite

Coleraine boss Oran Kearney believes former Institute midfielder Ciaron Harkin, has a big future ahead of him.

Institute goalkeeper Marty Gallagher was in top form last weekend against Dergview.

IRISH LEAGUE: Leaders stroll into Drumahoe

Institute will be hoping its third time lucky when they welcome Championship leaders Warrenpoint Town, to Drumahoe, this Saturday (KO 3pm).

Institute manager Kevin Deery. Picture by Tony Hendron

IRISH LEAGUE: Deery happy to finally see off rivals Dergview

Institute manager Kevin Deery felt his side fully deserved to beat Dergview on Saturday.

Institute's Niall Grace fired home their winner against Dergview.

IRISH LEAGUE: Niall is Stute’s saving ‘Grace’

Institute 2-1 Dergview

Derry man, Shane Ferguson has penned a new deal with Millwall which keeps him at the Den until, at least, the summer of 2019.

Shane Ferguson signs new Millwall deal

SHANE Ferguson has committed his future to League One club, Millwall after signing a new deal which keeps him at the Den until at least 2019.

This weekend's League Cup final will be broadcast live on Sky Sports. 
Photographer - Matt Mackey / Press Eye

IRISH LEAGUE: NIFL and Sky Sports announce five year deal

The Irish League is back on Sky Sports.

Roe Rovers came out on top against Limavady RFC on Saturday.

NW FOOTBALL: In-form Donemana host leaders Lisahally

Draperstown Celtic maintained their challenge in the Premier Division after a 3-1 home win over Foyle Wanderers with goals from Raymond Caufield (2) and Dean Flanghan, while Ryan Curry replied for the visitors.

Michael McCrudden, who fired home from the spot against Knockbreda last weekend, has been in super form this season.

IRISH LEAGUE: Institute face rivals Dergview

Institute manager Kevin Deery is hoping it will be fifth time lucky when they face neighbours Dergview, at Drumahoe, this Saturday (KO 3pm).

Northern Ireland will meet New Zealand at the National Stadium at Windsor Park in June

FOOTBALL: Northern Ireland line up international friendly with New Zealand

Northern Ireland will face New Zealand in an international friendly in Belfast this summer.

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Charlton Athletic's Mikhail Kennedy could be set for a loan move to Derry City.

DERRY CITY: Striker Kennedy in talks with home town club

Derry City are in talks to try and bring young striker Mikhail Kennedy back from Charlton Athletic.

Institute manager Kevin Deery.

IRISH LEAGUE: Teenager wasn’t in Institute’s original match day squad

Manager Kevin Deery admitted that striker Alex Pomeroy showed great composure as he scored Institute’s all important second goal, in Saturday’s win over Knockbreda.

Institute striker Alex Pomeroy came off the bench to score against Knockbreda.

IRISH LEAGUE: Super sub Pomeroy is Stute’s hero

Institute 3-1 Knockbreda

Foyle Wanderers travel to Draperstown this weekend, as they look to continue their recent good form.

NW FOOTBALL: Claudy look to close gap

The North West league resumes this Saturday after the postponement of last weeks programme due to the tragic news of the popular player Jack Glenn.

Institute winger Jamie McIntyre.

IRISH LEAGUE: Winger McIntyre insists he isn’t a diver

Institute’s Jamie McIntyre has vowed he isn’t a diver, following Saturday’s Irish Cup exit to Linfield.

Institute manager Kevin Deery.

IRISH LEAGUE: Deery wants to build momentum

Despite still being disappointed by the manner of his side’s Irish Cup exit, Institute boss Kevin Deery wants his players to finish the season strongly.

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