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INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL: Conor Washington and Jamie Ward to miss NI friendly against New Zealand

Northern Ireland could be light on attacking options when Michael O’Neill names his squad to face New Zealand and Azerbaijan, with Conor Washington and Jamie Ward both out.

Johnny Robinson hit three sixes in a defiant unbeaten 38 from 37 balls for North West Warriors but it too little, too late against Leinster Lightning.

CRICKET: Lightning and Knights win in T20 openers

Leinster Lightning started the defence of their Hanley Energy T20 Trophy with a comprehensive 56-run bonus point win at Bready against the North West Warriors

Institute chairman Bill Anderson welcomes new boss Paddy McLaughlin.

IRISH LEAGUE: Paddy McLaughlin happy with Institute appointment

New Institute manager Paddy McLaughlin said that was an honour to be given the top job at Drumahoe.

Glentoran players help  fix the net during October's Irish Cup tie against rivals Linfield. Photo: Press Eye

20 of the best #IrishLeagueBehaviour tweets from last season

We love the Irish League. We do. And through the highs and lows of following the local game, there are magic moments which bring big smiles to our faces.
The Furey Insurance Buncrana 5k again attracted a large field of athletes to the Co. Donegal venue.

ATHLETICS: McKinstry, Doherty claim Buncrana 5k honours

North Belfast Harrier Mark McKinstry and Finn Valley’s Teresa Doherty took the prime positions at Wednesday night’s 14th staging of the Furey Insurances 5K road race in Buncrana, leading home 163 finishers in the very popular annual City of Derry Spartans promotion.

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Paddy McLaughlin looks set to be confirmed as the new boss at Institute.  Mandatory Credit Photo Lorcan Doherty /

Paddy set for ‘Stute job

Paddy McLaughlin looks set to be confirmed at Institute’s new manager within the next 24 hours.

Oran Kearney with Stephen O'Donnell.

IRISH LEAGUE: O’Donnell relishing new challenge

Coleraine’s new signing, Stephen O’Donnell, is hoping to have as big an impact at The Showgrounds as Institute former team-mate Ciaron Harkin.

City of Derry Spartan Catherine Whoriskey should be among the field in Buncrana on Wednesday.

ATHLETICS: Record holder a doubt for Wednesday's Buncrana 5k

Wednesday’s Furey Insurances 5K road race in Buncrana looks set to be another top class race with the usual mix of quality and quantity lining up for the 7.30pm start.

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Traceys Bar, who completed back-to-back victories in the North-West Premier Snooker KO Cup courtesy of a 4-2 win over Glendermott CC in the 2017 final at Shantallow House. From left Paul Keenan, Shea Norris and Anthony McGill DER2017GS018

NW SNOOKER: Tracey’s retain Premier Cup

THE 2017 North-West Premier Snooker Cup final, a repeat of last year between Tracey’s Bar ‘A’ and Glendermott CC, delivered a successful 4-2 defence for the Tracey’s team in a contest which seemed on course for an ‘interesting’ finish until things went pear-shaped for the Rectory Field club.

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Newbuildings Cricket Club.


There was a break from regular league and cup action around the North West this weekend as the group stages of this season's Faughan Valley and Eric Cooke cup were played out around the region.

IRISH LEAGUE: Kevin Deery leaves Institute

IRISH LEAGUE: Kevin Deery leaves Institute

Institute start the search for a new manager after Kevin Deery decided to step down.
Coleraine manager Oran Kearney pictured with new signing Stephen O'Donnell.

IRISH LEAGUE: Bannsiders sign Institute captain

Oran Kearney has strengthened his defensive options with the capture of Stephen O'Donnell and Aaron Traynor.

Derry City's Rory Holden

DERRY CITY: Trio called into NI U21 training squad

Derry City players - Conor McDermott, Rory Holden and Mikhail Kennedy - have all been called up to join a Northern Ireland U21 training squad.

Derry City manager Kenny Shiels

DERRY CITY: Irish League players are too expensive - Shiels

Derry City manager Kenny Shiels believes the days of signing experienced players from the Irish League are numbered.


DERRY CITY: City Cubs grill McEneff

Derry City's next generation of fans the 'City Cubs' sat down this week with their favourite players.
Sean Wilson who claimed the Estate Services Friday Night Darts Individual title last week.

DARTS: Wilson claims Friday Night Darts’ Individual title

Friday night past saw Sean Wilson defeat Daryl McCallion 5-1 to claim the 2017 Estate Services Friday Night Darts Individual title, sponsored by George’s Bar.

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CRICKET: Coleraine host four times Irish Senior Cup winners

North West kingpins Coleraine face four time winners Waringstown, in the Irish Senior Cup second round.

Dominican College centenary golf day

Dominican College centenary golf day

As part of the programme of events to mark the centenary of Dominican education in Portstewart, Dominican College is holding a golf day on Sunday, June 25 at Portstewart Golf Club (town course).

Institute manager Kevin Deery.

IRISH LEAGUE: Derry City rumour annoying Deery

Institute manager Kevin Deery is shocked at speculation linking him with a move to join Kenny Shiels’ back room team at Derry City.

Institute manager Kevin Deery was bitterly disappointed following his side's loss at Carrick Rangers on Friday night.

IRISH LEAGUE: Deery considering Institute future

Institute manager Kevin Deery admits he’s considering his position with the club.

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