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DERRY CITY: Council pulling out all the stops to get Brandywell open

Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Cllr Maoliosa McHugh claims staff are "pulling out all the stops" to ensure the new Brandywell Stadium is up and running as soon as possible.

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All six Danske Bank Premiership games will now be played on the Friday night.  Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

IRISH LEAGUE: Games rescheduled following NI friendly announcement

The Northern Ireland Football League have announced that all Danske Bank Premiership fixtures scheduled for Saturday 24 March will now be played on Friday 23 March (kick-off 7.45pm).

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A general view of a black armband and match jersey, with the number 5 in honour of former Derry City captain Ryan McBride.

Derry City to join Brandywell Stadium name change discussions

DERRY CITY Football Club has agreed to meet members of the Ryan McBride Foundation next Monday to discuss proposals to rename the Brandywell Stadium after the club’s late, inspirational captain.

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Portadown manager, Niall Currie was far from happy with his side's display at Limavady but the draw secured the Shamrock Park club's place in the top six of the Bluefin Championship One.

FOOTBALL: Stunning Peter Duffin volley clinches top six place for Portadown

Limavady United 1, Portadown 1

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Institute striker Gareth Brown scored his second goal in as many games, at Newforge, on Saturday.

FOOTBALL: Morrow scores winner in thriller

PSNI 2-3 Institute
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Eamonn O'Kane celebrates his victory in the 2012
Betfair Prizefighter Irish Middleweights competition at The King's Hall, Belfast.

BOXING: Prizefighter’s King Kane warns Sean McGlinchey to play it smart!

PRIZEFIGHTER King’ Eamonn O’Kane believes Sean McGlinchey must ‘play it smart’ when preparing for Ireland’s inaugural ‘Last Man Standing’ tournament at Dublin’s National Stadium on March 3rd.

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Sean McGlinchey is excited about fighting on the Last Man Standing tournament in Dublin next March.

BOXING: ‘I’ll be the Last Man Standing’ - insists Sean McGlinchey

DERRY middleweight, Sean McGlinchey believes participating in the exciting ‘Last Man Standing’ tournament was too good an opportunity to miss.

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Crusaders' Declan Caddell in action with Maiden City's Darren McCready. Pic by Stephen Hamilton/Inpho

IRISH CUP: Maiden City’s pride intact following Cup exit at Seaview

CRUSADERS boss, Stephen Baxter’s strong team selection at Seaview was evidence of the respect the Irish League giants afforded Maiden City ahead of their Tennant’s Irish Cup fifth round tie - and it was fully justified!

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Crusaders  manager Srephen Baxter was impressed by Maiden City in their Irish Cup fifth round tie.

IRISH CUP: ‘Maiden City are a credit to their community’ insists Crues boss

CRUSADERS manager, Stephen Baxter paid tribute to Maiden City’s ‘incredible’ work ethic after watching his side end the Derry outfit’s memorable Irish Cup run on Saturday.

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Institute manager Paddy McLaughlin. DER4517-107KM

IRISH CUP: McLaughlin delighted with solid away day win

Institute manager Paddy McLaughlin was delighted his side drew near neighbours and Premiership high flyers Coleraine, in the Tennent’s Irish Cup sixth round.

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AIL RUGBY: Rampant Rainey crush City of Derry

Bank of Ireland All Ireland League Division 2B
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Institute manager Paddy McLaughlin watched his side easily beat Knockbreda.

IRISH CUP: Institute cruise into next round

Knocbrea 0-2 Institute

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Institute manager Paddy McLaughlin.

IRISH CUP: Institute’s McLaughlin ready to rotate for Knockbreda test

Institute boss Paddy McLaughlin is ready to rotate in search of a knockout boost at the expense of Knockbreda.

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At the announcement of Team NI, hosted at Theatre at the Mill  Newtownabbey, for the XXI Commonwealth  Games Gold Coast, Australia were, Dame Mary Peters, Patron of Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games Council, Cllr Paul Hamill Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council and representatives including athletes and coaches from Team NI.

COMMONWEALTH GAMES: TeamNI announced for Gold Coast 2018

With just over three months until the Opening Ceremony of the XXI Commonwealth Games, 88 athletes have been named to represent Northern Ireland in Gold Coast, Australia.

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Derry kickboxer Brian Houston who travels to Belgium on February 2nd to challenge the reigning world 95kg Oriental Rules champion, Mamadou Keta.

KICKBOXING: Derry fighter challenges for ISKA World Super-Heavyweight Title

DERRY KICKBOXER Brian Houston believes the timing is perfect to challenge for a shot at the ISKA professional world super heavyweight title next month.

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Haley Ballard, Gary O'Hanlon Current Irish Marathon Champion and Marir-Claire Caldwell Pictured during the Launch of the Spar 2018 Omagh Half Marathon at Omagh Leisure Centre

ATHLETICS: £5,000 prizefund on offer at Omagh half marathon

The 29th SPAR Omagh Half Marathon and 5k Fun Run was officially launched this week with organisers noting a high level of early sign ups for the race that is now well established on the Irish athletics scene.

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Institute's Niall Grace (NO 6) is mobbed by his team mates after he had scored the second goal of Saturday's match against Limavady United. DER0118-104KM

FOOTBALL: Institute gaffer happy with comfortable win at neighbours

Institute manager Paddy McLaughlin: “No game is over at half-time and to be fair to Limavady they came out and put it up to us in the second half and had us on the back foot for the majority of the second half and you have to give them credit.

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FOOTBALL: Limavady boss annoyed with same old United making same old mistakes

Limavady United player/manager Paul Owens: “It’s easy to play when you are 2-0 down and to be honest ’Stute slowed things down and took their foot off the gas but I wouldn’t say we dominated the second half, but yeah we were better.

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Institute's Dean Curry celebrates after scoring the opening goal of their match against Limavady United. DER0118-101KM

FOOTBALL: North West derby delight for new leaders

Institute finish 2017 top of the Bluefin Championship after a comfortable 2-0 win at Limavady United.

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Andy McBrine

CRICKET: Andy McBrine and Ed Joyce recalled to Ireland squad ahead of tri-series competition

Ed Joyce and Andy McBrine have been recalled to the Ireland squad for the tri-series against Scotland and UAE in Dubai next month.

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