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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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Rep. Of Ireland Leapfrogged By Northern Ireland In Latest FIFA World Rankings

The latest FIFA World Rankings make positive reading for Northern Ireland, but less so for Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland side. Michael O’Neill’s men enjoyed wins in a friendly against New Zealand and a World Cup qualifier against Azerbaijan to climb six places from 28th to 22nd in the latest world rankings announced on Thursday, their highest-ever placing in the list. …

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20-Year-Old Irish Amateur Boxer Has Face Slashed On Night Out In Belfast

National Elite Men's Championship, National Stadium, Dublin 5/12/2015 Caoimhin Hynes (red) with Martin Stokes (blue) Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Irish amateur boxer Caoimhín Hynes says he is a ‘very lucky guy to still be alive’ following an attack in Belfast at the weekend which left him with a stab wound on the side of his face.  According to RTÉ, Hynes was attacked following an altercation centring around someone throwing a drink at his girlfriend. A PSNI statement described the attackers as …

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International Star But Club Flop: The Kyle Lafferty Enigma

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 11: Kyle Lafferty of Northern Ireland celebrates after he opens the scoring during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Northern Ireland and Azerbaijan at Windsor Park on November 11, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

When Northern Ireland entertain Norway at Windsor Park on Sunday night in World Cup qualifying Michael O’Neill’s men may again look to Kyle Lafferty for goalscoring inspiration. The 29-year-old continues to lead the way for his country and has netted 20 times in 59 international appearances. Indeed, his form in helping Northern Ireland qualify for last summer’s European Championships was quite fantastic. …

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Michael O’Neill Hits Out At FAI’s Recruitment Of Northern Ireland Underage Stars

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 11: Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Northern Ireland and Azerbaijan at Windsor Park on November 11, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Michael O’Neill’s has expressed his disappointment with the FAI over their pursuit for young Northern Irish players. His comments come in the wake of Jordan McEneff’s debut for the Republic of Ireland Under-16s. The Arsenal youth and his brother, Aaron of Derry City, both recently switched their international allegiances from Northern Ireland to the Republic of Ireland. “We know we will …

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