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Here is the draw for the 2018 GAA Football Championship

The draw has been made for the 2018 GAA Ulster Football Championship.

Arsenal take 1-0 win in Belgrade Europa clash

Olivier Giroud scored a stunning winner as a much-changed Arsenal side saw off 10-man Red Star Belgrade in their Europa League clash.

Ulster Rugby Round Up Podcast E5: The wind and the wallet

The Ulster Rugby Round Up is back to make your Friday commute the most enjoyable of the week.

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Manchester United strike Saudi Arabian agreement

Manchester United have signed a memorandum of understanding with the General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia to help develop football industry in the country.


Shakespeare grateful for Leicester chance

Craig Shakespeare has thanked Leicester's owners for giving him his first chance in management and expects the club to move clear of the Premier League relegation zone.


Paul Scholes: Man United would get psychological boost from a big away win

Paul Scholes believes Manchester United should push to beat their title rivals away from home to give themselves a psychological advantage.

Mauricio Pellegrino says anxiety to be expected as Saints target rare home win

Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino believes it is only "normal" for his players to feel anxiety at not being able to produce winning performances at home.


Premier League opts against Christmas Eve matches

The Premier League has opted against staging fixtures on Christmas Eve.

Swansea boss Paul Clement is confident Tammy Abraham will stay all season

Paul Clement is adamant that Chelsea will not recall Tammy Abraham from his loan deal at Swansea.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche plays down Leicester talk

Burnley boss Sean Dyche said speculation linking him with the Leicester vacancy was "a paper story" and that no approach had been made to his club.


'Pain in the a***' parents are not helping young sports stars, says Damien Duff

Damien Duff believes 'pain in the a***' parents are one obstacle to Irish football's attempt to catch up with their European counterparts.

Ulster can silence the racket on La Rochelle's historic day, says Gibbes

The Stade Marcel-Deflandre may be preparing for its first ever Champions Cup contest this Sunday, but Ulster's travelling party will already be wholly aware of the experience that awaits them in La Rochelle.

Scoring streak can help Crusaders' Jordan Forsythe become a 'top, top player'

Jordan Forsythe believes he has more goals in his locker after bagging a deadly double in Tuesday's Bet McLean League Cup win over Coleraine at Seaview.

The power of love is going to fire me to double world title, says Ryan Burnett

World champion Ryan Burnett has revealed that the support of fiancée Lara Milner will play a key part in him becoming the IBF and WBA unified bantamweight king this Saturday night.


Best remains sidelined but Henry set for Ulster return for La Rochelle clash

Ulster know they will have to do without skipper Rory Best for their crunch Champions Cup clash with La Rochelle on Sunday (3.15pm kick-off), but can at least welcome his deputy Chris Henry back into the fold.

Believe and achieve: Northern Ireland legends backing current crop to earn World Cup place

Switzerland are the last hurdle Northern Ireland must overcome to reach the World Cup finals in Russia next summer.

Laverty set for Tyco BMW return at Sunflower Trophy

Tyco BMW had a positive weekend during the final round of the British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch, with Christian Iddon taking a double podium.

Northern Ireland can beat Switzerland to end 32 years of World Cup hurt: Jennings

Northern Ireland legend Pat Jennings has backed Michael O'Neill's men to roll over Switzerland and make it to the World Cup in Russia next summer.

Comment: Perhaps NIFL should bring in technology but Linfield are out of order after Coleraine controversy

Much has been said and written in the days following the 'goal' at the Coleraine Showgrounds which gave the Bannsiders a massive win over Linfield.

Wednesday, Oct 18

Michael O'Neill reveals Northern Ireland's play-off plan to psyche out Switzerland

Determined Michael O'Neill will wage psychological warfare on World Cup play-off rivals Switzerland in a do or die effort to secure a place in next summer's finals in Russia.

Tuesday, Oct 17

Cultural sensitivity FIFA style: Football governing body admits Northern Ireland name As Gaeilge was mistake

Irish eyes may have been smiling after the draw for the World Cup play-offs, but there was raised eyebrows when FIFA announced Northern Ireland in both English and Irish - something the game's governing body now admits was a mistake.

Monday, Oct 16

World Cup play-off draw LIVE: Northern Ireland and Republic discover opponents

Today is the big day for football fans north and south of the border as both of the Emerald Isle's teams discover their World Cup play-off fate.

Lyons salutes support as Coleraine and Linfield players rush to help after horror injury

Coleraine boss Oran Kearney and his goalscoring hero Brad Lyons have thanked the players from both sides who rushed to the midfielder's aid after he suffered a horror facial injury against Linfield.

This win is for my mum, says NI's newest British bike champion Keith Farmer

Keith Farmer finally got across the line to be crowned 2017 British Supersport Champion after finishing fifth in the final race of the season at Brands Hatch and immediately paid an emotional tribute to his inspiration.

Sunday, Oct 15

Munster chief Rassie Erasmus left frustrated with Castres draw

Munster director of rugby Rassie Erasmus admitted his side were lucky to leave Castres with two points at the end of an error-strewn encounter at Stade Pierre Fabre.

Saturday, Oct 14

Irish League Round-Up: Leaders Coleraine beat Linfield to go five points clear

A controversial finish at the Coleraine Showgrounds saw league leaders Coleraine pick up a massive 2-1 win over second placed Linfield and go five points clear at the top of the table.

Premier League scores October 14: Manchester City v Stoke, Watford v Arsenal

Plus Crystal Palace v Chelsea, Burnley v West Ham, Swansea v Huddersfield.

Is baggage of Derrymen playing for Northern Ireland becoming thing of past?

When the US Navy arrived in Londonderry during World War II and turned it into their first naval base in Europe, marines were issued with a phrasebook to help them deal with the peculiarities of the local parlance.