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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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WATCH: Rory Best happy to end a remarkable haunting statistic

It was incredible to think that the captain of Ireland and Ulster, Rory Best, had not played in a winning Ulster side for 386 days!

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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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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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Ireland and Ulster captain Rory Best

Freedom of the Borough for rugby's Rory Best

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council unanimously agreed to bestow the Freedom of the Borough to Mr Rory Best OBE in recognition of his outstanding sporting achievements.

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Jonathan Rea

Jonathan Rea makes BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017 shortlist

Three times World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea has been included on the BBC Sports Personality of the Year shortlist
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Keith Farmer will ride for the Tyco BMW team in the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship in 2018.

Farmer targets Superstock title as springboard to BSB ride in 2019

Keith Farmer says he will use the added incentive of a British Superbike ride in 2019 to fire him to the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 title next year after joining the Tyco BMW team.

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Northern Ireland's Jamie Ward with Switzerland's Stephan Lichtsteiner and Yann Sommer

FOOTBALL: Northern Ireland's World Cup dreams are over

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Northern Ireland v Switzerland

NI v Switzerland: Controversial penalty award gives Swiss the advantage

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Josh Elliott won the Superstock 1000 Championship for Morello Racing in 2015.

Josh Elliott returns to Morello Racing fold for Superstock 1000 title bid

Josh Elliott has teamed up with Morello Racing once again to contest the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship in 2018.
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WATCH: An upbeat Rory Best on his return to playing with Ulster and what lies ahead

International hooker Rory Best made a timely return to playing last Sunday following a hamstring injury.

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Rory Best

Best believes IRFU policy is correct

Irish captain Rory Best believes the Irish Rugby Football Union’s current policy of not selecting players who opt to play overseas is right because it protects those in the National squad.

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Keith Farmer celebrates on the podium at Brands Hatch with championship runner-up Andrew Irwin (left) and Ben Currie, who finished third in the standings.

Keith Farmer crowned British champion at Brands Hatch

Keith Farmer finally won the Dickies British Supersport Championship in the last race of the season at Brands Hatch.
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Keith Farmer has won nine times in the British Supersport Championship this year.

Keith Farmer targets BSB return in 2018

Keith Farmer hopes to return to the MCE British Superbike Championship in 2018 and has already attracted interest from some of the biggest teams in the paddock.

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Charles Stuart sealed the Irish Superbike title with one round remaining.

Champions crowned at St Angelo

Saturday’s penultimate round of the Irish Superbike Championship at St Angelo saw three new champions crowned at the airfield circuit in Co Fermanagh.

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Northern Ireland fans celebrate

FOOTBALL: Northern Ireland have qualified for the World Cup play-offs

Northern Ireland have secured qualification for the play-offs for next summer's World Cup in Russia.
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Northern Ireland will be hoping to make it to the World Cup finals in Russia next year. (Photo: Presseye)

Football quiz: Northern Ireland v Germany

There's plenty of history between the Northern Ireland national football team and its German counterpart.

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Dromara girl Caragh Milligan has signed for Icelandic side Fylkir.

Caragh enjoying new challenge in Iceland

Dromara-born Northern Ireland ladies midfielder Caragh Milligan says football has been “a game changer” for her after she signed to play for Icelandic side Fylkir.

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Eric Lyons (bottom left) pictured at the launch of the Sunflower Trophy races in 2008 with race sponsor Jim Finlay and riders including John Laverty, Michael Laverty, Ian Lowry and Nigel Percy.

Motorcycling mourns death of Hillsborough Club stalwart Eric Lyons

Irish motorcycle racing is mourning the death of Eric Lyons, who sadly passed away on Wednesday aged 76.

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Gareth McAuley

FOOTBALL: Gareth McAuley returns to Northern Ireland squad for World Cup qualifiers

West Brom's Gareth McAuley is back in Northern Ireland's squad for the World Cup qualifiers with Germany and Norway next month.

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