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International roundup: Klich denies Republic of Ireland win over Poland

• Millwall’s Aiden O’Brien scores on debut in 1-1 draw• Northern Ireland coast to 3-0 friendly win over IsraelAiden O’Brien marked his senior international debut with a goal as the Republic of Ireland came within minutes of ending a turbulent week with…

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Bosnia’s Saric gives Northern Ireland and Will Grigg too much to do

• Northern Ireland 1-2 Bosnia-Herzegovina• Will Grigg 90; Haris Duljevic 37, Elvis Saric 64Northern Ireland’s Nations League campaign got off to a frustrating start as they lost 2-1 to Bosnia-Herzegovina at Windsor Park despite dominating the match. Mi…

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Bosnia’s Saric gives Northern Ireland and Will Grigg too much to do

• Northern Ireland 1-2 Bosnia-Herzegovina• Will Grigg 90; Haris Duljevic 37, Elvis Saric 64Northern Ireland’s Nations League campaign got off to a frustrating start as they lost 2-1 to Bosnia-Herzegovina at Windsor Park despite dominating the match. Mi…

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Nations League: Northern Ireland v Bosnia-Herzegovina – live!

Updates from the Nations League game at Windsor ParkEmail Barry or tweet @bglendenningConfusion greets new Nations League format 1.40pm BST A weird nugget of trivia from Sky Sports: For unexplained reasons, Robert Prosinecki has only brought four defen…

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Nations League: Northern Ireland v Bosnia-Herzegovina – live!

Updates from the Nations League game at Windsor ParkEmail Barry or tweet @bglendenningConfusion greets new Nations League format 1.40pm BST A weird nugget of trivia from Sky Sports: For unexplained reasons, Robert Prosinecki has only brought four defen…

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St Mirren name Coleraine coach and PE teacher Oran Kearney as new manager

• Kearney replaces Alan Stubbs at Scottish Premiership club• First match is at home to Celtic on Friday nextScottish Premiership side St Mirren have appointed Oran Kearney, a PE teacher and manager of Coleraine in Northern Ireland, to replace the sacke…

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Jimmy McIlroy obituary

Elegant Burnley inside-forward who was a creative force in the remarkable Northern Ireland side of the 1950sThe footballer Jimmy McIlroy, who has died aged 86, was an elegant cornerstone of Burnley’s First Division title-winning side of the late 1950s …

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Ex-Celtic youth coach jailed after admitting sexual assault

Jim McCafferty sentenced to three years and nine months for offences against a boy A former Celtic football club youth coach has been jailed for three years and nine months after admitting eight counts of sexual assault.Jim McCafferty, 72, initially pl…

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Motorcycle racer William Dunlop dies after crash in Skerries 100 practice

• 32-year-old dies after ‘tragic accident’ in County Dublin• Dunlop’s father and uncle also died in racing accidentsThe Northern Ireland road racer William Dunlop has died after a crash during practice for the Skerries 100 in County Dublin.The 32-year-…

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Michael O’Neill: Panama have passion but England should escape pain

Northern Ireland’s pre-World Cup friendly showed just how much it means to the Central Americans to be in Russia but a lack of playmakers limits their attacking optionsUnderstanding the intensity of Panama’s feeling towards the World Cup may well be ke…

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Feminists to stage rally at Ulster rugby match after rape acquittal

Protesters to descend on stadium calling for end to sexism after players cleared of assault Hundreds of protesters are preparing to gather at the home of Ulster Rugby as organisers of the demonstration say they want to “stamp out” misogyny and sexism i…

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Irish rugby player tries to recover legal fees after rape acquittal

Paddy Jackson seeks to retrieve some or all of estimated £100,000-plus costs from trialAn Irish rugby international who was acquitted of rape is attempting to recoup his legal costs, it has emerged.The Ulster player Paddy Jackson is seeking to recover …

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Former MP’s tweet almost collapsed Ulster rugby rape trial

Comment by leader of Alliance party, Naomi Long, led to demands from defence team that the trial be stopped, it has emergedA former Northern Ireland MP’s tweet almost collapsed the trial of two Irish rugby stars who were acquitted of rape, it has emerg…

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Former MP’s tweet almost collapsed Ulster rugby rape trial

Comment by leader of Alliance party, Naomi Long, led to demands from defence team that the trial be stopped, it has emergedA former Northern Ireland MP’s tweet almost collapsed the trial of two Irish rugby stars who were acquitted of rape, it has emerg…

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Supporters of rugby stars acquitted of rape take out newspaper ad

Full-page ad calls for Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding’s rugby suspensions to be liftedSupporters of two Irish rugby internationals acquitted of rape have taken out a full-page newspaper advertisement demanding their playing suspensions be lifted.The B…

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Supporters of rugby stars acquitted of rape take out newspaper ad

Full-page ad calls for Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding’s rugby suspensions to be liftedSupporters of two Irish rugby internationals acquitted of rape have taken out a full-page newspaper advertisement demanding their playing suspensions be lifted.The B…

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Irish rugby player cleared of rape says he feels shame and regret

Ulster star Paddy Jackson issues apology after newspaper advert called for him to be droppedOne of the Irish rugby international players acquitted of rape has released a statement of apology, after campaigners paid for a full-page advert in the Belfast…

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Irish rugby stars Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding cleared of rape

Belfast court finds pair not guilty of raping woman in 2016 and clears two other men of indecent exposure and perverting course of justiceTwo Irish rugby stars and two of their friends have been found not guilty of charges of rape, indecent exposure an…

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Paul Smyth winner puts late spring in Michael O’Neill’s second coming

Wearing the away kit colours that reflected the blue skies above them, Paul Smyth sent the Northern Ireland faithful into seventh heaven on a sunny spring?like afternoon in Belfast. Only four minutes after coming on, the 20-year-old Queens Park Rangers…

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International football: 10 things to look out for in this round of friendlies

France and England debutants stake their claims, Ronaldo v Salah, Dembélé seeks to convince Martínez and another new start for ScotlandZurich is not an obvious venue for Portugal to face Egypt but may, at least, afford Fifa bigwigs the opportunity to p…