20 of the best #IrishLeagueBehaviour tweets from last season

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Keith Gillespie pictured at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Belfast where he announced his new role as a football agent

Keith Gillespie: I wouldn’t change a minute of my rollercoaster football career

He agonisingly missed out on a Premier League title with Newcastle in 1996, played in a critically acclaimed Northern Ireland side who never made it to a major finals, and battled a gambling addiction which saw him lose £7 million over his career as a professional footballer ... and still Keith Gillespie says he would not have done anything differently if given a second chance.

Glentoran manager Gary Haveron. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

IRISH LEAGUE: Haveron’s delight as McMullan adds ‘abudance of energy’ to Glentoran

Glentoran manager Gary Haveron considers the capture of Corey McMullan from Ballyclare Comrades a significant addition to his rebuilding work at The Oval.

Brendan Rodgers

Scottish football made me a better manager, says Celtic's Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers believes swapping the English Premier League for the Scottish Premiership has improved him as a manager.

Tickets will go on general sale for Northern Irelands fixture with Germany on October 5 priced from �45 to �60

Tickets for World Cup qualifier against Germany dearest yet for NI fans

Fans can expect to pay up to £60 when tickets go on general sale for Northern Ireland’s World Cup qualifier against holders Germany.

The Junior Shield final ended in a mass brawl on Wednesday night.

WATCH: County Antrim FA and police to investigate mass brawl at Junior Shield final

An investigation involving the PSNI and County Antrim Football Association has been launched after this year’s Junior Shield final was marred by a mass brawl.

FOOTBALL: Irish FA announce licence verdicts

FOOTBALL: Irish FA announce licence verdicts

The Irish FA have announced the verdict on their Club Licensing applications.

Eric Foley's free-kick delivery evades the dive of Portadown goalkeeper Jack Duffin. Pic by Pacemaker.

IRISH LEAGUE: Glentoran manager Haveron has summer plans in mind

A 3-0 victory over relegated Portadown provided Glentoran with some short-term pride but manager Gary Haveron refused to ignore the bigger picture of an afternoon in which European football was confirmed as beyond the club’s reach.

Ards Gareth Tommons  and Dungannon Swifts Peter McMahon during Saturday's Danske Bank Section B at Bangor Fuels Arena.
Picture by Brian Little/PressEye

Nixon to discuss Ards future this week

ARDS manager Colin Nixon is yet to agree a new deal with the club, despite the fact he has guided the Red & Blues into eighth position in the Danske Bank Premiership.

Linfield's Aaron Burns opens the scoring  during Saturday's game at the national Stadium Windsor Park. (
Photo Colm lenaghan/Pacemaker Press).

IRISH LEAGUE: Title still in Crusaders’ hands claims Linfield boss

When the going gets tough, the tough get going. Just ask David Healy!

Northern Ireland's Gareth McAuley celebrates after defeating Norway 2-0 during Sunday's 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier

Windsor Park ticks all the boxes for McAuley

Defender Gareth McAuley feels the new look National Stadium is suiting Northern Ireland nicely.

Northern Irelands Gareth McAuley challenges for the ball with Norways Gustav Valsvik

Gareth McAuley reveals he had no feeling in his foot during Northern Ireland game against Norway

Northern Ireland’s Gareth McAuley has revealed how fearful he was when he lost feeling in his foot just two days after Seamus Coleman’s sickening leg break.

Mon of the Match Steve Davis wraps his arms around Jamie Ward, who struck on two minutes to make it 1-0. 
Picture by Jonathan Porter/

OPINION: With our Captain Fantastic, anything is possible for Northern Ireland

As Portugal showed in France last summer, it doesn’t take a great deal of quality to succeed in international football.

Northern Ireland's Gareth McAuley played in the Irish League until he was 24. Pic: Presseye

McAuley is the blueprint for Irish League talents

Gareth McAuley is the blueprint for any aspiring Irish League player to follow.

Brian Neeson has had an impressive season in the Carrick goal. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye

IRISH LEAGUE: Callaghan hails “fantastic” Neeson

Carrick Rangers fans have long been claiming they have the best goalkeeper in the league.

Clifford Adams will take charge of Ballyclare Comrades.

IRISH LEAGUE: Ballyclare hoping new boss brings ‘Midas touch’

Ballyclare Comrades are bringing in an entirely new management team following the resignation of Stephen Hughes - but there is no dissention at Dixon Park.

How many did you get right?

Quiz: can you identify these European football clubs by their nicknames?

Nicknames are either funny, confusing or sometimes downright nonsensical. Football clubs are no different.

BT Sport have bought the rights to show live Champions League games.

No more Champions League on terrestrial TV following £1.2bn BT deal

The Champions League is set to vanish from terrestrial TV following BT Sport’s £1.2bn deal for the rights to show Europe’s top football competition.

Larne's outgoing manager Davd McAlinden. 
Photograph by Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

IRISH LEAGUE: McAlinden unsure of managerial life after Larne

Larne manager David McAlinden has admitted he doesn’t know if he will return to management.

Larne manager David McAlinden. Photo by TONY HENDRON,

CHAMPIONSHIP: Larne boss to step aside

Larne manager David McAlinden is set to leave his post at the end of the season.

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