James McClean launches scathing attack on Derry City manager Kenny Shiels

Republic of Ireland winger James McClean has sensationally lashed out at Kenny Shiels following recent controversial comments made by the Derry City boss in relation to international football.

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James McLaughlin of Coleraine celebrates his goal against Linfield. Picture by Andrew Paton/Press Eye

IRISH LEAGUE: Squad proves its worth for Coleraine

Neil McCafferty believes Coleraine’s strength in depth is one of the main reasons behind their impressive start to the season.

James McLaughlincelebrates after scoring during today's game against Linfield at the Coleraine Showgrounds.
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

IRISH LEAGUE: McLaughlin earns Coleraine a point against Linfield

Coleraine 1 Linfield 1

YOUVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME . . . .   Gerard Doherty is shocked to be th eonly Derry City player named in 2016 Team of the Year.

DERRY CITY: Doherty ‘shocked’ at omission of City players from ‘Team of the Year’

GERARD DOHERTY says he’s ‘shocked’ to be the only Derry City player named in the 2016 PFAI ‘Team of the Year’ which was announced this week.

Stefan Lavery scored twice for Dungannon Swifts.

NI LEAGUE CUP: Dungannon rout Mallards to seal passage

Stefan Lavery scored twice to help Dungannon ease past Ballinamallard into the quarter-finals of the League Cup.

Dungannon Swifts David Armstrong scores against Portadown and celebrates with Andrew Burns and Christopher Hegarty. (
Photograph By Declan Roughan)

DUNGANNON SWIFTS: Hegarty’s ‘goal’ is more clean sheets

Chris Hegarty scored his first goal for Dungannon in the rout of Portadown - but took more satisfaction from keeping a clean sheet.

Kyle Lafferty had a huge impact off the bench on Saturday evening. Photo by Kevin Scott  / Press Eye

NORTHERN IRELAND: ‘That was for you, boss’ says Lafferty

Northern Ireland’s Kyle Lafferty has paid tribute to his manager, in spite of being dropped to the bench this weekend.

Northern Ireland skipper Steve Davis celebrates scoring his first-half penalty on Saturday. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

NORTHERN IRELAND: ‘Steve is my Captain Fantastic’

Northern Ireland skipper Steve Davis has the ability to play at the top end of the Premier League.

Northern Ireland react after Steven Davis scores a penalty

WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS: Reaction from Northern Ireland’s Steven Davis and Kyle Lafferty

Early reaction from Northern Ireland captain Steven Davis and double goalscorer Kyle Lafferty.

Steve Davis celebrates his first half penalty. Pic: Presseye.

WORLD CUP QUALIFIER: O’Neill team selection bears fruit

Michael O’Neill was confident he got his team selection spot on after tonight’s 4-0 win over San Marino.


IN PICTURES: Carl Frampton among stars in Lap of Legends at Windsor Park

Carl Frampton was among an array of stars who turned out in force to participate in the Lap of Legends during the opening ceremony of the National Stadium at Windsor Park on Saturday night.

Dungannon Swifts' Douglas Wilson celebrates with Jamie Glackin. The Swifts thrashed Portadown 6-0.

IRISH LEAGUE: Saturday’s final results

Round-up of Saturday’s Danske Bank Premiership results..

Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill.

Northern Ireland ‘better equipped’ for challenges ahead, says Michael O’Neill

Northern Ireland will be presented with different challenges when facing San Marino and Germany over four days, yet Michael O’Neill is confident his squad are prepared for the contrasting tests.

Steve Davis knows his side have to deliver maximum points against San Marino.

NI skipper Steven Davis says ‘no win, no party’

It’s up to Northern Ireland’s players to get the party started on Saturday evening.

Could Conor Washington grab a start on Saturday night? Pic: INPHO/Presseye/William Cherry

OPINION: Is it time for Northern Ireland to go two up top?

If ever there was a time to try an extra man up top, surely this is it.

Coleraine have introduced a new plan for home fans to leave The Showgrounds on match days.

New exit plan announced for Coleraine fans

Coleraine Football Club has met with Police to try and resolve the exit of fans after games at The Showgrounds.

Coleraine manager Oran Kearney.  Mandatory Credit Photo Lorcan Doherty /

IRISH LEAGUE: No more late, late show says Kearney

Colerain e Showgrounds is where all the excitement has been over the last fortnight.

Ballymena's Tony Kane and Coleraine's David Kee.

Mandatory Credit Photo Lorcan Doherty /

IRISH LEAGUE: Allan scores late to earn Coleraine a draw against Ballymena


Celtic Under 20 Assistant Coach Jim McGuinness. (Picture credit: Rob Casey / SPORTSFILE)

A Celtic View from Donegal’s All Ireland winner!

Professional ambition versus parish pride. Which is more powerful?

Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill

NI SQUAD: Grigg left out at own request

Wigan Athletic striker Will Grigg has again been ommitted from the Northern Ireland squad at his own request.

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