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RUGBY: Ballymoney Firsts beaten

On Saturday, the JKC sponsored Ballymoney 1st XV made the trip to Mallusk to face a tricky away tie to Academy.

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HOCKEY: Win for Portrush Firsts

HOCKEY: Win for Portrush Firsts

Portrush First XI began the New Year in great style with a dominant display against Saintfield.

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Luke McKendry, who has been offered a two-year scholarship with Premiership side Swansea.

FOOTBALL: Luke nets Swansea scholarship

Rising football star, Luke McKendry, has been offered a two-year scholarship with Premiership side Swansea, following a series of trials in December.

All six Danske Bank Premiership games will now be played on the Friday night.  Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

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).

Martin Smith of Coleraine. Mandatory Credit �INPHO/Matt Mackey

IRISH LEAGUE: Smith relishing life at Coleraine

Martin Smith believes he is settling into Irish League football as the Coleraine midfielder continues to impress on the Ballycastle Road.

Pictured at the launch was (front) Ulster prop Jonny Simpson with Lynne Reid, SONI (Back from left) Last years winner of the adult category John Curry, Ulster Rugbys Peter Browne, Chris Webster, Domestic Rugby Manager at Ulster Rugby and Gary McFarlane last years winner of the youth/mini category.

RUGBY: Final call for SONI Community Champions Award entries

Entries for this season’s SONI Community Champions Award will close at noon on Monday 5th February and organisers are calling for last minute nominations from the North region, which includes rugby clubs in Coleraine and Ballymoney.

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Blackhorse NI Motorcycle Festival organiser Billy Nutt pictured with (from left) Simon Reid, Keith Farmer and Alastair Seeley at the launch of the event on Thursday at the Eikon Exhibition Centre.

Plans in top gear for 2018 Blackhorse NI Motorcycle Festival

The 2018 Blackhorse NI Motorcycle Festival was launched on Thursday at the Eikon Exhibition Centre in Lisburn, where Alastair Seeley, Keith Farmer and Simon Reid were among the special guests.

Coleraine FC manager Oran Kearney starts the park run. Included are Colin Rice, run organiser, and Gary Milling, Governor, Magilligan Prison.

Mandatory Credit �Lorcan Doherty

ATHLETICS: Coleraine boss starts Magilligan parkrun event

Prisoners at Magilligan have become the first in Northern Ireland to take part in a parkrun event, which was started by Coleraine FC manager Oran Kearney.

Glebe Rangers manager Jason Wilmont leads his players over to the away fans after Saturday's Irish Cup game at Windsor Park.
Photo Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker Press

Glebe Rangers boss full of praise for his squad

Glebe Rangers boss Jason Wilmont was full of pride following the performance of his players in Saturday’s Irish Cup tie against Linfield.

Ballymoney scrumhalf, Mathew Steele, brings the Larne winger to ground.
PICTURE: Uel McDowell

RUGBY: Ballymoney progress in Towns' Cup

A bitterly cold but sunny January afternoon could only mean the first round of the River Rock Towns Cup and JKC sponsored Ballymoney 1st XV entertained fellow Q2 side Larne RFC at the Kilraughts Road.

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Coleraine boss Oran Kearney. Photo Kirth Ferris/Pacemaker Press

FOOTBALL: Irish Cup match is switched

Coleraine will host north west neighbours Institute in the sixth round of the Irish Cup.

Bruce Anstey leads Peter Hickman, Conor Cummins, Dean Harrison and Dan Kneen in the Ulster Grand Prix Superbike race.

Fab five shortlisted for Race of the Year honour

A fabulous five red-hot races have been shortlisted for the coveted title of A.McLean Bookmakers Race of the Year this month at the prestigious Cornmarket Motorbike Awards in Belfast.

Martin Smith was on target for Coleraine in their 7-0 win over Lisburn Distillery in the Irish Cup.

IRISH CUP: Seven up for Coleraine as they see off Distillery

Coleraine 7 Lisburn Distillery 0

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.

Ballymoney Centre, Martin Irwin, scores the first of his brace of tries against Malone in their Conference League match. PICTURE: Uel McDowell

RUGBY: Ballymoney end year with a win

The JKC Sponsored Ballymoney RFC 1st XV played their last game of 2017 against Malone 2nd XV in the conference league and in an entertaining game came out 33-22 winners at Kilraughts Road.

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Coleraine Man of the Match, David Greatorex, presented with the 'Tom McClelland Memorial Award' by Louise Morrow following the CIYMS game on Saturday. Also pictured is Brian Reid, Hon Life President, Coleraine RFCC.

RUGBY: Coleraine lose tight game against CIYMS

Coleraine lost out to Belfast side CIYMS in the league at the weekend and had to be satisfied with a losing bonus point.

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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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Coleraine manager Oran Kearney. Photo Aidan O'Reilly/Pacemaker Press

IRISH LEAGUE: Kearney wants a happy New Year

Coleraine were left kicking their heels in frustration on New Year’s Day after their much-anticipated clash with Linfield fell foul of the weather.

Coleriane Ciaron Harkin and Ballymena Gary Thompson

IRISH LEAGUE: Coleraine and Ballymena United shared points in festive draw

Coleraine and Ballymena United were forced to settle for a share of the spoils as Kyle Owens’ deflected header earned the Sky Blues a deserved 1-1 draw at The Showgrounds.

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