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Celtic star grants Christmas wish to young Derry fan

Glasgow Celtic footballer, Leigh Griffiths, has agreed to send a pair of signed football boots to a young Derry boy in time for Christmas.

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GOOD TIMES  . . . Niclas Vemmelund celebrating victory over Shamrock Rovers at Brandywell last season with teammates,  Rory Patterson, Keith Ward and Harry Monaghan.

DERRY CITY: Niclas Vemmelund received ‘special’ offer from League of Ireland club

DANISH right-back, Niclas Vemmelund revealed he’s received a ‘special offer’ from one of the League of Ireland’s top four clubs.

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MAN ON THE EDGE . . .  West Brom manager, Tony Pulis says James McClean must learn to control himself on the pitch.

FOOTBALL: James McClean is ‘living on the edge’ - says West Brom boss

WEST BROM boss, Tony Pulis has warned James McClean must learn to ‘control himself’ on the pitch and claims the Derry man has been living on the edge this season.

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Paul Diamond managing director Diamond Corrugated, Orlaith Meenan marketing manager Derry City FC and Philip ODoherty chairman Derry City FC pictured at the announcement of a new 3 year sponsorship deal between Diamond Corrugated and the Candy Stripes. DER4816GS058

Derry City confirm largest sponsorship deal in club’s history with Diamond Corrugated

DERRY CITY Football Club has announced a substantial six figure sponsorship deal with local packaging company, Diamond Corrugated, a partnership which will run until the end of the 2019 Airtricity League season.

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Former Derry City F.C. striker Niclas Vemmelund (left).

Danish defender breaks silence over decision not to re-sign for Candy Stripes

Niclas Vemmelund says he rejected a return to Derry City because it simply ‘didn’t feel right’, claiming the club did ‘too little, too late’ in its attempts to keep him on Foyleside for the 2017 season.

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While work continues at Brandywell Stadium, Derry City FC confirms it will play its home matches at Maginn Park, Buncrana next season.

DERRY CITY: Let’s begin at Maginn

DERRY CITY has confirmed the club will play its ‘initial’ home fixtures in the 2017 Airtricity Premier Division season at Maginn Park, Buncrana.

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Patrick Roberts, pictured centre, scored for Celtic at the Etihad

Old Firm Rumour Mill: Celtic’s Patrick Roberts eyes City return | Hibs cup tie set for Tynecastle | Cathro took Rafa’s advice

Patrick Roberts reckons he can make it at Manchester City after scoring against them for Celtic, Hibs’ Scottish Cup tie against Bonnyrigg Rose could be switched to Tynecastle and Ian Cathro reveals he took advice from Rafa Benitez.

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Pictured left to right are Irish FA Chief Executive, Patrick Nelson; Ulster University Executive Dean, Professor Carol Curran; Ulster University Chancellor, Dr James Nesbitt; and Irish FA Chairman, Gerry Mallon at the National Football Stadium, Windsor Park.

IRISH FOOTBALL: Ulster University and Irish FA link-up

Ulster University and the Irish Football Association (IFA) have announced plans to create the island of Ireland’s first ever football coaching degree, which will inspire and shape the next generation of leaders within the multi-billion pound football industry.

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Institutes Michael McCrudden is closed down by Ballyclare Comrades right-back Curtis Woods during last Saturdays game. DER4816GS086

IRISH LEAGUE: Deery warning against complacency for Annagh game

Institute manager Kevin Deery will be warning his players to be on their guard when they take on bottom side Annagh United, this Saturday (KO 2pm).

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Trojans' manager Paul Higgins (left) pictured alongside Armagh City boss Marty Rice, their sides meet in next month's Tennent's Irish Cup fifth round. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

IRISH CUP: Away day for North West sides

Institute manager Kevin Deery didn’t quite get the birthday present he wanted at today’s Tennent’s Irish Cup fifth round draw.

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The PSNI are investigating child sex abuse allegations within clubs in Northern Ireland.

Historic child sex abuse allegations have been linked to NI football clubs

PSNI have confirmed they are looking at allegations of child sex abuse linked to football clubs in Northern Ireland.

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Aaron Barry is delighted to sign a one year deal with Derry City.

DERRY CITY: Aaron Barry claims City was his best option as he prepares for return

AARON BARRY handed Derry City an early Christmas present by turning down a ‘tempting’ offer from Cork City in favour of re-signing for the ‘Candy Stripes’.

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Institutes Stephen Curry is dispossessed by Ballyclare Comrades defender Jason Johnston at the Riverside Stadium on Saturday afternoon last. DER4816GS084

IRISH LEAGUE: Draw was fair result - states Kevin Deery

Institute manager Kevin Deery felt his side had the better chances in their 1-1 draw with Ballyclare Comrades, on Saturday.

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Aaron Barry has signed a new one year deal with Derry City.

DERRY CITY: Aaron Barry turns down Cork and commits future to Derry

EXPERIENCED defender, Aaron Barry turned down a ‘tempting’ offer from Cork City and has committed his future to Derry City this afternoon.

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Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers and Rangers manager Mark Warburton.

Old Firm Rumour Mill: Celtic 'could be UK's biggest club'

Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell believes the club would be the biggest in Britain if they played in the English Premier League, and the Hoops are interested in Scotland striker Jordan Rhodes.
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Arsenal's Mesut Ozil.

DOC’S PRESCRIPTION: Disappearing Mesut Ozil

Mesut Ozil is a bit like the club he plays for in that he can be very good, but when it comes to the crunch he usually is missing in action.

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James McClean was embroiled in controversy after clashing with Watford's Roberto Pereyra.

West Brom boss Pulis defends James McClean after ugly clash with Pereyra

WEST BROM boss, Tony Pulis defended winger, James McClean for his part in the ugly incident which saw Watford’s Roberto Pereyra sent off during a feisty clash at the Hawthorns.

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Striker Gareth Brown (right) fired Institute in front against Ballyclare Comrades.

IRISH LEAGUE: Honours even a fair outcome at Drumahoe

Institute 1-1 Ballyclare Comrades

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Brazil's Chapecoense players pose for pictures during their 2016 Copa Sudamericana semifinal second leg football match against Argentina's San Lorenzo held at Arena Conda stadium, in Chapeco, Brazil, on November 23, 2016.

I.F.A. to observe minute’s silence in memory of Chapecoense

The Irish Football Association (I.F.A.) will take part in a worldwide minute’s silence for the members of a Brazilian football team who died when the plane they were travelling in crashed earlier this week.

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