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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.

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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Doire Trasna's Eva Cassidy receives the Niamh McGlinchey Cup for Solo Singing from former All Ireland Senior Solo Singing Champion  Hannagh Ferguson at Glenullin last week. Included on left is �na Ferguson, Coiste Sc�r Dhoire  and Miche�l Ahern from Club Derry.

SCOR: Eva hits right note with county Scor win!

Doire Trasna’s Eva Cassidy - the city’s sole representative at last weekend’s Scór na nÓg County final in Glenullin, made her own little piece of history by claiming a superb first place in the Amhráníocht Aonair (Solo Singing) category.

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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.

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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Na Magha's Alan Grant has been named in the Ulster hurling squad to face Munster this weekend.

DERRY GAA: Oak Leaf trio in Ulster squads

Enda Lynn, Alan Grant and Oisin McCloskey are the only Derry players to be named in the Ulster football and hurling squads for this weekend’s Inter-provincials.

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Tri-Distrance Final the big race at Lifford this weekend

Tri-Distrance Final the big race at Lifford this weekend

The final of the track bookmakers Tri-Distance event will be the main race on a strong 12 race card at Lifford Greyhound Stadium tomorrow night

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2016 Desmond Motors Winter League champions, Team 15,  l-r, Joe Lynch, Declan Mc Kinney, Chris Lynch and Paddy McCafferty.

GOLF: Team 15 clinch coveted Winter League title at Foyle

TEAM 15 which consisted of Paddy McCafferty, Chris Lynch, Joe Lynch and Declan McKinney recorded an excellent score of 96 points to clinch the coveted 2016 Desmond Motors Winter League title at Foyle Golf Club.

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Danny Murphy.

GAA: Ulster Council secretary Danny Murphy dies

Ulster Council secretary Danny Murphy has died at the age of 67.

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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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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’.

DERRY GAA: Derry Board seek Christy Ring changes

DERRY GAA: Derry Board seek Christy Ring changes

The Derry Executive Committee will table a motion at next week’s County Convention calling for the abolition of the final Christy Ring Play-off match.

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The Derry panel which took on Armagh in Sunday's 

O'Fiach Cup semi-final in Crossmaglen. 

(Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye).

O FIAICH CUP: Youthful Derry lose out to Armagh

Armagh 2-20, Derry 3-13

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