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Irish League’s big-money deals have made transfers more difficult, says Gary Hamilton

Belfast Telegraph 19 Jan 2022
The huge transfer fees being paid by full-time clubs in the Danske Bank Premiership is having a major impact on the other clubs’ attempts to strengthen their squad ... That date is Irish Cup second round day but with both teams making first-round exits, the clubs agreed, with permission from NIFL, to bring forward the match.
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Glentoran didn’t make complaint to IFA and get Linfield’s Matthew Clarke banned, says Mick McDermott

Belfast Telegraph 16 Jan 2022
Glentoran manager Mick McDermott has denied suggestions that his club reported Linfield player Matthew Clarke for a gesture he made during last month’s Big Two derby ... McDermott also insisted Glentoran owner Ali Pour will not abandon the club and leave it burdened with high player salaries to cover.
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Improved feedback will help our referees, says Glentoran manager Mick McDermott

Belfast Telegraph 15 Jan 2022
Glentoran manager Mick McDermott believes the standard of refereeing in the Irish League will improve if there is better assessment of officials. Glenavon manager Gary Hamilton and Linfield boss David Healy have raised concerns about the officiating this month ... Enter email address ... It’s a club effort.” ... Mick McDermott Danske Bank Premiership ... Most Read.
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Both Portadown and Larne have taken a big risk on £100k Lee Bonis deal, says Shamrock Park icon Alfie Stewart

Belfast Telegraph 14 Jan 2022
Portadown legend Alfie Stewart says he believes Lee Bonis’ big money move from Portadown to Larne is a huge gamble for both clubs ... The Ports felt it was an offer they couldn’t turn down but Stewart, who was transferred from the Glens to Portadown in 1988 after being named Player of the Year, says he fears for his old club’s future.
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exclusive Poor referees are holding back Irish League, says NIFL chief Gerard Lawlor

Belfast Telegraph 14 Jan 2022
Northern Ireland Football League (NIFL) chief executive Gerard Lawlor has admitted that the standard of refereeing is a threat to the progress of the Irish League ...Do I think in the next 10 years VAR will be in the Irish League and will be a requirement of clubs? Yes, I do.”. Related topics. Danske Bank Premiership. More On Danske Bank Premiership ... .
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Lee Feeney says Bangor ‘deserve’ to be a Premiership club as boss looks on at professional environment

Belfast Telegraph 10 Jan 2022
Lee Feeney believes there are exciting times ahead in the Danske Bank Premiership as he plots Bangor’s return to the top flight. Investment in the Irish League’s top clubs has never been greater, as seen in the past two transfer windows, with full-time football now being offered to the country’s top young players.
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Irish League’s rising transfer fees are staggering… now I worry clubs could get greedy and price young players out of big moves

Belfast Telegraph 09 Jan 2022
On one hand it’s positive that the clubs have this type of money to spend ... But Sunderland are a massive club who happen to be in League One ... For example, if the going rate for a decent player in the Irish League is now £100k, does that mean when clubs from England and Scotland come in for them, a Danske Bank Premiership side now wants £200k?.
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Coleraine issue appeal to fans after fine by IFA

Belfast Telegraph 07 Jan 2022
Coleraine chairman Colin McKendry has appealed to the club’s supporters to behave responsibly after the club was hit with a fine by the Irish FA. The Club has been fined £200 for breaching Article 33 of the IFA Disciplinary Code after items were thrown at Glentoran goalkeeper Aaron McCarey during the Danske Bank Premiership fixture last month.
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Coleraine appeal to fans to avoid misconduct including sectarian chanting after fine by IFA

Belfast Telegraph 07 Jan 2022
Coleraine chairman Colin McKendry has appealed to the club’s supporters to behave responsibly after the club was hit with a fine by the Irish FA. The Club has been fined £200 for breaching Article 33 of the IFA Disciplinary Code after items were thrown at Glentoran goalkeeper Aaron McCarey during the Danske Bank Premiership fixture last month.
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Irish Cup: Michael Halliday aiming to add giant killing to trophy heroics as Bangor take on Larne

Belfast Telegraph 07 Jan 2022
Imagine then how sweet it must feel to win the trophy with your boyhood club ... The two clubs come from different financial realities with the Invermen now a full-time club owned by Kenny Bruce while Bangor are on their way back from financial meltdown, fighting in the Premier Intermediate League and driven to swim with the big boys again.
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Rich rewards in our game but at what cost?

Belfast Telegraph 06 Jan 2022
Not every club, however, has the financial resources to go down the professional route ... Glentoran have shown financial muscle and other clubs have noted that ... Larne owner Kenny Bruce has also revitalised a club and community and the sub-regional stadia funding package for our game is long overdue ... More On Danske Bank Premiership.
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Grenfell victims and family members continue to put pressure on Ulster Rugby to cut ties with Kingspan

Belfast Telegraph 04 Jan 2022
The Belfast Telegraph also contacted many of Ulster Rugby’s other sponsors, to see if they had any response regarding the club’s position to not make any comment at this time about the future of their relationship with Kingspan. While many have not replied to date, Danske Bank, ...
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Stephen Baxter: Crusaders are leading the fight against Covid-19

Belfast Telegraph 03 Jan 2022
Defiant manager Stephen Baxter has brushed off Crusaders’ harsh critics and is adamant the Seaview side are the “cleanest club in the country” in the fight against Covid-19 ... We know what we do and we are the cleanest football club in the country when it comes to Covid-19 ... Crusaders FC Stephen Baxter Danske Bank Premiership.
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Stephen Baxter: Outbreaks have hurt us but Crusaders are leading the Irish League fight against Covid-19

Belfast Telegraph 03 Jan 2022
Defiant manager Stephen Baxter has brushed off Crusaders’ harsh critics and is adamant the Seaview side are the “cleanest club in the country” in the fight against Covid-19 ... We know what we do and we are the cleanest football club in the country when it comes to Covid-19 ... Crusaders FC Stephen Baxter Danske Bank Premiership.
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My club-by-club guide of what the Irish League will offer us in 2022

Belfast Telegraph 02 Jan 2022
It is, however, the next five or so that are in my sights today as I take a look at what all 12 Danske Bank Premiership clubs will be hoping for in the business end of the season... What a credit Cliftonville have been all season as, despite the odds, they continue to fly the flag for the part-time clubs at the top end of the League.
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