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McAllister sets out Swift vision

JUST days after being appointed manager of St James’ Swifts, Pat McAllister has already set his team their main target for the forthcoming season – gain promotion to the Irish League. McAllister stepped down as manager of Sport and Leisure Swifts, who are set to become Belfast Celtic for the 2019/20 campaign, following the conclusion […]

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Mallon called up to Ireland U21 team

AFTER a successful loan spell in Australia’s A League, Poleglass lad Stephen Mallon has been called up to the Republic of Ireland U21 squad for the Toulon Tournament next week. The Sheffield United player, who spent three months down under, returned to the UK to scenes of jubilation after his club had won automatic promotion […]

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Grove Athletic retain IFA Disability Premiership

IT has been was a busy few weeks for the players and management of Grove Athletic DFC. At the start of March they clinched their second consecutive IFA Disability Premiership title, making it their third IFA title won in the three years the club has been around. Grove will also be looking to win back-to-back […]

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Familiar foes to clash in Europa League decider

CLIFTONVILLE boss, Paddy McLaughlin insists that previous results against Glentoran will count for nothing when the sides met in Saturday evening’s Europa League playoff decider. For the third time in four seasons, the decider will see Glentoran make the trip to Solitude on Saturday evening (5.30pm kick-off) with European football and the financial windfall that […]

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Dual star, Laura lands prestigious Young Coach of the Year award

A PROMISING young coach from North Belfast has scooped a prestigious honour at the Belfast City Council Sports Awards. Laura Vernon, who coaches at both St Malachy’s OB soccer club and Ardoyne Kickhams GAA club picked up the Young Coach of the Year award at a gala event at the City Hall last month. The […]

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Belfast Celtic bosses pondering shock League of Ireland switch

BELFAST Celtic could start next season in the League of Ireland following a meeting of the club’s executive last week. At the end of the current season, Sport and Leisure Swifts will cease to exist and the club will change their name to Belfast Celtic. Sport and Leisure are locked in a relegation battle in […]

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