Northern Ireland Wags - Jillian Lester
This week's wag is Jillian Lester
Down Area Winter Football League round - up December 15
In the DAWFL Premier Division Brentwood - trailing in second place - stalled their bid to overtake Moat Park Rangers, losing 3-2 at home to Corrymeela.
Mid Ulster round-up - December 15
Tandragee Rovers squeezed three points out of their trip to Markethill to move three points clear at the top of the Intermediate A.
Fermanagh & Western League round-up -December 15
The game of the day in Division 1 saw defending champions and current leaders Enniskillen Town United held 1-1 at home to Lisbellaw United in a closely contested match. Raymie Carroll got the visitors goal with Matt McAuley on target for the hosts.
South Antrim League round-up - December 15
Clonduff YM maintained their 100 per cent record in Division 1 of the South Antrim League with the only goal from Ryan Strachan after 26 minutes against 1st Lisburn.
Ballymena & Provincial League round-up December 15
With the weather in a foul mood on Saturday, it was good to see only one game being lost to a wet pitch as the final games of 2013 came to a close. Play will resume on Saturday, January 4, 2014 so we take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and prosperous New Year.
Fixtures for the week beginning December 16
Six of the boss
Dan Thornton, Downshire YM
Five up front
Chris Baird, Lurgan BBOB
Fan of the Week
Stuart Dickson, Donacloney
Knockbreda breezes past Carrick in successive cups
Knockbreda mastered conditions at a blustery Breda Park to prove once again that they are a side to be taken seriously in this, their first season in Belfast Telegraph Championship One.
New Year could be a Goodyear
Sometimes in football journalism, it is difficult to avoid a cliché or a pun – and in the case of Goodyear, it is almost impossible.
Around the grounds
TOALS are the new sponsors of the Steel & Sons Cup. The local bookmakers will sponsor the Christmas morning final at Seaview between Dundela and Immaculata.
Islandmagee eye cup success to kickstart their fight against relegation
We haven’t even reached the turn of the calendar year, and Islandmagee manager Stephen Donald is already facing up to the reality that a loss this Saturday will all but end any chance his team have of winning silverware this season.
Crusaders can taste title joy
We have just hit the halfway mark in the Danske Bank Premiership and Crusaders are top of the table so the big Irish League question is, can the Hatchetmen be a cut above the rest come May?
Club focus: Orangefield Old Boys FC
Quinn drafted in to help discipline Newington new boys
Irish League new boys Newington Young Men have enlisted the help of experienced manager Marty Quinn, as the north Belfast team aim to secure promotion in their first season at Championship level.
Baby steps for Northern Ireland's football future
When the Irish FA launched their mission statement, 'We're Not Brazil, We're Northern Ireland' last month, the governing body placed a strong emphasis on youth football.
Video: Belfast Telegraph's Crossbar Challenge - are you the next Ronaldinho or David Beckham?
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200 'virgin births' in US
Women 'conceived without sex'
Nitelife: Christmas parties
Top draw: World Cup 2014
Guide to groups, fixtures and dates
Crossbar Challenge: Carrick
Can you hit crossbar from halfway line?
Top 10 tech toys for children Christmas 2013
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Latest Sport News
Mackay future in fresh doubt new
Malky Mackay looks to be on the brink of leaving Cardiff after a report emerged that the Scot had been told to resign or face being sacked by owner Vincent Tan.
Wilshere issued two-match ban
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere must serve a two-match ban after he admitted a misconduct charge over an offensive hand gesture made towards Manchester City fans, the Football Association confirmed on Thursday evening.
Mourinho feels stuck on repeat
Jose Mourinho is feeling the pressure and growing tired of repeating himself after watching his Chelsea side make the same mistakes time and again.
Martinez confident in Toffees depth
Everton manager Roberto Martinez believes he has a strong enough squad to cope with injuries and suspensions in the coming weeks.