Championship round-ups, February 22
Gerry Goodall, Malachians
Ian Johnstone, Moneyslane
While the big Championship game of the day took place at Clandeboye Park, Lisburn Distillery and Larne fought it out for mid-table bragging rights at New Grosvenor.
The footballing gods were finally looking down on the DAWFL, with a full League programme going ahead for the first time in recent weeks.
Immaculata manager Kevin Lawlor is warning his players to expect the unexpected if they want to continue their Clarence Cup adventure after comprehensively beating Killyleagh YC 5-1 in the third round on Saturday.
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Ballymoney United will host Bangor at the Riada on 8 March, in the quarter-dinals of the Coca-Cola Intermediate Cup. Elsewhere, Institute will host Coagh United and Ballyclare Comrades will play Armagh City.
Ballyclare Comrades manager Eddie Hill hasn’t exactly been counting down the days until his side’s Irish Cup quarter-final with Crusaders this Saturday. In fact, it has hardly crossed his mind at all.
THE Collingwood Cup may not garner a lot of headlines north of the border, but the historic university football tournament is celebrating it's 100th year this week.
Nobody can accuse the current crop of Queen's University players of being lazy. The Students have the daunting prospect of competing in the Collingwood Cup the week before they play Bangor in the Irish Cup quarter-finals.
Wakehurst manager Ian Gregg has confessed that this season has been something of a disappointment.
The latest fixtures for the week beginning February 23
Glentoran 0 Linfield 1: David Jeffrey has many memories of The Oval from his near 30-year association with Linfield and he finished his last Big Two adventure at the venue as a winner.
Crusaders 2 Glenavon 2: Gareth McKeown and David Rainey returned to the haunt their old team as Glenavon inflicted more Premiership pain on Crusaders.
Ballinamallard 1 Ards 0: Ballinamallard United moved 11 points clear of Ards at the foot of the Danske Bank Premiership after Jason McCartney's 41st minute penalty gave Whitey Anderson's side all three points at Ferney Park.
Sean O'Neill has admitted Crusaders' title hopes are "virtually over" and that a painful inquest was conducted in the away dressing room at Seaview after the 4-0 hammering dished out by Cliftonville.
Glentoran striker Curtis Allen believes the news of David Jeffrey's end of season departure will galvanise the Linfield dressing room.
David Jeffrey has already brought us the most significant story of the Irish League season, but the final chapter of his own personal tale has yet to be written.
Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall described the decision to rule out Marcelo Bosch's try just before half-time as a "game-changer" as they saw their LV= Cup hopes dashed by Northampton at Franklin's Gardens.
Scotland head coach Scott Johnson refused to point the finger of blame at stand-off Duncan Weir after his blunder cut the legs away from an impressive Dark Blues display against France.
Ireland can face down history and sweep to RBS 6 Nations title glory in Paris next weekend, according to Brian O'Driscoll.
World number one Tiger Woods put his back problem well behind him to shoot the round of the week on Doral's Blue Monster course and put himself in contention for an eighth WGC-Cadillac Championship.