Northern Ireland goalkeeper Trevor Carson broke Coleraine hearts with a stunning hat-trick of penalty saves as the Bannsiders exited the Europa League losing a shoot-out 3-0 to Motherwell following a dramatic 2-2 draw at the Showgrounds after extra time,
Linfield manager David Healy believes if his players approach tonight's Europa League tie against Maltese champions FC Floriana with the right mindset and play to the levels they are capable of, the Blues can reach the third qualifying round of the competition.
The Stormont minister responsible for sport has revealed that £6m is to be made available for sporting clubs and organisations around Northern Ireland, offering them much-needed financial aid as they deal with the pandemic crisis.
Josh Carson has played four times for Northern Ireland, made an explosive scoring start to his professional career at Ipswich Town, was a title winner with Linfield and last season won the League Cup with Coleraine having suffered agony at missing out on their Irish Cup success a couple of years before.
Navid Nasseri and Conor Pepper have the character to cope with the pressures that come with a move from Glentoran to Linfield, according to Blues skipper Jamie Mulgrew who has been a huge success at Windsor Park following his Big Two switch in 2005.
Northern Ireland teenager Ethan Galbraith has revealed how training alongside fellow midfielders Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes has improved his game on and off the pitch at Manchester United.
Northern Ireland boss Ian Baraclough has offered hope to the Green and White Army, claiming that his team will be in a stronger condition to defend better in next month's Euro 2020 play-off semi-final in Bosnia than they were against Norway earlier this week.
Irish League champions Linfield will kick off the 2020-21 domestic season on October 10 with a home tie against PSNI in the ToalsBet.com County Antrim Shield, and if they progress they meet Carrick Rangers or Newington in the second round.
Northern Ireland star Stuart Dallas believes Leeds United will be taking on the "best team in the world" on their eagerly-awaited return to the Premier League on Saturday, but insists that the Yorkshire club will travel to Liverpool with confidence that they can produce a positive result.
No fans. No defence and not much going forward. There was an empty feeling all round at Windsor Park as £100 million rated striker Erling Haaland and his Norwegian team-mates ripped Northern Ireland to shreds in a behind closed doors 5-1 obliteration.
Bailey Peacock-Farrell. Take a bow. What a performance from the Burnley goalkeeper who inspired Northern Ireland to earn an unlikely and heroic 1-1 draw in Romania in Ian Baraclough's first game in charge.
The Michael O'Neill era proved to be an incredible ride. There was the ecstasy of Euro 2016 plus the agony of just missing out on the 2018 World Cup during a reign in which Northern Ireland players and fans came together to become a powerful force.
Coleraine will take their Europa League earnings to a staggering €1 million (£890,000) if they overcome Motherwell later this month, with Bannsiders chairman Colin McKendry insisting any finance earned on the run will be "invested wisely for the future of the club".
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