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Championship: Around the grounds

By Keith Bailie

Institute will play local amateur rivals Newbuildings in the final of the North West Cup after Paul Kee's men beat Coleraine in the semi-final. The final is set for the Riverside Ground on Tuesday October 29.

Carrick Rangers goalkeeper Michael Dougherty is running a goalkeeping academy at Taylor's Avenue over the next six weeks. The NI Goalkeeping Academy will be running the course on the 3G pitch at Taylor's Avenue every Sunday, starting this week. The course costs £60 and starts at 10.30am.

Larne full-back Pat McShane has left the club. The experienced full-back, who made his name at Linfield, is one of a number of players to quit Inver Park since the season started.

Lisburn Distillery are one of the few clubs in Northern Ireland who can claim to having a Scandinavian supporters club. Swedish fan Jan Tholin is in the country at the moment and he appeared on The Score, Lisburn 98FM's sports show, to profess his love for The Whites.

Ballyclare Comrades will host Larne on Friday night of this week in the East Antrim derby. The Comrades have moved the Dixon Park tie to a 7.45pm kick-off, in an attempt to attract a bumper crowd.

Bangor defender Andy Long jumped from 15,000 feet to raise funds for Diabetes UK. Andy said: “It was the best and most unbelievable experience of my life, all your instincts and emotions are on high alert — I’ve never felt an adrenaline rush like it!” You can find details of how to donate on the official Bangor website.

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