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Championship: Around the grounds

Loughgall boss Brian Adair continued his January shopping by brining his old team mate Ryan Moffatt back to the club. Moffatt played with Adair at Loughgall and played under him at Rathfriland Rangers. The left winger has joined the club on loan until the end of the season from Ards. Left back Adam Rodgers has moved in the opposite direction.

Lisburn Distillery have snapped up former Cliftonville, Larne and Glenavon midfielder Kieran O'Connor. The talented midfielder with an eye for goal, recently played for Newington Youth Club.

Carrick Rangers have brought out a retro replica version of their famous 1976 Irish Cup final shirt. The iconic Adidas kit, featuring their famous three stripe design, is available for just £25 from the Carrick Rangers website.

Donegal Celtic have lost two of their most important players. 31 year old midfielder Conor Downey, who has played Cliftonville and Linfield, and full back Mark Burns have both left to join relegation threatened Premiership club Ards.

The NIFL are asking fans to log onto their new website, www.nifootballeague.com and complete a survey about the future of league football in Northern Ireland. Fans of Championship clubs have the opportunity to give their opinions on their division.

The Collingwood Cup celebrates its centenary this season, having been first played for in 1914 when UCD were the inaugural winners. UCD are hosting the competition in the last week of February and to mark the occasion of the 100th anniversary they have organised a gala dinner on the afternoon of Friday 28th February prior to the final which will kick off at 5pm. The dinner will be at 2pm and the guest speaker will be Republic of Ireland manager, Martin O’Neill. This will be a great opportunity for former players to meet and recall past Collingwoods. UCD have asked each competing team to take a table for ten for its former Collingwood Cup players. The cost is €450 per table or €45 per person.

QUeen's University Belfast Chairman Denis Clarke would like to hear from former Queen's players, who would like to attend the gala dinner.

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