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Linfield faced Dundalk in the inaugural Champions Cup in November and the Irish FA have opened the door to expanding that cross-border tournament rather than sanctioning Kieran Lucid's proposals.

Linfield faced Dundalk in the inaugural Champions Cup in November and the Irish FA have opened the door to expanding that cross-border tournament rather than sanctioning Kieran Lucid's proposals.

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Linfield faced Dundalk in the inaugural Champions Cup in November and the Irish FA have opened the door to expanding that cross-border tournament rather than sanctioning Kieran Lucid's proposals.

Northern Ireland Football League Chairman Brian Adams has sent a stark warning to Danske Bank Premiership clubs that signing up for an All-Island League could mean walking straight into long-term problems.

It recently emerged that 10 of the clubs who played in last season's top flight - all bar Cliftonville and Dungannon Swifts - had signed a letter sent to the Irish FA requesting that they approach UEFA to ask for their thoughts on an all-Ireland structure.

The possibility of cross-border League football then took a new twist when all 10 top tier clubs in the Republic made the same request to the Football Association of Ireland.