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Pearce surprised by GB plans
Pearce surprised by GB plans Northern Ireland

Pearce surprised by GB plans

Stuart Pearce admits he thought the Team GB men’s football team that featured at the London 2012 Olympics was a one-off.

Scotland Women thrash NI Northern Ireland

Scotland Women thrash NI

Jane Ross and Caroline Weir both scored twice as Scotland Women beat Northern Ireland 4-0 in a friendly in Belfast.

Northern Ireland Ballon mix-up Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Ballon mix-up

FIFA has confirmed Northern Ireland’s votes for the Ballon d’Or were not registered in time to be counted.

Batson, Cram, Peters honoured Northern Ireland

Batson, Cram, Peters honoured

Brendon Batson, Steve Cram, Dame Mary Peters and Wendy Sly all feature in the New Year Honours list.

Scotland to play N Ireland Northern Ireland

Scotland to play N Ireland

Scotland will face Northern Ireland in a friendly at Hampden Park, the Scottish Football Association has announced.

FA rules out Belfast friendly Northern Ireland

FA rules out Belfast friendly

The Football Association has turned down an invitation for England to play a friendly match in Belfast in March 2016.

UEFA unveils Nations League Northern Ireland

UEFA unveils Nations League

UEFA has announced its inaugural Nations League will take place between September and November in 2018.

McAuley: Irish in good shape Northern Ireland

McAuley: Irish in good shape

Northern Ireland have built a great platform for Euro 2016 qualification despite defeat in Romania, Gareth McAuley says.

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