Five main talking points from the latest round of Irish Premiership fixtures as Glentoran reclaim top spot and Cliftonville suffer a second successive defeat.
Aberdeen have "had conversations" with St Johnstone with a view to signing winger Matty Kennedy in January.
Linfield are knocked off the top of the Irish Premiership table after being held to a scoreless draw at home by Dungannon Swifts.
Jamie McGonigle scores twice as Crusaders strike early to see of the challenge of Larne in the Irish Premiership at Seaview.
A hat-trick from Jamie Glackin helps Coleraine beat Warrenpoint Town 4-0 at Milltown and move up a place to fourth in the Irish Premiership table.
Glentoran move top of the Irish Premiership table after a comfortable 2-0 victory over Institute at the Brandywell.
Substitute Lloyd Anderson's 66th-minute goal is enough to give Carrick Rangers all three points as Cliftonville slump to a second successive defeat.
Gary Hamilton's Glenavon ease past Ballymena United 3-0 at the Showgrounds to consolidate their seventh position in the Irish Premiership.
Glentoran are top of the Irish Premiership table after a 2-0 victory over Institute, as Cliftonville and Linfield both drop points.
Stoke City sign Northern Ireland midfielder Jordan Thompson for an undisclosed fee from Blackpool.
Former Ballymena and Coleraine defender Lee Colligan is back with Irish Premiership side Carrick Rangers.
Glenavon manager Gary Hamilton believes the club must accept that the pool of players they are able to attract is getting smaller.
Glentoran striker Darren Murray is joining Carrick Rangers until the end of the season.
Glentoran manager Mick McDermott reveals his blueprint for managing in the Irish League and explains why it is important to celebrate success.
Title-chasing Glentoran bring in striker Andrew Mitchell and defender Caolan Marron from Glenavon with Calum Birney going the other way.
Former Northern Ireland defender Gareth McAuley expresses doubts over the wisdom of Kyle Lafferty's move to Sunderland until the end of the season.
Linfield move to the top of the table on goal difference as a Mark Stafford goal gives them a 2-1 win over Cliftonville at a blustery Solitude.
Glenavon recover from going two goals down to snatch a point after an entertaining 2-2 draw with Institute at Mourneview Park.
Is Steven Douglas the Irish League's Zlatan Ibrahimovic? The colourful 42-year-old reflects on his career to date as he bids to hit an appearance landmark.
Queen's University produce one of the biggest upsets in recent Irish Cup history by beating Premiership champions Linfield 2-1 in the fifth round.
Glentoran need a penalty shootout to come out on top against Championship side Portadown after a 2-2 draw at the Oval in the Irish Cup fifth round.
Carrick Rangers secure a place in the Irish Cup sixth round thanks to a 3-1 win over Championship side Ards in Bangor.
Rhys Marshall's final game for Glenavon ends in disappointment as Coleraine run out 2-0 winners in their Irish Cup fifth-round clash at Mourneview Park.
Thomas Maguire scores twice as Irish Premiership leaders Cliftonville hammer Mid-Ulster Football League side Hanover 6-0 in the Irish Cup fifth round at Solitude.
Philip Lowry nets twice as Irish Cup holders Crusaders beat Championship outfit Dundela 3-0 at Seaview.
Cliftonville stay three points clear at the top of the Premiership with Thomas Maguire's first-half goal earning the leaders a 1-0 victory over Glenavon.
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David Jeffrey denies he "went before he was pushed" when he brought his 17-year reign as Linfield boss to an end in 2014.
Northern Ireland are still hopeful that they can qualify for Women's Euro 2021 with four qualifying games remaining says striker Simone Magill.
Northern Ireland international Lauren Wade says playing abroad has been "a challenge" but it has helped her development in the game.
Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland are unlikely to find it easy in their Euro 2020 play-off semi-finals against Bosnia-Herzegovina and Slovakia.