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Game On For 11 Lucky Kids As Lidl Northern Ireland Launches Competition To Win Once-In-A-Lifetime Trip To UEFA EURO 2024TM

Lidl Northern Ireland is giving 11 lucky local children aged between six and 10 a once-in-a-life-time chance to score a ticket to this year’s UEFA EURO 2024 football championship in Germany this June, taking pride of place on the pitch as an official player escort. Lidl is an official partner of UEFA EURO 2024 which […]

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Game Report: Giants Secure Place At Playoff Finals Weekend

The Stena Line Belfast Giants secured their place at the 2023/24 Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL) Playoff Finals Weekend in Nottingham after a 1-1 draw with the Coventry Blaze saw Adam Keefe’s side finish 3-2 aggregate winners over the two quarter-final games. FIRST PERIOD A frantic start to the game saw both sides create early

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Game Report: Giants Get A Leg Up On Blaze In Playoff Tie

Goals from Oliver Cooper and Ben Lake have given the Stena Line Belfast Giants a one-goal lead heading to the second leg of their Elite League Playoff Quarter-Final against the Coventry Blaze after a 2-1 win in the first leg at The SSE Arena, Belfast. The forwards both struck in the second period which, alongside

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NI’s Sporting Titans Deliver A Lidl Boost To 24 Schools With Mental Health Athlete Mentorship Programme

Northern Ireland’s sporting heroes today revealed the list of 24 secondary schools to successfully secure a place on Lidl Northern Ireland’s award-winning Sport for Good programme for the 2023/2024 academic year. More than 1,000 pupils across the region are set to benefit from the programme which will see students participate in a series of dedicated

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Weekend Tickets For Return Of Friendship Four U.S. College Ice Hockey Tournament On Sale Now

The Odyssey Trust is pleased to announce that weekend pass tickets are now available to purchase for the highly anticipated seventh iteration of the Friendship Four men’s college ice hockey tournament, which is set to return to The SSE Arena, Belfast over Thanksgiving weekend in November 2024. Held annually at The SSE Arena, Belfast since

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RunThrough Announces The Much-Anticipated Return Of Hillsborough Running Festival In Support Of Northern Ireland Hospice

RunThrough, the UK’s largest and Europe’s fastest growing running events company, is pleased to reveal the return of the Hillsborough Castle and Gardens Running Festival on Sunday, July 28 2024. This highly anticipated event, set against the scenic backdrop of Hillsborough, offers a variety of distances, ensuring there is something for every runner. With the

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Flogas Rolls Out ‘Energy Behind The Athletes’ Docuseries Ahead Of Paris 2024

Flogas, official energy partner of Team Ireland for Paris 2024 Olympic Games, has unveiled its multifaceted campaign, ‘Energy Behind the Athletes’, designed to amplify support for Team Ireland athletes while spotlighting the vital role of community support. As part of the campaign, a four-part monthly docuseries hosted on the Flogas website and YouTube channel is offering

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Sporting Heroes Honoured At This Year’s Belfast Sports Awards

Local sporting heroes have been honoured at the Belfast Sports Awards 2024. Guests at the awards ceremony in City Hall last night (Friday 22 March) included athletes, volunteers and coaches of all ages and abilities from across Belfast. As well as a host of awards, three athletes were inducted into Belfast City Council’s Sporting Hall

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Premier League Legend Čech Returns to Giants for Second Loan Spell

The Stena Line Belfast Giants can confirm that Petr Čech has re-joined the club on a short-term loan as temporary emergency cover from NIHL1 side, Oxford City Stars. Čech’s return to Belfast marks the netminder’s second spell with the Giants this season, following an initial loan period in November 2023. During this, Čech made his

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Belfast Giants Go Goal Crazy Against Glasgow Clan

David Goodwin and Ciaran Long both grabbed doubles as the Stena Line Belfast Giants emerged victorious in a high-scoring affair at the Braehead Arena as they took an 8-5 win from their Elite League clash with the Glasgow Clan on Saturday night. Henrik Eriksson, Matt McLeod, Ara Nazarian and Daniel Tedesco – back from international

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Cardiff Take Double-Header As Giants Face Tough Competition

The Stena Line Belfast Giants couldn’t hold onto their second intermission lead as the Cardiff Devils secured a four-point weekend at The SSE Arena as they edged a 4-3 scoreline on Sunday afternoon’s Elite League clash in Belfast. Despite three powerplay goals from Oliver Cooper, Daniel Tedesco and Ara Nazarian, the Giants were beaten by

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Giants Announce Signing Of Former NHL Forward Blake Speers

The Stena Line Belfast Giants can confirm the signing of 27-year-old forward Blake Speers for the remainder of the 2023/24 season. Ontario-born Speers began his major junior career with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, before he was drafted in the 3rd round, 67th overall, by the New Jersey Devils in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. In 2016,

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The Odyssey Trust Celebrates Success Of Friendship Series In Belfast

The Odyssey Trust is celebrating the successful return of the Friendship Series for the first time since 2020, which saw Princeton University crowned champions after defeating Providence College at The SSE Arena, Belfast. The Friendship Series is the first and only NCAA Division One women’s ice hockey tournament to be held outside of the United

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Sporting Success: Trio Of Rising Stars Awarded Bursary Prize

Hughes Insurance and Mary Peters Trust have announced three young athletes recognised by the Trust’s bursary programme. Sailor Zoe Whitford, golfer Adam Buchanon and motorsport racer Peter Willis were each awarded £500 as part of the annual partnership which aims to help talented young athletes on their sporting journeys. All three athletes are already gaining

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Princeton Win 2024 Friendship Series In Belfast

Princeton University has been crowned 2024 Friendship Series champions after defeating Providence College in a two-game series in Belfast. Thousands of fanatical spectators packed out The SSE Arena, Belfast for two days of NCAA women’s ice hockey action, as Princeton University emulated the successes of Northeastern University in 2019 and Quinnipiac University in 2020 to

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The Power Of A Positive Mentality: Matthew Bell On His Second Chance

Pro hockey player Matthew Bell was at the top of his game. In 2016 he was gearing up for the Olympics in Rio De Janeiro. When he didn’t make the cut for the sporting world’s biggest stage, he thought he was having the worst day of his life. He had no idea what was ahead

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4 Corners Festival Bringing Young People Together Through Sports

Uniting young people with a Game of 4 Corners This year’s 4 Corners Festival is set to bring young people from local communities across Belfast together through the medium of sport. Now in its 12th year, the 4 Corners Festival was conceived as a way to inspire people from across the city to transform it

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Belfast Giants Star David Goodwin Resigns For 2024 Season

The Stena Line Belfast Giants can confirm the re-signing of 2022/23 treble-winning captain David Goodwin for the remainder of the 2023/24 season. Having iced over 170 times for the Giants between 2019 and 2023, the 31-year-old forward spent two seasons as captain in Belfast before making the move to Spanish side CH Jaca ahead of

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Ulster Rugby Extends A&L Goodbody Lounge Partnership

Ulster Rugby confirms the extension of its partnership with corporate law firm A&L Goodbody LLP (ALG) – the official sponsor of the A&L Goodbody Lounge at Kingspan Stadium. The extension will see ALG continue to sponsor the venue for a further two years. Having recently undergone a rebrand, the A&L Goodbody Lounge will continue to

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Giants And LoveBelfast Celebrate Local Partnership

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce a new local partnership with LoveBelfast for the 2023/24 season. Boasting over 300,000 social media followers, LoveBelfast is the go-to place for up-to-date sport, entertainment, and business news from Belfast and beyond. Previous winners of the Best UK Blog Award and the Digital DNA Award for

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Crusaders Strikers Welcome Rising Star Mia Moore To Their Team

In a significant boost to their squad, Crusaders Strikers have officially announced the signing of the promising young footballer, Mia Moore. The 16-year-old midfielder, renowned for her scoring prowess, joins the Strikers after a stellar debut senior season with Linfield, where she netted an impressive 10 goals. Jonny Tuffey, the manager of Crusaders Strikers, said

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New Memoir ‘Second Chances’ Recounts Pro Hockey Player’s Battle With Brain Cancer

Craigavon born pro hockey player Matthew Bell thought not being selected for the 2016 Olympics in Rio De Janeiro was the worst day of his life. Little did he know the hardest times were ahead of him. Once an international hockey player, Matthew’s life was upended when he was diagnosed with a life-threatening brain tumour

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Oliver Gunning Receives Inaugural Vision Sports Ireland Education Bursary

Vision Sports Ireland is delighted to announce Oliver Gunning from Ballyclare, County Antrim, as the recipient of the inaugural Education Bursary proudly supported by Mason Hayes & Curran.  Oliver is currently completing his first-year studies in BSc Hons Sport, Physical Education and Professional Education at the University of Stirling. Oliver is aspiring to assist others

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Giants And Belfast City Airport Unveil Revamped Oversize Baggage Area

The Stena Line Belfast Giants and Belfast City Airport are proud to unveil a newly rebranded Giant Baggage Area. Featuring a number of key individuals from the Giants’ 2022/23 treble-winning roster, including Adam Keefe, Mark Cooper, Tyler Beskorowany, and Mark Garside, the refurbished Giant baggage area accommodates all passengers travelling with large bags. From those travelling with

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Lisburn Based Mcquillan Companies Unveils 3-Year Partnership With Ulster University Gaelic Academy To Further Advance Education And Sport

Leading Construction and Waste Management business, McQuillan Companies, has announced a new 3-year sponsorship with Ulster University as part of its developing excellence in industry through education and sport. The sponsorship with Ulster running from 2023-2026 will see McQuillan Companies sponsor the Gaelic Academy which is this year celebrating 50 years, supporting its football, hurling,

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Visit Belfast Kicks Off New Tourism Partnership With Irish Football Association

IFA and Visit Belfast tie up in major drive to promote sports tourism, women’s football and business events The Irish Football Association and Visit Belfast, the city region’s destination marketing and management organisation, have joined forces in a significant strategic partnership designed to maximise the opportunities for sports tourism. The three-year tie-up, which gets under

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Legacy Of Friendship Four Set To Continue Into 2024

The Odyssey Trust has announced the continuation of the Friendship Four men’s college ice hockey tournament into 2024, in conjunction with the official launch of ‘Ring the Bell!’ – a new book centred around the history and legacy of the event. Held annually in Belfast since 2015, the Friendship Four is designed to promote education,

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Instonians Beds In Home Retailer Harry Corry To Support Rugby Youth Programme

Leading home retailer Harry Corry has joined forces with Instonians Rugby Club, providing top level support for its ‘Rugby for All’ Youth Programme to help support our future All Ireland League, Five Nations and World Cup champions. Harry Corry has been supporting Instonians for over four decades but this latest commitment significantly upweights the retailer’s

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Giants And Harry Corry Raise Curtain On New Partnership

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are proud to announce the return of Harry Corry as a partner for the 2023/24 season. Marking seven consecutive seasons in partnership, Harry Corry is one of Northern Ireland’s most successful family-run businesses, with 54 retail outlets across the island of Ireland and Scotland – employing more than 700 members

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Blú To Fuel Giants Throughout 2023/24 Season

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce the return of Blú Nutrition – a sub-brand of NI Supplements – as the club’s official sport supplement partner for the 2023/24 season. Blú Nutrition was conceived to raise the standards in the sports supplements industry and provide a superior solution to what was available to

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Giants And Fonacab Celebrate Two Decades In Partnership

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are proud to welcome back longstanding partner, fonaCAB for their 20th season in partnership as team sponsor and official taxi partner.  The Belfast-based taxi firm is Northern Ireland’s biggest and most experienced taxi company, with a fleet of over 1,000 cars and drivers. A family-run business, fonaCAB was originally founded

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