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Linfield kick-off a big week of European action for Irish League teams when they take on Legia Warsaw in Poland on Tuesday evening (6pm).
It's a Champions League first round qualifier.
The Blues were awarded a walkover win in their preliminary final in Switzerland last week after two players from their scheduled opponents FC Drita tested positive for Covid-19 and the Kosovan team was ordered into quarantine by the Swiss health authorities.
David Healy's men warmed up for the trip to Warsaw with a friendly against Michael O'Neill's Stoke City on Saturday and lost 1-0. Defenders Jimmy Callacher and Ethan Boyle both picked up injuries.
Linfield's Jimmy Callacher limped off late on v Stoke. Pic. LFC.
Glentoran and Coleraine both have home advantage for their Europa League preliminary round ties on Thursday night.
The Glens host HB Tórshavn of the Faroe Islands (7pm).
A victory at the Oval would see the Irish Cup winners travel to Motherwell for a first round qualifier a week later.
Coleraine welcome La Fiorita of San Marino (7.30pm) and are favourites to progress to a first round meeting with Maribor of Slovenia.
Leaving Linfield - the McGuinness sisters.
In the Danske Bank Women's Premiership -
Sion Swifts have signed two star strikers from champions Linfield Ladies - captain Kirsty McGuinness and her sister Caitlin.
The Strabane-based Swifts finished runners-up to the Blues on goal difference last season.
The new league campaign starts next week.
County Armagh teenager Dane McCullough has clinched a move to the Premier League.
The 16-year-old left-back is joining Burnley from Portadown.
Transfer: Portadown have confirmed 16-year-old left-back Dane McCullough has secured a move to @premierleague @BurnleyOfficial— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) August 17, 2020
From a well-known local football family, he became the youngest ever Ports 1st team player at 15 years, 121 days in April, 2019.
📸 @Portadownfc pic.twitter.com/mwuKgVEHy0
Another full-back, Aaron Traynor, is staying put - he's signed a two-year contract extension with Coleraine.
And Glentoran are to develop a full-time football academy in conjunction with the Ashfield Boys' High School:
Full-Time Academy 👏🤩— Glentoran FC (@Glentoran) August 17, 2020
Players have the opportunity to not just study for Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport (equivalent of 3 ‘A’ Levels) but will also have a schedule for training, coaching, strength and conditioning.
👉 https://t.co/gZYa6HzzlG #ThisIsEastBelfast 💚🏠 pic.twitter.com/HXRUUO51kD