Rodgers guides Leicester to first FA Cup, Davis named top player and Currie quits

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Brendan Rodgers described Leicester's FA Cup win over Chelsea as an historic, proud moment for the club, after they got their hands on the famous trophy for the very first time.

Appearing in their first FA Cup final in 52 years, Leicester emerged victorious thanks to Youri Tielemans' stunning long-range strike, and survived late VAR drama when a Ben Chilwell effort was ruled out for offside.

County Antrim man Rodgers said the presence of supporters in the stadium made it even more special and praised the "courage" of his players.

Leicester's Northern Ireland defender Jonny Evans was passed fit to play, but had to go off injured in the first half.

Meanwhile, Northern Ireland captain Steven Davis has been named Scotland's player of the year for his performances with title-winning Rangers.

Hearts and Northern Ireland striker Liam Boyce is PFA Scotland Championship Player of the Year.

Locally, Niall Currie has resigned as manager of Danske Bank Premiership club Carrick Rangers.

Linfield missed their chance to clinch the title on Saturday when they lost 2-1 against Larne.

Former Blues defender Josh Robinson grabbed a dramatic late winner at Windsor Park. 

Derry City drew 1-1 away to League of Ireland leaders Shamrock Rovers.

In Gaelic football's National League, 14-man Tyrone lost by two points against Donegal in their division one opener in Omagh.

Down lost to Mayo in division two - 2-21 to 1-11 the final score in Castlebar.

In division three, Fermanagh beat Ulster champions Cavan by a point and Derry cruised to a 21 points to 5 victory over Longford.


The action continued on Sunday with a big derby win for Armagh and another impressive display from Antrim's hurlers:

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