The Finnish Line
Northern Ireland take a step closer to Euro 2016.
Sunday was a memorable day for Northern Irish football. Kyle Lafferty's first half brace gave Northern Ireland a 2-1 win over Finland. Michael O'Neill's men are now second in the group, four points clear of Hungary making them odds on favourites to qualify for Euro 2016 in France. Keith Bailie shakes off his hangover to bring you his reflections on Sunday's remarkable game at Windsor Park. Back on the domestic front, Crusaders took a massive step towards the title by beating Coleraine on Saturday afternoon, while Linfield lost to Glenavon. We look towards Saturday's match between the top two at Windsor Park, with some help from McLean's Bookmakers. With the Irish Cup final looming, we also take a look at the ticketing arrangements for the showpiece final between Glentoran and Portadown. In the Championship, Carrick Rangers and Bangor may be the top two clubs but both managers stepped down after the club's 2-2 draw. Find out why in The Finnish Line