Nearly 200 Midwest players and coaches have been switched on to Ulster Rugby thanks to our hugely sucessful tour of Milwaukee, Madison and Chicago. The camps in all three areas went down exceptionally well and as our tour went on we got more and more players attending the camps. With good numbers in Milwaukee and … Continue reading Nearly 200 switched on to Ulster Rugby.
So a demented season of Ulster Rugby has finally died with the last of its players bowing out on the international stage and bench. Some unexpectedly were resurgent like 1F with a workmanlike performance against the Aussies whilst others stagnated in the background like extras without a role. The kids that are leaving for a … Continue reading Detrius from a Demented Season and Other Dubious Moments.
So far our trip has been very successful. Despite having problems with the pitches, after the flooding in the Midwest area, we managed to get a couple of sessions organised for Milwaukee – home of our friends the UW Milwaukee Lady Panthers. With over thirty attending at short notice we were very pleased with the … Continue reading Training Camp Update.
Ulster can feel rather pleased with their European Cup draw. Drawn in Pool 4 along side Stade Francais, Llanelli and Harlequins there is no one who is not beatable. However yet another trip to Llanelli and a unexciting trip to Harlequins puts a bit of a damper on it from the travelling supporters point of … Continue reading Good Draw, Dissapointing Trips
Ireland A made four changes to the team that beat the USA on Wednesday. Gary Brown, surprisingly, replaced Ulsterman Mark McCrea, Cronin stepped into the middle of the front row, Donnacha Ryan replaced an out of sorts Ryan Caldwell and David Pollock got the nod ahead of the experienced Johnny O’Connor. Ireland started well and … Continue reading Churchill Cup. Ireland A 12 England Saxons 34.
It was with a sense of deja vu that I settled down to watch the boys whistle stop tour down under. Another town, another half empty stadium ,another defeat and another match they could have easily won. I for one am sick to the back teeth of newspaper headlines the next day of “Plucky Irish … Continue reading Australia 18 Ireland 12 – The Raven
We are pleased to announce, thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, that The FRU has donated £200 to local charities. On behalf of The FRU 2008 Player of the Year, Matt McCullough, we have donated £100 to Action Cancer. Thanks to the Eagle Bars, Larne for making this donation. On behalf of The FRU … Continue reading FRU Charity Donations.
An international sports star is set to give Midwest students a shot at the big time this summer. Rugby player Justin Fitzpatrick, who has played top class rugby for Ireland and Ulster, will take part in a series of coaching camps in the Chicago and Milwaukee region over the coming weeks, with a professional rugby … Continue reading ULSTER STAR TO BRING RUGBY EXPERTISE TO MIDWEST
Ireland A open their Barclays Churchill Cup account tomorrow night against the USA at Richardson Stadium, Kingston. Coach Allen Clarke has selected a team for a forward battle. Ulster players Mark McCrea and Ryan Caldwell both start along with “Old Boys” Neil Best and Roger Wilson. Tom Court and David Pollock will start from the … Continue reading USA V Ireland A Preview.
Had a chuckle to myself a few weeks back when Elissade, whilst admitting his English wasn’t the best was still pretty clear about what he meant when he castigated Munster for keeping a hold of the ball with 15 minutes to go in the Heineken Cup Final and not letting it out from under their … Continue reading Boring, boring, boring rugby?