Monthly Archives: June 2008

Training Camp Update.

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 …

Good Draw, Dissapointing Trips

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 …

FRU Charity Donations.

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 …

USA V Ireland A Preview.

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 …

Ulster’s Biggest Signing?

The capture of David Humphreys for the new role of Operations Director could well be Ulster’s most important signing of the season, irrespective of what other big names MIke Reid eventually captures this season. Sometimes things just feel right and this is certainly one of those occasions. In this new role Humphreys will be able …

New Zealand v Ireland Preview. Part 2

The inclusion of Paddy Wallace into the starting XV after the withdrawal of the unfortunate Luke Fitzgerald is a welcome change from the O’Sullivan era. Previously O’Sullivan would have moved Horgan into the centre and brought Murphy on, showing no faith whatsoever in his squad and limiting the number of players with real international experience. …

New Zealand v Ireland Preview

Now I may be being a bit over sensitive but is anyone else fed up with the pre-match publicity for this tour which has been largely billed as the Munster and Leinster show? While, I’m sure, there is absolutely no malice on the part of the interviewed players and probably none on behalf of the …

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