Club House

The Front Row Union was founded in December 2005 as somewhere to show our tour photos and as an outlet to allow us to have a pop at some of the more “excitable” of Ulster’s loyal band of supporters.

Originally we were joined by the boys from SCOOP who kept us up to date with all the shenanigans from the “dark side” of the terrace, particularly the 2nd Barrier Up Crew.

Unfortunately The FRU could not contain these colossus’ of Ulster Rugby and they quickly spread their wings and enveloped the Ulster Rugby Supporters Club which they now rule in perpetuity.

The FRU has continued in several guises over the years until we finally settled on our “blog” based format. Along the way we have produced hundreds of “articles” on Ulster Rugby and it’s supporters as well as showcasing thousands of photos from our many tours. We’ve also made hundreds of friends from the world of rugby, not least the gorgeous UW Milwaukee Lady Panthers.

We’ve raised hundreds of pounds for local charities and had a great time supporting Ulster Rugby – win, lose or draw and we hope you’ve had a good time reading about it.

I’d like to thank Parky and Insider for their continued support and  huge thanks to our Presidente, Justin Fitzpatrick, for his support in organising our Awards Nights which have quickly become a feature of the Ulster supporters calendar.

Finally, thanks to the tens of thousands from over 100 countries who have taken time to click on the site.

If you missed the early years you can follow our progress below. Everything else after May 2008 is covered in our blog.

2005 – 2006 2006 – 2007 2007 – 2008
Issue 1 (4 Dec 05) Summer 06 Summer 07
Issue 2 (12 Dec 05) Issue 23 (18 Aug 06) Issue 63 (12 Aug 07)
Issue 3 (19 Dec 05) Issue 24 (28 Aug 06) Issue 64 (19 Aug 07)
Issue 4 (31 Dec 05) Issue 25 (3 Sep 06) Issue 65 (26 Aug 07)
Issue 5 (8 Jan 06) Issue 26 (10 Sep 06) Issue 66 (2 Sep 07)
Issue 6 (16 Jan 06) Issue 27 (17 Sept 06) Issue 67 (9 Sep 07)
Issue 7 (27 Jan 06) Issue 28 (24 Sep 06) Issue 68 (16 Sep 07)
Issue 9 (14 Feb 06) Issue 29 (1 Oct 06) Issue 69 (23 Sep 07)
Issue 10 (21 Feb 06) Issue 30 (8 Oct 06) Issue 70 (30 Sep 07)
Issue 11 (26 Feb 06) Issue 31 (15 Oct 06) Issue 71 (8 Oct 07)
Issue 12 (10 Mar 06) Issue 32 (22 Oct 06) Issue 72 (15 Oct 07)
Issue 13 (19 Mar 06) Issue 33 (29 Oct 06) Issue 73 (22 Oct 07)
Issue 14 (24 Mar 06) Issue 34 (5 Nov 06) Issue 74 (28 Oct 07)
Issue 15 (2 April 06) Issue 35 (12 Nov 06) Issue 75 (4 Nov 07)
Issue 16 (9 April 06) Issue 36 (23 Nov 06) Issue 76 (11 Nov 07)
Issue 17 (19 April 06) Issue 37 (4 Dec 06) Issue 77 (19 Nov 07)
Issue 18 (2 May 06) Issue 38 (11 Dec 06) Issue 78 (25 Nov 07)
Issue 19 (8 May 06) Issue 39 (18 Dec 06) Issue 79 (2 Dec 07)
Issue 20 (15 May 06) Issue 40(27 Dec 06) Issue 80 (9 Dec 07)
Issue 21 (22 May 06) Issue 41 (2 Jan 07) Issue 81 (17 Dec 07)
Issue 22 (28 May 06) Issue 42 (8 Jan 07) Issue 82 (27 Dec 07)
Issue 43 (15 Jan 07) Issue 83 (2 Jan 08)
Issue 44 (22 Jan 07) Brennan Special Issue 84 (7 Jan 08)
Issue 45 (29 Jan 07) Issue 85 (14 Jan 08)
Issue 46 (7 Feb 07) Issue 86 (21 Jan 08)
Issue 47 (12 Feb 07) Issue 87 (28 Jan 08)
Issue 48 (19 Feb 07) Issue 88 (4 Feb 08)
Issue 49 (26 Feb 07) Issue 89 (11 Feb 08)
Issue 50 (5 Mar 07) Issue 90 (18 Feb 08)
Issue 51 (12 Mar 07) Issue 91 (25 Feb 08)
Issue 52 (19 Mar 07) Issue 92 (3 Mar 08)
Issue 53 (26 Mar 07) Issue 93 (10 Mar 08)
Issue 54 (2 Apr 07) Issue 94 (17 Mar 08)
Issue 55 (9 Apr 07) Issue 95 (24 Mar 08)
Issue 56 (18 Apr 07) Issue 96 (31 Mar 08)
Issue 57  – Missing! Issue 97 (7 Apr 08)
Issue 58 (30 Apr 07) Issue 98 (14 Apr 08)
Issue 59 (9 May 07) Issue 99 (21 Apr 08)
Issue 60 (14 May 07) Issue100(28Apr08)
Issue101(5May08)
Issue 61 (26 May 07) Issue102(12May08)
Issue103(19May08)
Scoop Kimble World. Grumpy World.
Issue 1(Dec 05) The Diary of a Demented Man! Death By Tarmac!
Issue 2 (Jan 06) Musgrave Mayhem. The Original Grumpy
Issue 3 (Feb 06) Tibetan Prayer Flags.
Issue 4 (Mar 06) Stuck in the middle with you!
Issue 5 (Apr 06) Grande crueller en bois.
Issue 6 (May 06) The Forth Horseman.
Issue 7 (Sep 06) Banners, Blizzards and Bed Sheets.
Issue 8 (Oct 06) Ubiquitous Ulster.
Issue 9 (Nov 06) Message Board Blues.
Issue 10 (Dec 06)
Issue 11 (Mar 07)
Issue 12 (Apr 07)
Issue 13 (Aug 07)
Issue 14 (Jan 08)
Issue 15 (Apr 08)