On Sunday 3rd June the Olympic Torch Relay arrived in Northern Ireland. One of the main stops was Stormont Estate. Volunteer Now’s Inspire Projects, GoldMark and Creating Volunteer Champions were invited to do activities on the lawn outside of the building. Cooke Women were one of the sporting teams asked to showcase their sport and …
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Following last weekend’s successful match at Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff Blues will now play this Friday’s RaboDirect PRO12 match against Ulster at the same venue.
Robbie Diack has reassured Ulster fans that the players will ignore off-field matters as they host Newport Gwent Dragons on Friday night.
Ospreys wing Tommy Bowe will concentrate purely on Ireland’s Six Nations campaign and won’t decide on his club future until the competition has finished, according to his representatives.
Winger Andrew Trimble has sung the praises of Brian McLaughlin amid reports the coach is set to leave Ulster at the end of the RaboDirect PRO12 season.
Stephen Ferris insists that a Heineken Cup crunch match between Ulster and Munster is a long way from the players’ minds as troops from either side join together for Ireland’s Six Nations campaign.
The path has been cleared for Europe’s first all-Ireland final or, failing that, the possibility of the capital teams of Scotland and Wales getting there instead.
Having beaten Toulouse for the second time, on the 11th of December, Ulster had to prepare for the challenge posed by the French Champions, Stade Francais – possibly the most professional team in Europe. Ulster Rugby had grown from the Provincial representative team with players selected from the Ulster club sides. In 1995- 6 Ulster played only …
Ulster coach Brian McLaughlin has warned Munster his side do not fear anybody as the RaboDirect PRO12 rivals prepare for a Heineken Cup quarter-final battle.
Ever since Toulouse kicked the whole thing off on the Black Sea during the autumn of 1995, the Celts have never quite managed to claim a majority among the top eight in Europe writes Peter Jackson.
Ever since the Irish began turning the rugby map of Europe into forty shades of green, they have never quite managed to get three teams into the last eight, writes Peter Jackson.
Ulster prop John Afoa insists the season starts now for the Ravenhill outfit after a landmark win over Munster last Friday.
In recent years Ireland have been blessed with ferocious forwards, heroic half-backs and colossal centres yet when it comes to the wings it’s been much of a muchness – but all that might be about the change.
Former Ulster prop Justin Fitzpatrick insists it’s only a matter of time before his old side hits top form after three straight wins in all competitions.
The IRFU have made a bold move in an attempt to increase the number of Irish-qualified players available to the national team.