Tag Archives: Niall O’Connor

FRU: O’Connor off to Jersey.

I’m beginning to get worried here – I’d only just moved to Galway around this time last season and it was announced that Niall O’Connor was returning to Belfast, now I’ve only been back up North for a fortnight and Championship side Jersey Rugby have announced that Ulster’s Niall O’Connor will be on their books for …

PRO12: Ulster 31 Dragons 5

Ulster romped to a comfortable 31 – 5 bonus point win against the Dragons at Ravenhill last night to go back on top of the PRO12. A twenty minute burst either side of half time was enough to secure the game with Tommy Bowe, Stuart Olding, Darren Cave and Paul Marshall all crossing for tries …

PRO12: Teams up for Ulster v Dragons

Problems of being on “gardening leave” is that you sometimes forget what day of the week it is or I wouldn’t have put that earlier team announcement up a few hours ahead of the official one! Doh! Anyway here’s the Ulster Rugby presser with the team as described earlier:- Ulster Head Coach, Mark Anscombe, has made seven …

PRO12: Extended Squad for Dragons.

Ulster Head Coach, Mark Anscombe, has named an extended 25-man squad for Friday night’s game against Newport Gwent Dragons at Ravenhill (kick off 7.05pm). With just three matches remaining for Ulster in the RaboDirect PRO12, the fixture is vitally important as the Province bid for a place in the play-offs of the competition. Ireland winger, …

FRU: Weekly Wrap!

So much travelling these days that some of the main stories are passing me by so I thought I’d catch up, in the old FRU style, on what’s been happening in the wild and wacky world of Ulster Rugby! Big in Japan! Some of the Southern trash press, well the Irish Independent, appear to have been chosen by Cornerflag as …

PRO12: Payne returns for Edinburgh clash!

Johann Muller, Nick Williams and Jared Payne have all recovered from injury and have been included in the Ulster squad for Friday night’s RaboDirect PRO12 game against Edinburgh at Murrayfield (Kick Off 7:30pm). Ulster Head Coach, Mark Anscombe, has also named Paddy Jackson and Paul Marshall who represented Ireland against Italy in the RBS 6 …

PRO12: Ulster 29 Treviso 29

Ulster slipped to second place in the RaboDirect PRO12 after recording a 29 all draw against Treviso at Ravenhill on Friday night, bringing to an end an unsatisfactory run of results during the Six Nations period. With Ulster recording only one win in four attempts the home side has relinquished an 11 point lead at the top of …

PRO12: Teams up for Ulster v Treviso

Ulster Head Coach, Mark Anscombe, has made seven changes to the team that lost to Glasgow in Scotstoun last Friday night for tomorrow evening’s RaboDirect PRO12 game against Benetton Treviso at Ravenhill (kick off 19:05). Paddy Jackson and Darren Cave are named in the backline, while Iain Henderson, Rob Herring, Declan Fitzpatrick, Lewis Stevenson and …

PRO12: Ulster squad for Treviso

The provisional Ulster squad has been named ahead of Friday’s RaboDirect PRO12 game against Benetton Treviso at Ravenhill (kick off 7.05pm). Ireland squad members Iain Henderson, Paddy Jackson and Declan Fitzpatrick have been named in the panel to face Treviso, after missing last week’s game against Glasgow. Ulster remains top of the PRO12 table despite …

PRO12: Extended Squad for Glasgow!

The provisional Ulster squad has been named ahead of Friday’s RaboDirect PRO12 game against Glasgow at Scotstoun Stadium (kick off 7.35pm). Academy players Alan O’Connor, James Simpson and Conor Joyce have been added to the panel as have front row players Ricky Lutton and Andrew Warwick. Half backs Paul Marshall and Niall O’Connor have also …

PRO12: Twenty-five named for Ospreys clash

The Ulster management team has named an extended squad ahead of Friday’s sold out RaboDirect PRO12 fixture against Ospreys at Ravenhill (kick off 7.05pm). Hmm, I wonder what horse-trading has been going on with the IRFU over Stuart Olding. He was one of Ireland U20′s stand out players last weekend when he ran out at full back and it looks, with …

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