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RUGBY: South African international Jean Deysel to join Ulster

Ulster Rugby has confirmed they have signed powerful Springbok back row Jean Deysel, who will arrive at Kingspan Stadium in mid-July on a two-year deal.

Northern Ireland's Gareth McAuley

FOOTBALL: Michael O’Neill counts on having Gareth McAuley for World Cup qualifier

Gareth McAuley has been included in Northern Ireland’s squad for the World Cup qualifier against Azerbaijan in spite of concerns over his fitness.

Tyrone players make their way off the Celtic Park pitch after Sunday's 11 point victory.

ULSTER CH'SHIP: Lack of Derry physicality surprised us claims Cavanagh

Tyrone captain Sean Cavanagh admitted he was surprised by a lack of Derry physicality as the Red Hands eased past the Oak Leafers at the first hurdle for the second season running.

Northern Ireland's Conor Washington

INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL: Conor Washington and Jamie Ward to miss NI friendly against New Zealand

Northern Ireland could be light on attacking options when Michael O’Neill names his squad to face New Zealand and Azerbaijan, with Conor Washington and Jamie Ward both out.

Derry manager Damian Barton.

DERRY GAA: Barton concedes Derry seem no further forward from last year

Damian Barton conceded critics will claim Derry are no further forward than last year after Tyrone defeated them by 11 points for the second year in succession following a disappointing Ulster Championship Quarter-final in Celtic Park.

Tyrone's Peter Harte treis to get away from Derry's Niall Keenan.

ULSTER CH'SHIP: Tyrone brush Derry side for second successive season

Ulster Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final

Derry minor manager Damian McErlain celebrates after defeating Tyrone.

ULSTER CH'SHIP: Superb second half sees Derry Minors upset Tyrone

Ulster Minor Football Championship
Derry manager Damian Barton with Tony Scullion.

DERRY GAA: Oak Leafers name team to face Tyrone

Four players will make their Championship debuts for Derry when they take on Tyrone in Sunday's Ulster Quarter-final clash with Tyrone in Celtic Park (2.00pm)
Glentoran players help  fix the net during October's Irish Cup tie against rivals Linfield. Photo: Press Eye

20 of the best #IrishLeagueBehaviour tweets from last season

We love the Irish League. We do. And through the highs and lows of following the local game, there are magic moments which bring big smiles to our faces.
Lucy Evangelista with daughter, Leila and back: husband, Matt McCullough with son Luke pictured at the launch of Centra Run Together.

Calls to run together for charity

Northern Ireland’s leading convenience retailer Centra is calling on people across Tyrone to take part in its popular series of charity family fun runs.

Derry and Slaughtneil's 

Brendan Rogers.

(Photo Lorcan Doherty /

DERRY GAA: ‘Clean slate’ ahead of Tyrone clash claims Rogers

Brendan Rogers believes Derry go into Sunday’s Ulster Championship Quarter-final showdown with Tyrone with a clean slate despite the Oak Leafers’ wretched recent record against the Red Hands.


Jack (9) is jumping for joy

A local gymnast is jumping for joy after being crowned the Irish National Champion in Dublin.

Armagh's Eoin McGuinness in a tumble with Tyrone's Sean Muldoon during the weekend Nicky Rackard Cup semi-final.

TYRONE GAA: Hurlers lose out in Nicky Rackard semi-final

Nicky Rackard Cup Semi-final

On your marks, get set and go as Maghera 10K 2017 run launched!

On your marks, get set and go as Maghera 10K 2017 run launched!

The 2017 Maghera 10K, supported by Mid Ulster District Council and sponsored by Kelly’s Eurospar, will take place on Tuesday, 23 May at 7.30pm.

Australian rider Josh Brookes.

TT 2017: Josh Brookes joins Ryan Farquhar's KMR Kawasaki team

Australia’s Josh Brookes will make his debut in the Supertwins class on a KMR/IEG Kawasaki in the Bennetts Lightweight race at the Isle of Man TT.

Adam McLean on the MSS Kawasaki at the North West 200.

TT 2017: Adam McLean set for Mountain debut after stellar North West 200

Young prospect Adam McLean will head to the Isle of Man TT buoyed by a fantastic performance at the Vauxhall International North West 200, where he finished fourth in Saturday’s Supersport race.

Glenn Irwin celebrates his NW200 Superbike win with a burnout on the PBM Ducati.

COMMENT: Swashbuckling Irwin produces defining moment of 2017 NW200

Swashbuckling Glenn Irwin’s dazzling Superbike triumph at the Vauxhall International North West 200 was the defining moment of the 2017 showpiece.

Catherine Whoriskey (left), pictured representing Ireland in the Great Ireland Run at Phoenix Park last month, warmed up for the upcoming SSE Airtricity Walled City Marathon with victory in the Strabane Lifford Half Marathon.

ATHLETICS: Whoriskey stars at Strabane/Lifford Half Marathon

The Women’s race at the upcoming SSE Airtricity Walled City Marathon has just got much more interesting with confirmation that the in-form top local distance runner Catherine Whoriskey will be in the Sunday, June 4th line-up.

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