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RUGBY: Ulster confirm Jono Gibbes as new head coach from next season

Ulster have landed a major coup in attracting former All Black international Jono Gibbes to Kingspan Stadium as head coach ahead of the 2017-18 season.

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Bangor II defeated Randalstown to book their place in the last eight and continue the defence of the Towns' Cup, the team the club's firsts won last year

RUGBY: Ulster Towns’ Cup quarter-final draw

River Rock Towns’ Cup favoruites, Ballynahinch II will travel to Carrickfergus for the quarter-finals on Saturday, February 25.

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Peter Nelson (left) in action for Ballynahinch

GUINNESS PRO12 RUGBY: Ulster turn to Peter Nelson to fill outhalf void

Ulster are set to turn to Peter Nelson to fill their outhalf void when the Guinness PRO12 resumes this weekend.

Wallace's Ben Morrison and Omagh's Glenn McKinley

SCHOOLS’ CUP RUGBY: Wallace High comfortably dispose of Omagh Academy to take quarter-final place


Wallace's Jonny Hunter in action against Omagh Academy

SCHOOLS’ CUP RUGBY: Fourth Round results and quarter-final draws

Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ Cup holders RBAI will face city rivals, Campbell College away in the quarter-finals.

Dungannon's Nicholson Aholelei
and Ballymena's Izaak Hackett

RUGBY: Ballymena off to winning start against Dungannon in Nutty Krust tournament

The group stages of this season’s Nutty Krust Under-18 Floodlit Cup are underway with Ballymena edging out Dunganon 17-12 at Chambers Park, Portadown.

The Ulster Bank Schools Cup draw was made by Sean Murphy
of Ulster Bank (left) and Peter McMorran, President of the Northern Cricket Union.


Belfast Royal Academy have received a tough draw in their bid for a hat-trick of titles in the Ulster Bank Schools Cricket Cup.

Action from Dungannon's weekend test with City of Derry. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

RUGBY: Wasteful Dungannon edged out by rejuvenated Derry

City of Derry’s AIL Division 2B renaissance continued at Stevenson Park on Saturday when they edged out profligate Dungannon 18-17 to secure their third successive league win.

Carl Frampton with the world title belt.

BOXING: Frampton vows to bring belt back to Belfast

Carl Frampton has vowed to bring his WBA Featherweight World title back to Belfast.

Richard Caldwell, Danske Bank Managing Director of Personal Banking, Stephen Black, Chairman of the Schools Committee and Ulster Rugby President John McKibbin make the drawn for the Danske Bank Schools' Cup fourth round

RUGBY: Draw made for Danske Bank Schools’ Cup fourth round

The top ranked teams in this year’s Danske Bank Schools’ Cup entered at the fourth round draw stage with two set to make their exit when the ties are staged on February 4.

Lurgan captain Victor MacKenzie has been among the leading try scorers this season.

SCHOOLS CUP: Lurgan favourites to see off Ballyclare

Lurgan College will host the Ballyclare High School team in the third round of the Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ Cup this weekend.

Kilkeels William Annett.

HOCKEY: Kilkeel seize chance to scale league summit

With leaders Cookstown and nearest rivals Annadale both having their games postponed, Kilkeel took advantage to move to the top of the Ulster Premier League table after a 3-0 win over Belfast Harlequins at the Co Down venue on Saturday.

Cookstown's Greg Allen.

HOCKEY: Cookstown captain Greg Allen outlines goal for rest of season

Cookstown captain Greg Allen has set his team an ambitious target for the remainder of the Ulster Premier League campaign - win every match.

There will be two top class finals at Lifford Greyhound Stadium this weekend.

DOG RACING: ‘Smurfing Convoy’ tipped to take Doire Construction 525 honours at Lifford

There are two top class finals on a 12 race card at Lifford Greyhound Stadium scheduled for tomorrow night.

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City of Derry's Neil Burns scored all 16 of his side's points against Dungannon at Judges Road.

AIL RUGBY: Superb Derry hold off Dungannon for first win

All Ireland League Division 2B

Peter Caruth, Annadale and Matthew Rollins, Cookstown

HOCKEY: Cookstown demolished by Anndale in Kirk Cup Final

Annadale lifted the Kirk Cup for the third time after a four-goal first-half blast helped them to an 8-1 win over Cookstown at Stormont yesterday.

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Education Minister Peter Weir officially opens new 3G pitch at Integrated College Dungannon

Sports enthusiasts welcome new 3G pitch at Dungannon

Sports enthusiasts in the Dungannon area have received a boost with the official opening of a new 3G pitch at the town’s Integrated College.

Ballynahinch lift the trophy after winning the final.    Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

RUGBY UNION: Senior Cup success for Ballynahinch against Dungannon

Ballynahinch made it a hat-trick of First Trust Senior Cup victories with a comprehensive win over Dungannon at the Kingspan Stadium.

Olympic athlete Kerry O'Flaherty

Rio athlete set to visit Castledawson

Irish Olympic distance runner Kerry O'Flaherty will be visiting Castledawson on Thursday (December 15) to demonstrate a new fitness product.

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