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GUINNESS PRO14: Round 21 Preview

The final round of the GUINNESS PRO14’s regular season approaches with plenty still to play for. While the final series qualifiers appear to be sorted in Conference A, just five Championship points separate the teams in second to fourth place in Confe…

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Ulster wing Jacob Stockdale criticises Brian O’Driscoll’s ‘basket case’ comments

Ulster wing Jacob Stockdale hits back after Brian O’Driscoll describes the team as a ‘bit of a basket case’.

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Ballina And Bandon In Free-Scoring Form Ahead Of All-Ireland Qualifiers’ Climax

Leaders Ballina blew Instonians away in the second half of their round 2 clash to register their second win of the All-Ireland Provincial League Championship and move within touching distance of promotion to the Ulster Bank League. Meanwhile, Bandon s…

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Christian Short Confirmed As New Buccaneers Head Coach

Buccaneers RFC have announced the appointment of Christian Short as the club’s new head coach, as the Pirates prepare for an immediate bid to return to Ulster Bank League Division 1A next year.

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Coleraine Rugby Club fined for abuse of female referee

Coleraine RFC is fined for verbal abuse directed at a female referee by its members last month.

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Earls And Arnold Scoop Munster Player Of The Year Awards

Keith Earls was today announced as Munster Player of the Year for 2017/18 at the annual Munster Rugby Awards, in association with the Irish Independent.

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PwC Host Professional Development Day For Ireland Under-20s

Ireland Under-20 team sponsors PwC hosted a professional development day for the squad this week, including career and interview advice as well as team building exercises.

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St. Mary’s Women Regain All-Ireland League Status

Ireland star Paula Fitzpatrick crossed for two tries as St. Mary’s won the Women’s All-Ireland League promotion play-off final 20-10 in Portlaoise, although Tralee’s resilient performance showed that they are also heading in the right direction.

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Ulster Rugby: Core values will bring success says Anderson

Ulster’s elite professional development officer Willie Anderson says the province’s success is reliant on bringing through youth and staying true to Ulster’s core values.

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Gaffikin And Gallagher To Referee Ulster Bank League Semi-Finals

IRFU referees are in action in some big games this weekend, including a couple of GUINNESS PRO14 derby matches and the much-anticipated Ulster Bank League Division 1A semi-finals.

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Leavy, Ryan And Stapleton Honoured With Leinster Awards

The Leinster Awards Ball took place last night in the InterContinental Dublin Hotel, as players past and present celebrated the 2017/18 season to date and said a fond farewell to a number of players who have contributed much to the success of Leinster…

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Ulster Rugby criticised over news media ban

Only sports reporters were permitted into Tuesday’s media event at the Kingspan Stadium in Belfast.

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Ulster coach Jono Gibbes plays down Brian O’Driscoll’s ‘basket case’ comments

Ulster head coach Jono Gibbes plays down Brian O’Driscoll’s comment that the Irish province are “a bit of a basket case”.

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Watch: Gibbes unfazed by O’Driscoll criticism

Ulster head coach Jono Gibbes describes Brian O’Driscoll’s comment that the province are a ‘basket case’ as “irrelevant”.

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Leinster’s Isa Nacewa & Richard Strauss to retire at end of season

Leinster captain Isa Nacewa and hooker Richardt Strauss, “two of the best players to have ever worn the jersey”, will retire at the end of the season.

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Ulster Tee Up Unique November Clash With Uruguay

It has been confirmed that Ulster will host Uruguay in a special fixture at Kingspan Stadium on Friday, November 9 (kick-off 7.30pm), and tickets are now on sale.   

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