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2020-21 PRO14 Ulster Rugby

PRO14: Teams up for Ulster v Scarlets

John Cooney returns to the starting team as Ulster seek a seventh straight win in the league when they face Scarlets at Kingspan tomorrow night. The scrum half is one of of six changes with Kieran Treadwell, Sean Reidy and Matthew Rea coming in for Sam Carter, Jordi Murphy and Greg Jones in the pack…

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2018-19 Ulster Academy

Ulster Academy Player Profiles

With the news released today that Angus Curtis and Tom O’Toole have been granted a development contract we thought it would be an opportune time to have a look at the players in the Ulster Academy.  Curtis and O’Toole will remain in the Academy for this season before graduating onto a Playing Contract. Players who…

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2017-18 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 Six Nations World Rugby U20 Championship

Ireland U20: Who did what 2018?

We continue to benchmark the season just gone with a look at the performance of Ireland U20’s in the Six Nations and the 2018 World Rugby Championship. Results wise it wasn’t the best of seasons for Ireland U20’s. Their two wins in the Six Nations (against Italy and Scotland) were followed by a single win (against…

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2017-18 France U20 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 World Rugby U20 Championship

U20 World Championship: Teams announced for France v Ireland

Three Ulster players are named in Ireland’s starting team while another two are replacements as Ireland kick off their World Rugby Championship campaign tomorrow evening against the hosts, France at the Stade Aime-Giral, Perpignan.(KO 20:00 UK/Irish time) Matthew Dalton starts in the second row while Joe Dunleavy and Matthew Agnew occupy the wing forward positions.…

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2017-18 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 World Rugby U20 Championship

Ireland Squad Named for 2018 World Rugby U20 Championship

The Ireland U20 squad has been named for the 2018 World Rugby U20 Championship to be held in France. The squad features seven Ulster players with Aaron Hall (Ballynahinch), James Hume (Banbridge), Joe Dunleavy (Malone), Jonny Stewart (QUB), Matthew Agnew (Ballymena RFC), Matthew Dalton (Malone) and Tom O’Toole (Banbridge) all making the cut. Unfortunately Angus…

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2017-18 England U20 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 Six Nations

Under 20: Teams up for England v Ireland

The teams have been announced for the Round 5 match in the U20 Six Nations between England U20 and Ireland U20 which takes place at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry on Friday night, kick off 20:00. England U20 go into the match neck and neck with France U20 at the top of the table, both on…

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2017-18 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 Scotland U20 Six Nations

U20 Six Nations Round 4 Wrap

Ireland U20, Italy U20 and England U20 were the big winners this weekend, all responding to defeats in the last round to pull out a win this time round. Ireland’s win against Scotland may have been expected and Italy’s win against Wales was a big response after the Italians shipped 78 points last time out,…

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2017-18 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 Scotland U20 Six Nations

Under 20: Teams up for Ireland v Scotland.

I must say I’m starting to enjoy our new relationship with the Ireland U20’s coaches. After being dumped at the altar by the wonderful Nigel Carolan about this time last year it has taken us a while to recover. Fair enough, we had the equally attack minded Kieran Campbell involved for our summer fling in…

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2017-18 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 Six Nations Wales U20

Under 20 Six Nations Round 3 Wrap

Round 3 of the U20 Six Nations completed on Friday Night with Scotland U20 the big winners and Italy U20 the big losers. Ireland continued to show their lack of concentration in defence, giving away a few soft tries against Wales in an entertaining encounter at Donnybrook. The results for the weekend are shown below:…

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2017-18 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 Six Nations Wales U20

Under 20: Teams up for Ireland v Wales.

Ireland and Wales U20’s kick off a big weekend of Six Nations Rugby in Dublin tonight when they go head to head at Donnybrook Stadium, kick off 19:15. The squad features six Ulster players with Jonny Stewart returning to the fold, after senior Ulster duty, and Banbridge’s James Hume has recovered from a leg fracture…

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2017-18 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 Italy U20 Six Nations

Ireland U20 Announced for Italy Game

The Ireland U20’s side for their Six Nations match against Italy at Donnybrook on Friday evening was announced yesterday. Rather disappointingly three Ulster lads have been withdrawn from the squad with Jonny Stewart and Matthew Dalton called into the Ulster PRO14 squad and Aaron Hall missing out due to injury. The good news is that Ballymena’s…

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2017-18 France U20 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 Six Nations

Under 20 Six Nations Round 1 Wrap

The Under 20 Six Nations kicked off on Friday night with all three fixtures completed. And Friday night is going to be the night for this competition this season with all fixtures scheduled the Friday before the big event. While there is value in the U20’s Six Nations in itself this competition is more generally…

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2017-18 France U20 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 Six Nations

Ireland U20’s announced for French opener.

The Ireland U20’s Match Day 23 to face France U20’s in Bordeaux on Friday night was announced earlier this afternoon. The good news is there are six Ulster lads in the squad with Jonny Stewart starting at scrum half, and Matthew Dalton and Aaron Hall starting at 6 and 7 respectively. Prop Tom O’Toole gets some…

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2016-17 Campbell College Belfast Coleraine Academical Institution Coleraine Grammar School Schools

Schools: Campbell College 58 Coleraine Grammar 0

Campbell College continue to show good form this season with a comprehensive 58 – 0 win over Coleraine Grammar who will not have enjoyed this trip to Belfast! John McKee and Oscar Yandall each scored a try in the first half, Will Davies converting one, to give the Campbell College a 12-0 lead at the…