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MOTORCYCLING: Andrew Irwin ready for Thailand test

This weekend Carrickfergus rider Andrew Irwin will hopefully realise his dream of actually racing in a World Championship series.

Carrick Rangers manager David McAlinden. �INPHO/Matt Mackey

DANSKE BANK PREMIERSHIP: David McAlinden frustrated by game of two halves

As cliches go ‘a game of two halves’ is one which is often rolled out by managers.

Danske Bank Premiership, The Oval, Belfast 24/2/2018 'Glentoran vs Cliftonville'Cliftonville Manager Barry Gray 'Mandatory Credit �INPHO/Freddie Parkinson

Cliftonville’s focus solely on Carrick Rangers after cup victory

Cliftonville travel to Carrick Rangers on Saturday in the Danske Bank Irish Premiership fresh from a confidence-boosting victory in the Tennent’s Irish Cup over holders Linfield midweek.


WATCH: Jacob Stockdale looks ahead to Ireland final showdown with England in the Six Nations championship

Nine years ago Jacob Stockdale was a 12-year-old boy dreaming of playing rugby for Ulster and Ireland.
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World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea will complete a parade lap at the North West 200 in May.

NW200: World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea set for demo lap in May

Reigning World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea will make a special appearance at the Vauxhall International North West 200 in May, where he will complete a parade lap around the famous Triangle venue.

Larne's Tommy Stewart celebrates scoring the winning goal against Ballymena in the Irish Cup Quarter final

IRISH CUP: Semi-final venues are announced

The semi-finals of this year’s Tennent’s Irish Cup will be played at The Oval in east Belfast and at The Showgrounds in Ballymena.

Larne celebrate

BALLYMENA UNITED 1 LARNE 2: Larne march into Irish Cup semi-finals

Larne pulled-off a huge Irish Cup Quarter-final shock last night as they defeated Ballymena United 2-1 at the Showgrounds on Tuesday night.

Coleraine's Darren McCauley scored the winner against Glentoran.

Coleraine 1 Glentoran 0: Darren McCauley strike seals Irish Cup quarter-final victory for Bannsiders

After a slow start to the game and a few feisty tackles being flown in, it was Coleraine who took the lead as a neat build-up presented the ball into the path of Darren McCauley.

Jacob Stockdale scores the first of two tries against Scotland

IRELAND 28 SCOTLAND 8: Jacob Stockdale brace helps Ireland to win over Scotland in Dublin

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SIX NATIONS RUGBY: Boost for Ireland as Lions duo passed fit for Scottish clash

Iain Henderson and Tadhg Furlong have been passed fit for Ireland’s pivotal NatWest 6 Nations clash with Scotland in Dublin on Saturday.

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Garry Ringrose

SIX NATIONS: Ireland’s Garry Ringrose will cause ‘havoc’ insists Keith Earls

Garry Ringrose is ready to transfer his attacking “havoc” from the training field to Ireland’s NatWest 6 Nations Grand Slam bid, according to Keith Earls.

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RiverRock Ulster Towns Cup Semi-Finalists Owen O'Hagan representing City of Armagh RFC and Grant Bartley representing Ballyclare RFC, Graffin Parke the IRFU Ulster Branch President, Gary Hall representing Portadown RFC and Stuart Cheshire representing Carrickfergus RFC pictured at the draw which took place at Kingspan Stadium. Photo - John Dickson

RUGBY: Semi-final draw for River Rock Towns’ Cup is revealed

Ballyclare got the draw no one wanted in Monday’s River Rock Towns’ Cup semi-finals - away to favourites City of Armagh II.

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IRISH CUP: Two quarter-finals fall to arctic weather

IRISH CUP: Two quarter-finals fall to arctic weather

Two of Saturday's Irish Cup quarter-finals have been postponed due to the poor weather

Jono Gibbes

RUGBY: Jono Gibbes vows to leave Ulster on good footing

Head coach Jono Gibbes will do his best with the coaching staff to see Ulster secure a European Champions Cup place next season and a Guinness PRO14 play-off spot before he leaves.

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Guinness PRO14, Kingspan Stadium, Belfast 1/9/2017'Ulster vs Toyota Cheetahs 'Ulster head coach Jono Gibbs'Mandatory Credit �INPHO/Darren Kidd

RUGBY: Ulster operations director feels club have almost hit rock-bottom

‘Almost at rock-bottom’ was the phrase Ulster operations manager, Bryn Cunningham used to describe the latest bombshell to drop on Kingspan Stadium.

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Glenn Irwin won the feature Superbike race last year at the North West 200.

Glenn Irwin pragmatic over BSB test clash with North West 200

Glenn Irwin has allayed any concerns that he could miss Thursday practice at this year’s North West 200 due to a date clash with an official British Superbike test at Snetterton.

Ulster head coach Jono Gibbes

RUGBY: Head coach Jono Gibbes to leave Ulster at end of season

Head Coach Jono Gibbes will leave Ulster Rugby at the end of the season to return to New Zealand.

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Carrick motocross star Graeme Irwin.

Graeme Irwin set for MX1 Grand Prix opener in Argentina

Reigning British MX1 Champion Graeme Irwin has his bags packed and the ASA/Hitachi KTM crated up and away to Argentina for the opening round of the MX1 Grand Prix World Championships this weekend.

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