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RUGBY: Clubs could be set for £20 million boost

Local clubs will be next to benefit from Stormont’s All Party Group on Rugby.

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Anthony Foley. Pic: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Ulster Rugby to install Kingpsan memorial to Anthony Foley

Ulster Rugby are set to unveil a memorial to Anthony Foley at the Kingspan Stadium.

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Sean Mc Dermotts GAC Maghery celebrate being crowned Armagh Champions

GAA: Historic day for Maghery as they lift Armagh senior title


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Jonathan Rea showed his respect for former Northern Ireland motorcycling world champions Joey Dunlop and Brian Reid when he donned the helmets of both riders immediately after winning the World Superbike Championship in 2015.

Phillip McCallen: It’s impossible to compare Joey and Rea

Eleven-time Isle of Man TT winner Phillip McCallen says it is impossible to make a comparison between World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea and Ulster road racing hero Joey Dunlop.

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John Burrows' Cookstown B.E. Racing team celebrates winning the Irish Superbike and Supertwin championships at Armoy. Derek Sheils (centre) was crowned Superbike champion while Malachi Mitchell-Thomas posthumously won the Ulster Supertwins title. Malachi's father Kevin (kneeling, centre) gave his blessing to the team to continue racing following his son's death at the North West 200 in May.

John Burrows: Death of Malachi Mitchell-Thomas was all-time low for our team

Cookstown B.E. Racing team owner John Burrows admits the tragic death of young prospect Malachi Mitchell-Thomas at this year’s North West 200 left him facing one of the toughest decisions of his career.

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Jonathan Rea on the Kawasaki ZX-10R during free practice at Jerez in Spain.

WSBK: Jonathan Rea hampered by traction issues on day one at Jerez

Jonathan Rea endured a difficult opening day in practice at Jerez ahead of his bid to wrap up a second World Superbike title at the Spanish circuit this weekend.

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Kawasaki rider Jonathan Rea is on the cusp of retaining the World Superbike title.

Jonathan Rea ‘by far the best rider ever from Northern Ireland’

Jeremy McWilliams says Jonathan Rea stands on the brink of achieving the greatest feat in the history of Northern Ireland motorcycle racing by clinching back-to-back World Superbike titles this weekend.

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Michael Taylor, captain of Royal Portrush Golf Club, presents a cheque for �10,000 to Ian Crowe, Chairman of the Air Ambulance NI as Liam Beckett, Albert Kirk, Stephen Ferris, Mervyn Whyte and Adrian Logan look on.

NW200 celebrity golf tournament raises £10,000 for Air Ambulance NI charity

A pro-am celebrity golf tournament held at Royal Portrush Golf Club during this year’s Vauxhall International North West 200 race week in May raised £10,000 for the Air Ambulance NI charity.

Matthew Bell put in two top performances for Banbridge HC over the weekend.  Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

Duo help Bann to Euro glory

Two local hockey players have a lot to look forward to this season.

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Glenn Irwin will ride the PBM Be Wiser Ducati at the Sunflower Trophy meeting at Bishopscourt.

Glenn Irwin heads Sunflower Trophy line-up on PBM Ducati

British Superbike star Glenn Irwin is set to give Ulster motorcycle fans a real treat as he stakes his claim for the prestigious Sunflower Trophy silverware this month on the factory PBM Be Wiser Ducati.

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Cody Nally (57) and Nikki Coates (65) are among the entries for the Irish Superbike meeting at St Angelo.

Nikki Coates eyes Irish Superbike title at St Angelo

Nikki Coates will make his debut at St Angelo on Saturday in the penultimate round of the Irish and Ulster short circuit championships at the Enniskillen Revival 100 meeting.

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Adam Carroll.

MOTORSPORT: Adam Carroll poised for Jaguar comeback in Hong Kong

Seventeen years ago Eddie Irvine spearheaded the Jaguar Team in Formula One and on Sunday another Ulsterman, Adam Carroll, will lead the new Jaguar Team in the Formula E Championship at the opening round of the new series in Hong Kong.

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Eugene Magee is relishing the challenge of the Euro Hockey League.

HOCKEY: Eugene Magee relishing Euro League test

The Euro Hockey League (EHL) lands in Ireland for the first time over the weekend as 12 of Europe’s best clubs arrive in Banbridge’s Havelock Park for Round 1 of the competition.

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MotoGP rider Eugene Laverty.

Eugene Laverty: ‘I’ve been second three times, now I need to win world title’

Eugene Laverty was taking life at a distinctly more mundane pace as he made a fleeting return home last week ahead of a gruelling triple-header of flyaway MotoGP rounds this month.

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Barry McGuigan (left) and professional boxer, Tyson Fury.

Barry McGuigan calls for boxing to help fighters with mental health problems

Former Irish professional boxer, Barry McGuigan, has called for authorities within the sport to help fighters battling mental illness by paying for a mental health fund.

Michael Dunlop raced a Sidecar with passenger Dan Sayle at the Gold Cup meeting at Scarborough in 2012.

Michael Dunlop set for Sidecar return at Brands Hatch

Isle of Man TT outright lap record holder Michael Dunlop says he is relishing his return to Sidecar action after confirming he will compete in the final round of the Hyundai Heavy Industries British Sidecar Championship at Brands Hatch next weekend.

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Lord Mayor of Belfast, Cllr Brian Kingston launches the 36th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon with the help of Miss Northern Ireland (Emma Carswell) and Kerry O'Flaherty (Olympic Athlete) Entries are open now at (
Photograph: Darren KIdd / Press Eye )

BELFAST MARATHON: 16,000 expected to compete on May Day

Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon

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North West 200 Event Director Mervyn Whyte.

NW200: Mervyn Whyte in talks over 2017 title sponsor

Talks are ongoing over the title sponsorship of next year’s North West 200 following the conclusion of Vauxhall’s existing deal with the international road race.

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Simon Grey.

European title bout the pick of fight night

European, All-Ireland and national titles across multiple combat sports disciplines will be on the line this weekend.

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Annabel Wilson, Olivia Mehaffey and Leona Maguire who finished an historic third in the World Amateur Team Championships in Mexico to win bronze medals for Ireland.

Irish trio seal bronze in Mexico

Annabel Wilson, Olivia Mehaffey and Leona Maguire finished an historic third in the World Amateur Team Championships in Mexico to win bronze medals for Ireland.

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