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Watch: Reaction from Jacob Stockdale after he scored two tries for Ireland against Italy.

Winger Jacob Stockdale has a habit of making the headlines - and against Italy he did once again, scoring two tries in the Six Nations 56-19 win.

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WATCH: Ireland captain Rory Best's reaction to Italy claim that the Irish are superior to England

Italian captain Sergio Parisse said he felt Ireland played better rugby than England after losing to both sides in the opening rounds of this year's NatWest 6 Nations Championship.

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Jacob Stockdale runs in for a second try against Italy

SIX NATIONS RUGBY: Jacob Stockdale happy to keep paying Joe Schmidt back for keeping faith

Jacob Stockdale continues to pay back Joe Schmidt for keeping faith in him after he scored his sixth international try in six appearances for Ireland.

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Three-time champion Jonathan Rea could soon be racing in a World Superbike round on his home patch in Northern Ireland.

Three-year deal signed to bring World Superbikes to Northern Ireland

A three-year deal has been reached between World Superbike Championship organisers Dorna and Manna Developments to host a round of the series at the £30m Lake Torrent Circuit in Coalisland, Co Tyrone.
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2017 NI Open champion Robin Sciot-Siegrist from France with the trophy alongside Modest! Golf directors Mark McDonnell and Niall Horan

GOLF: Strokeplay format returns for Northern Ireland Open at Galgorm in 2018

Niall Horan might be in the Emirates this week supporting his players and friend Rory McIlroy, but he has news of his own international golf tournament as Modest! Golf confirmed they are back on board for this year’s Northern Ireland Open at Galgorm Castle.

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Ireland captain Rory Best at Wednesday's Nat West 6 Nations Launch in London with the other Union captains

RUGBY: Rory Best expected to extend contract until end of 2019 World Cup

Rory Best expects to finalise a new contract with Ulster and Ireland “in the very near future”.

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RUGBY: Watch Jacob Stockdale look ahead to Ulster's game against Wasps on Sunday

With a European Cup quarter-final at stake when Ulster met Wasps on Sunday in Coventry, winger Jacob Stockdale admits it is one of the biggest games of his career to date.

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Northern Ireland's Laura Graham.

ATHLETICS: Eight runners picked to represent Northern Ireland and Ulster at Armagh International

Eight athletes have been selected to represent Northern Ireland and Ulster in the Armagh International Road Races at The Mall on February 15.

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WATCH: Rory Best happy to end a remarkable haunting statistic

It was incredible to think that the captain of Ireland and Ulster, Rory Best, had not played in a winning Ulster side for 386 days!

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Armagh will meet Donegal in the McKenna Cup semi-final on Wednesday night.

McKENNA CUP: Armagh into last four after defeating Derry

Bank of Ireland Dr. McKenna Cup, Section B

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At the announcement of Team NI, hosted at Theatre at the Mill  Newtownabbey, for the XXI Commonwealth  Games Gold Coast, Australia were, Dame Mary Peters, Patron of Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games Council, Cllr Paul Hamill Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council and representatives including athletes and coaches from Team NI.

COMMONWEALTH GAMES: TeamNI announced for Gold Coast 2018

With just over three months until the Opening Ceremony of the XXI Commonwealth Games, 88 athletes have been named to represent Northern Ireland in Gold Coast, Australia.

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Haley Ballard, Gary O'Hanlon Current Irish Marathon Champion and Marir-Claire Caldwell Pictured during the Launch of the Spar 2018 Omagh Half Marathon at Omagh Leisure Centre

ATHLETICS: £5,000 prizefund on offer at Omagh half marathon

The 29th SPAR Omagh Half Marathon and 5k Fun Run was officially launched this week with organisers noting a high level of early sign ups for the race that is now well established on the Irish athletics scene.

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Archer Frank Mulligan who was named in the New Year's Honour list for 2018

NEW YEAR’S HONOURS: Archery legend Frank Mulligan proud to receive BEM recognition

Northern Ireland archery legend Frank Mulligan has spoken about his pride at being awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) in the New Year’s honours list.

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Lurgan won the Denman Ulster Shield for the first time in 2016.

HOCKEY: Lurgan Ladies fired up to retain Denman Ulster Shield

Lurgan ladies won the Denman Ulster Shield for the first time in the club’s history last season and they are determined to hold on to the prestigious trophy by beating an in-form Queen’s side on Boxing Day at Stormont (1pm).

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Jonathan Rea has been named BBC Northern Ireland Sports Personality of the Year after becoming World Superbike champion for the third successive season in 2017.

Jonathan Rea named BBC Northern Ireland Sports Personality of the Year 2017

Three-time World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea has been named the 2017 BBC Northern Ireland Sports Personality of the Year.

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Ireland and Ulster captain Rory Best

Freedom of the Borough for rugby's Rory Best

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council unanimously agreed to bestow the Freedom of the Borough to Mr Rory Best OBE in recognition of his outstanding sporting achievements.

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FEATURE: Aimee switches focus to Winter Olympics

FEATURE: Aimee switches focus to Winter Olympics

North Down-based snowboarder Aimee Fuller is well on the way to making it to the 2018 Winter Olympics to represent Team GB.

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WATCH: Ulster winger Jacob Stockdale keeping his feet on ground as Harlequins arrive in Belfast

Jacob Stockdale is keeping his feet on the ground in spite of the high expectations on the young winger's shoulders.

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WATCH: Jacob Stockdale on his role as Lurgan Tigers ambassador

Jacob Stockdale has been impressing on the pitch, but off field he is doing some coaching work at Lurgan Rugby Club.

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New Sarsfield's manager Kieran Robinson.

GAA: New manager for Sarsfields

Former Clann Eireann manager Kieran Robinson - who has been appointed to the vacant Sarsfields post following the news that Johnny Niblock has moved to Desertmartin - has promised to place a big emphasis on youth as he attempts to bring the High Moss club back to the top flight of Armagh football, writes Eugene Creaney.

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