Runners-up in the last three English Championship seasons, Ealing Trailfinders will be looking to prodigiously-talented Ulsterman Angus Kernohan to help them go one better secure promotion to the top flight for the first time.
DAVID Humphreys has revealed that he neither wanted nor expected to be handed the Ulster captaincy in the season when the province lifted the Heineken Cup after Mark McCall had been forced to retire with a serious neck injury.
SPORT NI’s framework for a return to sport begins to answer one question – How? – but not the one most people are asking: When? That aspect will depend on the Northern Ireland Executive, with Peter McCabe, Sport NI’s Interim Director of Performance, explaining that “the framework is designed to help sport implement the executive’s five-step pathway.
IRFU Chief Executive Philip Browne has suggested that “without Government financial support sport will take a generation to get back on its feet, leaving an enormous void at the heart of communities throughout the land."
IT is perhaps more than coincidence that former Ulster and Ireland flanker Chris Henry has moved into a job related to the health industry such was his unwanted personal experience in that field during his career.
ALL sides of the Lurgan community are “pulling together towards the same goal” during the Covid-19 lockdown, says Armagh skipper Stefan Campbell who, along with Ireland rugby star Jacob Stockdale, is part of a cross-community effort aimed at making life easier for elderly and vulnerable people in the town.
WITH experience of refereeing in both ladies and men's inter-county football, Maggie Farrelly is among the most versatile sports match officials in the county, but her sporting talents are even broader than patrolling the big ball game.