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FOOTBALL: Draw made for Co Antrim Shield quarter-finals

The draw for the quarter-finals of the Co Antrim Shield is:

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Claire McLaughlin

McLaughlin: Ireland staying positive ahead of last World Cup game

Ulster centre Claire McLaughlin could be in line to make a first start for Ireland in the Rugby Women’s World Cup tomorrow in Belfast.

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Andrew Trimble. (Photograph by John Dickson)

RUGBY: Time for talking and excuses is over, says Trimble

Ireland winger Andrew Trimble believes the time for talk and excuses at Ulster is over and actions on the pitch must speak louder than words off it.

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Lions' Ken Owens speaks with referee Romain Poite

RUGBY: Reaction to the draw in Auckland after New Zealand and British & Irish Lions Test Series is shared

British and Irish Lions skipper Sam Warburton was left speechless after a 15-15 draw with New Zealand in Auckland meant the Test series was tied.

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Golf and rugby fans all set for a mammoth sporting day at Portstewwart Golf Club

Golf and rugby fans all set for a mammoth sporting day at Portstewwart Golf Club

Following the British and Irish Lions’ dramatic win against the All Blacks in Wellington to set up a thrilling test series finale in Auckland this Saturday (8.35am), local sports fans can rest easy that they don’t have to make an ‘either or’ decision whether to watch the rugby or go the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation... they can now do both!

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RUGBY: Ulster confirm squad for 2017-18 season

The Ulster Rugby management team have confirmed the senior playing squad for next season, which features 46 fully-contracted and development players.

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The Mini Lions squad and coaches at Coleraine RFCC getting ready for their tour to New Zealand.

Coleraine Mini Rugby players of to NZ for Mini Lions Tour

It will be a dream come true for four young Coleraine rugby players as they set off for the Lions Tour to New Zealand at the weekend.

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Double World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea has been awarded an MBE for services to motorcycling.

Rea, Best and Davis recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

Double World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea, Ireland rugby captain Rory Best and Northern Ireland skipper Steve Davis have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

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Jean Deysel while playing for the Sharks

RUGBY: South African international Jean Deysel to join Ulster

Ulster Rugby has confirmed they have signed powerful Springbok back row Jean Deysel, who will arrive at Kingspan Stadium in mid-July on a two-year deal.

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In this May 9, 2017 photo, the Webb Ellis Cup is displayed in Kyoto, Japan,  a day before the draw for the pool stage of the 2019 Rugby World Cup tournament. (Kyodo News via AP)

RUGBY WORLD CUP: Ireland drawn with Scotland and hosts Japan at 2019 finals

Ireland have been pooled with Scotland at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

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Franco Van der Merwe

ULSTER RUGBY: Van der Merwe wants big finish against Ospreys

South African lock Franco van der Merwe is hoping Saturday won’t be his last meaningful game in an Ulster shirt.

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Andrew Trimble is tackled by Josh Navidi during the Guinness PRO12 League clash between Ulster Rugby and Cardiff Blues

GUINNESS PRO12: Andrew Trimble wants to turn tables on Ulster’s Provincial rivals

Ulster have had to live in the shadows in both Europe and Domestic competitions in recent season of Munster and Leinster.

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Andrew Trimble

GUINNESS PRO12: Andrew Trimble among several players returning from injury for Ulster

Ulster remained hopeful that international winger Andrew Trimble would be in the mix for selection ahead of their return to the Guinness PRO12 this weekend.

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RBAI captain Michael Lowry lifts the Danske Bank Ulster School's Cup after defeating Methodist College 12-8   during the St Patrick's Day Danske Bank Ulster School's Cup Final at Kingspan Stadium, Ravenhill.

RBAI secure first Schools Cup hat-trick since 1948!

Danske Bank Ulster Schools' Cup Final from Kingspan Stadium

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Ulster's Andrew Trimble in action against Treviso

RUGBY: Injury blow as Andrew Trimble sidelined after hand operation

Andrew Trimble could miss Ulster’s key games in the run-in for the battle to secure a top four place in the Guinness PRO12 having undergone surgery on a hand injury.

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Andrew Trimble in action for Ulster against Benetton Treviso on Friday night

SIX NATIONS: Andrew Trimble to miss Ireland’s Championship run-in

Ireland winger Andrew Trimble will miss the last two matches in the Six Nations after breaking a bone in his hand.

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Coleraine captain Poskitt gets a big hit on his opposite number.  Photo by David McDonald.

Victory over Students leaves Coleraine in pole position

Coleraine produced a dominant bonus point win over their Ulster University neighbours on Saturday, to open up a 13 point lead in the League.

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Coleraine's Kyle McAuley stretches for the try against Academy with the referee in excellent position.  Photo by David McDonald.

Coleraine march on

Coleraine welcomed Academy Firsts on Saturday and maintained their drive towards promotion to Division One of the Championship, with a bonus point 41-6 victory over the Belfast visitors.

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Eoin Bradley celebrates his hat-trick against Carrick Rangers.  Mandatory Credit Photo Lorcan Doherty / Presseye.com

IRISH LEAGUE: Eoin Bradley eyes a big finish to the season

Eoin Bradley is looking forward to playing his part in a big finish to the season for Coleraine.

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Coleraine's Steven Dickey crosses the line for his side's second try. Photo David McDonald.

Firsts claim bonus point

Coleraine kept control of the Kukri Ulster Rugby Championship with a bonus point win over Larne at the weekend.

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