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SIX NATIONS RUGBY: Ireland survive Welsh scare to keep Six Nations Grand Slam on track

Ulster's Andrew Trimble

RUGBY: Andrew Trimble returns to Ulster starting line-up for PRO14 game against Scarlets

Ulster's most capped player Andrew Trimble returns to the starting side for the crunch Guinness PRO14 game at Parc Y Scarlets on Saturday night.

Adam Parke goes over to score for Coleraine against Carrickfergus. Photo credit - Graham Service: The Front Row Union

Narrow defeat for Coleraine at home to Carrick

Coleraine Rugby Club lost by two points against Carrick on Saturday after a bruising encounter.

Ballymoney wing forward, Adam Stevenson, scores beside the posts in the Kukri Q2 League match with the PSNI. Photo by Uel McDowell.

RUGBY: Emphatic win for Ballymoney Firsts

At Kilraughts Road on Saturday, JKC BMW sponsored Ballymoney 1st XV got back to winning ways with an emphatic victory against fellow newly promoted PSNI by a score line of 56-0.

Coleraine Grammar number 8 David Brown dives over to score under the posts against Friends Lisburn.  Photo Credit: Graham Service

SCHOOLS’ CUP: CGS into fourth round

Coleraine Grammar School took on Friends School Lisburn in the third round of the School’s Cup at their home ground on Wednesday 24th January.

Dromore's Aaron Lyttle in action with Dalriada's M Kennedy

SCHOOLS’ RUGBY: Dalriada beat Dromore High in Schools’ Cup third round

Dromore High School sufferred a 27-11 home loss to Dalriada School in the second round of the Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ Cup.

Richard Boyd Coleraine Head Coach. INCR13-16 017BW

RUGBY: Defeat for Coleraine Firsts

Coleraine lost out to Belfast side Instonians at the weekend in the Kukri Ulster Rugby Championship.

Pictured at the launch was (front) Ulster prop Jonny Simpson with Lynne Reid, SONI (Back from left) Last year's winner of the adult category John Curry, Ulster Rugby's Peter Browne, Chris Webster, Domestic Rugby Manager at Ulster Rugby and Gary McFarlane last year's winner of the youth/mini category.

RUGBY: Final call for SONI Community Champions Award entries

Entries for this season’s SONI Community Champions Award will close at noon on Monday 5th February and organisers are calling for last minute nominations from the North region, which includes rugby clubs in Coleraine and Ballymoney.

Ballymoney scrumhalf, Mathew Steele, brings the Larne winger to ground.'PICTURE: Uel McDowell

RUGBY: Ballymoney progress in Towns' Cup

A bitterly cold but sunny January afternoon could only mean the first round of the River Rock Towns Cup and JKC sponsored Ballymoney 1st XV entertained fellow Q2 side Larne RFC at the Kilraughts Road.

Ballymoney Centre, Martin Irwin, scores the first of his brace of tries against Malone in their Conference League match. PICTURE: Uel McDowell

RUGBY: Ballymoney end year with a win

The JKC Sponsored Ballymoney RFC 1st XV played their last game of 2017 against Malone 2nd XV in the conference league and in an entertaining game came out 33-22 winners at Kilraughts Road.

Coleraine Man of the Match, David Greatorex, presented with the 'Tom McClelland Memorial Award' by Louise Morrow following the CIYMS game on Saturday. Also pictured is Brian Reid, Hon Life President, Coleraine RFCC.

RUGBY: Coleraine lose tight game against CIYMS

Coleraine lost out to Belfast side CIYMS in the league at the weekend and had to be satisfied with a losing bonus point.

Action from Coleraine's defeat at Dromore on Saturday.

RUGBY: Defeat for Coleraine in Dromore

Coleraine travelled to County Down on Saturday and lost out to a strong Dromore side in the Kukri Ulster Rugby Championships.

One of the event organisers Cormac McCartney in action for Ballymoney.  John Dickson |

Come out and support a great cause this Christmas

Oraganisers of a special charity fundraising rugby match are hoping the people come out and support them again for a great cause.

Try for Ballymoney in their 45-12 win over Limavady. Photo Credit: Graham Service

RUGBY: Bonus point win for Ballymoney Firsts

The JKC BMW sponsored Ballymoney RFC entertained neighbours Limavady RFC at home on Saturday in the last league game of the year.

Ulster Rugby star Andrew Trimble. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Andrew Trimble: ‘Rugby is my passion - I never thought I was going to be this lucky’

Before our interview Andrew Trimble wasn’t chasing an oval-shaped ball or bulldozing his way down a rugby pitch, rather he was in a supermarket in hot pursuit of his fleet-footed two-year-old son Jack after the youngster decided to go for an amble.

FOOTBALL: Draw made for Co Antrim Shield quarter-finals

FOOTBALL: Draw made for Co Antrim Shield quarter-finals

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

Ireland's '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.

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.

s'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.

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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