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HOCKEY: Jake fights the frustration to fire Academy to victory

Banbridge Academy hero Jake Rowe had to use all his experience to guide his side to McCullough Cup success.

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The victorious Banbridge team celebrates winning the McCullough Cup for the eighth time.

HOCKEY: Jake Rowe brace fires Babridge Academy to McCullough Cup success

Jake Rowe hit both the goals, including a late winner, as Banbridge Academy lifted the McCullough Cup for the eighth time after a hard-fought 2-1 win over Royal & Prior at Comber Road.

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Northern Ireland Secretary of State, Rt Hon. Theresa Villiers MP, visited the Ulster GAA Headquarters where she met senior officials including Danny Murphy, Ulster GAA Provincial Secretary to discuss the work of the GAA

Foster and McGuinness express condolences at Ulster GAA chief’s death

The First and Deputy First Minister have today expressed their condolences after the death of Chief Executive and Provincial Secretary of Ulster GAA, Danny Murphy this morning.

Mark Clarke

£500 ‘space cakes’ fine for footballer

AN Irish League football star caught with cocaine, ‘magic mushrooms’ and cannabis ‘space cakes’ at Belfast International on his way home from Amsterdam has been fined £500.

Nick Fullerton, Senior Manager at SONI with Armaghs James Hanna and Dungannons Jake Finlay launching SONIs Player of the Round at Kingspan Stadium

RUGBY: SONI launch ‘player of the round’ for Ulster Premiership League

Title sponsor of the Ulster Rugby Premiership, SONI (System Operator for Northern Ireland), have announced that they will be rewarding the best player performance across each set of SONI Ulster Rugby Premiership fixture weekends for the rest of the season.

Tamara Macleod and her Ards team will host Cork Harlequins in January. Pic: Press Eye

HOCKEY: No Ulster derbies in Irish Cup quarters

There are no all-Ulster ties in the quarter-finals of the men’s and ladies’ Irish Senior Cups.

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Dungannons All Ireland champion Jonny Herron (right) who beat Najafi Morteza in the final of the over 100 kilos in Dublin

JUDO: Three All Ireland champions for Dungannon club

The Re-Bu- Kan judo club Dungannon rounded off a fantastic 2016 with three All Ireland champions as well as two beaten finalists and two bronze medals.

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WBA world featherweight Carl Frampton

Carl Frampton backtracks on BBC SPOTY remarks

World boxing champion Carl Frampton has backtracked over comments he made branding the BBC Sports Personality of the year as “anti-Northern Ireland”.

Conor Duffy. Pic by Sportsfile.

Duffy aiming to add to strong run with cup glory

Conor Duffy, Mark McKinstry and Seamus Lynch head the list of favourites for the Malcolm Cup cross-country.

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Nico Rosberg retirement shocks F1 world

Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg has announced he is retiring from the sport with immediate effect.

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Neil Gilmore is back at Banbridge. INBL1545-247PB

HOCKEY: Gilmore returns as Bann prepare for cup opener

Neil Gilmore is back at Banbridge Hockey Club.

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Academy's Jake Rowe was the hero again. INBL1607-215PB

HOCKEY: Rowe hat-trick fires Academy through to McCullough decider

Jake Rowe scored a hat-trick to send Banbridge Academy through to the final of the McCullough Cup on Wednesday.

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Iftikhar Hussain is making the move from Brigade to Muckamore

New Muckamore signing Ifty can’t wait for NCU challenge

NCU Premier League new boys Muckamore have added to their pool of talent with the signing of experienced Brigade all-rounder Iftikhar Hussain.

Pegasus captain Alex Speers disputes a decision with the umpire

HOCKEY: Pegasus draw with Railway Union

Former international Kate Dillon’s first goal of the season in the last two minutes saw Railway Union salvage a draw from their Park Avenue date with Pegasus.

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Instonians James Corry

HOCKEY: Banbridge postponement lets in Monkstown

Monkstown took advantage of Banbridge and Cork C of I’s postponement to move up two places into top spot in the men’s EY Hockey League thanks to a 3-1 win over UCD.

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Mark Allen waves to the crowd after making a break of 147 during day five of the Betway UK Championships at the York Barbican.

SNOOKER: Mark Allen ‘buzzing’ after first tournament 147 break

Northern Ireland’s Mark Allen said he knew his 147 break was on from an early stage and has described how he held his nerve to make his first tournament maximum at the UK Championship in York.

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