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SIX NATIONS RUGBY: Tommy Bowe back in Ireland squad ahead of Championship

Tommy Bowe is one of eight Ulster players included in the Ireland squad ahead of the first two rounds of the 2017 RBS Six Nations Championship.

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Lurgan's Michael Boulos and Strabane's Peter Kirk

Brave Lurgan College ground down by Ballyclare High School

Lurgan College hosted Ballyclare High School with Ballyclare winning 35-18.

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Portadown's Drew Flack and Academy's Tom Gilpin during the clash at Portadown College on Saturday Morning. Photo by TONY HENDRON/Presseye.com.

SCHOOLS CUP: Belfast Royal Academy ease past Portadown

Belfast Royal Academy proved too strong for Portadown College running out 41-8 winners..

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Friends Adam Milligan.

SCHOOLS’ CUP: Friends and Coleraine share the spoils

Friends’ School, Lisburn and Coleraine Grammar will face a replay after an exciting 10-10 draw in the third tound of the Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ Cup.

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Enniskillens Andrew Crawford in action against Dromore.

SCHOOLS CUP: Enniskillen end Dromore’s hopes

Dromore High School, in their first year of playing in the Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ Cup, were unable to extend their stay in the competition after going out against Enniskillen Royal Grammar School in the Third Round.

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Dalriada's J Butcher passes to his scrum against Limavady Grammar

Dalriada turn on second half style to see off Limavady Grammar

Dalriada made hard work of beating Limavady Grammar School on Saturday, eventually coming through to win 12-5.

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Bangors Martin Whithers on the charge

Joe McConkey bang on target for Grosvenor

Grosvenor Grammar was the only team to win a Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ Cup third round game at home when they beat Bangor Grammar 11-0 at Cameronian Drive.

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Royal School Dungannon's Aaron McCammon tackles Royal School Armagh's Glen Faloon during their Schools cup clash. Picture Presseye.

Armagh beat Dungannon to win the battle of the Royal Schools

The Royal School, Dungannon hosted the Royal School, Armagh on the WK Armstrong pitch in a game Armagh team won by 17-7.

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Richard Caldwell, Danske Bank Managing Director of Personal Banking, Stephen Black, Chairman of the Schools Committee and Ulster Rugby President John McKibbin make the drawn for the Danske Bank Schools' Cup fourth round

RUGBY: Draw made for Danske Bank Schools’ Cup fourth round

The top ranked teams in this year’s Danske Bank Schools’ Cup entered at the fourth round draw stage with two set to make their exit when the ties are staged on February 4.

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Disappointment for Ulster's Iain Henderson and Clive Ross

EUROPEAN RUGBY: Les Kiss admits everyone is feeling the pressure after Ulster’s latest defeat

Ulster director of rugby Les Kiss admitted his team were feeling the pressure after their final European Champions Cup pool game ended in a 26-22 home defeat to Bordeaux-Begles.

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Neil Burns was in fine kicking form as City of Derry defeated Barnhall in AIL Division 2B.

AIL RUGBY: Derry defeat Barnhall to continue AIL resurgence

City of Derry 23, MU Barnhall 11

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Ulster's Andrew Trimble scorews a try against Bordeaux Begles

EUROPEAN CUP RUGBY: Ulster slump to fourth straight loss as Bordeaux take Euro victory

ULSTER 22 BORDEAUX 26

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Ulster skipper Andrew Trimble talks to his team during Captain's Run ahead of Saturday's Bordeaux game

RUGBY OPINION: A win for Ulster would help lift the mood

It’s another exciting weekend of European Champions Cup rugby with the battle for the knockout places reaching new heights.

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Ulster Rugby's Paddy Jackson

EUROPEAN RUGBY: Paddy Jackson expects a reaction to come from within Ulster squad

Ireland out half Paddy Jackson wants to finish the European Champions Cup campaign on a high by putting on a show for the Kingspan faithful with a big performance against Bordeaux in the final pool game on Saturday.

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Paddy Jackson

RUGBY: Paddy Jackson confident Ulster can make Guinness PRO12 play-offs

Ireland international outhalf, Paddy Jackson, insists Ulster are serious contenders for a Guinness PRO12 top four finish.

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Ireland's Stuart Poynter

CRICKET: Ireland crushed by Afghanistan in Desert T20 final

Ireland slumped to 71 all out to lose the inaugural Desert T20 final to Afghanistan by ten wickets in Dubai.

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Ireland and Ulster's Rory Best

RUGBY: Rory Best is focused on home matters

Rory Best has played down talk about touring New Zealand this summer with the British & Irish Lions as he aims to help turn Ulster’s fortunes around and also lead Ireland to an RBS Six Nations Championship.

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Tommy Bowe carries on the water duing  Exeter Chiefs v Ulster

EUROPEAN RUGBY: Tommy Bowe returns to Ulser senior side for final European fling with Bordeaux in Belfast

British Lion winger, Tommy Bowe, is back in the Ulster senior side for Saturday’s European Champions Cup tie against Bordeaux at Kingspan Stadium (1pm).

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John Donnan

RUGBY: Ulster target quarter-final place on travels to Jersey

Saturday’s Pool One British & Irish Cup game between Jersey and Ulster ‘A’ has plenty at stake with the winners guarnateed a home draw in the quarter-finals.

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Rainey captain Adam Currie will be out to lead his team to victory

SCHOOLS CUP RUGBY: Regent House face tough Rainey clash

Rainey Endowed School will host Regent House School in the third round of the Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ Cup.

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