James O’Donoghue scored for Terenure in their 20-8 win at Cork Constitution. Photograph: Inpho

With Clontarf slipping up at St. Mary’s on Friday night, Terenure College closed in on a home semi-final in Ulster Bank League Division 1A with a well(...)

Ulster’s Ruan Pienaar: his huge influence as an experienced international, a kicker and a physical scrumhalf has been particularly missed by Ulster.  Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Former and current Ulster players will be attending the Service of Thanksgiving for Ireland and Lions outhalf, Jack Kyle, which takes place this afte(...)

 Ian Humpherys returns to the Ulster team. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ulster coachNeil Doak, has made three changes to the side that beat Edinburgh for the visit of table-toppers Glasgow Warriors to Kingspan Stadium to(...)

Jared Payne returns from injury for Ulster’s Guinness Pro12 clash against Edinburgh at Ravenhill on Friday night.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ulster have made 10 changes to the side that lost away to Zebre last weekend for Friday night’s Guinness Pro12 home game against Edinburgh at Ravenhil(...)

Stuart McCloskey: first start for last season’s academy player of the season. Photograph: John Dickson/Inpho

A curious quirk of the fixture scheduling means Ulster meet Zebre for the second time in the opening four rounds, having beaten the Italian region by (...)

Ulster’s Michael Heaney avoids the tackles of Munster’s Casey Laulala and Felix Jones to score a try during the RaboDirect Pro 12 game Thomond Park. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster 17 Ulster 19: Ulster would have taken most of the encouragement and the plaudits from this encounter long before the end, but as it transpired(...)

Ulster’s Declan Fitzpatrick who is an injury doubt for the upcoming international Tests and Chris Henry who has signed a new deal, Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye

The Ireland training squad for the November internationals could be released today. The problem finalising the group for Joe Schmidt’s new coaching ti(...)

Ian Keatley (right) and Ireland fell short against South Africa. Photograph: Tamuna Kulumbegashvili/Inpho

Ireland 8 South Africa 19: Emerging Ireland fell short in their second match of the IRB Tbilisi Cup as Carl Bezuidenhout kicked the South Africa Presi(...)

Rhys Ruddock (centre) will captain Emerging Ireland against a South Africa President’s XV at the IRB Tbilisi Cup on Tuesday. Photograph: Tamuna Kulumbegashvili/Inpho

Emerging Ireland coach Allen Clark has made six changes from the victory over Georgia for tomorrow’s clash against a South Africa President’s XV at th(...)

Rhys Ruddock (right) pictured with team-mates (from left) Jonathan Sexton, Isaac Boss, James Heaslip and Sean O’Brien after Leinster’s Amlin Challenge Cup Final victory. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

Rhys Ruddock will lead the Emerging Ireland team in their opening fxture of the IRB Tbilisi Cup against hosts Georgia tomorrow night (10.0pm, Irish t(...)