Michael Allen

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 The Derry Civil Rights march moving off from Waterside railway station, heading towards Duke street. Leading the marchers are  Eddie McAteer, the Nationalist leader,  Gerry Fitt, Republican Labour MP, and  Ivan Cooper, chairman of the Derry branch of the Labour Party.

As a child, Caitriona Walsh’s biggest fear was going through the Bogside. Now a 16-year-old student at St Mary’s College in Derry, she remembers how (...)

Bordeaux-Begles’  Ian Madigan will be leaving the French Top 14 for English Championship side Bristol. Photograph: Nicolas Tucat/AFP/Getty Images

(Irish exiles James Coughlan, Michael Noone and Peter Lydon talk about playing and life abroad)  The annual migration of Irish rugby’s wild gees(...)

Calvin Nash scoring a try for Munster A against Doncaster. Nash comes into the Munster backline for the trip to Edinburgh. Photograph: Rachel Holborn/Inpho/Camerasport

Pro12 preview: Edinburgh v Munster, Venue: Myreside, Friday, 7.35pm TV: Live on Sky Sports Munster’s director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has chosen (...)

Bernhard Langer plays his second shot on the 18th hole during the first round of the British Senior Open  at Sunningdale Golf Club. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Bernhard Langer made an impressive start to the defence of his title in the Senior British Open Championship, with the German part of a record eight-w(...)

Ulster’s Stuart McCloskey scores a try against Benetton Treviso during the Pro12 game at Kingspan Stadium in February. Photograph: Darren kidd/Inpho.

Robert Frost’s poem The Road Not Taken has a resonance for many sports people. It is commonplace among the athletic fraternity to face a choice as a t(...)

Ulster 43 Treviso 3 This was a no-brainer, really, in that Ulster knew that they just had to produce a result against a side who have managed t(...)

Darren Cave will make his 150th Ulster appearance against Toulon on Saturday. (Photograph: INPHO/Giuseppe Fama)

Neil Doak has made seven changes to the Ulster side which beat Treviso in Italy last week for Saturday’s more daunting visit to face Toulon at the Sta(...)

Paddy Jackson returns from a shoulder injury for Ulster’s Guinness Pro 12 clash with Connacht on St Stephen’s Day. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye/

Ireland international outhalf Paddy Jackson returns from a shoulder injury to take his place in the Ulster side for the sold-out Guinness Pro 12 fixtu(...)

Pat Howard returns to the Munster midfield for the Pro12 trip to play Glasgow Warriors. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster coach Anthony Foley has rung the changes to his league leading side for the Pro 12 clash with third-placed Glasgow at Scotstoun, changing eigh(...)

Ulster’s Darren Cave scores a try despite the tackle of Scarlets’ Scott Williams during the European Rugby Champions Cup match at  Kingspan Stadium in Belfast. Photograph:  Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye

Ulster 24 Scarlets 9Ulster delivered the bonus-point victory but the tariff was mighty high in terms of injuries. During the course of a hard-fought c(...)

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