Stuart Mccloskey

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Thomas Farrell: has been in impressive form for Connacht this season. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

There mightn’t have been many tears shed when the IRFU opted not to participate in the Tbilisi Cup after the 2015 tournament or decided that there was(...)

Rob Lyttle scores Ulster’s fourth try during the Guinness Pro 14 game against Munster at Kingspan Stadium. Photograph: Brian Little/Inpho

Ulster 24 Munster 17 Few saw this one coming with the sound of knives sharpening over Les Kiss’s future almost being audible at half-time, when Munst(...)

Connacht’s John Muldoon celebrates as Eoghan Masterson scores a try against Ulster in the Guinness Pro14 clash at the Sportsground, Galway, last Saturday.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

In the wake of last Saturday’s record defeat at the hands of Connacht, the outlook has become decidedly grim around the Kingspan Stadium, with the pre(...)

 John Cooney scored 27 points for Ulster on Friday night. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ulster 52 Harlequins 24 The score-line provided a slight misnomer not in denying that Ulster thoroughly merited their victory but in that their six-t(...)

Iain Henderson: will captain Ulster at Harlequins as Rory Best misses out through injury. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Harlequins v Ulster, The Stoop, Sunday, 1.0 (BT Sport) Ulster’s Champions Cup campaign stands at a crossroads and this game will have a pivotal impac(...)

Tommy Bowe scores Ulster’s opening try in the hard-fought victory over Benetton at Kingspan Stadium last week. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Last season Tommy Bowe had a “jeez” moment with Ulster. Thoughts flashed across his mind. Should he continue, could he climb back into thin air, back (...)

Ireland in action against Fiji at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin last weekend. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Ireland are being called the “All Blacks of Europe” by a visiting Springbok coach and a 22-stone Fijian winger who floats like a butterfly.  Bot(...)

Ulster centre Luke Marshall has been ruled out with an Achilles issue and will be sidelined for at least two weeks. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/Presseye/Inpho

Even though they haven’t played since just about getting past Southern Kings at the start of the month, Ulster are now returning to Pro14 action weigh(...)

Dave Kearney scores his Ireland’s second try against Fiji at the Aviva. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The mistake supersedes all other considerations in the immediate aftermath of the match. It’s impossible to escape the fug of disappointment. It’s not(...)

Ireland’s Cian Healy gets tacked by Fiji’s Dominiko Waqaniburotu (ground) and Nikola Matawalu (right) during the Autumn International at the Aviva StadiumPhotograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

IRELAND 23  FIJI 20 In the heel of the hunt this was always likely to be tougher than the odds suggested, and with so many auditioning for main(...)

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