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WATCH: Rob Herring's statement on behalf of Ulster players following the IRFU review decision

Senior Ulster player Rob Herring has said the group has to move on following the decision by the IRFU to revoke the contracts of Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding.

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Team NI athletes reflect on a great Games on Gold Coast

Kevin Seaward brought a fine Commonwealth Games to a close for Northern Ireland’s athletics team with fourth place in the men’s marathon in Gold Coast on Sunday.

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CWG: Northern Ireland boxers are on gold medal trail

Northern Ireland’s boxers are on their way to setting a new Commonwealth Games gold medal record after a further five fighters won their semi-finals.

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Northern Ireland's Leon Reid in action during the Men's 200m Round One heats at the Carrara Stadium during day six of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, Australia. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday April 10, 2018. See PA story COMMONWEALTH Athletics. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. No commercial use. No video emulation.

COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Mixed bag for Northern Ireland athletes

Northern Ireland boxing trio Kurt Walker, Aidan Walsh and Michaela Walsh are guaranteed bronze medals at least after emerging victorious from their quarter-final Gold Coast bouts.

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UCD's Katie Mullan and Katie McKee of Pegasus' in action in the Irish Senior Cup final.

HOCKEY: Pegasus beaten by holders UCD in Irish Senior Cup final

Pegasus were soundly beaten 4-0 by the holders UCD in Sunday’s women’s Irish Senior Cup final in Dublin.

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Commonwealth Review: Team NI

Northern Ireland boxers Kurt Walker and Aidan Walsh have both reached quarter-finals at the Commonwealth Games. Lisburn bantamweight Walker beat Australian Jack Bowen on a 4-1 decision with welterweight Walsh earning a unanimous win over Pakistan's Gul Zaib. Danielle Hill finished eighth in the women's 50m freestyle final. The 18-year-old's time of 25.56 was 0.24 seconds faster than her semi-final and left her 1.30 seconds behind Canada's bronze medallist Taylor Ruck. Watch Commonwealth Games live Hill's team-mates Conor Ferguson and Jordan Sloan both clinched semi-final spots. Ferguson finished second in his heat of the 50m backstroke in 25.79 seconds and was fourth fastest behind three Australians heading into the semi-finals at 11:19 BST. Sloan will be involved in 100m freestyle semi-finals at 11:59 after qualifying 12th fastest in 49.72 seconds with David Thompson (50.22) in 21st spot and Calum Bain (50.47) 22nd. Weightlifter Emma McQuaid was fourth in her event with gymnast Rhys McClenaghan 10th in the all-round final. Newry-born McQuaid was competing in the 63 kilogram division as her total of 182 left her 24 kilos behind South Africa's bronze medal winner Mona Pretorius. Northern Ireland gymnast Rhys McClenaghan in action in the all-round final on Saturday Gymnast Rhys McClenaghan will be a strong medal hope in Sunday's pommel horse final Competing in the all-round men's gymnastics final, McClenaghan posted the best pommel horse score of 15.050. While Olympic pommel horse champion Max Whitlock was not involved in the all-round decider, McClenaghan's score bodes well for Sunday's pommel horse final. Ewan McAteer received a late call-up for the all-round gymnastics final and finished up in 18th spot with his best score a vault of 14.000. Bantamweight boxer Walker, who won European bronze last year, will face Lesotho's Moroke Mokhotho in the quarter-finals on Tuesday with Walsh taking on New Zealand's Leroy Hindley in his last-eight bout on the same day. Northern Ireland's bowling struggles continue as men's pair McClure and Kelly exit Northern Ireland's disappointing bowls campaign in Gold Coast continued as men's pair Ian McClure and Gary Kelly exited following a 21-8 defeat by Wales and women's single Catherine Beattie also bowed out. Beattie needed to beat world number one and gold medal favourite Karen Murphy to keep her hopes alive but the Australian clinched a 21-17 victory. The Men's triples and women's fours earned wins but their hopes of qualification for the knockout stages had already been extinguished. Simon Martin, Martin McHugh and Andrew Kyle beat Scotland 16-14 with the women's four edging out England 15-14 for their only win in the group stage.

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GOLF:Team NIbidding to make a statement of Major proportions

The new golf season has quietly swung into action across the globe.

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Jacob Stockdale - Six Nations player of the championship 2018

SIX NATIONS RUGBY: Jacob Stockdale named Nat West player of the 2018 Championship

Ireland wing Jacob Stockdale has reflected on "a truly memorable few weeks" after being named NatWest 6 Nations player of the championship.

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WATCH: Jono Gibbes on Rory Best and Iain Henderson committing to Ulster

British Lion duo Rory Best and Iain Henderson confirmed contract extensions on Tuesday.

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RUGBY: Rory Best and Iain Henderson agree contract extensions

British Lions duo Rory Best and Iain Henderson have agreed new contract extensions with Irish Rugby.

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HOCKEY: Friends win Burney Cup after beating Sullivan Upper

Friends’ bridged a 40-year gap last night when they came from behind to defeat holders Sullivan Upper 2-1 in a thrilling John Minnis Estate Agents Burney Cup final at Stormont.

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SIX NATIONS: Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale knows this is a chance not to be missed

Jacob Stockdale was 12 years old when Ireland last achieved a Grand Slam in the Six Nations Championship.

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WATCH: Jacob Stockdale looks ahead to Ireland final showdown with England in the Six Nations championship

Nine years ago Jacob Stockdale was a 12-year-old boy dreaming of playing rugby for Ulster and Ireland.
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SIX NATIONS: Ireland want to finish the job with Grand Slam: Jacob Stockdale

Flying Ireland winger Jacob Stockdale insists Ireland want to make it a Six Nations Grand Slam on Saturday when they meet England at Twickenham.

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Six Nations: Ireland have unearthed a diamond in Jacob Stockdale

Ireland have unearthed a diamond in Ulster wing Stockdale, who continues to score tries for fun.

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Jacob Stockdale: Ireland fans are waxing lyrical about free-scoring Six Nations star

Ireland star Jacob Stockdale made history in today's 28-8 win over Scotland in Dublin.

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Jacob Stockdale scores the first of two tries against Scotland

IRELAND 28 SCOTLAND 8: Jacob Stockdale brace helps Ireland to win over Scotland in Dublin

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Matthew Morris was on target for Sullivan in their semi final win over Wallace High School. Rowland White / PressEye

H0CKEY: Friends’ and Sullivan Upper into Burney Cup final

Holders Sullivan Upper will meet Friends’ in next week’s John Minnis Estate Agents Burney final at Stormont after two entertaining semis at Comber Road on Thursday.

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RS Armagh score a try against RBAI during Wednesday's Danske Bank Schools' Cup semi final at Kingspan Stadium.

RBAI 22 Royal School Armagh 26: Champions RBAI’s three-year Schools Cup reign is over

Royal School Armagh reached their first Danske Bank Schools Cup final since 2004 by ending RBAI’s three year reign as champions in a dramatic game at Kingspan Stadium.

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