Ballymena keep feet on ground as trophy hunt gathers pace
Ballymena are primed for an end of season trophy assault.
Ballymena are primed for an end of season trophy assault.
Five hundred anglers from Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, Canada, Germany and France converged on the west of Ireland to fish for glory in the prestigious World Cup Trout Fly Angling Championship on Lough Mask.
Like cheese on top of apple pie, baseball has always been one of those American favourites that seems to make little sense to us on this side of the pond.
Commonwealth Games 100m hurdles hopeful Mollie Courtney significantly enhanced her selection hopes with a Games qualification time of 13.41 seconds when winning for Northern Ireland in the Home Countries International in Manchester last night.
Australian former Olympic champion cyclist Steve Wooldridge has died at the age of 39, Cycling New South Wales has announced.
Seven Commonwealth Games qualified athletes are included in a Northern Ireland team which competes tonight in Manchester in an international meeting against England, Scotland and Wales.
Top-seeded Ulster players Peter Corrie and Jordan McKeown are through to the second round of the Irish Junior Open after opening with impressive wins at the Under-18 event in Dublin.
Usain Bolt has spoken for the first time since ending his career in World Championship agony after he was struck down with injury in his final appearance before retirement.
Ballymoney's semi-final curse struck once again at Randalstown on Saturday as they were dumped out of the Irish Cup by Ballymena.
In a fitting outcome for late Hillsborough trainer Ronnie McKeown who was laid to rest on Saturday, one of his prospects, Sir Boley, raced to victory in the Aidan McAllister Greyhound Transport and DTSC first semi-final (525) on Saturday night.
In an enthralling game, in front of an enthusiastic crowd, the Republic of Ireland Eagles drew first blood in the Rugby League Ireland Origin Series with a narrow 22-20 victory over the Northern Ireland Elks.
The Jamaican relay team hit out at the World Athletics Championships' organisers as Usain Bolt labelled the delay to his final race on Saturday "crazy", with the sprint legend ending his career in agony after being struck down by injury.
A young Kildare man who penned a song about Conor McGregor was left close to tears following a heart-warming gesture by the Notorious.
Lynsey Sharp will run in the 800m final at the World Championships at the London Stadium after British Athletics won an appeal against her disqualification.
An all female US team of four leading riders made history by winning the Nations Cup event at the Dublin Horse Show yesterday to take home the coveted gold Aga Khan Trophy.
Robert Hastings admits Bangor face a make or break four days.
Turkey's Ramil Guliyev shocked Wayde van Niekerk to clinch the 200m title at the World Championships. South Africa's Van Niekerk claimed silver to miss the chance to become the first man since Michael Johnson in 1995 to win the 400m and 200m double.
On a day of Ulster successes at Dublin Horse Show, a four year old showjumping horse, whose mother won all her four year old qualifiers and championship at the show, made history on yesterday's opening day at Ballsbridgeby taking the same event for owner...
Sir Mo Farah remained on track for a golden double at the World Championships at London Stadium but refused to take a fairytale finale for granted. The 34-year-old finished second in his 5,000 metres heat in 13 minutes 30.18 seconds and is now eyeing...
Ulster's showjumping riders, both international and national, are saddling up for the 2017 Dublin Horse Show which has nearly €700,000 in prize funds.
Vandalism to the traps forced the abandoned of all sprint races at Drumbo Park on Saturday night.
Jessica Ennis-Hill called on the IAAF, athletics' governing body, to enforce lifetime bans on drugs cheats after Justin Gatlin's 100 metre World Championships win.
Lord Coe admitted he was far from "eulogistic" to see twice-banned American sprinter Justin Gatlin win the 100 metres at the World Championships in London.
Justin Gatlin was jeered on to the top of podium as the least popular 100 metres world champion in history returned to the London Stadium last night to be presented with his gold medal by Lord Coe.
Belfast's Jack Agnew and North Down's Eve Walsh-Dann maintained Northern Ireland's para athletics success tradition with four gold medals in the European Junior Para Athletics Championships in Switzerland.
Dunbarton's DJ Wilson was a double winner in the Private Greens League Championships at Old Bleach, helping his club lift the Centenary Trophy.
Sir Mo Farah said it was "amazing" to complete the first stage of his golden track finale after a thrilling defence of his 10,000m title at the World Championships at London Stadium last night.
Lurgan Coarse Angling Club man Chris Simpson, from Moira, has won the All Ireland Championship in the sport with a 24.750Kgs catch from Bream Rock, White Lake, Ballybay, Co Monaghan.
Noel Graham will attempt to turn back the clock in the Northern Ireland Bowling Association Championships at Carrickfergus today.
Sir Mo Farah completed the first stage of his golden track finale after a thrilling defence of his 10,000 metres title at the World Championships.
Stephen Murphy and Jackson Whistle will again compete for the Belfast Giants' netminding slot after coach Adam Keefe confirmed new deals for the pair. And they will be joined by Ballymoney-born Andrew Dickson, who will provide back-up for an eighth...
Conor McGregor could have the beating of Floyd Mayweather in their mouthwatering Vegas bout, the Dubliner's close friend Rory McIlroy has said.
Fane Zeema earned joint-owners David McErlean and Martin Sharky, a free crack at the €150,000 Boylesports Irish Derby (550) after taking the £300 Trial Stake at Drumbo Park..
Phil Taylor produced a brilliant semi-final display to beat Adrian Lewis and stay on course for his 16th World Matchplay title.
Ballymoney's Gary Kelly insists his team will be taking nothing for granted as they close in on another Provincial Senior League title win.
Like a good wine, Junior McBrine continues to improve with age. In his 14th Senior Cup final, 32 years after his first, the 53-year-old produced his best match figures in the two-day showpiece.
As captain Nigel Jones admitted it was not the ideal preparation for a final but the class of the retired Ireland international shone through as CIYMS won the AJG Challenge Cup for the second time in three years.
With only four games remaining, Bangor have moved into pole position in NIBA Division One.
Northern Ireland's Daryl Gurney is in the money after powering into the darts World Matchplay semi-finals last night.
Carl Frampton says victory on Saturday can spark a path that leads to another blockbuster night in Las Vegas. The Belfast man came up short against Leo Santa Cruz at the MGM Grand six months ago, losing his World title on the biggest stage of his career, and he is...
Jessica Leeman is the last remaining local player in the singles category at the Belfast City ITF tournament going into today's quarter-finals after defeats for Mary Parkash and Jordan McKeown yesterday.
Leon Reid has admitted his dream of competing for Ireland in the World Championships next month looks to be shattered.
Antrim's Alex Miskelly has a potential star on his hands with Fernisky Darkie after the latter's sensational 28.61 seconds victory on a fast Drumbo Park surface in only his third race and first over four bends.
Irish boss Mandy Cunningham yesterday insisted her players can hold their heads high after their performance in the Women's U-25 Home International Series at the City of Derry Club.
There can be no guarantees of a drug-free World Championships next month because "people will always seek to cheat", according to Lord Coe.
London is ready to launch a bid to see the World Para Athletics Championships return in two years. The capital has hosted a record-breaking championships this month after selling 300,000 tickets at the London Stadium.
Newtownabbey Para Athletics star Michael McKillop spoke of his sadness at what he perceives to be a lack of recognition for his achievements as he took his ninth title in the World Para Athletics Championships in the London Olympic Stadium.
Newtownabbey's Michael McKillop is well-placed to take gold once again at the World Para Athletics Championships in the London Olympic Stadium this evening.
At the Birchwood Fishery, Drumquin, some showers and bright sunshine meant fishing was difficult at times, but an eventful five days still resulted in a fantastic 710 fish caught.
Ireland boss Mandy Cunningham admits she'll be gushing with pride this morning when her team walks out to face Scotland in the Women's Under-25 Home International Series at the City of Derry club.