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I’ve no problem standing up for the Ulstermen

I must take exception to Jude Collins’ rant in the Andersonstown News (May 26) regarding his ‘Dilemma of standing up for the Ulstermen’.

Rugby internationally is played by Ireland – all 32 counties of it – and I as an Ulster Prod have stood in Lansdowne Road and Croke Park and sung Amhrán na bhFiann with the best of them. I have also followed Ireland and Ulster to all part of the British Isles and beyond (I know Jude won’t like to see the word British here but it is a fact of geographical life that Ireland is part of the British Isles, whatever he may think).

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Off the field issues dominate

It was a week when what happened off the pitch overshadowed what happened on it.

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Ulster set to kick-off European campaign

ULSTER rugby head coach Brian McLaughlin has challenged his players to build upon last season’s Heineken Cup success with another season to remember in European rugby’s elite competition

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