World Rugby takes steps against unofficial hospitality providers

World Rugby takes steps against unofficial hospitality providers World Rugby has successfully taken steps against a number of unauthorised hospitality providers who have offered Rugby World Cup 2015 match tickets as part of corporate hospitality packages. The measures underscores the governing body’s commitment to protect consumers. Only the official hospitality provider appointed by World Rugby […]

Bangor bounce back against Ballymoney!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GRASSROOTS RUGBY!

Bangor bounce back against Ballymoney by Roger Corbett Putting the disappointment of last week’s defeat at Instonians behind them, Bangor produced a solid performance at home to beat Ballymoney by 20-13. This was going to be an interesting and important fixture given the nature of Bangor’s defeat against Instonians and Ballymoney’s win at Portadown last […]

(Ballymena Times Article) Braidmen return to winning form against Shannon

Photographed at Eaton Park complex last Saturday were Ballymena RFC President Guy McCullough, with Shannon RFC President Tague Crowe, at the pre-match luncheon. Included are Ballymena and Shannon officials Derek Montgomery, Tom Wiggins, Tim O’Donahugh, John Leahy, Vinnie McMahon and John Sheernan. INBT 48-901H Ballymena Rugby Club First XV returned to winning form on Saturday […]

Former NFL players revolt against pill-popping ‘no pain, no gain’ culture

A typical collision in an NFL game. Retired footballers abuse opioid pain pills at a rate more than four times the general population. Photograph: Christian Petersen/Getty Images. Powerful league under pressure from class action lawsuit and DEA investigation Some former NFL players are alleging that before games they were given Toradol, an anti-inflammatory drug commonly […]