10 Things you should know about basketball before the Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic

Top 10 Things you should know about basketball before the Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic This December, for the first time in history, competitive US college basketball will be played outside of the United States of America in Europe in Belfast’s SSE Arena. That’s right, the Sport Changes Life Foundation will partner up with […]

Did I get fit for summer?

As my two month summer gym membership at Culloden Estate and Spa comes to an end I thought I'd talk about how much just two months of exercise has changed my everything. No I haven't got super fit and lost tonnes of weight, but I have regained a love of exercising and moving, and it's […]

Exercise for a guy at almost 50 doesn’t need to be a chore

The journey continues and bloody hell it’s not easy, but it’s also not a chore! My summer membership at the Culloden Estate gym continues and it’s changing everything. I’ve just turned 48, so I guess I’m very aware that I’m nearly 50, and if that’s not  scary enough, imagine my shock when joining the gym […]

Our ultimate guide to the exciting Irish Open

The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, hosted by Rory McIlroy in Portstewart Golf Club from 4th – 9th July, is bringing golf home to Northern Ireland once again. Portstewart, Portrush and the wider Causeway Coastal Route is ready and waiting for your visit, whether that’s to enjoy the golf or be part of the Midsummer […]

16 interesting facts you need to know about the Irish Open

The countdown is well and truly on and the excitement is building ahead of next week’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club. Our guide to the North Coast and Irish Open As part of the prestigious Rolex Series, this year’s event is expected to be the biggest […]

12 epic sporting events to get behind in Northern Ireland this summer

12 epic sporting events to get behind in Northern Ireland this summer Our wee country is playing host to a stellar line-up of international events, from the Women’s Rugby World Cup to the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open and UEFA European Women’s Under-19 Championship – among many more local events and tournaments. So whether you’re […]

BASA update: Northstars draw first blood

Northstars draw first blood As they seem to have done so many time before since joining the Northstars, Colin and Melvin Woods wrote another chapter in their impressive history since donning the maroon and gold this past weekend at Hydebank. The two Edmonton natives provided a formidable one-two punch in the first game of the […]

What a week for the BASA

This past week could be chalked up as a win for the Belfast American Sports Association with the Northstars rolling on, the Angels returning to their winning ways and the Razorbacks recording their first ever victory as part of the Irish American Football Association. Missing their coach Sean Shackley as well as Sean McMahon and […]

Onwards and upwards for the BASA

Onwards and upwards for the BASA Following on from a opening day defeat to IAFL2 leaders Donegal/ Derry Vipers, the Razorbacks hoped to get their season going with a home win against the Wexford Eagles. Conditions were perfect with the sun shining and a slight breeze in the air. The Eagles arrived early in Belfast […]

Woods boys fend off Spartan attack

Woods boys fend off Spartan attack Change of location perhaps, but anytime Melvin Woods toes the rubber for the Belfast Northstars, the resultant pitches tend to be the same. Heat. Lots and lots of heat. Coming off arm soreness that kept him off the hill in the last matchup against the defending champion Dublin Spartans, […]

Northstars bats catch fire in Ashbourne

Northstars bats catch fire in Ashbourne Missing a few key personnel in the shape of Colin Woods, Sean McMahon, Kevin O’Hare and Stephen Rogan, the Belfast Northstars may have had cause for concern as they moved south to the International Baseball Centre in Ashbourne to take on an ever-maturing Giants team On this day however, […]