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 […]

10 interesting things you need to know about the MCE Ulster Grand Prix  

10 things you need to know about the MCE Ulster Grand Prix 1. The MCE Ulster Grand Prix is the world’s fastest road race, boasting an impressive lap record of 134.089mph set by Ian Hutchinson in 2016. 2. The event will be 95 years old this year! Motorcyclists have been competing on this circuit since 14th October […]

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 […]

Working these middle aged muscles!

You may have read a couple of weeks ago that the Culloden signed me up for their summer promotion of a two month membership and my goal was to get back into moving these middle aged muscles again. You can read all about why I’m doing it at www.belfasttimes.co.uk/i-have-to-start-this-fat-to-fit-journey-again/ Here I am, two weeks in […]

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 […]

Mixed Fortunes for the BASA

Mixed Fortunes for the BASA A long weekend of action for the BASA with plenty of highs, lows and a not a small amount of rain – summer sports and all that. The Belfast Northstars had an early start, travelling to Clones and the Peace Link Park to take on the Cavan Comets; having hit […]

Maximum Effort for the BASA

Maximum Effort for the BASA Due to a slight delay due to the morning game between the Mariners and Bucs, the Belfast Northstars had to wait a little later than expected to extract a measure of revenge against the Greystones Mariners. Having taken the Belfast scalp earlier in the season, the Mariners were looking to […]

Stars hold off Giants, Angels fall to Cubs in the last

Stars hold off Giants, Angels fall to Cubs in the last Working through this 2016 season, the Belfast Northstars have been blessed with a deep warchest of pitching arms, both old and young, fastballers and breaking ballers, left handed and right. On Saturday, another one was added. Working off the premise that you can never […]

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, […]