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, […]

Honours even for Northstars; Razorbacks snakebitten in season opener

Honours even for Northstars; Razorbacks snakebitten in season opener It’s probably not expected that those involved in the traditional summer pastime be defrosting their cars before setting off, but that’s exactly what the Belfast Northstars faced on Saturday morning as, bleary-eyed, they stepped back into the old routine…    With the Hornets on temporary sabbatical, […]

Baseball update: Hornets swatted at final hurdle

Hornets swatted at final hurdle, winner-take-all for the Baseball Ireland B league title. After an early start for the Hornets, a surprisingly warm October morning welcomed the Belfast side to Corkagh Park for a one game, winner-take-all for the Baseball Ireland B league title.    The team standing in their way, the Dublin Spartans, had […]

Baseball: Hornets take divisional crown

Hornets take divisional crown In their rookie season, the Belfast Hornets will be representing the Northern Division of Baseball Ireland in the league final against the Dublin Spartans.    It was tough going for both the Hornets and the wild card winning Belfast Buccaneers at Henry Jones with the later innings of the second game […]

Get On Your Bike For Charity

If you want a fitness challenge to tick off the bucket list while fundraising for others, then a picturesque cycle around Ireland could be just the ticket! Coinciding with its 20th anniversary next year, leading depression and mental health charity, Aware is setting its supporters a challenging cycle to help raise awareness of the ongoing challenge […]

Baseball: Bucs sail into divisional final

Raise the Jolly Roger, the Belfast Buccaneers today ensured an all-Belfast final in the B league playoffs as they took down a spirited Cavan Comets team at Hydebank.    With Marian Neill and Christopher Barr unavailable, Jose Santos may not have had all his roster available but the Bucs dug in and were rarely behind […]