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#Dan McFarland

# dan-mcfarland - Thursday 7 January, 2021

McFarland commits to Ulster for a further two years
# Extension
# Extension

McFarland commits to Ulster for a further two years

Jan 7th 2021, 3:29 PM 3,408 Views 5 Comments

The new deal will keep the Englishman at the helm until the end of the 2022/23 season.

# dan-mcfarland - Sunday 3 January, 2021

'Are we a better team than Leinster? Are we good enough? We can do it, definitely'
# Northern Lights
# Northern Lights

'Are we a better team than Leinster? Are we good enough? We can do it, definitely'

Updated Jan 3rd 2021, 5:00 PM 28,522 Views 16 Comments

Dan McFarland and Ulster’s attention switched to the RDS immediately after last night’s win over Munster.

# dan-mcfarland - Sunday 27 December, 2020

'Marcell is a great player and we would have loved him to stay for another year'
# Early Exit
# Early Exit

'Marcell is a great player and we would have loved him to stay for another year'

Dec 27th 2020, 10:32 PM 7,652 Views 2 Comments

Dan McFarland reflected on the imminent exit of Marcell Coetzee after his side beat Connacht in the Pro14.

# dan-mcfarland - Wednesday 23 December, 2020

McFarland defends Ulster form after Ferris questions province's quality
# Woes
# Woes

McFarland defends Ulster form after Ferris questions province's quality

Dec 23rd 2020, 9:05 AM 7,598 Views 18 Comments

Ulster have had suffered two defeats in the Champions Cup over the past fortnight.

# dan-mcfarland - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

'Can I visualise myself here in the long term? I can, yes' - Ulster boss McFarland
# Contract
# Contract

'Can I visualise myself here in the long term? I can, yes' - Ulster boss McFarland

Dec 15th 2020, 9:37 AM 4,096 Views 4 Comments

The Ulster head coach’s contract is due to expire at the end of the season.

# dan-mcfarland - Tuesday 8 December, 2020

Ulster confirm attack coach Dwayne Peel to leave for Cardiff Blues next summer
# Heading Home
# Heading Home

Ulster confirm attack coach Dwayne Peel to leave for Cardiff Blues next summer

Dec 8th 2020, 9:44 AM 7,120 Views 12 Comments

The former Wales scrum-half has been in Ireland since 2017.

# dan-mcfarland - Monday 7 December, 2020

Big blows for Ulster as Henderson and Burns ruled out of Toulouse clash
# Injuries
# Injuries

Big blows for Ulster as Henderson and Burns ruled out of Toulouse clash

Dec 7th 2020, 2:30 PM 6,146 Views 7 Comments

Wing Rob Lyttle is also sidelined after picking up a back injury.

# dan-mcfarland - Sunday 22 November, 2020

McFarland's investment in youth has already paid off for Ulster
# Young Guns
# Young Guns

McFarland's investment in youth has already paid off for Ulster

Nov 22nd 2020, 6:30 AM 5,529 Views 4 Comments

Six wins from six so far this season is indicative of the progress Ulster have made under Dan McFarland. They face Scarlets this evening.

# dan-mcfarland - Sunday 25 October, 2020

Superb first half sends Reidy-inspired Ulster to bonus-point win over Dragons
# Tale Of Two Halves
# Tale Of Two Halves

Superb first half sends Reidy-inspired Ulster to bonus-point win over Dragons

Oct 25th 2020, 5:19 PM 8,342 Views 16 Comments

Dan McFarland’s men were far poorer in the second half but got the job done.

# dan-mcfarland - Saturday 24 October, 2020

Ulster name experienced pack for visit of Dragons as Madigan continues at 10
# Team News
# Team News

Ulster name experienced pack for visit of Dragons as Madigan continues at 10

Oct 24th 2020, 12:46 PM 7,726 Views 7 Comments

Dan McFarland has made six changes to his team from the win away to Ospreys two weekends ago.

# dan-mcfarland - Sunday 20 September, 2020

Ulster's season ends with defeat to Toulouse in Champions Cup quarter-final
# Fin
# Fin

Ulster's season ends with defeat to Toulouse in Champions Cup quarter-final

Sep 20th 2020, 3:08 PM 33,101 Views 41 Comments

Cheslin Kolbe was sensational for the Top 14 side as he scored two tries.

# dan-mcfarland - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

'I find it amazing the importance people put on which hospital you were born in'
# Identity
# Identity

'I find it amazing the importance people put on which hospital you were born in'

Sep 16th 2020, 12:00 PM 54,923 Views 96 Comments

Ulster head coach Dan McFarland believes who you’re with is more important than where you’re from.

# dan-mcfarland - Saturday 12 September, 2020

A 14-year drought: how Ulster bounced back after a fall from grace
# Wolf Pack
# Wolf Pack

A 14-year drought: how Ulster bounced back after a fall from grace

Sep 12th 2020, 8:00 AM 22,909 Views 9 Comments

Bad luck, bad injuries and some awful decisions finally led to a painful realisation in Ulster that they needed to try something different. Their re-emergence has been a long time coming.

# dan-mcfarland - Friday 11 September, 2020

'That's definitely the most difficult decision I have ever made'
# John Cooney
# John Cooney

'That's definitely the most difficult decision I have ever made'

Sep 11th 2020, 3:00 PM 36,085 Views 17 Comments

Ulster coach Dan McFarland made the bravest call of his coaching career today – opting to start Alby Mathewson over talisman John Cooney

# dan-mcfarland - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Ulster steel themselves for 'cruel' final scenario
# Suftum
# Suftum

Ulster steel themselves for 'cruel' final scenario

Sep 8th 2020, 5:49 AM 7,418 Views 3 Comments

Dan McFarland spoke passionately yesterday about the weird occasion ahead, being written off and how Ulster worked to make sure everyone knows they ‘give a shit’.

# dan-mcfarland - Monday 7 September, 2020

'To win in Dublin next weekend we'll have to take a giant step forward'
# Suftum
# Suftum

'To win in Dublin next weekend we'll have to take a giant step forward'

Sep 7th 2020, 6:00 AM 6,065 Views 6 Comments

Dan McFarland’s Ulster are 10-point underdogs for the Pro14 final against Leinster.

# dan-mcfarland - Sunday 6 September, 2020

McFarland's Ulster keep the faith in collective speed and ball-handling skill
# Analysis
# Analysis

McFarland's Ulster keep the faith in collective speed and ball-handling skill

Sep 6th 2020, 2:30 PM 6,882 Views 2 Comments

The northern province stuck to their philosophy as they mounted a dramatic comeback last night.

# dan-mcfarland - Saturday 5 September, 2020

As it happened: Edinburgh v Ulster, Pro14 semi-final
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Edinburgh v Ulster, Pro14 semi-final

Sep 5th 2020, 9:29 PM 48,841 Views 20 Comments

Ian Madigan’s ice-cold kicking sent the northern province into the final against Leinster.

# dan-mcfarland - Saturday 29 August, 2020

McFarland hopeful after Stockdale limps out of defeat to Leinster
# Suftum
# Suftum

McFarland hopeful after Stockdale limps out of defeat to Leinster

Aug 29th 2020, 10:13 PM 9,070 Views 3 Comments

The Ulster boss found reason to be optimistic through his team’s second-half showing when they pulled within a score of Leinster.

# dan-mcfarland - Monday 24 August, 2020

'I hate blowing smoke up their arse, but Leinster still produced an intensity'
# Off The Pace
# Off The Pace

'I hate blowing smoke up their arse, but Leinster still produced an intensity'

Aug 24th 2020, 11:22 AM 17,195 Views 8 Comments

Ulster boss Dan McFarland wants to see a response from his squad against Leinster this weekend.

# dan-mcfarland - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Stretched resources 'won't be an issue' if Ulster earn a packed fixture list
# Winner Stays On
# Winner Stays On

Stretched resources 'won't be an issue' if Ulster earn a packed fixture list

Aug 19th 2020, 11:27 AM 4,310 Views 6 Comments

Dan McFarland won’t be caught complaining if Ulster force their way tosix consecutive massive matches in the six weeks ahead.

# dan-mcfarland - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

The Ulster depth chart: Madigan and Mathewson add experience
# Building
# Building

The Ulster depth chart: Madigan and Mathewson add experience

Jul 29th 2020, 9:50 PM 32,418 Views 14 Comments

Dan McFarland has some exciting young players in his squad.

# dan-mcfarland - Thursday 9 April, 2020

'He said: 'Why can you sprint when I blow the whistle but you can't sprint to chase a kick when you're tired?''
# Speed Kills
# Speed Kills

'He said: 'Why can you sprint when I blow the whistle but you can't sprint to chase a kick when you're tired?''

Apr 9th 2020, 6:27 PM 14,545 Views 6 Comments

Darren Cave gives Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey an insight into how Dan McFarland has transformed Ulster.

# dan-mcfarland - Thursday 5 March, 2020

Andy Farrell's Ireland training against Ulster to keep sharp for Six Nations
# Opposition
# Opposition

Andy Farrell's Ireland training against Ulster to keep sharp for Six Nations

Mar 5th 2020, 1:04 PM 7,865 Views 3 Comments

Dan McFarland’s side will provide opposition at today’s session.

# dan-mcfarland - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

No snow days or viral videos as McFarland revs Ulster up for Pro14
# Growth Mindset
# Growth Mindset

No snow days or viral videos as McFarland revs Ulster up for Pro14

Feb 12th 2020, 8:17 AM 4,743 Views 1 Comment

The Ulster head coach is pushing for growth rather than targets as his side ramp up a challenge in two tournaments.

# dan-mcfarland - Sunday 19 January, 2020

'A lot of countries would choose Stuart McCloskey in their Six Nations squad'
# Midfield
# Midfield

'A lot of countries would choose Stuart McCloskey in their Six Nations squad'

Jan 19th 2020, 8:45 AM 11,092 Views 34 Comments

Ulster boss Dan McFarland said the centre is ‘really disappointed’ after missing out.

# dan-mcfarland - Saturday 18 January, 2020

Addison, Stockdale, and The Cat impress as 'very happy' Ulster advance to quarters
# Back Three
# Back Three

Addison, Stockdale, and The Cat impress as 'very happy' Ulster advance to quarters

Jan 18th 2020, 6:57 PM 8,677 Views 4 Comments

Tom O’Toole suffered a rib injury in his side’s 22-15 win over Bath.

# dan-mcfarland - Friday 17 January, 2020

Addison fit for Ulster as Ireland call-up O'Toole starts at tighthead prop
# Named
# Named

Addison fit for Ulster as Ireland call-up O'Toole starts at tighthead prop

Jan 17th 2020, 12:17 PM 5,875 Views 10 Comments

Marty Moore misses out after limping off during last weekend’s defeat to Clermont.

# dan-mcfarland - Monday 6 January, 2020

Ulster ready to forget form as they move in for pool-deciding clash with Clermont
# Litmus Test
# Litmus Test

Ulster ready to forget form as they move in for pool-deciding clash with Clermont

Jan 6th 2020, 6:54 AM 4,901 Views 12 Comments

Dan McFarland’s men could book early passage to the quarter-finals if they can raid one of the great fortresses.

# dan-mcfarland - Saturday 28 December, 2019

Dan McFarland takes home comfort as Ulster reflect on unbeaten 2019 in Belfast
# Fortress
# Fortress

Dan McFarland takes home comfort as Ulster reflect on unbeaten 2019 in Belfast

Dec 28th 2019, 10:31 AM 4,511 Views 14 Comments

The northern province have not lost a game at Kingspan Stadium since October 2018.

# dan-mcfarland - Thursday 26 December, 2019

'If I was to describe the way we want to play it’s ‘collective speed''
# Squeeze Every Drop
# Squeeze Every Drop

'If I was to describe the way we want to play it’s ‘collective speed''

Dec 26th 2019, 7:30 AM 7,495 Views 2 Comments

Ulster head coach Dan McFarland has a keen interest in psychology.

# dan-mcfarland - Friday 13 December, 2019

Classy Cooney hammers home Six Nations claim as Ulster notch win away to Quins
# On Fire
# On Fire

Classy Cooney hammers home Six Nations claim as Ulster notch win away to Quins

Dec 13th 2019, 9:43 PM 29,580 Views 43 Comments

The scrum-half provided 19 of Ulster’s points in a stunning display in London.

# dan-mcfarland - Thursday 12 December, 2019

Kiwi flyer Faddes comes into Ulster team to visit Harlequins tomorrow
# Changes
# Changes

Kiwi flyer Faddes comes into Ulster team to visit Harlequins tomorrow

Dec 12th 2019, 12:09 PM 6,234 Views 3 Comments

Kieran Treadwell starts in the second row in the only other change to Dan McFarland’s starting XV.

# dan-mcfarland - Sunday 8 December, 2019

Ulster boss McFarland: 'I wouldn't consider us a top-eight team. We're definitely not there yet'
# Suftum
# Suftum

Ulster boss McFarland: 'I wouldn't consider us a top-eight team. We're definitely not there yet'

Dec 8th 2019, 4:03 PM 5,418 Views 13 Comments

The head coach doesn’t see Ulster as one of Europe’s top-eight teams despite their promising position to qualify for the quarter-finals.

# dan-mcfarland - Friday 6 December, 2019

'He understands rugby mortality more than most' - Coetzee shining for Ulster
# Talisman
# Talisman

'He understands rugby mortality more than most' - Coetzee shining for Ulster

Dec 6th 2019, 1:00 AM 5,048 Views 13 Comments

The South African was denied his shot at the World Cup but has bounced back once again with his province.

# dan-mcfarland - Friday 29 November, 2019

Ulster fired up to shake perception they have 'a bit of a soft underbelly'
# Mental Edge
# Mental Edge

Ulster fired up to shake perception they have 'a bit of a soft underbelly'

Nov 29th 2019, 5:00 AM 4,067 Views 4 Comments

Dan McFarland’s side have upfront and honest about their mental shortcomings in recent seasons.

# dan-mcfarland - Thursday 28 November, 2019

'The biggest thing people have to remember is that Jacob is a really young fella'
# Jacob's Ladder
# Jacob's Ladder

'The biggest thing people have to remember is that Jacob is a really young fella'

Nov 28th 2019, 6:00 AM 6,234 Views 1 Comment

The Ireland and Ulster wing is 23-years-old and still striving to find consistency in his game.

# dan-mcfarland - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

McFarland embraces diversity to forge Ulster bond
# Progress
# Progress

McFarland embraces diversity to forge Ulster bond

Nov 27th 2019, 7:00 AM 5,363 Views 15 Comments

Another false dawn, or the beginning of something special in Belfast?

# dan-mcfarland - Monday 25 November, 2019

'The training is next-level': Henderson loving the hunger instilled in McFarland's Ulster
# Dogged
# Dogged

'The training is next-level': Henderson loving the hunger instilled in McFarland's Ulster

Nov 25th 2019, 6:00 AM 5,169 Views 1 Comment

‘It was coming from the players,” says McFarland of the highly-competitive training structure, “and then I just hammer them with it.”

# dan-mcfarland - Thursday 21 November, 2019

McFarland makes changes to Ulster team for visit of Clermont
# New Faces
# New Faces

McFarland makes changes to Ulster team for visit of Clermont

Nov 21st 2019, 12:39 PM 7,010 Views 10 Comments

The head coach has brought in four new faces from the team that beat Bath last Saturday.

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