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All you need to know about everything that’s happening in the city right now!

Top Sporting Events in 2017

Although 2016 has set a high bar to beat when it comes to sport, 2017 won't disappoint. With half of the world flying to Belfast to compete in hockey, football, golf and even basketball tournaments, you are sure to find something that will float your boat!

UEFA Women’s Under-19 Championship

8 - 20 August
Windsor Park, Belfast

After an eventful year of football in 2016, Northern Ireland will play host to the 2017 finals of the UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championships where eight national teams, including Northern Ireland as hosts, will participate in the prestigious 16 day tournament at venues across the country. Read more >>

MCE Ulster Grand Prix

6 - 12 August
Dundrod Circuit

The 2017 MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix returns for a spectacular week of racing from the 6 to 12 August. Join some of the biggest racing names and brightest young talents as they fight for titles during the most thrilling tournaments in Northern Ireland. Read more >>

Women's Rugby World Cup 2017

9 - 26 August
Kingspan Stadium, Belfast

Belfast will play host to the 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup, with the semi-finals and finals taking place in the city between 22 - 26 August. Cheer the 12 teams competing across 30 matches to determine the world champions of women's rugby! 12 out of 16 matches will take place in the heart of Belfast, the Queen's University Sport and Kingspan Stadium. To top that off, the final game will take place at the Kingspan Stadium on the 26 August 2017. Read more >>

Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon

17 September
Belfast City Centre

Are you not quite ready for a full marathon but still want to challenge yourself? Then this event will be right up your alley! The fifth Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon will take place on Sunday 17 September 2017, starting at 9am from Ormeau Park and finishing at the same location. Be a part of over 3,000 participants, and raise money for the Mencap charity! Read more >>

Friendship Four Ice Hockey Tournament

24 - 25 November
SSE Arena, Belfast

The Northern Irish Connections Friendship Four Ice Hockey Tournament is returning to Belfast with four new colleges from the US competing at the SSE Arena for the Belpot Trophy. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Clarkson University, Providence College and the University of Maine will travel to Belfast on 24 and 25 November for the tournament. Read more >>

Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic

1 - 2 December
SSE Arena, Belfast

Calling all basketball fans! The first-ever Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic, a college basketball tournament is coming to the SSE Arena this winter. The two-day tournament will feature Holy Cross v Manhattan College and La Salle University v Towson University, followed by consolation and championship play on the second day. Read more >>