The year might have been winding down to an end, but I was still out and about in my camera.

On the very first day of the month, I found myself at Ballyskeagh, a venue not known for being kind to amateur photography, and so it proved, as I got pictures as dull and uninspiring as Linfield’s performance that day.

The following Saturday, was a wee adventure to somewhere i’d never been before, Ballinamallard, for Linfield’s first (competitive) visit there.

Made a whole day of it, and managed to get some good photos from a ground which is very friendly to amateur photography.

The following Saturday, I did a Football/Rugby double header, as I went to a Linfield match at 3pm, then over to Ravenhill for 6pm

The Ulster match against Northampton was my annual Winter trip for a European game. I’d got the tickets in September, which turned out to be a good decision, as the game sold out well in advance.

My previous four visits saw Ulster win. Unfortunately, that run came to an end.

On Saturday, I was at Seaview for Linfield’s visit to Crusaders, and managed to get some good shots at a ground which is usually friendly to amateur photography.

So, that’s my round-up of my photo adventures in 2012 over. Here’s to more in 2013.

Lisburn Distillery v Linfield

Ballinamallard v Linfield

Linfield v Dungannon Swifts

Ulster v Northampton

Ulster v Northampton Photo Album

Crusaders v Linfield


Less than an hour after the full-time whistle blew at Windsor Park, I was at Ravenhill for the Heineken Cup tie between Ulster and Northampton.

I usually go to one European game a season, usually in December, and this was it. The fact that the 6pm kick-off gave me a possible Football/Rugby double header made it even more appealing.

The previous four matches i’d been to, they won. So this, coupled with recent form was going to make it a certain win for Ulster? Erm, no.

Ulster paid for a slow start when they went 10-0 down, and even though they pulled it back to 10-9, it wasn’t enough as Northampton held on for the win.

Ravenhill is good for amateur photography, and managed to get some ok shots with the very little match action that came my way.


Ulster v Harlequins Photo Album

Ulster v Stade Francais

Ulster v Stade Francais Photo Album

Ulster v Bath

Ulster v Bath Photo Album

Ulster v Aironi

Ulster v Aironi Photo Album

Ulster v Northampton Photo Album