Ulster fans were delighted to hear the news that the much loved Irish man Tommy Bowe will be returning this year to play for his native team Ulster, after spending the last number of years at Welsh side Ospreys.
GO’s Sarah-Jayne Cassells caught up with the Monaghan lad to hear his reaction to the move…
The three year deal has been signed and it looks like Tommy will be packing up and moving back to Northern Ireland this summer ahead of the 2012/13 Ulster rugby season in September. Having lived in Wales for some time now, the Ireland winger is looking forward to the move back home, he said: “I’m really looking forward to getting back to Belfast, I really enjoyed living there for six years before heading to Wales, so it will be great to get back.”
Tommy previously played for Ulster from 2003 to 2008 and then made the move to the Ospreys. But playing for Ireland and wanting to represent his country further means that he will now have to attend all IRFU commercial and rugby events throughout the year, therefore it makes more sense for him to play for Ulster and live back in NI.