Future at Ulster for European Player of the Year nominee, Lowry

Lightning-fast, Michael Lowry, is named as the third Ulster player this week to pen a 3-year contract with the province.

In the midst of an outstanding season, 23-year-old Lowry has agreed to an early extension to his Senior contract with Ulster, which will keep him at the club until at least the summer of 2025 – alongside teammates, Rob Baloucoune and Stewart Moore.


The Belfast-born player, who is nominated for the 2022 European Player of the Year, has recently racked-up points for the province in both the Heineken Champions Cup and United Rugby Championship through a series of electrifying performances.

In a season in which he has repeatedly been named among the top players across both competitions, including for metres made and defenders beaten, Lowry also made his brace-scoring Ireland debut in this year’s Guinness Six Nations versus Italy.

Head Coach, Dan McFarland, said:

“Mike has played a fundamental part in our squad, developing over the last number of years into a Test level 15. This progression has not been a surprise, it comes from his in-built determination and toughness, a standout desire to constantly develop and stardust that not many players possess.

“He has had a phenomenal season, and I know Mike will be at the forefront of whatever this group of players achieves going forward.”  

Michael Lowry added:

“I’m delighted to extend my time with Ulster. I’m excited to see what we can achieve in the next few seasons, and I definitely want to be a part of something special with this group.”


Leanne is the editor in chief of BELFAST.CO.UK.