Members of Downshire Brass took part in a special pre-match event at the Kingspan Stadium to mark the 100th anniversary of the Christmas truce during World War One. The anniversary was being marked at numerous sports events all over Europe on Boxing Day. The event at Kinspan included carols and speeches to mark the occasion.
As ever, the Band stayed on to support the Ulster Rugby team and entertain the crowds in the family stand. The Ulster team secured a narrow 13-10 win against Connaught.