Michael Allen (rugby union)
|Full name||Michael Allen|
|Date of birth||28 November 1990|
|Place of birth||Belfast, Northern Ireland|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||98.8 kg (15 st 8 lb)|
|School||Methodist College Belfast|
|Rugby union career|
Allen was educated at Methodist College Belfast. He twice won the Ulster Schools' Cup, scoring several tries in the 2009 Semi-Final as the school won the cup two years running, beating Regent House in 2008 and R.B.A.I in 2009.
Allen's mother, Corinne, is a former Northern Ireland Netball international and his sister also excelled at the sport.
In the 2013–14 season, Allen made his breakthrough playing Wing due to injuries to Tommy Bowe and Andrew Trimble, scoring a try against Connacht and two against Treviso. He has spoken about the competition he faces at wing with Bowe, Trimble and Craig Gilroy, who are all Ireland Internationals, saying "Obviously they’re three world class players but I can’t dwell on that. I have to try and make the most of the game time that I get but at the same time I recognise how tough it is. My priority is to play well enough to ensure that Mark (Anscombe, Ulster coach) has a decision to make each week.” 
Allen represented Ireland Schools at under-19 Level.
In 2013, Allen was selected for the Emerging Ireland squad to play at the 2013 IRB Tbilisi Cup in Georgia where he scored a try in a 19–8 defeat to South Africa President's XV. Emerging Ireland beat Uruguay 42–33 on 16 June 2013 to secure a second-place finish in the tournament. At the end of the 2014 season Allen was selected for the Emerging Ireland squad which travelled to Romania.
- Ulster Rugby 
- 09 February 2009 (2009-02-09). "Methody cruise it". BelfastTelegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-03-29.
- "Michael Allen winging his way into Ulster reckoning - Rugby News | Rugby Results, Fixtures & Tables | The Irish Times - Wed, Oct 30, 2013". The Irish Times. 2013-10-30. Retrieved 2014-03-29.
- https://web.archive.org/web/20140115070741/http://www.irishrugby.ie/rugby/29341.php. Archived from the original on January 15, 2014. Retrieved February 8, 2014. Missing or empty
- https://web.archive.org/web/20140115175458/http://www.irishrugby.ie/rugby/29387.php. Archived from the original on January 15, 2014. Retrieved February 8, 2014. Missing or empty