Someone once defined a pessimist as an informed optimist, and here’s a scribbler who can readily identify ...
Wasn’t the racing in Ireland last weekend desperately disappointing? What is happening in the National ...
The ex-French mare Adriana Des Mottes, who created a very favourable impression on her Irish debut, gets ...
The Hennessy meeting at Leopardstown is a great starting point for anyone attempting to identify possible ...
When a horse does a number of things wrong through a race and still wins in a canter then you have ...
The handicapper, Noel O’Brien, was entitled to allow himself a little smile, following the running of ...
Philip Fenton, one of the quiet men of Irish racing, hasn’t half emerged with real credit over the last ...
It’s the million dollar question: just how good is Un De Sceaux?
The recent dismissal of Davy Russell as first jockey to Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown House Stud poses ...
Well, those who were of the opinion that most of the top horses in the country were housed in the one ...
The bumper at Navan on December 15, won by Willie Mullins’ Royal Caviar, was rather interesting.
It has not been a particularly good few days for National Hunt racing in this country.
A press-room colleague texted last weekend to say that Willie Mullins, if his horses remain fit and healthy, ...
I want to give a bit of advice here to Davy Fitzgerald, if he'll take it.
Cork 1-24 Offaly 1-18 Cork remained unbeaten in Division 1B of the Allianz Hurling League as they saw off Offaly at Páirc Uí Rinn today but the Rebels found things more difficult than expected.
Cork 1-24 Offaly 1-18 In bare terms, it was two points gained for Cork at Páirc Uí Rinn, but it will go down as a missed opportunity to strike a points-difference blow.
Tipperary 0-20 Clare 4-15 A comprehensive win for All-Ireland champions Clare in this Allianz Hurling League round three game at chilly Semple Stadium yesterday, a far more decisive result than the final seven-point margin would suggest.
ENGLAND 29 WALES 18 England won their first Triple Crown for 11 years and stayed firmly on course for the RBS 6 Nations title after reigning champions Wales wilted in glorious Twickenham sunshine.
Kerry 3-15 Tyrone 0-9 Kerry turned the corner in emphatic and spectacular fashion, routing Tyrone by 15 points at Killarney to claim their first win of the NFL campaign.
With so much excitement surrounding today's game and Brian O'Driscoll's last appearance at the Aviva Stadium, this little gem didn't get quite the attention it deserved.
Arsenal 4 Everton 1 Mesut Ozil, with the jeers of Germany fans still ringing in his ears and memories of a lamentable penalty miss against Bayern still fresh in the memory, will nevertheless arrive in Munich today with confidence on the rise and tipped by his manager Arsene Wenger to prove his critics wrong.
The first trophy presentation of the 2014 Six Nations Championship took place at Twickenham yesterday when England captain Chris Robshaw accepted the Triple Crown on behalf of his side.
Sports psychologist Enda McNulty can help Ireland belie the weight of history and shrug off "superstition" to claim the RBS 6 Nations title in Paris on Saturday, according to Joe Schmid
An Irish academic is set to spearhead the promotion of sport and PE on a global level after her appointment to an influential international agency.
Ministers have been accused of ignoring the threat of a new economic crisis triggered by a wave of businesses forced to go bust.
The most dangerous parts of a flight are takeoff and landing.
The cameraman with Steve Irwin at the time of his death has described how a stingray's jagged barb pierced the Crocodile Hunter's chest "like hot butter".
The amount of money being quoted by building firms for large scale construction jobs increased by over 3% in 2013, and is expected to continue to grow moderately during this year.
Nowadays, you can bottle fame and what's more — it's a huge earner for the top stars. Louise O'Neill reports on big-money scent endorsement
Roz Crowley has the recipes for a stress-free Confirmation celebration back at base
A cleverly constructed poem written by a 14-year-old American student has garnered near-universal acclaim on social media after being uploaded by the author's brother.
A mother who suspects her teenage son's death by suicide is linked to cyberbullying told the coroner that she has found "horrific" and "threatening" messages on his phone.
The roll-out of water meters around the country is putting the focus on the looming charges, due next year. John Hearne offers tips for saving both water and money
First it was bin tax, then water tax and, now, even babysitting money is targeted for tax.
A family of foxes is on tour around schools in the South-East.
SHROVE Tuesday reminds us of pancakes, almost the world's most versatile recipe with a myriad of interpretations.
Fishing authorities have moved to ease fears over the presence of the world's second largest trawler in Irish waters — the same vessel which has been banned by Australia from fishing in its waters.
Pope Francis confessed that he stole the rosary cross of his late confessor from his casket and wears it to this day in a fabric pouch under his cassock.
Cork's famous fishmonger Pat O'Connell has been invited to Buckingham Palace.
One of the most senior doctors in the Department of Health has warned the Department of the Environment that people at risk of the controversial wind turbine syndrome should be treated "appropriately and sensitively as these symptoms can be debilitating".