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, ...
Tony McCoy will take Sunday and Monday off before the Cheltenham Festival to be in hospital with seven-month-old son Archie, who underwent cardiac surgery on Friday.
Brian O'Driscoll's vintage sleight of hand conjured Ireland's seven-try, 46-7 RBS 6 Nations victory over Italy on the stalwart centre's final international appearance in Dublin.
Dublin dismantled Kildare's creaking defence on their way to a resounding NFL Division One victory at Croke Park.
Ballysaggart are seriously considering contesting the decision to allow the result of last month's All-Ireland junior club hurling final replay to stand.
ALLIANZ HL DIVISION 1A: Tipperary v Clare On June 3, 2001, in the 14th minute of an outstanding Munster senior hurling semi-final, Tipperary teenager Eoin Kelly shipped a heavy tackle from Clare corner-back Frank Lohan and was spun directly into the path of Clare midfield powerhouse Ollie Baker, who floored the youngster with a massive shoulder.
Ireland can face down history and sweep to RBS 6 Nations title glory in Paris next weekend, according to Brian O'Driscoll.
I want to give a bit of advice here to Davy Fitzgerald, if he'll take it.
Henry Shefflin has revealed he has a growing appreciation of the reasons why the Cork hurlers went on strike in 2002.
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.
Tyrone and Kerry clashes traditionally have something of an edge and tomorrow's encounter is significant for more than just historical reasons.
Game of Thrones could do for tourism in Northern Ireland what Lord Of The Rings has achieved for New Zealand.
A hepatitis C support group whose funding has been pulled spent almost €13,000 of public funds on a pampering and relaxation weekend despite being instructed not to do so, according to the Health Service Executive.
A seething Oscar Pistorius fired his pistol out of a car's open sun-roof after an argument with a police officer, ex-girlfriend Samantha Taylor told a court, the fifth day of his trial for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp.
Michael Schumacher's family have been told "only a miracle" can save the Formula One legend, according to reports.
International credit rating agency Standard & Poor's has warned it may lower its mid-range 'BB/B' rating on AIB later this year, saying its outlook for the bank remains "negative".
RAISED on fairytales in which tall, dashing princes gallop to the aid of maidens in distress, women assume the perfect date must tower above them — but suppose the guy who adores you is eyeball to your shoulder?
Does your home ache for a makeover? Is a new extension the cure for your storage problems, or is it lack of light that's making you gloomy?
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.
THE Dáil was treated to a rare outburst of emotion last Wednesday. Unlike the odd performance that rises into high dudgeon, this came from the heart.
SHROVE Tuesday reminds us of pancakes, almost the world's most versatile recipe with a myriad of interpretations.
Can-Linn's Kasey Smith is set to become Ireland's entry into Eurovision this year, despite controversy surrounding her connection to music mogul Louis Walsh.
Ukraine has a new government, but Western leaders should be very careful about what they wish for, argues Geoff Roberts
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".