Silver for Mullen at World U23 Time-Trial

Ireland’s Ryan Mullen captured a silver medal at the UCI World U23 Time-Trial Championships in Ponferrada, Spain, yesterday, the 20-year-old finishing a mere 0.48 seconds behind winner, Campbell Flakemore of Australia-


Heffernan still coming to terms with Zurich failure

More than a month has passed since the European Championships in Zurich, but for World Champion walker Rob Heffernan, the memory of his withdrawal from the 50km final is still vivid and painful.

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates after winning the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix on the Marina Bay City Circuit in Singapore, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014.

Hamilton reclaims lead

Lewis Hamilton feels relaxed rather than relieved after reclaiming the lead in the battle for this year’s Formula One title.

Ray Casey: Claimed victory in the West Cork Motorcycle Club's Hilllclimb in Clonakilty.

Boyle keeps title hopes alive with Clare win

With their fourth win of the campaign Donegal’s Declan Boyle/Brian Boyle (Subaru WRC) remain in contention to win back-to-back Dunlop titles.

Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern

Three Ireland Olympic veterans qualify for Rio

The three 2012 Olympic veterans all qualified for Rio 2016 at the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander yesterday.


Roche kicks-off with fifth-place finish in team time-trial

Nicolas Roche got Ireland’s UCI World Championships campaign underway in Ponferrada, Spain yesterday with a fifth-place finish in the Elite men’s team time-trial.


Catholic Institute get off to a flyer

Catholic Institute made the biggest statement of intent as they brought Cork C of I crashing to a 3-0 defeat on the opening day in Division 1 of the new-look Munster leagues.


Vimmerby sets the standard

Darragh Morrissey, Paul Hennessy and Graham Holland all recorded doubles in the first round of the 2014 Connolly’s Red Mills Irish Laurels on Saturday night at Curraheen Park, but it was the John Kavanagh-trained Vimmerby who set the bar highest with his terrific display in the second of the 13 heats.


Spearmon accepts three-month ban

American sprinter Wallace Spearmon has accepted a three-month suspension after testing positive for methylprednisolone, the United States Anti-Doping Agency has announced.


Ryan hoping Eclipse can pass biggest test to date

Patricia Ryan hopes Dunrath Eclipse will pass his biggest test to date when he tackles today’s cross-country phase at the Johnson and Perrott Land Rover International Horse Trials in Cork.


Maldonado crash thwarts Rosberg

Pastor Maldonado ended Mercedes’ run of seven consecutive one-two finishes at the conclusion of practice yesterday of a race weekend – although not with a time to trouble the all-conquering team.


Quins and C of I favourites for titles

Munster’s brave new dawn begins this weekend as restructured men’s and women’s Division One leagues get underway.


Watson slots into third after dressage

Sam Watson slotted into third after dressage yesterday in the long-format three-star class at the Johnson and Perrott Land Rover International Horse Trials at Ballindenisk, Co Cork, but was in no mood to get ahead of himself.

Multi-discipline world kung fu champion, Adrian Kearns from Limerick.

Meet the Irish world champion that you’ve probably never heard of

Limerick man Adrian Kearns is a world kung fu champion, but you’ve probably never heard of him. This story is enriched with multi-media content

Richard Holdsworth: Ireland needs to nourish talent coming through. Pic: David Maher

Sponsor boost will push Ireland to the next level

Cricket Ireland’s multi-million euro, 10-year sponsorship deal with Indian company Shapoorji Pallonji has been hailed as a crucial step on the path to achieving Test status for the men’s national team by 2019.


Murphy books Ireland’s Rio place

Ireland qualified for the Laser Radial event for the Rio 2016 Olympics after Annalise Murphy finished the ISAF Sailing World Championship at Santander yesterday.

Jamie Harte of William Hill and Joe Lewins of the Irish Greyhound Board at the  announcement that Irish greyhound racing is to be marketed to a new worldwide audience.

Bookmakers’ Derby night turnover suggests recovery still very much a work in progress

Derby final night last Saturday at Shelbourne would have to be deemed a great success. The stadium was packed, the action was brisk, the atmosphere was good, and the final itself produced a winner, Laughil Blake, who, in leading around despite a modest break, showed he possessed a touch of brilliance befitting a champion.

Adrian Peterson: Denied he was a child abuser.

Vikings suspend indicted running back Peterson

Minnesota Vikings have announced that running back Adrian Peterson has been suspended indefinitely from all team activities amid his child abuse case.