Alastair Cook

Boycott: Cook can’t handle KP

Geoffrey Boycott believes an England comeback for Kevin Pietersen is a non-starter because captain Alastair Cook "can’t handle" him.

Keith Cronin

Refocused Cronin gears up for WRC comeback

Irish rally ace Keith Cronin is set to relaunch his World Rally Championship career behind the wheel of a Citroen DS3 R5 in the WRC2 category next season.

Michael O'Loughlin

O’Loughlin puts on inspired display

Ireland’s good start to the UCI World Championships in Ponferrada, Spain continued yesterday when junior rider Michael O’Loughlin finished a brilliant eighth in the men’s time trial.


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.