The killer burst of speed down the home straight, the arms outstretched in victory as he crossed the line, eyes so wide they looked in imminent danger of popping out of their sockets, a mixture of joy and pain etched across his face - the scenes were nothing new.
Sat, 05 Aug, 2017
Fri, 02 Sep, 2016
Well, Monaghan can hardly say they weren’t forewarned. Twelve years ago, Denis Connerton brought an unfancied Longford outfit to Clones and plundered Monaghan’s home in the only previous championship meeting between these sides.
Mon, 11 Jul, 2016
Sat, 31 Oct, 2015
With that tantalising World Cup clash between Ireland and France cemented in the back of my mind, I couldn’t help but watch the respective performances of Clermont Auvergne and Leinster over the weekend in the context of that crucial Pool D encounter.
Wed, 08 Apr, 2015
Even though the country’s four Major champions, Pádraig Harrington, Graeme McDowell, Darren Clarke and Rory McIlroy — along with 2009 champion Shane Lowry — are in the field, the Irish Open at Carton House on June 27 continues without a title sponsor this year.
Thu, 30 May, 2013
This weekend’s ‘Super Saturday’ fixture had to be abandoned after an inspection yesterday morning due to snow on the track, but the British Horseracing Authority reached an agreement with Newbury, Betfair, the Levy Board and Channel 4 Racing to restage the superb card next Friday.
Sat, 11 Feb, 2012