Legendary racing photographer Pat Healy, Examiner racing correspondent Tommy Lyons, and the 'King of Cheltenham' Ruby Walsh join regular Cheltenham visitor Anthony Daly for a special festival preview podcast.
Mon, 09 Mar, 2020
It doesn’t always happen but, invariably, the wheel will turn full circle. At the end of the Dr Harty Cup final yesterday, I spotted my clubmate and former St Flannan’s team-mate, Pat Healy, recording footage of the trophy presentation on his phone. Thirty-three years on from when we won our Harty medals together, Pat’s son Darragh got to taste that feeling.
Mon, 02 Mar, 2020
“Granny dumping” in nursing homes, pilfering from pensions, and lack of clear obligation on the State to protect vulnerable adults are among the reasons adult safeguarding legislation was needed, an Oireachtas committee heard.
Thu, 05 Oct, 2017
Yesterday morning the racing world woke to the sad news that John Thomas McNamara had passed away. The 41-year-old former leading amateur, who suffered a horrific fall from Galaxy Rock in the Kim Muir Challenge Cup at the Cheltenham Festival of 2013, lost the one battle he could never win.
Wed, 27 Jul, 2016
The annual Kildorrery point-to-point meeting, run under the auspices of the Duhallow Foxhounds, took place at Rockmills Stud yesterday and the Jimmy Mangan-trained Coole Cody vindicated the promise of his excellent fourth-placed debut effort at Dawstown last season by taking the five-year-old geldings’ maiden.
Mon, 22 Feb, 2016
Mon, 01 Feb, 2016
In an industry struggling to reinvent itself, the freelance photographer gets squeezed more than most. All the more so, when it’s a sports-specific effort, like Healy Racing in Listowel. As the local September festival kicks off this weekend, Pat Healy reflects on the trade, characters, and moments he’ll remember — and the ones he can’t forget.
Sat, 12 Sep, 2015
The Pat Doyle-trained Six Gun Serenade gave ample indication that a bright track career lies in wait by winning the four-year-old geldings’ maiden at yesterday’s well-attended Killeady Harriers point-to-point at Ballyarthur outside Fermoy.
Mon, 20 Apr, 2015
As hospitals brace themselves for industrial action, the country’s largest nursing union has called on the public to join in a major protest outside the Dáil today to highlight emergency department (ED) overcrowding.
Wed, 14 Jan, 2015
In response to Sean O’Riordan’s excellent article on “waiting list in Cork and Kerry for amputees” (May 14) as an amputee of many years I’m appalled at the HSE and, in particular, the throwaway comment by Pat Healy, HSE South regional director of operations, that he would address “smaller issues” like replacement socks.
Thu, 17 May, 2012