Hey, remember in the old days when the catastrophists were warning that VAR would be the Y2K of football, not just ruining the game as a spectacle but worse — far, far worse — doing away with all those ‘talking points’ so beloved of pundits, whether in a studio or on a bar stool?
Sat, 09 Mar, 2019
As well as appearing on Dragon’s Den on RTÉ One,’s business interest runs Chanelle Medical, a pharmaceutical company with 350 employees. The 40-year-old grew up in Loughrea, Co Galway, and has two children with her husband, former jockey AP McCoy.
Thu, 13 Apr, 2017
There were heartbreaking scenes as the young son of champion jockey John Thomas McNamara asked angels to look after his dad, who passed away last Tuesday from injuries sustained three years ago, in a horror fall at Cheltenham.
Sat, 30 Jul, 2016
Mon, 14 Mar, 2016
Paul O’Connell has spent the last few months, in public at least, ruminating over the right way to retire from professional sport and has been at pains to point out that not every athlete is fortunate to bow out from their sport in the manner of their choosing.
Mon, 25 May, 2015
It’s four years since Gavin Sheehan left Ireland to try his hand abroad and yesterday’s triumph in the World Hurdle on Cole Harden is proof that the grass can actually be greener on the other side, writes.
Fri, 13 Mar, 2015
Grand National day at Aintree ended in revolt as 39 of the 40 jockeys took the decision not to re-enter the stewards’ room for an enquiry into the false start that the delayed the beginning of the race and saw assistant starter Simon McNeill knocked down by a horse.
Mon, 07 Apr, 2014
At the end of the year in which he rode his 4,000th winner, AP McCoy talks candidly about the thrill of winning and the fear of failure, the physical and emotional cost of becoming the champion of champion jockeys and why, when he saw Roy Keane on television, he thought he was looking in the mirror.
Sat, 21 Dec, 2013
In no particular order or weight ... Paul Brady, Henry Shefflin, Myrtle Allen, Saoirse Ronan, the Gulf Stream’s micro climate, Seamus Heaney, Fiona Shaw, Martin Hayes, Graham Norton, the Society of St Vincent de Paul, Rory McIlroy, Olivia O’Leary, Connemara, the Delphi and Blackwater valleys, Julie Feeney, John Hume, Lyric FM, Michael Noonan’s unflinching, selfless resolve at a moment of great personal tragedy.
Sat, 17 Mar, 2012
RACING’S lurching fortunes have been played out time and again in Cheltenham this week but none more than yesterday when Carrickshock youngster Conor O’Farrell’s debut festival ride delivered his first festival win.
Fri, 18 Mar, 2011
There was a bit of magic about yesterday for us in Galway as New Magic won the one mile handicap under a great ride by Kevin Manning. It was very hard luck on Fran Berry, who was due to ride and would have liked the winner as he is going well in the jockeys’ championship.
Thu, 29 Jul, 2010