Person: Mark Walsh
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A pulsating and absolutely magnificent All Ireland intermediate hurling club championship final eventually went the way of Tullaroan at Croke Park this evening.
Sat, 18 Jan, 2020
Kilkenny champions, Tullaroan, opened and finished in style when blasting their way into the All-Ireland intermediate club hurling championship final.
Sun, 05 Jan, 2020
Notebook continued his unbeaten record over fences with a convincing victory in the Racing Post Novice Chase at Leopardstown.
Thu, 26 Dec, 2019
The most famous story about George Best — at least off the field — is one probably everybody has heard.
Sat, 21 Dec, 2019
Tullaroan made sure of a silver finish to 2019 as they added the Leinster intermediate club title to the trophy cabinet.
Sat, 30 Nov, 2019
Photographer Pat Healy was taken to hospital following a nasty incident after the line in the opening race at Navan.
Sun, 24 Nov, 2019
Darragh O’Keeffe may not yet be a familiar face to National Hunt fans but the teenager from Mallow is a rapidly rising star in the sport, and potentially on his way to setting records in what is just his second season riding over jumps.
Tue, 10 Sep, 2019
The National Hunt season that has just finished was a very strange one. At times it felt like the season would never get going as we waited and waited for the skies to open. For us in racing, they never really did, but hopefully for the flat season ahead they won’t open now.
Sat, 18 May, 2019
Unowhatimeanharry repeated his win of two years ago in the Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle at the Punchestown Festival.
Thu, 02 May, 2019
Bingo, calendars to count smiles and kindness tunnels are being promoted as "wellbeing" in Irish secondary schools as opposed to focusing on improving management practices.
Wed, 24 Apr, 2019
Barry Geraghty could miss tomorrow's Grand National at Aintree.
Fri, 05 Apr, 2019
Funny sort of week. Great week for Willie and a brilliant week for Paul Townend, but it was a funny week for me.
Sat, 16 Mar, 2019
The first victory of day two of this year’s Cheltenham Festival came early. Very early.
Thu, 14 Mar, 2019
For the third consecutive year, the fifth time in the last 10 runnings, and a record ninth time in total, the familiar green and gold colours of JP McManus were carried to victory in the Unibet Champion Hurdle.
Wed, 13 Mar, 2019
Beware The Bear claimed top honours in the Ultima Handicap Chase at Cheltenham.
Tue, 12 Mar, 2019
Why, oh why, has the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board felt it necessary to tamper with the rules
Sat, 09 Mar, 2019
Extra time was required today at the Fraher Field in Dungarvan before Dunnamaggin booked their place in the AIB All Ireland club junior hurling championship final.
Sun, 20 Jan, 2019
With the ground the way it is, this is going to be another quiet weekend for the stable. There was rain due yesterday evening, more today and by tomorrow we could even be thinking we should have had more runners declared but, as it stands, the ground at Fairyhouse and Navan is too dry.
Sat, 15 Dec, 2018
Limerick, deputising for the currently un-raceable Kilbeggan, hosted a seven-race programme last evening and the feature, as such, the www.limerickraces.ie Handicap Chase, was won in good style by the Robert Tyner-trained and JP McManus-owned Concordin.
Sat, 21 Apr, 2018
After proving a class apart from his rivals in making a winning debut for new connections in the featured Grade Three Surehaul Mercedes-Benz Novice Hurdle in very testing conditions at Powerstown Park, Chris’s Dream earned his ticket to next month’s Cheltenham Festival for a tilt at the Albert Bartlett.
Wed, 21 Feb, 2018
The West’s Awake was a poignant winner of the two-and-a-half-mile novice chase at Punchestown yesterday.
Thu, 30 Nov, 2017
Father and son, Jimmy and Paddy Mangan, teamed up to take the most-valuable race, the Graun Hill Suite Beginners’ Chase, on yesterday’s national hunt card on a well-attended inaugural student race-day at Tramore.
Fri, 06 Oct, 2017
Noel Meade admits he is concerned about the ground for Road To Riches ahead of his run in tomorrow's Guinness Kerry National at Listowel.
Tue, 12 Sep, 2017
Wed, 30 Aug, 2017
The Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon is upon us and marks the first time the event has taken place on a Sunday.
Sun, 04 Jun, 2017
Irish-trained runners were utterly dominant at the Cheltenham Festival, recording a record haul, but the British-based trainers are fighting back on the return trip, to Punchestown, writes.
Fri, 28 Apr, 2017
Wed, 29 Mar, 2017
Cheltenham this afternoon is an absolute minefield and punters would do well to proceed with extreme caution.
Wed, 15 Mar, 2017
It really would be the ultimate irony should Willie Mullins finally land the Cheltenham Gold Cup with Djakadam next Friday, writes.
Sun, 12 Mar, 2017
The mother of a second girl repeatedly raped in the foster home at the centre of the Grace case has said her daughter must be included in the Commission of Inquiry into the scandal announced yesterday.
Wed, 08 Mar, 2017
Sat, 18 Feb, 2017
Wed, 01 Feb, 2017
Mark Walsh is rapidly developing into one of the unsung heroes of Irish National Hunt racing.
Sat, 21 Jan, 2017
Glenstal are quietly fancied to make their presence felt in this season’s Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Senior Cup and they got their campaign off to a solid start on the 4G UL pitch yesterday by beating St Clement’s 27-10.
Wed, 18 Jan, 2017
Sun, 15 Jan, 2017
The Christmas festivals are on the horizon but there’s plenty of good racing this weekend, and I’m really looking forward to riding Yorkhill on his chasing debut in the two-mile beginners’ race at Fairyhouse this afternoon.
Sat, 17 Dec, 2016
Camelia De Cotte emerged as the shortest-priced runner at a well-attended meeting at Tramore, winning the opening tramoreracecourse.com Mares’ Maiden Hurdle in the manner expected of a 1-5 chance.
Fri, 16 Dec, 2016
Fri, 02 Dec, 2016
It says much about the second-half turnaround by CBC in this Dr Harty Cup last-16 clash at Church Road yesterday that the six-point winning margin flattered their opponents more than themselves.
Thu, 01 Dec, 2016
Two dual Cheltenham heroes, former Champion Bumper and Supreme Novices’ Hurdle winner Champagne Fever and former RSA Chase and Gold Cup winner Lord Windermere, served up a real treat on a wintry November afternoon in Thurles.
Fri, 25 Nov, 2016
Willie Mullins brought his tally to 10 winners in a week when sharing a double with Ruby Walsh in Wexford yesterday.
Wed, 23 Nov, 2016
Scoil na Tríonóide Naofa of Doon topped Group A of the Dr Harty Cup (Munster PPS U18½AHC) as they overcame CBC Cork by 0-12 to 0-10 at Charleville yesterday.
Thu, 17 Nov, 2016
Ahead of an important couple of days in Down Royal, when some of the stable’s leading lights will make their first starts of the season, trainer Gordon Elliott completed a near 6-1 double on a cold Thursday afternoon in Thurles.
Fri, 04 Nov, 2016
The anticipated clash between two of last year’s leading staying hurdlers did not materialise at Thurles, but, in the absence of Prince Of Scars, the opening race proved a worthwhile schooling exercise for the Mouse Morris-trained Alpha Des Obeaux.
Fri, 21 Oct, 2016