How do you know when it’s over? In sport, every sportsperson has to keep trying to improve. Someone sets a standard - for me that was AP McCoy - and that was the level you had to try to achieve. When he retired, all of a sudden you realise you had to try to stay ahead of the younger jockeys coming up behind you.
Sat, 04 May, 2019
A mother of five who lost her husband after a year long battle with cancer only to see her home badly damaged in a fire two weeks before Christmas was celebrating yesterday as the family moved back in to their newly refurbished family home following a fundraising drive.
Thu, 21 Jun, 2018
Sat, 22 Apr, 2017
The sentences handed down at Limerick Circuit Court on December 15 to two cousins, who were involved in a burglary in which the bachelor homeowner died of a heart attack when he went to challenge the intruders, is to be appealed by the DPP as unduly lenient.
Fri, 13 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
Two criminals, both with long lists of previous convictions, ignored pleas for help from a dying man’s sister as they fled from his home which they had just burgled. They have now been jailed, but could be due for release within 16 months.
Fri, 16 Dec, 2016
Wed, 30 Mar, 2016
If the decision to re-route Vautour from the Gold Cup to the Ryanair Chase was an unpopular one, all animosity towards the horse and connections had dissipated by the time the beautifully athletic gelding jumped the final fence and strode clear up the straight to record victory at a third consecutive Festival.
Fri, 18 Mar, 2016
Mon, 14 Mar, 2016
“With the year I’ve had this is very special,” said trainer Mouse Morris after watching Rogue Angel battle back bravely to snatch victory in the Guinness Kerry National, when the Listowel Harvest Festival resumed yesterday afternoon.
Thu, 17 Sep, 2015
Lombardstown, Co Cork, trainer Eugene O’Sullivan took the featured Pat Woodbyrne Memorial Handicap Chase on the first day of Tramore’s August festival, when A Decent Excuse bounced back to form to post an impressive success.
Fri, 14 Aug, 2015
AIB All-Ireland Club IFC Final: Ardfert (Kerry) 1-14 St Croan’s (Roscommon) 0-9: David Griffin recalls sitting in the Hogan Stand as a 13-year old boy, a proud spectator as Ardfert’s claimed the All-Ireland Club intermediate title in 2007.
Mon, 16 Feb, 2015