Horse Racing Ireland has taken plenty of stick over many years, but you have to praise the bridge as you cross it and there is no doubt their recent handling of Irish racing, in the face of this cursed coronavirus, has been nothing short of exemplary.
Sat, 21 Mar, 2020
Although Storm Ciara forced cancellation of the open-air event, EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan lifted spirits with a rousing speech at the formal handover of the European Capital of Culture title.
Sun, 09 Feb, 2020
Nellie Browne may not only be one of the west of Ireland’s oldest apple growers, but she may also be one of the wisest participants in Galway 2020, the city’s European capital of culture.
Wed, 16 Oct, 2019
Stadium clocks should stop after 35 minutes, according to Connacht Council secretary John Prenty, who believes the premature pitch invasion near the end of Sunday’s Connacht SFC final may have been prevented if supporters were not aware of how much injury-time was remaining.
Mon, 17 Jun, 2019
The revamped hurling championship has given us many wondrous memories this last 13 months but the sight of Wexford and Kilkenny supporters jiving away together to the tune of 'Dancing at the Crossroads' may well be the most bizarre.
Sat, 15 Jun, 2019
There is a total lack of education surrounding concussion at GAA club level, according to former Galway footballer Cormac Bane, who has been forced to hang up his boots at the age of 35 following two bangs to the face which have considerably hindered the quality of his everyday life.
Wed, 12 Jun, 2019
In a fascinating race for the jockey’s title, reigning champ Pat Smullen has hit a rich vein of form and, following a 1,055-1 four-timer at Roscommon yesterday, is all but breathing down the neck of championship leader Colin Keane.
Tue, 29 Aug, 2017
In May 2016, we outlined 10 facts that damned Cork hurling. A Munster title, claimed from the first round no less, is the most compelling piece of evidence of their transformation. A review of those statements, though, underlines just how far they’ve come since then.
Sat, 12 Aug, 2017
Stand and terrace ticket prices for the All-Ireland football quarter-finals as well as both football and hurling semi-finals have all increased by €5 — but the GAA have confirmed admission for the finals will remain frozen.
Wed, 26 Jul, 2017
What’s it like to play in a Galway-Mayo championship match? I can only speak from a Galway point of view and more specifically my experiences of playing against the auld enemy. It’s the only game of the year you just can’t afford to lose, writes.
Sun, 11 Jun, 2017
“I have to be careful what I say now, don’t I?’’, are the words Aidan O’Brien reportedly muttered in the wake of his Caravaggio enjoying no more than a leisurely stroll on the way to winning the Group 1 Phoenix stakes at the Curragh last Sunday.
Sat, 13 Aug, 2016
In My Pocket can take the closing race for the in-form stable of John Oxx. The three-year-old colt made his debut at Navan back in April, and stayed on well to beat Cenotaph by more than two lengths. He wasn’t seen again until last month at Cork, where he reappeared to contest a listed race.
Thu, 27 Aug, 2015
Our glorious Taoiseach believes this nation’s little people would be happy for him to remain at the helm well into the 2020s, with his ‘regime’ following a path similar to that of the Kim dynasty in North Korea.
Sat, 08 Aug, 2015