Katie Walsh:  ‘I never in my life went down to the start of a race thinking that I was girl in a field of lads.’ Photograph: Spencer Murphy

Katie Walsh, Hayley O’Connor and Jessica Harrington are united by their love of horse racing

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA: Padraig Harrington waves to the gallery as he walks up to the 17th green during the second play-off hole during the final round of the Honda Classic. Photograph: Peter Casey/USA Today

Famine ends: Ever-popular golfer wins big US tournament for first time in seven years

Tommy O’Donnell is tackled by Billy Vunipola and Richard Wigglesworth after coming on for Seán O’Brien in Ireland’s 19-9 victory against England. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Flanker has contributed more than most in Ireland’s Six Nations success thus far

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor make his first start of the year as his side face Monaghan at MacHale Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dublin and Kerry’s clash in Killarney the highlight of the weekend's actions

Irish Times sports journalist Carl O’Malley, who passed away suddenly on Thursday at the age of 36

Father-of-three will be hugely missed by everyone in the paper

Aogán Farrell: his big pitch on the campaign trail  was for clarity and due respect to finally be brought about for club players. Photograph: Inpho.

Dromgoon man’s long and distinguished record of service stretches back 40 years

Shane O’Donnell and Domhnall O’Donovan after winning the 2013 All-Ireland final replay in which O’Donnell scored a hat-trick. Photograph: James Crombie/INPHO

Clare star glad to put celebrity madness and injuries behind him ahead of Cork rematch

Dublin’s Danny Suttcliffe evades  Kieran Bergin of Tipperary during the Dubs Allianz League win. (Photograph: INPHO/Donall Farmer)

Tipp All Stars soundly beaten as bookies favourites all lose opening top flight Allianz League games

St Vincent’s Ger Brennan with Garrycastle’s Dessie Dolan. “He is an exceptional player for Vincent’s and he’s the one person that makes them tick,” says Dolan. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

All-Ireland champions aim to extend their long unbeaten run at Corofin’s expense

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