Katie Walsh  after winning the Irish Grand National Steeplechase on board the 20-1 shot Thunder And Roses, trained by Sandra Hughes, at Fairyhouse, Co. Meath. Photograph: Inpho

It was back in 2010 that Katie Walsh won her first Sportswoman of the Month award after a memorable visit to Cheltenham where she had two rides – and (...)

Floyd Mayweather jnr, in action here against Manny Pacquiao, picked up $180 million for his win. Photograph: Monica Almeida/The New York Times

Well, that was a crackin’ week, starting Monday, as weeks often do, with a flick over to Newsnight to listen to the latest pre-too-close-to-call-elect(...)

Mayweather versus Pacquiao was unavoidable be it outside Operation Princess HQ or with Chris Eubank on Clare Balding’s couch. Photograph: Esther Lin/EPA

There really was no escaping The Fight of the Century™ all week, no matter how hard you tried, and even if you settled down in front of your telly to (...)

Tony McCoy with Jonjo O’Neill at Sandown racecourse. “We’ll never see the likes of him again,” said O’Neill. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

The cheering was so tumultuous as AP McCoy returned from his final race, his horse Box Office was probably thinking third is the new first, his ears p(...)

Madeline Perry of Ireland won the Irish Open.  Photo: Stanley Chou/Getty Images

Madeline Perry brought her career on the professional circuit to an end in fine style, the former world number three beating Nicolette Fernandes of Gu(...)

 Madeline Perry  claimed her sixth Irish Open squash title at Fitzwilliam on Saturday in her final game on the pro circuit. Photo: Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images

Madeline Perry brought her career on the professional squash circuit to an end on Saturday in fine style, the former world number three beating Nicole(...)

Ireland captain Niamh Briggs with the Six  Nations trophy. Briggs is the March Sportswoman of the Month,  an easy choice both for her own performances and as captain and representative of the 2015 Six Nations champions. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland’s Niamh Briggs is the winner of the Irish Times/Sports Council Sportswoman of the Month award for March, an easy choice both for her own perfo(...)

Golfing legend Jack Nicklaus joined Ewen Murray in the Sky commentary box. Photograph: Timothy A Clary/AFP/Getty Images

With all the hi-tech wizardry on view at the Masters, Grand National and even the Boat Race over the last week, those old clips they kept playing in t(...)

Liam Brady is reunited with his former manager and stereo repair man Giovanni Trapattoni. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Sporting life is a funny old thing: the highs stratospheric, the lows subterranean. Take Bobby Zamora. Time was he was serenaded, to the tune of That’(...)

Lukasz Fabianski saves a header from Robbie Keane. Photograph: Ryan Byrne

First, just a quick thanks to rugby for the half decent job it did of filling the international telly gap between November and last night, but, at las(...)