Waterford players warm down after playing extra-time in drawing against Clare in Allianz Hurling League Division 1 final at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

(...)’ve only three national league titles. That’s the nature of it. But we shook hands at the end like we(...)

Apple’s Jade ridden by Bryan Cooper clears the last on the way to winning the AES Champion Four Year Old Hurdle during day five of the Punchestown Festival. Photo:  Brian Lawless/PA

Punchestown officials have ruled out stretching Ireland’s National Hunt festival to six days(...)

Timothy Dalton as Sir Malcolm in Penny Dreadful. Photograph: Jonathan Hession/Showtime

Sunday, RTÉ One, 6.30pm Ella McSweeney and Dr Gavin Hughes are on a treasure hunt, and they’re starting(...)

Apple’s Jade ridden by Bryan Cooper clears the last on the way to winning the AES Champion Four Year Old Hurdle during day five of the Punchestown Festival.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Apple’s Jade completed her Grade One double as she ran out an impressive winner of the AES Champion Four Year Old Hurdle at Punchestown. Willie Mulli(...)

Barry Geraghty riding Ivanovich Gorbatov (right) clear the last to win The JCB Triumph Hurdle from Apple’s Jade  at Cheltenham. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

(...)-16 season. Even in a vintage National Hunt campaign, Apple’s Jade’s 41 length Aintree rout of the Triumph(...)

Irish jockey Tommy Dowling suffered multiple injuries in a fall at Fontwell on Friday. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Conditional jockey Tommy Dowling is set to spend several months on the sidelines after suffering multiple injuries in a heavy fall at Fontwell on Frid(...)

Vroum Vroum Mag, with Ruby Walsh on board, clears the last fence before winning the Betdaq Champion Hurdle at the Punchestown Festival. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA.

It says much about Willie Mullins’s overarching dominance that Friday’s 29 to 1 Punchestown hat-trick got widely regarded as merely being a return to (...)

 Ruby Walsh and  Vroum Vroum Mag clear the last to win The Betdaq Punchestown Champion Hurdle. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Two mares fittingly lit up Ladies’ Day at the Punchestown Festival as Vroum Vroum Mag and Jer’s Girl landed Grade One prizes against the boys. There (...)

Apple’s Jade and Ivanovic Gorbatov will renew their rivalry at Punchestown on Saturday. Photograph: Getty

Apple’s Jade bids to prove there was no fluke about her jaw-dropping Aintree victory in Saturday’s AES Champion Four Year Old Hurdle at Punchestown. (...)

Jockey Ruby Walsh after his winning ride on Douvan in the Ryanair Novice Chase alongside Rich Ricci during day three of the Punchestown Festival. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A clash with Sprinter Sacre or a path that leads to the Gold Cup feature on the fascinating list of options for Douvan after he rounded off his specta(...)