Clare’s Podge Collins: “It’s going to go professional eventually. It’s just a matter of when and who makes that happen.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

(...) the National Sports Campus, rest and recovery are a big part of the day. And for any one of those(...)

Mian Shahid, a 19-year-old Pakistani national, was apprehended as he tried to board a flight to Dubai at 10.40pm.

(...) later he was sentenced to 30 months, also in his absence. Mr Justice Hunt was told that the national(...)

Bocca Baciata ridden by Fran Berry on the way to winning the Dance Design  Stakes at the Curragh yesterday. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Maybe it’s her National Hunt pedigree, but Jessica Harrington could end up swimming against the(...)

David O’Sullivan was the difference when Longford Town edged out Bray Wanderers at the City Calling Stadium. Photo: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

(...) keeper Paul Hunt to thank for not falling behind on 37 minutes from the one clear-cut chance of the half(...)

Wayne Lordan will be hoping to land the Tote Irish Cambridgeshire at the Curragh on board Fit For The Job for owner JP McManus. Photograph: James Crombie

JP McManus is renowned as one of National Hunt racing’s most powerful owners but his increasing(...)

A billboard in Bangkok calls for information from the public in the hunt for a suspect in the bombing on August 17th last of the Erawan Shrine in the city.  Photograph: Rungroj Yongrit/EPA

(...) accomplices he might have had and the likelihood of foreign involvement. National police chief Somyot(...)

Sligo and Longford advanced in the FAI Cup on Saturday night. Photograph: Inpho

(...). Doherty (68 mins)R. Doherty for Moran (60 mins). Longford: Hunt, Rice, Shannon, Shaw, O’Connor, Powell(...)

Aidan O’Brien is joined on the gallops by Conor Pope  for morning exercise. Photograph: Ni Riain Photography

(...) accomplished jockeys and Annemarie was also a champion National Hunt trainer. O’Brien describes Gleneagles as(...)

Irish men’s 800metre champion Mark English has a relatively easy opening heat at the IAAF World Athletic Championships. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho.

(...) his fastest time this season (1:45.49) at the London Diamond League, before winning another national(...)

French Far-Right Front National co-founder Jean-Marie Le Pen arrives for a news briefing at the end of a hearing of the executive committee of the party at their headquarters in Nanterre, near Paris, August 20th, 2015. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Jean-Marie Le Pen, a co-founder of France’s far-right National Front, was expelled from the party(...)