Ruby Walsh in action on Vautour at Cheltenham. “Mrs Susannah Ricci owns them all so it’s a decision that doesn’t have to be made until the last minute.” Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ruby Walsh will leave it as late as possible before making a decision on his St Stephen’s Day destination.Two of Willie Mullins’ stable stars, Champag(...)

2014 European Athletics Championships, Ireland’s Mark English is congratulated by friends after winning Bronze in the Men’s 800m Final. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

After delivering on the country’s expectations as much as his own Mark English has been named athlete of the year for 2014, perfectly rounding off (...)

Willie Mullins:  “That looked very good to me. I’d imagine he will improve a good bit.” Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Ascot got Faugheen on Saturday: 24 hours later Navan got Vautour: Thurles on Thursday can look forward to getting Un De Sceaux and Willie Mullins’s (...)

Willie Mullins: “This race will tell us a lot, and I’m not looking beyond that at the moment.” Photo:  Lorraine O’Sullivan

There may be no Grade One championship at stake but Willie Mullins still faces a particularly pressurised weekend as two of the best young prospects (...)

Ruby Walsh on Faugheen, who is unbeaten in six starts, at the Punchestown Festival in April. Photograph: Inpho

Willie Mullins has left open the option of giving the unbeaten Faugheen his long-awaited first start of the new season in Saturday’s Coral Ascot Hurdl(...)

Weekend in . . . Athens
  • Travel
  • November 3, 2014, 01:00

After years of dreadful press that defined Athens as a broken-down capital prone to fiery riots, the city’s self-confidence and creativity are stirrin(...)

A father of five who threatened a Garda with a knife while he was covered in his own blood has been given a three-year suspended sentence

A father of five who threatened a Garda with a knife while he was covered in his own blood has been given a three-year suspended sentence for this and(...)

Trainer Mouse Morris: looks like allowing First Lieutenant a chance to score across the channel. Photograph: INPHO

Just one Irish trained horse has won Wetherby’s Charlie Hall Chase in the last thirty three years but First Lieutenant looks like getting the opportun(...)

 Aidan O’Brien: saddles a trio of regally bred runners at Navan today where his number one is Giovanni Canaletto.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

There may be more than five months to Cheltenham but Silver Concorde can take the first steps back to festival success when he lines up at Navan today(...)

Peter O’Mahony has been included in the Munster squad for their Pro12 match against Leinster. The Munster captain has recovered  from shoulder surgery. Photograph: Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Leinster has made three changes to the pack for Saturday’s derby in Aviva Stadium as Munster wheel in their inspirational captain and leader Peter (...)