Joe Coleman with his daughter Carmel and wife, Annette Coleman, from Tuam, Co Galway at the Galway Races. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It was a wild first evening at the Galway Races, as a gusting westerly swept in from the Atlantic, making the press tent billow like a sailing ship. B(...)

Pat Smullen will be on board Mustajeeb in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Ascot. Photograph: Reuters.

Australians have got used to Dermot Weld upsetting their Melbourne Cup prejudices over the decades but they may have to get their heads around the le(...)

Nicola Russell who passed away at the Marie Curie hospice in Belfast on Monday after living with cancer since 2007. Photograph: William Cherry/Pacemaker

The Belfast-based artist Nicola Russell has died aged 51. The painter passed away peacefully at the Marie Curie hospice in Belfast on Monday after li(...)

Paddy Power said strong top-line growth offsetunfavourable sports results

Paddy Power chief executive, Andy McCue, has played down suggestions that it could follow next month’s €442 million cash distribution to shareholders (...)

Kilkenny’s Aoife Neary is tackled by Cork’s Aoife Murray and Gemma O’Connor in 2014’s All-Ireland senior camogie final. The Camogie Association and Ladies Gaelic Football Association both want their finals to be designated on the free-to-air list. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Big sporting drama is set to unfold this summer, not at the Aviva Stadium or Croke Park, but in the in-trays of the Department of Communications.Its r(...)

A man who brought proceedings alleging his employment as assistant horse trainer was jeopardised due to alleged impending disciplinary action by the Turf Club against his prospective employer has had his case rejected at the High Court

A man who brought proceedings alleging his employment as assistant horse trainer was jeopardised due to alleged impending disciplinary action by the T(...)

Top amateur jockey Colman Sweeney who was a  three-time Cheltenham Foxhunters winner, including on the dual-victor, Salsify, has retired. Photograph: Inpho

BRIAN O’CONNOR The Group One winner Tapestry could get her four-year-old campaign off to a Listed race start at the Curragh on Sunday.Aidan O’Brien’s (...)

Leighton Aspell rides Many Clouds on his way to the jockey’s second successive Aintree Grand National win. Photograph:  Clive Rose/Getty Images

Big-picture themes usually dominate the fallout from the Grand National, whether in welfare terms or the whip or farcical starts, but any long-term i(...)

A crow takes flight as the Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Mares Novice Hurdle Championship field approaches at Fairyhouse yesterday. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The clock ticking down to retirement means every Tony McCoy winner is becoming a landmark moment but a first success for Enda Bolger on Gilgamboa in (...)

 Joseph O’Brien will return to Flat racing at Cork over the Bank Holiday weekend. Photo: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Joseph O’Brien is set to return to Flat racing at Cork over the Bank Holiday weekend after being booked for a couple of rides by British trainer Mick (...)