With a manual gearbox, the Cooper S Works can sprint to 100kmh in just 6.3 seconds

Mini has launched its most powerful car ever. The new Cooper S Works is based on the existing 190hp Cooper S, but its 2.0-litre turbo petrol four-c(...)

Denis Bastick scores  Dublin’sopening goal during the Allianz Football League Fivision One game against Mayo at   MacHale Park in Castlebar. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Mayo 0-10 Dublin 2-18 Beware the Ides of March. It is hard to believe that if and when these heavyweight teams collide in high summer that this cold n(...)

Jerry’s Sno Cones: a taste of the 1970s. Photograph: Chris Carmichael/New York Times
Weekend in . . . Memphis

Maybe even more Music City than Nashville, its country cousin to the east, Memphis has strong affiliations with not one musical genre but three. It(...)

Bryan Cooper looks to have made the right choice in Aminabad in the Listed Novice Hurdle. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Hidden Cyclone keeps knocking the Grade 1 crossbar but appears to have a first-rate chance of securing a first win in 16 months in Sunday’s Grade 2 P(...)

 Un De Sceaux and Ruby Walsh leave the opposition trailing to win the  Frank Ward Solicitors Arkle Novice Chase at Leopardstown. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

There are six weeks to Cheltenham but Un De Sceaux already looks like starting the hottest favourite of the festival after a scintillating first care(...)

Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Lord Windermere will be reunited with  Davy Russell in the John Durkan Chase at Punchestown. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpo

Ireland’s latest Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Lord Windermere may be returning to action in Punchestown’s John Durkan Chase but his latest Grade One assi(...)

 Seán McMahon of Australia breaks with the ball during the Killick Cup match against  the Barbarians   at Twickenham.  Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Australia coach Michael Cheika has made two changes from the side beaten 29-28 by New Zealand last month for Saturday’s Test match against Wales in Ca(...)

Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice celebrates with Marc Ó Sé after the gam. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The Icemen Cometh. They’d won vast numbers of All-Irelands before – both magically and majestically. Never before had Kerry won with such simple econo(...)

Dublin footballer Jonny Cooper: humbled bymessages of support. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Gardaí are investigating the stabbing of Dublin football star Jonny Cooper in Dublin yesterday morning.Stills taken from CCTV footage circulated widel(...)

Kerry’s David Moran with Jason Doherty and Cillian O’Connor of Mayo. Moran’s display in midfield was a huge plus factor for Kerry. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

In all my years playing and watching Kerry football it’s hard to recall a game of such nervous excitement as witnessed at the Gaelic Grounds on Saturd(...)