Gilgamboa will be the principal focus of the McManus team’s attention at Limerick on Friday. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Gilgamboa skips a clash with Vautour at Leopardstown in favour of an appearance closer to home in Limerick’s €39,000 Grade Two St Stephen’s Day fea(...)

19/12/14 - NEWS - Tanaiste Joan Burton presenting Joanna Morgan, trainer and former jockey, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award  at the 10th Annual  The Irish Times/Irish Sports Council Sportswoman of the Year awards.Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Since Ireland in the 1970s was hardly noted for a progressive attitude towards equality, it is safe to say Joanna Morgan brought the country with her (...)

Leinster’s 24-18 defeat against Harlequins at The Stoop rounded off a mixed weekend for the provinces in europe
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Sport
  • December 8, 2014, 08:35

Lacklustre Leinster The provinces enjoyed decidedly mixed fortunes as they returned to European competition this weekend. On Sunday Matt O’(...)

Ian Madigan has been cleared fit for Leinster’s trip to The Stoop to face Harlequins in the European Champions Cup at the weekend
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Sport
  • December 2, 2014, 08:25

GAA ground support GAA president Liam O’Neill has voiced his support for a Leinster Gaelic games stadium to be built on Dublin’s M50 motorway r(...)

Trainer Tony Martin: bidding to record a Group One  win in France with Clonard Street. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Legendary owner JP McManus and trainer Tony Martin could break dramatic new flat-race ground on Saturday as their star two year old Clonard Street is(...)

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(...)

WJ Lee guiding Pique Sous to victory at Leopardstown last September. The grey was favourite for the Galway Hurdle but has been ruled out of action for the rest of the season. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inphot

With just two days to the start of the 2014 Galway festival, ground conditions are near-perfect at the Ballybrit track although a mostly dry weather (...)

Diamond Jubilee winner Slade Power is an 11-4 favourite for the July Cup at Newmarket. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/inpho

It’s not unknown for a Group 1 sprint to end in a dead-heat and that would be the ideal July Cup result this Saturday for the Eddie Lynam team whose s(...)

The Dubs take over Páirc Uí Chaoimh for the GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championships semi-final replay in 1983. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Páirc Uí Chaoimh as we know it will host its last provincial final this coming Sunday, a landmark moment before a €70 million redevelopment. It’s more(...)

Kingman, who finished runner-up to Night Of Thunder in the English Guineas, has been made 4/6 favourite by some firms to gain Classic compensation at the Curragh this Saturday.

Prince Khalid Abdullah has never won any of the three Group One prizes on offer at the Curragh this weekend but that could change with a vengeance as (...)