Katie Taylor (red)  has won the Sportswoman of the Year title in 2007, 2008, 2012 and 2014. Photograph: Inpho/Donall Farmer

What on earth are we all going to do when Katie Taylor hangs up her gloves? Last year Taylor was crowned The Irish Times/ Sports Council’s Sportswom(...)

Channing Tatum attends the Amsterdam premiere of Magic Mike XXL on July 1st. Photograh: Michel Porro/Getty Images

If you’ve seen a bus this week you’ve probably seen an advertisement for Magic Mike XXXL. This is the unsatisfactory sequel to a misunderstood 2012 fi(...)

Clare Balding and Sonia O’Sullivan at yesterday’s Liberty Insurance Women in Sport Conference at Croke Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

“What women’s sport particularly needs is that it is seen as important,” said former world athletics champion Sonia O’Sullivan at the launch of a new(...)

Clare Balding at Croke Park yesterday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

You leave suite 637 up in the gods of Croke Park wondering what it would take to bottle Clare Balding’s vigour. She is a whirlwind of positive energy(...)

 Snow business: Jenny Jones of Great Britain competings in the snowboard women’s slopestyle at the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

It says a lot about the slim pickings on TV this week that curling quickly became my default viewing ( Live Winter Olympics (...)

John McCirick: “This is an historic setback for all employees in their 30s to their 70s.” Photograph: Seán Dempsey/PA

Flamboyant racing pundit John McCririck was sacked by Channel 4 because his “pantomime persona” is “unpalatable” to a wide audience, an employment tri(...)

John McCririck arriving at London Central Employment Tribunal in Holborn, central London where he is accusing Channel 4 and IMG of unfair dismissal. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Flamboyant racing pundit John McCririck was dumped from a high-profile role on Channel 4 because he was “alienating” and “very offensive”, an employme(...)

Craig Doyle: will  present BT Sport’s   rugby coverage

When BT Sport hits screens today, what will it be like? We know it will feature the talents of Craig Doyle (yes, that Craig Doyle – Pat Kenny isn’t th(...)

The fact that that beauty can enthral so many means it is incumbent on those in charge of thoroughbreds to be as professional as possible when it comes to maintaining safety standards. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It’s never good when you are asked how you sleep at night. Usually lurking somewhere in the background is a guilty conscience. So a recent exchange ab(...)

Touch of melancholy: David and Sally Shaw-Smith, from In Good Hands

There was always a touch of melancholy about Hands, David and Sally Shaw-Smith’s award-winning documentary series about the decline of traditional cra(...)