Director Frank Berry with pupils (from left) Jordanne Jones, Ross Kelly, Warren Caulfield, Ross Geraghty and Nikita Rowley, all of whom appeared in the film I Used to Live Here at Killinarden Community School, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

It’s a special morning in Killinarden Community School in Tallaght, Co Dublin. The sun is shining on the mountains, the school uniforms are as neat(...)

Neil Mulholland will be looking for a new jockey for The Druids Nephew at Aintree due to Barry Geraghty’s recent injury.  Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

JP McManus’s Cheltenham festival winner Cause Of Causes has a choice of upcoming Grand Nationals for his next start and a tilt at the Aintree spectacu(...)

Tony McCoy celebrates winning the Hennessy Gold Cup onboard Carlingford Lough who now bids for Gold Cup glory. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Tony McCoy’s final attempt to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup is firmly centre-stage today with a consequent spotlight too on his boss, JP McManus, whose(...)

Jockey Mark Walsh on board Kitten Rock clears the last hurdle ahead of  Glens Melody (David Casey) at Naas in January. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Jezki proved in 2014 the potent Champion Hurdle threat a JP McManus ‘second-string’ can be and Kitten Rock is set to fill that role at Cheltenham nex(...)

Neptune Collonges, ridden by Daryl Jacob, edges a nose past Sunnyhillboy, ridden by Richie McLernon, as they cross the finish line of the 2012 Grand National. Neptune Collonges was the first grey horse to win the race since 1961. (Photo by Racetech via Getty Images)

Sunnyhillboy, runner-up in the 2012 Grand National at Aintree, has been retired.The JP McManus-owned gelding was beaten a nose by Neptune Collonges, t(...)

Ruby Walsh on Hurricane Fly holds off Tony  McCoy on Jezki to win the  BHP Insurances Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Connections of Jezki were happy enough with his run behind Hurricane Fly at Leopardstown on Sunday despite losing out to his old adversary for a fifth(...)

Silver Concorde, ridden by Robbie McNamara, winning the Weatherbys Champion Bumper during Ladies Day at Cheltenham this year. Photograph: David David Davies/PA Wire

The Cheltenham Bumper hero Silver Concorde is on course to make his eagerly anticipated jumping debut at Leopardstown this week and will lead a small (...)

Barry Geraghty and Shutthefrontdoor (centre) on their way to winning the Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse. J P McManus’ charge could line up for  the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Shutthefrontdoor won the Irish Grand National on his last visit to Ireland at Easter and the JP McManus-owned star could attempt to cement claims on (...)

Barry Geraghty aboard Jezki holding off My Tent Or Yours ridden by AP McCoy to win The Stan James Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Mark Walsh has been lined up to ride Jezki in Sunday’s StanJames.com Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown in the event Barry Geraghty is unavailable.With ow(...)

The Mullins pair of Zaidpour (above) and Twinlight scored a lucrative Grade Two double at Navan. Photograph: Inpho

Any suspicion of fitness vulnerability there might have been about some of Willie Mullins’s all-powerful string looked to be blown out of the Navan m(...)