Former intercounty footballer John Murtagh leaving the Employment Appeals Tribunal after taking a case against Parnells GAA: he said he  “saw red” when confronting club volunteer Greg Maxwell in the bar on that occasion and an altercation ensued. Photograph: Alan Betson

A former intercounty footballer made death threats and assaulted a customer at a GAA club bar where he worked, it has been claimed at an Employment A(...)

Mick Kinane  after landing the English Derby at Epsom in 2009:  Sea The Stars “was a very quiet and calm horse; when the stalls opened, though, he rolled his sleeves up.” Photograph: Julian Herbert/Getty Images

If the trouble with retirement is indeed the lack of a day off, it appears to be far from a problem for Michael Kinane. The competitive urge inevitabl(...)

Jockey Andrea Atzeni speaks with trainer Johnny Murtagh after riding Stroll Patrol to victory in the Sprint Handicap at the  Curragh. Photo.  Pat Healy/PA

Minalisa relishes fast ground and in such conditions the English sprinter can maintain her excellent record in this evening’s Listed feature at Naas.(...)

Pat Smullen and Covert Love won the Irish Oaks at the Curragh. Photograph: Inpho

Covert Love gave Newmarket trainer Hugo Palmer an early wedding present with his first Classic triumph in the Darley Irish Oaks at the Curragh. Pat Sm(...)

Ryan Moore: could be set to assume a prominent role for Ballydoyle in 2015. Photograph: Inpho

Ryan Moore makes a quick return to Ireland to ride Aidan O’Brien’s classic entry War Envoy at Dundalk on Wednesday evening and one bookmaking firm isn(...)

Trainer Johnny Murtage, who works out of the Fox Covert Stables, keeps a close eye on the morning work at the Curragh, Co Kildare.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Bode Miller, the Olympic champion skier, is planning a new career training racehorses when he retires from the slopes. Even allowing for the speed com(...)

Ryan Moore and Adelaide en route to success in the Cox Plate at the weekend. Photograph: Vince Caligiuri

Magician is set to lead a select Irish raiding party on this week’s Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita and will join a select group if he can record back-to(...)

Aidan O’Brien hasn’t had a runner in Australia since the somewhat controversial 2008 Melbourne Cup. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Aidan O’Brien believes Adelaide is the right type of horse for Saturday’s Cox Plate at Moonee Valley. O’Brien has not had any runners in Austra(...)

Pat Smullen: attempts to add a top-rank pattern success to a rewarding season. Photograph: Ryan Byrne

Pat Smullen will aim to put a Group One sheen on an already hugely-successful 2014 when Ireland’s champion jockey-elect travels to Newmarket today for(...)

St Nicholas Abbey in a driving finish, ridden by Joseph O’Brien, surges to the finish line to win the Breeders’ Cup Turf during the 2011 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs, Kentucky, in 2011. Photograph: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

It is less than three years since Joseph O’Brien burst on to racing’s international stage with St Nicholas Abbey’s Breeders’ Cup success, the sound(...)