Barry Geraghty riding Carlingford Lough on the way to winning the Punchestown Gold Cup, beating hot favourite Cue Card, who came in fourth. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Willie Mullins isn’t in a position to emulate his remarkable 2015 haul of 10 Grade One prizes at the Punchestown festival. But Wednesday’s top-flight (...)

Jockey Barry Geraghty celebrates winning the Bibby Financial Services Ireland Punchestown Gold Cup on Carlingford Lough.  Photo: Niall Carson/PA

Barry Geraghty had to fight a controversial path to get to the Punchestown festival and the struggle paid off in style yesterday with Carlingford Loug(...)

Blow By Blow ridden by Kate Walsh (left) on her way to winning the Attheraces.com Champion I.N.H. Flat Race during day two of the Punchestown Festival. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Blow By Blow made virtually every yard of the running under Katie Walsh for a famous success in the Attheraces.com Champion INH Flat Race at Punchesto(...)

Victoria Pendleton riding Pacha Du Polder during  The South Dorset Hunt point-to-point  in Milborne St Andrew, England. Photograph:  Julian Herbert/Getty Images

It is not the biggest horse race that will be run in Britain or Ireland tomorrow and it’s surely not the most lucrative. Ordinarily, the 4.15 at Faken(...)

2015 Grand National winner Many Clouds has been entered again for this year’s race. Photograph: Getty

Last year’s winner Many Clouds features among 126 entries for the Crabbie’s Grand National on April 9th, with the Aintree feature attracting the highe(...)

Rena Buckley with Briege Corkery, overall joint winners of the Irish Times Sport Ireland Sportswomen of the Year 2015 photographed at the awards ceremony in the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

Briege Corkery and Rena Buckley have been named as joint winners of the Irish Times/ Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Year award for 2015. The dual(...)

Edwulf ridden by Mikey Fograty falls at the last while leading The Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Beginners Steeplechase at Navan. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Bellshill gave Willie Mullins his fourth win in the last five renewals of the Navan Novice Hurdle with a clear-cut victory at the Co Meath track. A G(...)

Kylie Murphy of Wexford Youths lifts the FAI Cup at the Aviva Stadium after beating Shelbourne. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

And so we have completed our list of contenders for the 2015 Sportswoman of the Year award, 14 names making the roll of honour, two of them – Katie T(...)

Briege Corkery

One of the most successful GAA players in Irish sporting history has said it was “very disappointing” the Cork ladies football team had only minutes (...)

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(...)