Jockey Katie Walsh is set to ride the in-form joint-topweight On The Shannon. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.

It is just 10 days until Fairyhouse hosts its Grade One ‘Winter Festival’ but the Co Meath track has a landmark moment on an otherwise relatively r(...)

Knock House ridden by Nina Carberry wins the Cheltenham Club Amateur Riders´ Handicap Chase during day one of The Open at Cheltenham racecourse. Photograph: David Davies/PA

Josies Orders won a dramatic race for the Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase at Cheltenham. Nina Carberry brought the favourite from midfield t(...)

Cork’s Briege Corkery and Rena Buckley: have won ten All-Ireland football medals and six All-Ireland camogie medals each. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

For anyone who has browsed through the history of Irish women in sport through the years, a name that always stood out was that of Kathleen Mills, he(...)

Jenny Egan endured more frustration when she was just two seconds off a medal at the World Sprint Championships in Milan, only 11 seconds separating the top six. Photograph:  Inpho

After missing out on qualifying for London 2012 by a single place Jenny Egan might have been forgiven for concluding sport was far too cruel and life(...)

Sarah Byrne excelled for Ireland in basketball at the Special Olympics this year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

We’ll trust that Aer Lingus overlooked excess baggage charges when they were bringing Ireland’s Special Olympics team home after they’d won, between t(...)

Boxer Katie Taylor when arriving back at Dublin Airport after she won gold at the 2015 European Games, held in Baku, Azerbaijan, last month. Photograph: PA.

There was decidedly bad news for Katie Taylor’s rivals in her division when, after winning her 18th consecutive title at the European Games in Baku, (...)

Hurricane Fly bids to add the French Champion Hurdle at Auteuil to his record breaking Grade 1 tally  tomorrow. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Ken Condon and Shane Foley face into potentially the most significant weekend of their careers, but whatever the fate of Success Days in today’s Epso(...)

 Katie Walsh  after winning the Irish Grand National Steeplechase on board the 20-1 shot Thunder And Roses, trained by Sandra Hughes, at Fairyhouse, Co. Meath. Photograph: Inpho

It was back in 2010 that Katie Walsh won her first Sportswoman of the Month award after a memorable visit to Cheltenham where she had two rides – and (...)

Katie Walsh celebrates with her father Ted after winning the Irish Grand National on Thunder And Roses at Fairyhouse. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Something seismic was necessary to shift Tony McCoy off Fairyhouse’s centre-stage but Katie Walsh managed it with aplomb in a dramatic Boylesports Iri(...)

Abbyssial and Ruby Walsh after a crushing fall during last year’s JCB Triumph Hurdle. Photo: David Davies

Unlike the Ryanair, there isn’t an Irish blank on the Ladbrokes World Hurdle roll-of-honour but one winner in 20 years is hardly something to shout ab(...)