19/12/14 - NEWS - Tanaiste Joan Burton presenting Joanna Morgan, trainer and former jockey, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award  at the 10th Annual  The Irish Times/Irish Sports Council Sportswoman of the Year awards.Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Since Ireland in the 1970s was hardly noted for a progressive attitude towards equality, it is safe to say Joanna Morgan brought the country with her (...)

Joanna Morgan, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award and Katie Taylor winner of the ‘Sports woman of the Year 2014’ surrounded by the monthly winners of 2014 on stage at the 10th Annual The Irish Times/Irish Sports Council Sportswoman of the Year awards.Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times 3:15

This year Katie Taylor stood above the rest but The Irish Times/Irish Sports Council Sportswoman of the Year ceremony was about all of the women ac(...)

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(...)

Jacqueline O’Brien with  Vincent O’Brien and the then president Mrs Mary Robinson. Photograph: Alan Betson

Some things really get on my goat, one of them being arguments about the Goat, or greatest of all time. These disputes invariably descen(...)

Tom Queally on multiple Group One winner Midday who has given birth to a foal sired by former superstar stablemate Frankel. Photograph: Chris Ison/PA

The legendary Vincent O’Brien once got cross with me. Even now, it’s something I’m proud as hell of: that for a brief moment, little old me burrowed a(...)

Andy Murray with coach Ivan Lendl in Melbourne for the Australian Open. Photograph: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

There are plenty quirks in the education game but among the most risible must be teachers taking credit for bright pupils. Teaching the gifted is a pi(...)

The real McCoy
  • Racing
  • November 9, 2013, 01:00

Anthony Peter McCoy is variously known as Tony or AP but will always be definitively referred to as one of the greatest jockeys in the long history of(...)

Rory McIlroy  bends his driver after an errant tee shot at the Irish Open at Carton House.  The 24-year-old can’t groan at a bad shot these days without a pundit proclaiming he doesn’t want it enough, as if wanting “it” is all it takes. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Even those of us who’d would rather French-kiss Colin Montgomorie’s bulldog than spend four days glued to golf will keep a sneaky eye on this week’s B(...)

Horse racing trainer Sir Henry Cecil with Frankel at Ascot in June 2012. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Sir Henry Cecil, who has died aged 70, was one of the most successful and popular racehorse trainers of the past century. He is the only trainer since(...)

Richard Hughes riding Talent wins the Investec Oaks at Epsom.

Champion jockey Richard Hughes continued his Classic roll when guiding the 20/1 Talent to Oaks success at Epsom yesterday and hopes to continue it on (...)