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(...)

Noelle Lenihan was second on her debut at World Championships. Photograph by Francois Nel/Getty Images.

As medal hauls go, the one the Irish team brought back from the Paralympic Athletics World Championships in Doha, Qatar, last month was an impressiv(...)

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(...)

Trainer Gordon Elliott: will be hoping The Game Changer can secure €300,000 first prize for the Galway Hurdle.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The financial aspect of Ireland’s richest ever National Hunt race is reason enough to target the Guinness Galway Hurdle but Gordon Elliott probably(...)

Patrick Mullins: rides Whiteout in Galway’s Day One festival highlight. Photograph: Inpho/Dan Sheridan

Patrick Mullins has been Ireland’s record-breaking champion amateur jockey for the last eight years, but Whiteout could earn herself a special plac(...)

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, (...)

 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 (...)

Ruby Walsh riding Un De Sceaux to  win The Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy at Cheltenham. Photo: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

The Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary isn’t renowned for giveaways but there’s a €115,000 Grade 1 highlight at Punchestown that looks to be just waiting f(...)