“Do you know your BMI?” asked the interrogator. Vinny paused before answering. “I’m an Aer Lingus man myself,” he said.

Inside the confines of the changing cubicle, Vinny Fitzpatrick finally raised a white flag with the body-hugging vest he’d stuffed into his Gola bag. (...)

The late Dessie Hughes: “Dessie was Dessie to everyone, from the well-heeled to the down at heel and all those in between.” Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It was late on Sunday, and not a sound was stirring in Mount Prospect Avenue, when Vinny Fitzpatrick cracked.The sneaky break-out kind of crept up on(...)

Bookmakers had been on red-alert from early morning after latching on to the well-backed quintet. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

An extraordinary few hours yesterday saw bookmakers hit for huge amounts after five heavily-backed horses obliged around England, at least four of whi(...)

For a one-hour cycle on Sunday morning, it was taking Vinny Fitzpatrick what seemed like two hours to get ready.Skull cap. Check. Helmet. Check. Under(...)

As he steered Angie’s shiny Volkswagen Passat up the meandering drive of Carrickbrack Golf Club on Monday morning, Vinny felt his fingers and toes tin(...)

At Howth Summit, Vinny Fitzpatrick pulled in at the car park, where they all admired the grandeur of Dublin harbour and mountain.  Photograph: Bord Fáilte

THE coastal tour to Howth Head and back had been arranged at short notice. It explained the dozen or so middle-aged men assembled in the forecourt of (...)

Graeme McDowell: will be flying the Irish flag at Merion.

Whenever the US Open rolled around, the lads in Foley’s got twitchy, something which had as much to do with holing short putts on Howth’s notorious gl(...)

Joseph O’Brien on Camelot pulls away from Seamie Heffernan on Triumphant to win The High Chaparral European Breeders Fund Mooresbridge Stake at the Curragh. Photograph: Inpho

Multiple Classic winner Camelot made a winning return to action in the High Chaparral European Breeders Fund Mooresbridge Stakes at the Curragh(...)