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The Goffs Lacken Stakes: Leigh Roche wins on Twilight Jet. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Curragh trainer Michael O’Callaghan believes his star sprinter, Twilight Jet, will go to Royal Ascot’s Commonwealth Cup next month with “a live chance(...)

Clockwise from  top left, Capt Dara Fitzpatrick, Capt Mark Duffy, winchman Ciarán Smith and winchman Paul Ormsby, the four crew of an Irish Coast Guard helicopter, who died after it struck Blackrock Island. Photograph: Irish Coast Guard/PA Wire

The sound of the doorbell, almost exaggerated in pitch with time, is one that Martina Smith will never forget. Her husband’s good friends, CHC Ireland(...)

Honeysuckle ridden by jockey Rachael Blackmore wins the Paddy Power Champion Hurdle on day four of the Punchestown Festival. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Rachael Blackmore and Honeysuckle stretched their unbeaten record to a ‘Sweet 16’ races in front of a record crowd at the Punchestown festival on Frid(...)

Ryan Moore on Point Lonsdale  winning  at the August Festival of Racing at the Curragh in 2021. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Aidan O’Brien has history in his sights this weekend as Europe’s 202 classic campaign gets under way with the Guineas at Newmarket. The Irishman sha(...)

Patrick Mullins on Klassical Dream. Photograph: Caroline Norris/Inpho

The featured €275,000 Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle underlines how stamina is what it says on the festival tin for Day 3 of Punchestown. A total o(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins. Photograph: Tom Maher/Inpho

If competition really is a sin, as the world’s first billionaire JD Rockefeller supposedly remarked, then this week’s Punchestown Festival could emerg(...)

RTÉ’s GAA presenters Darren Frehill, Jacqui Hurley, Des Cahill and Joanne Cantwell. ‘Our rights portfolio is now at a greater level than it has been at any point since the 2008 crash,’ says group head of sport Declan McBennett. Photograph: Andres Poveda

This year will bring some high-profile sporting clashes – in more ways than one. The unusually early return of Sunday Game Live to RTÉ television sch(...)

Rachael Blackmore is back in action again in the Irish Grand Nationl. Photograph:  Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Rachael Blackmore will try to make it fifth time lucky in Easter Monday’s Boylesports Irish Grand National when she teams up with Full Time Score in I(...)

 Noble Yeats ridden by jockey Sam Waley-Cohen takes the water-jump during the Grand National victory at Aintree on Saturday.  Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty

Willie Mullins has paid tribute to the “very daring” plan carried out by his nephew, Emmet, that provoked a shock 50-1 success for Noble Yeats in Satu(...)

Jockey Derek Fox jumps the final hurdle on Ahoy Senor on the way to victory in the Sefton Novices’ Hurdle  at the Aintree festival last year. Photograph: Peter Powell/AFP/Getty

Ahoy Senor will bid to gallop – and jump – his rivals into submission in the Betway Mildmay Novices’ Chase at Aintree on Friday. Though there are jus(...)

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