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Scholarship recipients Sarah O’Callaghan, Derry; Diego Brule, Galway; Maeve Quirke, Templeglantine, Co Limerick; and Jack Curran, Cabra, Dublin, with JP McManus, awards sponsor and guest of honour Joe Schmidt. Photograph:  Alan Place.

Outgoing Ireland rugby head coach Joe Schmidt answered JP McManus’s All-Ireland Scholarships Awards call on Saturday. He was guest of honour at Unive(...)

AP McCoy hugs Pat Smullen in the parade ring after Quizzical wins the Pat Smullen Champions Race for Cancer Trials Ireland. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The unfortunate circumstances Pat Smullen is facing somehow seemed to produce a perfect synchronicity on Sunday at the Curragh. Ordinarily the nine-t(...)

 Ryan Moore onboard Magical   at the Curragh. Magical is tipped to triumph in the Irish Champion Stakes. Photograph: Peter Mooney/Inpho

Aidan O’Brien can call on both a Derby and a Guineas winner for Saturday’s QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes but it is the older filly Magical who bookmaker(...)

Joseph O’Brien: “I’ve no doubt it’s going to be a huge success. This year has seen great progress. It’ll be among the best facilities in the world if it’s not already.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Joseph O’Brien has given the under-fire Curragh a vote of confidence ahead of the upcoming ‘Irish Champions Weekend’. It will be the first Champions (...)

Shane Lowry is the fifth Irish winner of the Open Championship. Photograph:  Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

President Michael D Higgins has congratulated Irish golfer Shane Lowry on winning the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush in Co Antrim on Sunday(...)

Pádraig Harrington on the 14th tee during the second round of the British Open at in 2002. Photograph: Harry How/Getty Images

The legendary National Hunt jockey AP McCoy used to have a great quote about complacency. “There is no place for arrogance or complacency in racing be(...)

Practising at Lahinch Golf Club. Photograph:  Brian Arthur

The staging of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Lahinch is having “a transformative effect” on the seaside resort, according to local hotelier, Micha(...)

 Ruby Walsh on Royal Caviar leads over the last from Davy Russell on Some Plan in the 2017 Arkle Novice Chase at Leopardstown. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho.

Paul Townend will be crowned champion jockey at the end of next week’s Punchestown festival. Rachael Blackmore is runner-up after her groundbreaking s(...)

Tommy Bowe makes for a sincere enquirer, asking retired Irish sports stars about their exits from the field.  Photograph: Inpho/Giuseppe Fama

What chance does a winger ever get to reflect? In rugby, the position is all anticipation, speed and surge; they intercept and break free. To be a pro(...)

Davy Russell after winning the Randox Health Grand National Handicap Chase with Tiger Roll during Grand National Day of the 2018 Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool. Photo: David Davies/PA Wire

Davy Russell continued a glorious autumn to his career by steering Tiger Roll to a thrilling victory in the Randox Health Grand National at Aintree. (...)

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