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Willie Mullins has expressed his desire to  nail a Cheltenham Gold Cup win after several near misses.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Djakadam is as low as 12-1 to finally break Willie Mullins’s Cheltenham Gold Cup duck and could wind up being Ruby Walsh’s mount in next month’s big (...)

Tony McCoy salutes the adoring crowds as he celebrates his Hennessy Gold Cup victory on Carlingford Lough at Leopardstown Racecourse. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The lads knew when to leave Vinny Fitzpatrick “on his Tolberone”, as Fran put it. Apart from a couple of “Alright, Vinny?” there was no genuine effort(...)

 Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy with the Claret Jug after winning the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake.  Photo:  Owen Humphreys/PA

Having spent over 40 years logging the failures of dead certs and sure things, Vinny Fitzpatrick felt he’d become immune to sport’s capacity to spring(...)

Davy Russell riding Jetson (left) win The Ladbrokes World Series Hurdle from Quevega at Punchestown. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Brilliant mare Quevega, in what is likely to be her final race, could finish only second as Jetson caused a major upset in the Ladbrokes World Series (...)

Grand Marshall Stephen Roche waves to the Dublin crowds.

By the time the Vernon Velo crew arrived at the meeting point in Whitworth Road, their senior pedal pusher was panting hard. Vinny Fitzpatrick (...)

Barry Geraghty drives home  More Of That (right) to win  the Ladbrokes World Hurdle ahead of Annie Power and Ruby Walsh (left)  at Cheltenham. Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

More Of That outstayed Annie Power up the famous Cheltenham hill to claim the Ladbrokes World Hurdle with Big Buck’s bac(...)

Today manages the double of being the least of the four days and yet possibly the most difficult. The handicaps are especially difficult so fir(...)

Mary Hampson, from Coventry in England cheers home Hurricane Fly on the final day of the Leopardstown festival in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

It has been a testing week for members of the Come Home Sober syndicate. To see their horse win once at the Leopardstown festival might have been cons(...)

Ted McCoy won the RTÉ sports person of the year award. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

It was way, way back in January that Ted Walsh said of the four-legged athlete Benefficient, “there are days when he looks a helluva horse, and there (...)

Katie Taylor is still Ireland’s greatest sportsperson, according to the Pembroke Communications Sports Sentiment Index. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times 


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The appointment of Martin O’Neill as manager of the Irish football team and Roy Keane as his assistant was the most memorable sporting moment of 2013,(...)

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