Clare Balding

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Aidan Walsh   in action with Merven Clair   of Mauritius in the men’s welterweight quarter-finals. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There’s been quite a bit of talk of late about what an emotional rollercoaster the Olympics can be for its competitors, and it’s a very good thing tha(...)

The entrance to Portmarnock Golf Club, which is to allow women to become members for the first time.Photo: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

It was interesting to see that after 127 years just 16.6 per cent of Portmarnock GC members preferred to remain faithful to an old court decision. I(...)

Winner alright...legendary jockey, Rachael Blackmore on Mr Tambourine Man, in the Killarney Races May Meeting on Sunday. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

At the end of their chat on Friday’s Late Late Show, Ryan Tubridy told Rachael Blackmore to enjoy her break, him, no more than ourselves, under the im(...)

Geraint Thomas poses after winning the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. Photograph: David Davies/PA

The Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas rode a wave of public support to become the BBC’s sports personality of the year and continue cycling’s rec(...)

BBC correspondent Orla Guerin, in Bajaur, part of Pakistan’s troubled tribal belt. What kind of system rewards a news presenter such as  Huw Edwards with vast sums but not correspondents such as Guerin or Lyse Doucet, who put their actual bodies on the line?

A bunch of highly paid women complaining about men being paid even more, innit. You might imagine the BBC gender gap row would be a tough sell in an i(...)

Bonanzas for some, not for others, at the BBC. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

The disclosure of the salaries of 96 BBC presenters, actors and panellists earning more than £150,000 raises an age-old quandary: just why are some pe(...)

Jeremy Clarkson (L) with his good friend AA Gill at a fundraiser in 2014 in London. Photograph: David M. Benett/Getty Images

The journalist AA Gill, who has died aged 62, less than a month after revealing he was seriously ill with cancer in his newspaper column, once shot a (...)

Samuel Carmona Heredia of Spain lands a left on Ireland’s Paddy Barnes during then men’s Light Flyweight fight. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Would you ever have thought there’d be a day when you’d be hollering ‘go on Jonty, ya good thing!’ at your telly screen, or thanking the heavens for (...)

Katie Taylor (red)  has won the Sportswoman of the Year title in 2007, 2008, 2012 and 2014. Photograph: Inpho/Donall Farmer

What on earth are we all going to do when Katie Taylor hangs up her gloves? Last year Taylor was crowned The Irish Times/ Sports Council’s Sportswom(...)

Channing Tatum attends the Amsterdam premiere of Magic Mike XXL on July 1st. Photograh: Michel Porro/Getty Images

If you’ve seen a bus this week you’ve probably seen an advertisement for Magic Mike XXXL. This is the unsatisfactory sequel to a misunderstood 2012 fi(...)

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