Un de Sceaux:  has won the Clarence House Chase at Ascot for the past three years. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Connections of Un De Sceaux are praying for rain ahead of a rematch with Altior in the Matchbook Clarence House Chase at Ascot on Saturday week. Will(...)

Willie Mullins:  plans to see nine-time Grade One winner Un De Sceaux return to action this weekend, possibly at Sandown.  Photograph: David Davies/PA

Faugheen and Samcro are among 21 entries for the JLT Long Walk Hurdle at Ascot on December 22nd. The Willie Mullins-trained Faugheen suffered a shock(...)

Irish Carmelite nuns in Kenya in the 1930s

As we step out of the airport into the bright Kenyan sunlight, it is hard to believe the ruddy-cheeked Cork man who has come to greet us used to coach(...)

David Rudish  walks with  Brother Colm O’Connell  ahead of a track training session at Moi University   in Eldoret, Kenya in 2012. Photo: Michael Steele/Getty Images

It was one of the most successful athlete-coach relationships of modern athletics, only now it seems David Rudisha has spilt from Brother Colm O’Conne(...)

Un Des Sceaux’s support team: Colm O’Connell, Eamon O’Connell, Carol O’Connell, Tony Twomey, Kay O’Connell, Paul O’Connell, Colm O’Keeffe with children, Luke and Katelyn O’Connell. Photograph: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Colm O’Connell believes it isn’t just impeccable form and a very short price that make Un De Sceaux a sure thing for this afternoon’s Queen Mother Cha(...)

The investigative trail that ultimately led to what is being described as “the biggest leak of blood test data in sporting history” began in Kenya

Even if the exact scale of the latest doping allegations that have further crippled the credibility of athletics may never be known, the sense of timi(...)

Kenya’s David Rudisha, 800m world record holder and Olympic champion, with his coach Br Colm O’Connell. The Mallow man believes it is time for the Kenyan athletics federation to take action. Photograph: Getty Images

It’s rainy season in Iten, and dark clouds can linger, for days, blanketing the village that lies perched at 7,875ft on the western escarpment of Keny(...)

 Brian Cody (left) and Eamon O’Shea (right) are accidental coaches in a way, facilitators and nurturers of talent who do not pretend to know more than they do. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Malcolm Gladwell is at it again. This time destroying some of the myths about the Mafia, and given his typically unexpected conclusions, offers a theo(...)