Conor Mcnamara

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Trainer Willie Mullins celebrates winning The Paddy Power Irish Gold Cup with Kemboy. Photograph: Inpho

Willie Mullins’s stranglehold on the Dublin Racing Festival was sealed on Sunday when Kemboy gave him an 11th success in the Paddy Power Irish Gold Cu(...)

Tony Diviney, left, and Paddy Joe Roseingrave in  Loughnane’s Forge,  Shanaglish, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

“Sometimes I’ve had dreams about the Loughnane brothers,” says Martina Blackwell, standing in the gentle glow of the turf fire in the stone-cut Loughn(...)

James Daly: executed for his part in a mutiny that began at a barracks in what is now Jalandhar in India on June 28th, 1920

Of the many rail journeys I took on a tour of India in the 1990s, the slowest by far was the one to Simla, formerly Shimla, a Himalayan town that used(...)

Tottenham Hotspur’s Kyle Walker-Peters, manager Mauricio Pochettino, Ben Davies and Danny Rose celebrate after the Champions League quarter-final second leg against Manchester City   at the Etihad Stadium. Photograph:  Mike Egerton/PA Wire

And it seemed like such a good idea at the time: watch the first 10-ish minutes of Porto v Liverpool just to see if there was any life in the hosts, a(...)

Last November a headstone was finally placed on Julia Morrissey’s grave in Athenry

Sarah Mellows was seriously struggling when she sent a letter to her priest, seeking a loan of “a few pounds for a month or so”. “Few are my friends (...)

Séamus Coleman celebrates with Theo Walcott after he scored his second goal in the Premier Division game against Leicester City at Goodison Park. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

Séamus Coleman’s return to the Everton starting line-up might have been the more celebrated but James McClean’s presence from the outset of West Brom’(...)

A Cumann na mBan protest outside Mountjoy Prison in July 1921 during the Irish War of Independence. Placards read Mother of God, open the prison gates; Release our Fathers and Brothers; and Mother of Mercy, pray for prisoners. Photograph: Wikipedia

The lonely life of a leading member of Cumann na mBan who was consigned to a mental asylum for more than 40 years is due to be remembered in Athenry, (...)

James McCarthy is a major doubt for Ireland’s World Cup playoff clash with Denmark. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty

James McCarthy is a major doubt for Ireland’s World Cup playoff clash with Denmark after David Unsworth confirmed the Everton midfielder is a ‘couple (...)

Jose Mourinho speaks to Conor McNamara of the BBC after Manchester United’s 0-0 draw with West Brom on Saturday. Photo: BBC

Post match interviews are tricky things. Sometimes the problem is that they don’t actually quite happen. Such a time was when a manager was back in D(...)

Paddy “The Hooligan” Holohan dejected after losing his UFC fight against  Louis Smolka. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Paddy “The Hooligan” Holohan could teach us all how to deal with sporting setbacks, and gawd almighty we’ve had our fair share of late, the final stra(...)

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