Conor Ridge

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Johnny Sexton in the Ireland-France Six Nations match at the Aviva Stadium in 2017. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

New Leinster rugby captain Johnny Sexton displayed some nifty footwork off the pitch last year to increase profits at his company to almost €1.6 milli(...)

 Peter O’Mahony: “It’s professional sport, it’s a short career, and as I said hopefully it will be done by the New Year one way or the other.” Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Munster captain Peter O’Mahony hopes to agree and sign an improved IRFU national contract before January 1st. Otherwise, the Ireland flanker will move(...)

Peter O’Mahony could make the move away from Ireland, putting his international career in jeopardy. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster captain Peter O’Mahony is talking to French and English clubs after rejecting the IRFU offer to retain his services on a national deal past th(...)

 Shane Lowry and TV presenter Jenny Buckley at the launch of the  One for Ireland campaign in aid of youth homelessness, coordinated by the Irish Youth Foundation.  Pic: Marc O’Sullivan

I got a blast of reality when playing The K Club on Tuesday. Hailstones, sleet and the rest! After what has been a terrific few weeks personally – ge(...)

Ireland’s players react after losing the World Cup  quarter-final. Pain of defeat is similar for all sportspeople.  Photograph: Loic Venance/AFP/Getty  Images

The post mortem is a ritual which always follows a defeat, no matter which sport you are playing. I know, I’ve been there enough times myself. In gol(...)

“I couldn’t see it in the air (approach to 18 from the left rough), couldn’t see where it was going, and then I just saw it coming down on the green. That was it, I was a winner.” Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

It’s been a mad few days. Absolutely mental. I went through three battery charges on my mobile phone on Monday between catching up on messages on T(...)

Shane Lowry during the Masters tournament in Augusta. “The only mistake is if you don’t learn from such bad experiences,” he says. photograph: Charlie Riedel/AP

I’ll tell you one thing: I found the perfect antidote for missing the cut at the Masters – moving into a new house. No time for too much reflection wh(...)

Shane Lowry of Ireland plays his second shot at the par three, 13th hole, during the final round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral Blue Monster Course on March 8th. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images.

Life goes on, the earth keeps spinning and a bogey-bogey finish in a big tournament like the WGC-Cadillac Championship doesn’t take long to get over. (...)

Conor Ridge of Horizon Sports Management leaving the Four Courts after reaching a settlement with golfer Rory McIlroy. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The old adage sometimes proves to be true. The acorn that Conor Ridge planted when he left Drury’s in 2005 to set up his own agency, to be called Hori(...)

Rory McIlroy and Conor Ridge of Horizon Sports, who have settled their High Course case. Photograph: Getty

Not so much the trial of the century, then. More the trial of the 37 seconds. That was the amount of time it took from the opening all-rise to the clo(...)

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