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TJ Reid tops the Championship score charts ahead of Sunday’s All-Ireland final. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The outsider’s view As an ambassador for the All-Ireland Under-20 hurling championship, former Cork All-Ireland winning goalkeeper Ger Cunningham spe(...)

The first and second floors of the Aga Khan stand will be open to the public at the  Phoenix Stakes meeting this Friday evening. Photograph: Peter Mooney/Inpho

The first and second floors of the Aga Khan stand will be open to the public at the Curragh’s Group One Keeneland Phoenix Stakes meeting this Friday e(...)

Páraic Fanning has stepped down as Waterford hurling manager after one year. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Waterford are looking for a sixth new senior hurling manager in 12 years after Páraic Fanning announced on Friday that he would be stepping down from (...)

The Curragh’s new chief executive said the board is united about plans for the racecourse. File photograph: Peter Mooney/Inpho

The Curragh’s new chief executive has said Irish racing’s under-fire flagship facility will work only if the local community view it as their racecour(...)

Pat Keogh:  initially likely to juggle roles at Ireland’s two premier flat racecourses. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leopardstown’s chief executive, Pat Keogh, is on the verge of taking over as head of racing operations at the Curragh. The Irish Times understands th(...)

 Frankie Dettori celebrates winning The Kerrygold Irish Oaks on Star Catcher. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Frankie Dettori brought some welcome ‘feel-good factor’ to a beleaguered Curragh on Saturday with a classic master class on Star Catcher in the Kerryg(...)

 Jockey Colin Keane: he has slipped seamlessly into the retired Pat Smullen’s role as Ireland’s “go-to” rider. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The first 75 days of the new Curragh have been tumultuous so a potential first classic success for Colin Keane in Saturday’s Kerrygold Irish Oaks migh(...)

The Curragh’s latest classic date is this Saturday’s €400,000 Kerrygold Irish Oaks. Photograph: Peter Mooney/Inpho

Sheikh Mohammed’s representative on the Curragh board has said the vision for Irish racing’s revamped HQ to be a world class facility has been consist(...)

Derek McGrath: ‘I knew what I was getting into.’ File photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The departing Curragh boss has suggested a lack of unity exists within racing’s top echelons about the best long-term future for Ireland’s most famous(...)

Sovereign and Pádraig Beggy win the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh. Photograph: PA Wire

Horse Racing Ireland’s chief executive has played down the significance of an official attendance of just less than 12,000 at Saturday’s Dubai Duty Fr(...)

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