Derek Mcgrath

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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(...)

Aidan O’Brien:  he has indicated  that Ryan Moore will ride the Epsom hero Anthony Van Dyck at the Curragh this weekend

While Aidan O’Brien hopes to secure a 13th success in this Saturday’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, it is also a chance for Ballydoyle’s number one rid(...)

Hermosa and Ryan Moore on the way to winning the  Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas at the Curragh. Photograph: PA Wire

Hermosa provided a four-length classic show to mark the official opening of the new Curragh in Sunday’s Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas. Aidan O’Brie(...)

Carlow’s Martin Kavanagh was impressive against Galway in Salthill. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

SUNDAY Leinster SHC round two Carlow v Kilkenny, Netwatch Dr Cullen Park, 3pm A committed and heartening performance by Carlow last week in Galway (...)

Dublin’s David Treacy dejected after losing to Kilkenny in Nowlan Park. He missed three frees at key points in the match. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Even if time and tides have squeezed all available juice from the contention that Kilkenny are ruthless, last Saturday did at least remind us all that(...)

 A view of the new stand at the Curragh. Photograph: Peter Mooney/Inpho

A crowd of just 3,650 was at the Curragh on Bank Holiday Monday when Irish racing’s new €80 million flagship facility opened to a generally favourable(...)

The final cost of the Curragh racecourse redevelopment is expected to come in just under €81 million. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The final cost of the redeveloped Curragh racecourse is expected to come to just over €80 million. Irish racing’s biggest ever capital development pr(...)

A view of the new stand at the Curragh Racecourse. The 10,500 square metre stand caters for up to 6,000 people inside its four levels while its surrounds can cope with over 10,000.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Almost two decades after the Aga Khan announced a decrepit Curragh needed urgent resuscitation, construction work on Irish racing’s spectacular new sh(...)

Waterford ’s Páraic Fanning after his side’s victory over Galway in the league semi-final at Nowlan Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

In the day or two that followed Waterford’s win over Galway on March 10th, all anyone wanted to talk about was Jamie Barron’s point from Shane Bennett(...)

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