Ian Walker

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Steve Walters, right, in action for Crewe Alexandra against York City in 1993. Photograph: Sean Dempsey/PA Archive/PA Images

It was May, 1988, when a prodigiously talented teenager by the name of Steve Walters became the youngest player in the history of Crewe Alexandra, at (...)

Guo Chuan (right), crew-member on Irish-Chinese backed Green Dragon and the first-ever Asian participant, with skipper Ian Walker in the 2008/’09 Volvo Ocean Race. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport.

An apparent tragedy at sea this week has cut short an ambitious sailing career, one that counted a close connection with Ireland as an early highligh(...)

Tom Keane and Claire Graham, owners of The Old Mill Stores in Connonagh Village, Co Cork –  winners of the Best Craft/Gift Shop category. Photograph: Emma Jervis

BEST CRAFT/GIFT SHOP: The Old Mill Stores On a bend in the road between Roscarbery and Leap is a real sign of the retail times. The Old Mill Stores (...)

Liam Shanahan, 2015 Sailor of the Year, with his daughter Alice (left) and wife Ruth. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Corinthian values and amateur sport were credited by Liam Shanahan as he won the overall Afloat Sailor of the Year accolade at the annual Irish Saili(...)

The results do not mean cyclists should not wear helmets, but rather “that the whole topic is far more complicated than most people think,” said Dr Tim Gamble. File photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Wearing a helmet subconsciously increases the wearer’s tendency to take risks, a new study has shown. According to the study, previous research show(...)

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing claimed the in-port title to complete the Volvo Ocean Race double having taken the off-shore trophy on Monday. Photo: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, skippered by Briton Ian Walker and featuring Cork sailor Ian Slattery, completed the Volvo Ocean Race double in Gothenburg on (...)

Sovereigns Cup at Kinsale this year will see the biggest boat turnout on the south coast

In a further indicator of recovery in the sailing and the wider economy, entries for next month’s biennial Sovereigns Cup at Kinsale have exceeded t(...)

Justin Slattery and his crew have two sprints left before they reach the Volvo Ocean Race finish line. Photograph: Epa

By the time you read this, leg seven of the Volvo Ocean Race will probably have ended and the six-boat fleet will be alongside in Lisbon. This is the(...)

Justin Slattery of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing inspects the end of the prod during leg six from Itajai to Newport. Photograph: Matt Knighton/Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race via Getty Images.

As the Volvo Ocean Race begins its final oceanic leg this weekend, Ireland’s Justin Slattery stands on the cusp of a second victory in this 39,000-mi(...)

 Ian Walker at the helm of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing during the the Volvo Ocean Race. Photograph: Getty Images

In what has become a hallmark of the new one-design boats in the Volvo Ocean Race, the fifth leg of the 39,000 nautical mile contest drew to a close a(...)

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